Let’s first deconstruct the ‘do what’. You have to have a similiar look on your face to Emme in this picture when I told her to hand over those chips. Keep in mind that the phrase is a southern substitute for ‘huh’ or ‘pardon me’. You must say the ‘what’ very high-pitched and in two or three syllables. Our family loves this phrase and even Marcus is excited to use it in context next time he’s at UT. Now back to : moments that make you say “Do whaaaat?”
1. When I brought my new iPhone home yesterday and Steve’s iPhone which has worked perfectly since August instantly said ‘No service’ and stopped working. At all. Do what?
2. And when he called AT &T twice and went to AT&T and then called Apple and was on the phone F.O.R.E.V.E.R. , nobody can tell him why his phone suddenly doesn’t work. Do what?
3. When we were so exhausted and stressed from the iPhone fiasco that we (namely I) couldn’t stay awake for 24. Yeah I know that’s a doozy of a Do What.
4. And then my 2nd brand new NIKON d90 shows the first sign of the same weird malfunction as the first. I think I am destined to take mediocre pictures and videos. And NIKON better have some answers for me today baby. ‘Cause I may have more in my linguistic arsenal than ‘Do What’ for them. I just may have to throw out the “I guess I’ll return it for a Canon” and see where that’s get me. Don’t mess with a girl who wears heavily applied eye shadow. And says “Do what” instead of “pardon”.
5. We are on our fourth router in four years. I’m beginning to think we have some sort of twilight zone magnetic field in this house that screws up all electronics. Problem is, the teens’ technology always seems to work fine. Do what?
6. Stevie may want to take my iPhone with him today since he has actual patients to take care of and real medical calls to take. I’ll gladly give it to him but first I’ll say ‘Do what?’.
7. Lyndsay Johnson, the sweet and prompt and talented girl who has taken on the ginormous task of rescuing me from destroying my blog, says she might get done today. DO WHAAAT?
8. It seems the only piece of technology in our house which works like a charm every time is the old fashioned tape recorder. And my children are always bumfuzzled by it. I wish more things in my life always worked by just pushing PLAY.
So when was your last ‘do what’ moment?