Saturday, January 16, 2010

Electronic rants

There are so many issues it's hard to decide where to start...

I guess cell phones are a good one. If someone was to come up and just interrupt a conversation, you'd probably be offended and yet when the interruption comes from a cell phone, the call almost always takes precedence over the current conversation no matter what. We have voice mail for a reason.

Loud talkers, especially in restaurants are another rudeness we've come to accept. What happened to quiet intimate conversations?

Ignoring calls as well as emails is another biggie. I think it's the rudest of all. If you don't want to talk to someone or would rather they not call then have the balls to tell them so! And forget the lame excuses. Just be gentle but honest.

And unless your job involves some life-threatening need, why not just turn it off during lunch, movies, sex, etc.

It's time to slow down, be respectful of others, and pay attention to what your doing (driving comes to mind). It seems to me that those that are glued to their phones, twittering, texting, talking, constantly updating their status by the minute are really just insecure and needing validation through other people's attention.

It's nice to let people know what's going on in your life but is getting out of bed, going to the bathroom, and brushing your teeth really the highlights you want to broadcast to the world everyday?

The ones that stay logged on to social sites when they are not there are pretty sad. They come across as desperate (not wanting to miss a chance to meet someone). Since I never know if they are online, I no longer bother talking to them.

Pics more than a year or two old are another sad occurrence. Not as sad as those that are 10 years old but really, have you considered that you may one day meet these people?

I'm sure I can think of many others but I feel better having ranted this much. TTFN

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