Friday, May 14, 2010

Saying No to Skype!

GEORGE

Sometimes Mom talks to our human sister and her daughter, our 21 month old, former blurpy-now-Sticky, Girl, on Skype. Our Girl likes to see Mom (her "Gwammy") and if one or more Crew members happen to be nearby, which we usually are in the evening, Mom will turn her laptop so our Girl can see us.

Our Girl used to call us all "kiddeeee", but now recognizes us as individuals and calls us by our proper names. We look at the computer when she says our name.

That's all well and good, but the other night, Mom took this Skyping thing too far. I had just had a bite to eat and had strolled into the family room, jumped up on the coffee table and proceeded to have my evening bath. I've done this many times before, but this time Mom said "Oh look, here's George" and turned the laptop towards me so our Girl could see me.

Well friends, the timing couldn't have been worse. I was right in the middle of tending to a...well...a rather personal area, if you know what I mean. Now I ask you, doesn't a guy deserve a modicum of privacy at certain times? Does my private bath routine need to be telecast, live, to a 21 month old?! I think NOT!!! I mean, I don't observe the intimacies of our Girl's bath nor do I sneak up on Mom when she's standing under the water and train a live camera on her!

I'm all in favor of 'teaching moments' and such, but I think Mom could have waited another few seconds 'til I was finished, then let our Girl practice saying "Jahje"?!

23 Comments:

At May 14, 2010 3:39 AM, Blogger Tober the Cat said...

Oh, George, how rude of your Mom! You need to reinforce the importance of a little privacy in your own home!

 
At May 14, 2010 3:48 AM, Blogger The Whiskeratti said...

GASP! Rude!! Very, very rude! Hoomins just have no sense of decency.

 
At May 14, 2010 3:51 AM, Blogger A few Good Cats said...

George, we sympathize with you. That was a naughty use of the technology.

 
At May 14, 2010 6:25 AM, Blogger Huffle Mawson said...

Not good enough, George's mum!

 
At May 14, 2010 7:01 AM, Blogger AttieCattie said...

oh dear! ::furblush::

 
At May 14, 2010 7:23 AM, Blogger Kea said...

George, we totally agree. A little respect and privacy were warranted! That definitely crossed the line of good taste!

 
At May 14, 2010 7:49 AM, Blogger Busby and Raymond said...

Humans! When will they learn that we need our privacy?

 
At May 14, 2010 7:55 AM, Blogger Cheysuli and gemini said...

Humans have no respect. I think that was completely rude and I personally wouldn't stand for it.

 
At May 14, 2010 8:23 AM, Blogger The Kool~Kittie~Krew said...

Beans have ZERO respect for us. I mean, we know we're adorable and all, but for goodness sake! Can't we bathe in privacy! That kind of stuff could get leaked out on the web and stuff!

 
At May 14, 2010 9:29 AM, OpenID chezcat1970 said...

How horrible! She's probably going to show that to all of your girlfriends now, too!

 
At May 14, 2010 11:37 AM, Blogger Simba said...

Hmm, I wonder if that is even ALLOWED on Skype!

My Mom also sometimes turns the laptop to show me, when she is talking by Skype to Audrey's Mom. And Audrey is often shown on Skype too. But they don't seem to have done it at such a sensitive time yet.

 
At May 14, 2010 12:06 PM, Blogger Katnip Lounge said...

Jahje--
The humiliation never ends. Let's just hope this incident doesn't end up on a DVD somewhere...

 
At May 14, 2010 12:17 PM, Blogger Amy and The House of Cats said...

We can totally sympathize! Our mom has gotten pictures of us in situations like that. Just be glad that only family saw you - some of ours are on our blog for the world to see!

 
At May 14, 2010 1:27 PM, Blogger Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Oh fur da love of Bast! It's bad enuff dey take pikshers of us washing, um, "those" areas and post dem but now dey is streaming dem LIVE across da innernets? How humiliating. Hope she made up fur it wif some really good treats. By da way, we love dat she calls yoo Jahje, it's cute.

 
At May 14, 2010 6:26 PM, Blogger Angel and Kirby said...

That is a very sensitive subject for your girl!

 
At May 14, 2010 6:34 PM, Blogger Derby, Ducky said...

Just another intrusion from the pawparattzi.

 
At May 15, 2010 7:00 PM, Blogger Fin said...

Wow, this is a disturbing trend!

 
At May 15, 2010 7:28 PM, Blogger Ayla and Iza, said...

Poor George... Yeh, we just dont get the kind of privacy that Beins demand fer themselves. What we need is a camera that WE can operate and upload...

 
At May 16, 2010 2:26 AM, Blogger Cat said...

George Boy, we understand, we really do and can say that we have also been subjected to such 'humiliation' before, but it has taught us to be very particular in choosing where we decide to take our baths. We now make sure that we are not in the 'public eye' when tending to 'delicate' matters. This would be our suggestion to you because the embarrassment will not go away. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news fella. Have a great day anyway!! Your pals, Lautrec and Tiny

 
At May 16, 2010 7:12 AM, Blogger Anya said...

LOL
You made us smile :))))
Funny post...

Hugs to all Kareltje =^.^=

 
At May 16, 2010 2:03 PM, OpenID catsintrees said...

Oh no! That definitely is not fit material to be put on the internet.

 
At May 16, 2010 6:02 PM, Blogger Mr. Hendrix said...

Oh my cod. I don't even know what to say. I'd be mortified. I mean, not that either of use kitties have anything to be ashamed of, of course, but it is a privacy issue.

I think it is cool that Joel is saying "...itteeeee" (no "k"), but I can't wait until he says "Hendrix, you are the ruler of the house and I will feed you and pet you and wait on you however you want." That will be awesome.

 
At May 21, 2010 8:35 PM, Blogger Baby Patches said...

OMC! What was she finkings, you deserves your privacy when you is takings your baff!

 

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