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Mondays with Melitas – November 9, 2015

LAST MONDAY WITH….. (NOVEMBER 2, 2015)         NOVEMBER 9, 2015

 

“Late Breaking News” when it appeared on Tammy’s web site, by noon a half dozen of my Dear Readers had posted Replies with some choice remarks. It must’ve hit their funny bones early, and of course I was just thrilled to pieces. I love all the Replies, in fact, I save them and there are some doozies. Some tell me how wonderful the Blog is and some give me a hard time — that I am not being nice to the Warden. Some are so hilarious with their remarks that I go around laughing to myself, so thank you Dear Hearts — just know you are avidly read from Monday to Sunday.

Since this started as a follow-up to the last Blog, I have to reveal we are not going with the “Old Ladies” story that I promised. Those two will just have to bide their time in the wings. Maybe they can be released next week.

Later in the afternoon, I had an appointment with my Hearing Aid expert. I have been going bonkers with these ear plugs I have now. All I hear from other people is how they just hate theirs — can’t hear the conversation, just the background. A lot of people don’t bother wearing their Aids. I have been hearing about a new hearing aid that is controlled with a “smart” phone. It had sounded interesting, but if you know me at all — I HATE THOSE PHONES!

I was told that I would need an Apple I-Phone 5 or better (those run $450.00 and up) or an Android Samsung Galaxy S4 at $174.00, or a Motorola Moto G at $150.00. There is the information I needed, so told the Hear guy that I needed to think it over.

From there we stopped at Staples. We needed a few items and when we were checking out, the cashier had everything on my Staples credit card. Then she was talking on the phone and looking at me and then whispered over the counter to me that they were not accepting my card. Then I went off in a loud voice that I had forgotten to pay the bill in the amount of $2.98! So we stood around, shifting from one foot to the other and finally thought to ask if we could use another card which they let us do. Oh, the ignominy of it all!

Went home and got on the laptop to find the proper “smart” phone that would not cost an arm and a leg. Went to Amazon. They had I-Phones ‘way out of my price range. Remember, I also have to pay big money for new ear plugs. Amazon did have some Android phones that would work and then I phoned our wonderful carrier, Consumer Cellular, to pick their brain. Alba and I have two clam cell phones with 1500 talk minutes a month for a total charge of $42.00. I never use my phone because number one I can’t hear on it, can’t even hear when it rings with these swell ear plugs I have now.

Consumer Cellular has I-Phones starting at $450.00, then I asked about the Motorola at $150.00, and that phone will work with those new hearing aids. I signed up immediately and the lady said that there is a $25.00 discount so it would be $134.00 to change phones. I made it very clear — no texting — NO TEXTING, I MEAN IT. If text is enabled I will personally have the ISIS kidnap you and chop off your head with one whack!

Now, all of you Dear Readers, have all the gathered facts and data if you need some hearing aids that you can hear with.

 

 

MELITAS FORSTER                                  MONDAYS WITH MELITAS

14 Comments to “Mondays with Melitas – November 9, 2015”

  1. Dag Nabit, I was hoping you WOULD text!!! You know me, I LOVES everything techie. I do forgive you though, cause I LOVES you more than I LOVES techie stuff.
    Suzi

  2. Thanks for giving a laugh this morning. I can hear but I sure have aches & pains & laughing helps!! Look forward to your next post
    Kathy, your neighbor

  3. I too have ear plugs that pick up everything but conversations. Waiting to hear who your ear doctor is as I have a Samsung so one step ahead of the game. One thing I can recommend are TV Ears. They are infrared, work great, inexpensive and available on ebay. I can finally hear TV loud and clear and the sound is on MUTE so I don’t disturb anyone else. Waiting to read about your next letter.

  4. New hearing aids AND an I-phone? That’s way too much! Better lay in a good supply of tequila cuz you are in for an onery streak. Stay cool Mel. I love ya,
    dd

  5. Heh heh heh….may ISIS kidnap and chop if texting enabled. There are quite a few teenage AND OLDER – )who should know better) drivers I’d like to see ISIS go after for texting WHILE driving!! Hang in there and hope you get some good new ears!

  6. I’m absorbing all of this hearing aid info for my future. At what age did you notice a hearing problem? Hopefully not 20 years ago!!

  7. I HOPE YOU WILL ADJUST WELL TO YOU NEW HEARING AIDS . YOU COULD ALSO JUST CARRY THEM AROUND IN YOUR PURSE FOR WHEN YOU REALLY NEED THEM . DO ALOT OF SMILING WHEN YOU AREN’T WEARING THEM . LOL. LOVE TO READ ALL YOUR STORIES . TAKE CARE AND STAY WELL . HUGS TO YOU AND THE WARDEN .

  8. OH Melitas!

    Funny about the hearing aids – Paul wears one, and I swear, he hears everyone and everything but me! Just think, if you texted in your phone, you could then open a Twitter account and tweet all day! HaHa

    Keep ’em coming!

    Jamie

  9. YOU ARE THE SAME CRABBY LADY THAT IS A NUT!!!

    WE LOVE THAT YOU CAN’T HEAR WHAT WE ARE SAYING BECAUSE THAT WAY YOU CAN’T
    SWEAR AT US!

    BUT IF YOU AHD TO GET THE DAMN HEARING AIDS I’LL TRY TO BE CAREFULL ABOUT HOW
    I HARASS YOU.

    DON’T LET ANYONE SEE THAT NOTE BECAUSE THEY MIGHT THINK I WAS THE ONE THAT STOLED YOUR HEARING AIDES.

    GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK,
    JOAN

  10. Melitas,

    Just to let you know that I look forward to your blog each Monday.

    Your nephew

    John

  11. What? I can’t hear you.

  12. Dear Mena,

    Good luck with the new hearing aids. It will make a big difference in your life.

    I love you,
    Maxine

  13. Greetings Melitas!!

    You absolutely ROCK! The energy coming from your blog is unstoppable. You are amazing and I surely wish I had just a fraction of your energy and resolve!!

    These phones are a necessary evil— I guess. I took mine down to Verizon the other day given it wouldn’t take “voice mails”. They told me it was a software problem. Of course, they didn’t bother to inform users of the problem. They just waited until we dragged ourselves in!! Ridiculous.

    Oh, by the way, I saw a new Tequila advertised in the New York Times the other day. Only problem is, I can’t remember the name. Where did my memory go??? Too much tequila on my part??? Who knows!!

    Love to you and the Warden,
    Kathryn

  14. I POSITIVELY DON’T USE MY PHONE. I KEEP IT HANDY IF I’M DRIVING BECAUSE THEN IF MY CAR BREAKS DOWN OR I HAVE AN ACCIDENT I CAN PHONE FOR HELP.
    I DON’T KNOW WHY I’M TELLING YOU BECAUSE YOU WOULDN’T HELP ME IF HELL FROZE OVER.

    NOW DON’T GET WHINNY WITH ME BECAUSE I CAN’ STAND A ALMOST 100 YEAR OLD CRYING.

    GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK.
    TRY TO BE GOOD, IF YOU DON’T—-LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN BE BAD TOGETHER.
    LOVE, JOAN

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