It had been going on for almost a year.  My desktop telephone was dicky; none of the numbers on the right-hand side of the dial pad worked, so I couldn’t phone anyone who had a 3, 6 or 9 in their number.  This presented a bit of bother when my cellphone battery was flat.  I kept making mental notes to go to Telkom and get a replacement …

My child took it upon herself to fix the matter and proudly presented me with a gift-wrapped package last week; she’d been out spending her pocket money and had decided to buy her mother a gift.

My new phone has allowed me to catch up with all my 3-6-9 friends, but I feel really absurd and can only hope that nobody ever catches a glimpse of me through my office window …


44 Comments Add yours

    1. theonlycin says:

      Und nu? A WordPress blog, but no post yet ???

  1. Hey Cin, you have to eat it, not ear it 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      Shame, she paid a whole R25 for it … 🙂

  2. thysleroux says:

    Bwahahaahhaa!! Brilliant

    Creative and quite funny! I’m formulating tons of “chip” puns here!

    I’m dipping into the creative juices here. But alas, today the brain seems fried!

    1. buttercup600 says:

      Bwahahaahhaaaaa…this is just the best!!!

  3. Leigh says:

    Love it.

  4. buttercup600 says:

    She is the sweetest girl in the world!!!! Hug her for me 🙂 xx

  5. lol – she is a chip off the old block all right. nothing too ordinary please!

  6. adeeyoyo says:

    The mind boggles!!! Something to snack on when you feel peckish and the call takes longer than expected… 😆

    1. theonlycin says:

      Like the MacDonalds ones, they also never decompose … 😀

    1. theonlycin says:

      Weighs about the same as a pack of cigarettes, I really feel quite silly using it…

  7. stilekke says:

    …What is the ring tone like….chippy chippy cheep cheep..?….thanks for your support there by me Cin….much appreciated…

  8. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh, my. I love it … I’m laughing so hard, I’m crying. What a dear thing to do, though. You’ll remember it always … and it’s soooo professional.


      1. Jamie Dedes says:

        Still chuckling over this one! 🙂

  9. Greg says:

    I was going to do “chip off the old block” but I see that it’s already used. So how about…

    A chip in the ear is worth two on the waist.
    From her chips to your lips.
    Rather a chip in the ear than a chip on the shoulder.

    ? 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      *groans and braces self for an evening with Greg*

  10. suzicate says:

    Ha, your daughter rocks! If you get hungry, don’t try to eat the phone!

  11. slpmartin says:

    I’m still smiling about this one…you daughter has a definite sense of humor.

    1. theonlycin says:

      She’s quite wicked 😉

  12. gospelwriter says:

    Lucky you! That girl is something else! – love her to bits and I don’t even know her… Can’t imagine those chips are in any danger of being eaten – they don’t look anywhere near as appetizing as the sweet potato ones you pictured the other day. 😉

    1. theonlycin says:

      The phone chips don’t even bend, but the may provide biting material when I have an annoying caller 😉

  13. nrhatch says:


    What a sweet (and salty) gesture by the OB!

  14. halfp1nt says:

    Sweet! And so thoughtful 🙂

    1. theonlycin says:

      She has her moments …

  15. Clever girl. You’ve got to admire a daughter like that…

    1. theonlycin says:

      I do like her rather a lot 😉

  16. souldipper says:

    MacPhone. MacGreat.

  17. Lyndatjie says:

    Brilliant! I love that kid of yours – she has such an incredible mischievous nature. Tell her I like frogs!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I will pass it on!

  18. izziedarling says:

    That is dear. I want a french fry phone. How cool is that?

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