People craft– getting along

We know what we like.  I like chatting with those who are not interrupted with text messages.  Have you ever ridden in a car while someone is talking on their cell?  Chances are, she doesn’t realize she’s irritating.  How about having lunch with someone who’s in the “Blackberry Prayer” position while you’re trying to enjoy the moment.  Just because it’s possible to stay connected to thousands of people at one time, it isn’t always a good thing.  There is an off-switch, and people need to use it from time to time.


12 thoughts on “People craft– getting along

  1. I have to hand it to my husband. He signed up for a usage control service which I think is about $5 a month. He designated specific block-out times for dinner and bedtime which lasts until he’s coffeed up and ready.

  2. Melinda Meyer

    Some of my friends think they need to be connected with me at all times. I tell them they can’t manage me that way. I get back to people within 12 hours. Believe it or not, I need to THINK or take a breather. Thanks for this post!

  3. Kathleen Rowland

    Welcome, Melinda. Thank you for being a posting newbie. Me, too, I would rather get an email for that reason. When people text, they expect an immediate response. For an email, they know not everyone is online.

  4. Becky Greenwald

    Have you ever felt like information on Facebook gets way to personal? One friend of mine had some surgery and put photos and details about it on her Facebook. It was way too much information.

  5. Janessa Breckenridge

    Humans need me-time. Every major religion recognizes a need for a break– on Saturdays and Sundays, there is time set aside to stop and focus on God. We really do need to get off the fast-paced grid.

  6. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    I agree, Janessa. Technology keeps moving the thin line between public and private, leaving people unsure of the difference.

  7. Reba Studebaker

    Omigosh, I have an acquaintance (female) in the modeling business who had sex with her photographer and then sent a text to someone who forwarded this all around L.A. It was a wake-up call for her that someone found it funny enough to repost it. The news spread like wildfire.

  8. Melinda Meyer

    Very sad! Last week end I was at a party in Northridge, and one of the guests put a running video of it on her Facebook. I felt uncomfortable. It was too much multi-tasking and way too invasive.

  9. Kathleen Rowland

    Jeeze. Technology can get in the way of honest communication, people just having a simple and fun chat. Years ago, families used to have a rule of not watching TV during dinner. Before that, though, when TV was super-new and exciting, TV trays were invented. People will figure out that texting at meal times is bad! Sharing food with family and friends is a special time.

  10. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Yup, I think people will eventually figure this out. It’s just common sense and good etiquette to turn technology off at certain times.

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