I had to go into Milas this morning to collect Freddie's vaccinations and pet passport from Mehmet. I am quite an expert at giving the dogs injections these days. It's more out of necessity as Mehmet can't always come out, and I have no transport to take the dogs to the surgery.
I also needed to buy a new telephone for the landline.
I decided to get a cordless phone, for convenience, and looked for the simplest one on offer. But phones aren't simple these days are they? Well not to my non-technical brain anyway. I bought one, took it home and plugged it in. The phone language is set on Turkish (naturally) and the instructions are also in Turkish. But there are far too many buttons and I can't get my head around what they are all for.
I googled the make and product number to get a set of English instructions, but can't find any. So I sat and struggled through the Turkish ones. I managed to change the language on the phone to English, but wished I hadn't because I still needed to work my way through the instruction leaflet in Turkish.
I have just about managed to work out how to make and receive a call. The ring tone needs to be changed because it is currently set on a high-pitched squeaking sound, and I can't do it. It's also very loud...and I can't change the volume either.
It has just taken me almost an hour to change the language back to Turkish. And that's how it will stay until Mr A next pays a visit, and can set it all up. Oh for the normal, uncomplicated telephones we had years ago!
I successfully gave Freddie all three vaccinations but I did manage to stick one of the syringes in my finger when I was disposing of it... typical me!