phones... good or evil?
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:13 AM
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:20 AM
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:36 AM
But I hardly converse on my phone, except through text. For casual conversation that may take more than 5 min, I prefer to do in-person. I told me friend of 7 years that. If she wanted to talk, send a text as I wasn't one to chat on the phone. She was cool with it.
This post has been edited by VanillaChocolate: Sat Oct 24, 2015 11:37 AM
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 01:36 PM
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 01:36 PM
I think we need to see what's on that phone of urs 😈
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 06:19 PM
How about interacting with the people who you are around with. I had a small chuckle to myself not long ago when I was on the train and a fellow passenger was on his phone. He got up and stood at the doors as he was getting off at the next station but as he was too interested in his phone he didn't realise he had his back to the doors to the platform and therefore he missed his stop lol. To be honest I had no sympathy for him.
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 08:17 PM
Posted Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:33 PM
In the mountains where I live I am in an active cell zone about three hours a week, none of it at home. So I have the cheapest old flip-phone and almost never turn it on. We have a lot of little pockets with active signals. I'm just rarely in any of them, or I drive in and out of them briefly every five to fifty minutes.
So, being the expert I am on the topic, to answer your question ...
As for being dictated to by stupid machines, what cracks me up is when I give people directions to my place and they end up on some old long dead-end dirt road out in the woods because they insisted on following their phone's advice instead of mine ... or a simple paper map. Google is in the habit of saying that some things are "roads" that have not been accessible or usable roads for several decades. My road was moved about 80 years ago. Google shows it in both places, as two roads. The old one isn't there.
Last time it happened was a new woman friend coming to my place for the first time. It took her 90 minutes to go 35 miles, thanks to her "smart" phone.
As for what these devices may say to or about us or our relationships: even if the sex is good, I want a woman who is smarter than her phone. Turned out she wasn't bad in the sack, but I didn't invite her back. Get out of your car with a well-worn paper map in your hand, and I'm in luv! even if you did get lost.
Besides, she wanted me to shave in places I won't.
Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 08:10 AM
not for me - nor OH....
but as said - maybe its our ages - 58/60.
Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 08:29 AM
My kids are young adults and are on theirs all the time. Seems my son uses most of my data then any of us. I use it to listen to music while I'm in the building of my work but have to turn off the music when I'm out on my route.
I do like it handy just in case there is an emergency. Now a days it has to stay near me for my husband has medical issues.
I do have to say I do like personal interaction with family and friends better then a medal device in my hands unless........well you get it!
Posted Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:56 PM
Posted Mon Oct 26, 2015 07:30 AM
Bully for you!
I view incoming calls like knocks on the door, and I'm not obligated to answer them, either.
Posted Tue Oct 27, 2015 02:42 AM
Posted Tue Oct 27, 2015 03:40 AM
During weekends thou, I close my phone so that my boss could not reach me only to give me additional work. Lol,
But what she didn't know about is that, I have another phone number wherein only my family and closed friends knew about it so they can still contact me during weekends. Hehehe, guess all of us have a little secret as well.
This post has been edited by only_me: Tue Oct 27, 2015 03:43 AM
Posted Tue Oct 27, 2015 05:39 AM
Posted Tue Oct 27, 2015 07:41 PM
Posted Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:07 AM
Home computer or lab top.
Your not speaking for me that's for sure.
Posted Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:36 AM