This is a classic.
We’ve all done it, bought something and then gone blindly in thinking we know how it works, even if it’s a model we’re familiar with.
Hubby has just had to replace his mobile phone ready for his trip next week.
There is just one teensy weensy problem.
He can’t hear it.
ear trumpet
I send him 2 text messages the other day when he was up at the library (where he is today whilst I’m in the laundry…………….sigh,  let’s not go there) but he said he didn’t receive them.
Anxiety kicked in, so I sent him another when we were both on the boat, and heard the TEXT RECEIVED ring tone even though the phone was in his coat pocket, and his coat was hanging up in the bathroom (the only place we have sturdy hooks).
He retrieved his phone and there on the display was
‘YOU HAVE 3 TEXT MESSAGES’. He hadn’t heard any.

How to adjust the volume became a game of Show and Tell, Hide and Seek, and eventually Read The Flamin’ Manual as all the buttons, cursers, directional arrows and selected options failed to tell us.

How silly of us not to have tried ‘Settings’, select the ring tone we were using, and wow, a little graph showing a wedge for volume control appeared!

volume wedgeNow it’s my turn.

I have long hair, and after washing it in the shower, it is forever making bits of me I have just dried wet again.
For years, I had one of those triangular towel things that you wrap round your head, and secure to a button with an elastic loop.
For an equal number of years, the towel would nearly always fall off, or my hair would poke out of the bottom and drip down my neck, so it was more or less useless unless I was pretty quick.

Somehow it got lost in The Great Sort Out, but I decided to get another as it’s a bit of a game in a small space trying to dry yourself, keep your hair out of the way, and get dressed without getting something soggy somewhere.

For the grand sum of 99p, and a picture of Miss Piggy on the bright pink material, I purchased exactly what I was after. Even better was it came in a little bag with instructions on how to use it which I’d never had on the others.

Who’s a Dumpty then?
homerIt would appear that the idea is to bring your hair forward, put the fat part of the towel on your head, wrap your hair in the skinny bit and bring it over the top of your head to secure with the loop to the button at the nape of your neck.
head wrap towel wraps
All this time I have been using it upside down as I was wrapping my hair in the skinny bit OK but bringing it forward over my head to secure it at the front on the top!

As for the phone?
Hubby’s decided to take mine as at least we know it works abroad.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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