SENDING A WRONG TEXT

Not so long ago, somebody placed a question on the website quora.com. This is a site found on the ol’ would wide web where one can ask a question about nearly anything on any topic (within reason) and have a group of strangers answer that same question. Many of the questions are of an informative nature, such as job hunting advice, a question about history, military protocols, or about domestic life in general. Others are amusing in nature, not necessarily important per se, but are those questions one would always wanted and answer for but didn’t know how to ask, where to ask, and who to ask.

Among the many questions that were posted on this site came from an inquiring mind that asked “Have you ever accidentally texted the wrong person? What did you say?”

As one may suspect, many of the answers received (eighteen replies as last count) were humorous in nature, the same kind of small stories that people may find funny for the moment within the same realm to the antidotes once found in issues of Reader’s Digest. (“Life in Theses United States”, Humor in Uniform”, etc.) Unlike Reader’s Digest where any published story would be paid for, folks participating in Quora post their replies for free.

This writer won’t be posting those replies from that time tested question. However, we invite any and all to click on the link below to read the answers yourself and on your own time at https://www.quora.com/Have-you-ever-accidently-texted-the-wrong-person-What-did-you-say

It appears that texting, the method of communication where one can send a message using standard letters, numbers, as well as those “pictured words” known as “Emojis” through one’s cell phone has become an engrained way of life. Text messaging was the first real function of a cell phone that didn’t involve sending or receiving a voice message since the early days of the flip phone. When the first generations of smartphones (Apple’s iPhone) came upon the marketplace in 2007, it had text message capabilities, among many other things. Before too long, nearly everyone that had a cell phone ditched the “do nothing” flip phone to take upon the functions of organizing their lives, if not totally taking over their lives. And texting, as this function is called, became part of that way of life. Many folks that are old enough to hold a phone (as little age five year of age), can send messages to those that they know, or they know of. Many of these texts ring as substitutes of actually speaking to somebody on their phone through convenience, circumstance, or as a shield. The shield methods are used by some that for reasons based upon the sender and send-ee because the person or persons are too scared to talk to the other party in person–so to speak!

The method of texting can be a science, skill, or even art. Anyone over the age of seven (maybe even younger) has that ability to type up messages using their thumbs, or even thumb! (Singular). And these people can do such in a rapid pace, sending as many texts to many people in nearly the same time and speed. Those that are a bit older than adolescence can send as many texts, but choose not to since there would not be much of a point in performing such a task! (Some people read their texts sent hours, or even days after the fact!) And for the older sect, the demographic that were last in line to use cell phone technology, their texting is minimal to none. Some of these seasoned people are just getting used to using a phone to call and talk. Never mind doing anything else with them!

As to the “wrong numbers” of the texting world. The episodes told in the Quarta forum are indeed of a comical nature. Again, they may not be earth shattering news, but has become a subject to text (or retext) to one of your BFFs! One can ROTFL to their little heart’s content!

Isn’t modern life wonderful?
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NEWS AND REVIEWS

Performing at The Zephyr Theatre in the Melrose district of Los Angeles is the world premier of D.G. Watson’s THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY, an unusual tale of a group of talent agents that use a unique method of “power” of receiving their next big thing within the world of entertainment.

The story revolves around a pair of small time literary/talent agents; Larry Stone (Malcolm Barrett) Lisa Conner (Tina Huang) and Derek Stahl (Brandon Scott). It appears that they can’t rustle up any promising actors for any gigs. Their business is rather going on the downside, enough to have the power shut off at their place of business due to unpaid electric bills. They need inspiration to find their “next big thing” to save their business. They call for the assistance of Tony Ramirez (Roland Ruiz), who is in the trade in dispensing not business advice, but a special blend of mushrooms that are rather potent, or actually, hallucinogenic! These agents deal not so much with starving actors, but with alternative beings that range from a motivational speaker, a Greek goddess, as well as others both real or imagined. Will these agents find their next big thing, or is that next big thing something that is part of another mind trip?

This is a rather unique comic play as it holds some idiosyncratic aspects. First, it features some rather amusing lines and plot points. Second, it comes with a number of surreal moments that doesn’t distract, but enhances its humor factor. Third, it even has some low-level audience participation spots. Playwright D. G. Watson creates a play that takes a notion of perceptual anomalies among a backdrop of the entertainment business that makes Hollywood tick! It also features a well rounded comical cast that use their physical abilities as well as their genuine wit. Ahmed Best directs this show that is funny for both the right reasons, and the tripping ones at that!

Adding to the trippiness is Mark Kanieff’s set design that makes notes to the physical hallucinatory moments the lead characters go through when they are working on their magic ‘schrooms!

The additional set of cast members also includes Kim Hamilton, Jason Ryan Lovett, and Claudia Doumit.

There is nothing tragic witnessed in this show as the title may suggest! In fact, it’s funny! Although the subject matter may not necessarily appeal to a mass audience, the entire premise is one big trip! The humor may indeed be on the dark side, but it still holds genuine laughts!

THE TRAGEDY: A COMEDY, presented by the Ammunition Theatre Company, and performs at The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, until December 3rd. Showtimes are Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00 PM, and Sunday evenings at 7:00 PM. For tickets or for more information, go online at http://www.eventbee.com/event?cid=169258874#tickets
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