Anonymous Postcard: Claim Detail

Claim No.: 040220090130


I have one of your cellular phones. It's a flippy model. It does most of what I want it to, I guess. I occasionally send text messages, and there's one thing that bothers me. I like to use t-9 predictive text. And every time I type the numerical combination 8-6, I obviously mean "to." Your telephone's prediction, however, is invariably "um."

I do not mean "um!" Even if my speech is infected by such verbal effluvia, I have no intention of either wasting two of my precious 160 characters on it or making people notice it.

On the off chance that I did want to convey some sort of indecision and actually write, "um," I'd much rather click through to it on those occasions than have to click through to "to" every single time.

And I refuse to write "2" (which takes more keystrokes even than getting to "to") unless I absolutely need to save a character.

Mailed: 2009-02-27

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