Now, DG can barely text message. His brain doesn't comprehend the whole text concept- where one has to press a key three times to get to a letter and whatnot. Those familiar with texting know what I'm talking about. Others who don't text, its the letters on the phone digits- 1=ABC, 2=DEF and so on. Jase sat down with him and showed him how to text message. And he seemed to get it. But not always. And when I text TO him, I can't use text-speak because he doesn't understand it.
When Jase asked me a car-related question, I decided to ask DG, because he's with his father and his father would know the answer. This is the text conversation. Any misspellings are because DG doesn't like the text-key thing.
Me: "Show this to your father & text me what he says: In a stick shift car, is 'reverse' always 'to the right & down' or does it change by car make/model/tranny speed? Jase wants to know."
DG: "We can all fit in the minivan."
Me: "What? What about the minivan?"
DG: "The vehiclls." (vehicles)
I called him. "What the hell are you talking about?"
DG: "The car. We can all fit in the minivan."
Me: "What does that have to do with anything?"
DG: "For the thing."
Me: "What thing? Did you even read the text?"
DG: "Yeah. And we can all fit in the minivan."
Me: "I didn't ask about the minivan. I asked if stick shift vehicles all had the same gear set up or if it varies by type of car."
DG: *pause* "Oh... OHHH! Okay. Oh. Yeah, unless its, like an 18-wheeler."
Me: "What about foreign cars?"
DG: "I don't know about those."
Me: "What did you think I was asking you?"
DG: "About driving to Jase's graduation."
Me: "Where in hell did you get "Jase's graduation" from "stick shift car"?"
DG: "I don't know."
Me: "You owe me a present. A big present now."
For the record, I'm not squeezing my fat ass into anyone's minivan. I'm driving my own vehicle so I can park where I want.