Friday, December 30, 2005

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The parents discover internet phone

So I was online in yahoo as usual last night, playing CoH and I hear this faint ringing noise. I looked around and couldn't figure out where it was coming from. Oh well, it's not my phone. It finally stopped then I hear it again. I look at the computer and I see an incoming call on yahoo. It was mom n dad. hmm wonder if they know what they're doing. They are not exactly computer literate. I knew the latest version of yahoo has a voice calling feature but I had never used it before. I decided I'd click the accept call button. I put my headset on and said hello? I didn't hear anything. I assume at this point my dad is running for my mom as he usually does when he finds something kewl or messes something up or just wants to show her something exciting he found or did with the computer. I say "hello?", no response.... I say "hello?" a few more times "is anyone there?" I hear a bit of chatter in the background. Then I can hear my mom talking to my dad "how did you do that? what did you do? Is that Paula?" He goes on to show her what he did. At this point I don't think they know I can hear them. I ask "what are you guys doing? can you hear me?" I get a response back this time from my mom saying "yes we can hear you". Now I think they are in total shock and amusement that I can even hear them. She says they have no mic on the computer so doesn't know how I am able to hear them. Mom says dad can't believe and threw his arms up and left the room. Chatted with mom for a few minutes. I think they want to get rid of their phone line now...


  1. Hee hee hee. Don't tell my parents! They haven't called me in about 3 years because they hate paying for long distance so much...I always have to call them.

  2. Forgot to mention that the only reason they even have yahoo on their computer is so that me and my brother know when they're not on the computer. Because my dad has become an internet junky and is always online. They have not ventured into voicemail yet, they are still using an answering machine which does no good cuz they're always online. At least now we know when we can get through to them via the phone by if they're online in yahoo or not.