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Words per Minute

June 29, 2011
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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.”

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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.

Joseph Boxer

JB is the author of Memoirs of a Serial Bachelor. He is a fan of all things manly -- his girlfriend, beer, autos, and sports. He also dabbles in some pseudo-masculine endeavors, including men’s fashion and the resuscitation of chivalry. He recently canned his agent for being an unmotivated boat anchor and is currently looking for new management.

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One Response to Words per Minute

  1. Ted Thomas
    June 29, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    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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