Scene 1: Husband Walter and I meet with friends at our favorite coffee shop. We are looking for lightweight alternatives to laptops for travel. They give us hands-on introductions to their iPads.
She likes her new iPad Air for Web surfing, family photos, recipes, books, games and keeping in touch. He uses an iPad Mini for his work in the shipbuilding industry.
He appreciates its light weight for carrying it in the shipyard and the increased speed and accuracy it provides for the documentation of specifications, products used and progress of projects.
Questions bounce around my brain about the advantages and disadvantages of each. I open my mouth to ask a question.
What comes out shuts me up after the first few words: "The differences in the mini-pad and the maxi-pad . . . Oops!"
I could feel the red rise in my face. What a difference the inclusion of the lower case "i" would have
Scene 2: I find the number for a local dermatologist online and start dialing. This aggravating house phone is dead again. Drat!
Oh, wait! It's the TV remote.
The silver lining in such increasingly frequent technological blunders is that my goof ups spark chuckles when a recollection pops into my head days or months later.
And laughter, even at my own expense, is a treasured pleasure.