Telegraph from a sick bed

HAVE A COLD STOP

THROAT ON FIRE BRAIN NOT WORKING STOP

I BLAME GYM GERMS STOP

RAN 8:40S MON AM BEFORE COLD HIT FELT GOOD STOP

NUTRITIONIST SAYS EAT MORE, EARLIER STOP

NO APPETITE NOW – SIGH STOP

BEHIND ON EVERYTHING STOP

MORE SOON STOP

8 Responses

  1. KEEP GOING DON’T STOP. :) FEEL BETTER.

  2. Received and read. Carry on.

  3. Get well and wondering how your vote is right now with this cold, I will not ask ;-).

  4. *ponders morse code translation for chicken noodle soup*

  5. Well, no wonder you have a cold…the snow has returned to your blog site. :-)

  6. That takes me back. In a former life I typed out telegrams for a living. That’s why I’m such a fast and accurate typist. Punctuation was described, so you’d hear something like “number 8 colon number 4…” or “eat more comma earlier stop”, but in spite of this, I still struggle with punctuation.

  7. The other thing I remember is having unusual words spelled out — such as “Threlkeld. T for Tom, H for Harry, R for Robert, E for Eddie, L for Larry, K for King, E for Eddie, L for Larry, D for Dingo” — it was sometimes a slow process.

    • Yes, I picked up my father’s pedantic presentation of our name. It’s the first and last letters that give people problems: T and D. Those become “Tom” and “David.” Then I have to go very slow in the middle so they don’t don’t miss an E or L.

      I think I’ll start saying “D for Dingo.”

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