I've HAD it with DH's "Crackberry" (m)

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Registered: 03-26-2003
I've HAD it with DH's "Crackberry" (m)
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Tue, 03-16-2004 - 8:33pm

The man comes home after being gone 10.5 hours and then says, as he's ignoring all of us sitting down and eating, "I left early to be with the family, I'm just going to send some work e-mails."


You'd think he left after 7 hours instead of 9.

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((Felicia)) Maybe it's a full moon or man "men"strual time right now. My DH promised he would come home early, then suddenly (after finding out I wasn't honoring his request for dinner b/c I didn't have enough time to cook it) had an appointment at 6:30pm. WTF? Yeah...I'll be home early, oh wait, I have an appointment.... He puts in two hours w/DS this morning and thinks he's the father of the year.

Whatever. Can't wait until he starts in on his crap about DS liking me better...

Grrrrrr...between you, Laura, and me I think we need an online "bar" session.

C

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Uhhh, P&JM, I know you're ticked and I get the impression it's because your DH is being an a**h***, but what the heck is a "crackberry?"

Oh, and sorry to hear you're ticked.

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Registered: 03-26-2003
That's what I call his Blackberry - he's addicted to it, like it were (was?) crack or something, hence Crackberry.

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Ignorant non-corporate girl here shyly raising hand....what is a blackberry? Computer? Eh????


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Dj

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Registered: 03-25-2003

Having no clue what blackberry/crackberry is (and like others, would be totally facsinated to find out what it is)...I'm just gonna send my biggest boot over to your house so you can give the man a kick in the behind and get his butt in gear.


Men...humph

Misty

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Registered: 08-12-2003

Ladies, the BlackBerry device is the Devil's Spawn.

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Now I'm really confused. The only correlation I can come up with for "blackberry" is "brandy." LOL! WHAT IS A BLACKBERRY?? Or am I really not getting something completely obvious? LOL! I think I'll send you an e-mail!
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Thanks. And I can happily say that neither of us carry a Palm Pilot or any kind of e-mail device. The only thing we carry are cell phones and we don't even use those that much.
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Registered: 03-25-2003
Don't feel bad. I am a corporate girl and I had no clue until I read ikatarama's post below.
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Registered: 03-23-2003

Blackberries are EVIL, lol.


I have to say, I loved mine, but my dh had the exact same complaint you have. The problem with a blackberry is that once you get one, everyone expects to get an immediate answer to their emails. It's like a pager - when someone sends you something, they expect an answer, because they know you got the signal.


At my last job, we all had blackberries, and I think because of that we used email a lot more than usual. I generally got upwards of 150 emails a day. Since the bulk of my time was spent away from my desk, there was no way to keep up except with the blackberry.


One thing I like about my current job (and right now, it's about the only thing) is that I leave work at work. No pager, no blackberry, no cell phone.

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