Words per Minute

While waiting in line for coffee at a nearby café today, I overheard a conversation between a woman and her daughter. The woman is mom age and the girl is probably thirteen or so…

Girl (who is pecking away on her cell phone): “Mom, I got this new app that tells me my words per minute. My best score is 73.”
Mom (not paying the first bit of attention): “That’s amazing, honey. Having read some of your text messages, I imagine there are only eight real words in that 73.”


This marked the first time I have ever high-fived a stranger in public. For those saying that the mom was mean, piss off… I saw it as order being restored in the world, if only for a moment.

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  1. I’ve never given a high 5 to someone I didn’t know but this sounds like a case where it was well deserved!

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