Lynna Clark: Inept with new expertise – Salisbury Put up

Lynna Clark: Inept with new expertise

Printed 12:00 am Saturday, March 18, 2023

By Lynna Clark

I’m sort of clumsy on the subject of social graces. Like Don Rickles on the Andy Griffith Present, I’m reasonably inept. To me, persons are scary … downright intimidating. Nevertheless, for 20 years I labored on the entrance workplace of a small college. All day lengthy I handled individuals. I used to be somewhat bit good at that. I feel as a result of I may assist them shortly and so they’d be on their means with out too many phrases. If I needed to make a cellphone name, I realized to follow what I’d say beforehand. Even now, I do the identical. Like final week I wanted to test on strawberry crops on the native nursery. In my head, I had the questions prepared however when a gruff outdated dude answered, my phrases got here out “blah blah blahder berrydo have you ever some?” Additionally “what’s the time of which you shall be closed?” I appeared like Yoda however not as clever. Possibly that’s why I write.


It seems I’m not actual savvy with the expertise discuss both. Somebody was attempting to name whereas I used to be listening to a Marco message from Permaculture Daughter. I believed I may simply hit the orange button that popped as much as see who was calling. However in some way I acquired Google assistant who stated, “Strive saying, ‘Remind me to take out the rubbish.’ ” So I hit that button attempting to eliminate her since my cell was nonetheless ringing and Marco was nonetheless taking part in. After all Google Woman stated, “OK! I’ll remind you at 9 o’clock tonight to take out your rubbish.” She appeared so happy to assist that I hated to disappoint her. With out training, gently I stated, “No Google Woman. Do NOT remind me concerning the rubbish to be out at 9 o’clock.”

Bless her coronary heart. I feel she was attempting her greatest, however she knowledgeable me in her very-pleased-to-be-of-service voice. “OK! I’ll remind you NOT to take out the rubbish at 9 o’clock.” So I gave up on her and hurried to reply my incoming name. However alas. They had been gone. So I continued the tour of my daughter’s yard backyard on Marco. Not less than I’m savvy sufficient to ship her a well-deserved thumbs up, coronary heart and joyful face. I’m positive she was impressed. Plus! No phrases had been harmed within the course of.

Sadly, the decision I missed was one thing from a determined prince who wants cash. I’ll should meet up with him later. Possibly I’ll simply textual content him so I can plan my phrases. I positive don’t need to insult the royalty which is unquestionably him by misspeaking. However first, I would should take a nap. I’ve a name scheduled previous my bedtime to remind me NOT to take out the trash.

Lord assist me!

“Might the phrases of my mouth and the meditation of my coronary heart be acceptable in Your sight O Lord my Energy and my Redeemer.”

— Psalm 19:14

Lynna Clark lives in Salisbury. Learn extra at


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