FF – Pins

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Tony, it’s Mum. I’m here!

Great. Remember to drop a pin.

Doing it now…

I don’t see it, are you sure?

Yes. I’m late because I bought some specially. Shall I do it again?

You’re not late, just less ridiculously early. And you didn’t do it yet or I’d see it.

See it? I can barely see it and I’m standing here. It’s lost in the grass. Hang on, I’ll do it again.

Mum. Are you dropping actual pins on the ground? Whereabouts are you?

By the “Garden Path”.

Great. You can lead me up it when I get there.

(This story bears no relation to any actual persons, living or dead!)


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12 responses to “FF – Pins

  1. Cute. And great last line

  2. 🙂 The generational divide. I prefer Mum’s idea of dropping an actual pin! Good chuckle.

  3. Ah geez…. the technology challenged. I resemble that remark! Sometimes… not often. But I have run into this with people of all ages! Nicely done!

  4. Nice phrase: “You’re not late, just less ridiculously early”

  5. So funny. I have a 94 year old mother who always has her mobile phone beside her and loves to keep in touch with her grandchildren (and great grandchildren) by text. She can still do it, but now and again I get a big laugh when she thinks her phone is up to no good – calling people all by itself and other such goings-on.

  6. Dear Jen,

    Not sure what dropping pins is all about. Cute dialogue. Sounds like a bit of a communication breakdown. Love the reference to the garden path.



    • This whole pin thing certainly divides those who do it all the time and those who have no idea. Must admit I don’t actually know how to do it, but it’s supposed to mark your location so people can find you. Unless of course, you drop an actual pin.

  7. Jen, I had to Google what dropping pins was all about and am glad I did so thank you for extending my awareness. I would’ve been dropping actual pins too truth be told.
    Best wishes,

  8. I had a similar conversation recently when My daughter asked me to drop a pin and I had no idea what she was going on about!

    Here’s mine!

  9. Excellent, Jen. Generational communication is such a challenge. We could reverse this with the phrase, ‘drop a dime.’ 🙂

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