Monday, March 1, 2010

ill communication

In a time when it's so easy to stay in touch, via regular land line telephone, cell phone, email, facebook, twitter and even air mail (that's if you actually have the time or care enough to sit down and write a letter), it really upsets me when people don't know when to draw the line...

But not only staying in touch is at the palm of our hands, now a days with the type cell phone people have, it's so easy to find out any breaking news just by accessing the internet in any of the many places that offer internet wi-fi connections for free...

One of these weekends I went out to dinner with my husband to a nice Indian Restaurant here on the island, half way during our meal, a couple (that looked like they were on a date) sat on a table pretty closed to us and for a good 10 minutes from the time they sat, the girl did not put down her blackberry but kept on texting or maybe even surfing the web, I find this not only offensive but rude.


I have had some verbal encounters with my husband about this situations (when they apply to us), I'm personally not much on the phone, never the less texting, in fact texting to me is one of the most annoying forms of communications, if you want to talk to me, call me or email me but don't text... I had this one boss that used to confront (and maybe still does) people on text, but the worst part of it was, that her spelling was so bad, it was very difficult to even understand what she meant... what a waste of time!

And don't even get me started on people that are texting while driving, that is the worst kind!!!

 

We have this friend of ours (a couple) that are constantly on line twittering their way around life, telling people what they are doing, with whom, why, how they feel about it and so on... the very few times we go out with them, they are checking their phones a few times during the dinner. In fact, I have found myself on the table talking or telling a story and then realizing nobody is paying attention to me but a few of their friends around the world already probably know what I just had for dinner because of their tweets, crazy!

So people, I know it's easy to communicate this way, but what about the good ol' "one on one" interaction, for some people nowadays look like it's better to communicate via email/text/tweeter/facebook with somebody that is miles away, than why those who are just next to them... 

Verbal communication is one of the very few things that make us different than animals, but I am sure that doesn't mean we communicate better than many other species out there...
I know we here communicate via blog comments, but if you are ever close to me in person, please pretty please, leave you pda, iphone or blackberry in your pocket for use during those "solo" times with yourself and let's enjoy some nice, pleasant conversation in person, alright?

Cheers, have a great week!

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Deetree said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Hello! just found your blog. I agree with the lack of real communication and putting too much info out there about a person's every move. Do otheres really need to know everything you do, think, and see every moment of every day? It's also an invitation to crime to ensure that you are not home or are available in a certain place at an exact time ~ so silly to do that! I miss old fashioned letters via snail mail the most.
Lovely to find your blog...

Maggie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I went to a party with a friend this past weekend and he started playing around with it. I violently took it away. LOL!!

But you are very right It is hella rude to be on a date or something like that and be texting someone or surfing the web!!

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