[bct] Re: Speech plus calculator by Telesensory Systems

  • From: Tim Cross <tcross@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 26 Feb 2006 10:02:53 +1100

Don,

I love it! I've had extremely similar misunderstandings and there
usually isn't a way out of it without making things worse. Either you
continue to increase your own embarrassment or the other person
involved suddenly realises what is going on and then they get
embarrassed. 

tim

Don writes:
 > Speaking of restaurants, this really happened to me; it was awful at the
 > time, but funny now.  I was eating with some friends at the Out Back steak
 > house and had ordered the Victoria's Fillet.
 > 
 > The manager came over to our table and I felt he was looking right at me
 > when he asked, "well, how's Viki treating you?"
 > 
 > I thought he was being cutsie, referring to the Victoria's Fillet I was
 > eating and responded, "Best piece of meat I ever had."
 > 
 > "Well buddy," he said angrily.  "She happens to be one of our best
 > waitresses."
 > 
 > Well, the more I stammered about confusing the woman with the steak, the
 > worse I made it; it was crazy.
 > 
 > Don 
 > 
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Rose Combs
 > Sent: Saturday, February 25, 2006 10:53 AM
 > To: blindcooltech@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > Subject: [bct] Re: Speech plus calculator by Telesensory Systems
 > 
 > I had one of the speech Plus calculators.  One funny story I had with mine
 > comes to mind.  
 >  
 > My mother's name is Flora Mae, but everyone calls her Flo.  She had just
 > recently gotten remarried when I got the calculator. and while we were at
 > her house my husband started putting in digits and told the family he knew
 > where Earl's favorite place was, then he turned up the calculator so it
 > would say "over flow."  Poor man was so embarrassed but every one was
 > hooting with laughter.  
 >  
 > The second incident may but I hope does not offend anyone.  
 >  
 > We met with friends at a local restaurant and had brought along the
 > calculator.  One person at the table was pressing buttons and kept on
 > hitting the clear button just as our waiter approached the table.  He really
 > got upset, said someone at the table was calling him a "queer" He threatened
 > to have us removed.  We had to show him the calculator and insist he push
 > the "clear button" before he would believe that we were not calling him
 > names.  
 >  
 > It was a bit embarrassing but we all laugh about it today.  
 >  
 >  
 >  
 >  
 > 
 > Rose Combs
 > rosecombs@xxxxxxxxx 
 > 
 > -----Original Message-----
 > From: blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
 > [mailto:blindcooltech-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Neal Ewers
 > Sent: Friday, February 24, 2006 10:07 AM
 > To: Bct
 > Subject: [bct] Speech plus calculator by Telesensory Systems
 > 
 > 
 > Actually, I still have mine and it still works.  For those who are not as
 > old as the planet like I am and who may not know this, the calculator keys
 > were designed like a telephone keypad and not the normal calculator
 > configuration.
 >  
 > Neal
 >  
 > 
 > 

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