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Latest Missives from my Amish Dad
My dad has, unfortunately, an iPhone. His university gave it to him, against my objections! Anyway, having retired, he's had to shift it to a plan of his own since the Uni has stopped paying for it.

I'd given him explicate instructions about the kind of plan he'd need, and to make sure he got a data plan. I'd even randomly bumped into the Telstra store when he was getting it all set up and it sounded like they were doing the right thing - I chose not to get too involved!

The other day, I got this email from him:
"Telstra is giving me a monthly data allowance of 5 mg. Is that OK?"

I replied:
"No, not even close. You're sure you're reading it right? The guy in the store mentioned 1.5Gb. 5mg is enough to download maybe 15 emails!"

He replied:
"He said '5.00 mg'."

My reply:
"That's not what I heard! Egad, that's absolutely useless - I have a 2Gb allowance, which is about a hundred times that. Are you sure it wasn't 500Mg? I'm not even sure they HAVE a plan which is only 5Mg - that's like two floppy disks worth of data, or the size of one MP3."

So today I get this email:
"Sorry, Son. I made a mistake. It says "5.00GB'. That's different?"

*slaps head* Yes, yes it is!!!!