People are missing it. I don’t think they have any idea that they are missing it either. Increasingly, I see people riding in the passenger seat of cars and they are looking down. They have that look; you know, that look that people only get when they are looking at their damn phone. It looks rediculous You look like a moron when you’re looking down at your phone. Even when I look down at my phone I look like a moron. Smart phones have made people dumb. Instead of people enjoying the outside world when they are actually outside, in a car or otherwise, they are looking at their damn phone. What a complete waste.
I understand the convenience of having a smart phone and being able to use it, especially when you’re not the driver of a car. The thing is, it is only a convenience. I highly doubt that anyone is ever doing anything where they are texting or typing something that is an emergency. Seriously. When stuff is an emergency people use their phone as a phone and hold it up to their face and talk.
I can remember when you didn’t have a choice of what to do. The only thing to do was look out the window. If you didn’t want to look out the window you had to bring a magazine or a crossword puzzle or something. I just don’t get what is so important that people need to see what is on Facebook or Twitter or otherwise. I don’t understand why they have to be available all the time or why they have to text all the time or update Facebook with their location or other dumb stuff. Now, I do use Facebook and Twitter and I like both sites very much. I however view them as something fun to do in my spare time; not something that I always have to be doing.
I just think that people need to go outside and “be outside”. They need to be in it. There is so much beauty that is lost because people refuse to take it in. Instead, they spend time playing with their devices.
I should state that I do own an iPhone 5 and that I have had a smart phone for the last two years. I simply choose to not let the phone rule my life and everything that I do.
Lose the phone. Spend your time outside, truly outside.
I just thought I would share this since I can, and my blog gets a decent amount of hits daily.
I took my car to Mike Pruitt Honda for service right before Christmas 2010. I asked that they please check the tire pressure as I was losing air in two of my tires regularly. I purposely set my tire pressure to 25 lbs. on all of my tires to see if they would really check or just write that they did on the paperwork. Sure enough, they wrote (32) for all four tires and didn’t check anything; either that or they checked and didn’t feel like airing up the tires.
The next day I called the service manager and let him know about it. He told me they would make it right. He said he would talk to the tech that did the work and that they do not regularly do this. I think it’s garbage and probably a lot of dealers do this. It’s just one more thing they can do to save time and money and force the customers to eventually buy new tires. Yet another reason to do something yourself if you want it done right.
Anyway, the service manager called me back and told me the tech had been off sick for 2 days and that he would call me back after Christmas and wouldn’t forget about me. I said OK, and figured I would never hear back from him. I didn’t.
So tonight I went to get a drivers side low beam bulb replaced and took it to Sunnyside Honda. I told them what happened at Mike Pruitt Honda (a brief version) and asked that they please make sure the tires all had 32 lbs. in each. Everyone in the service department there looked like “oh shit someone caught us”. No joke. I mean the employees and not the other customers. I now had a feeling that this is something that is known that most dealers do but nobody says anything about.
So for the readers of this blog, or Mike Pruitt Honda customers, you might want to double check next time the dealer says they did this or that.
Tonight Sunnyside Honda did actually make sure my tires all had 32 lbs. in them. I checked right outside the dealership.
I actually hope someone from a Honda service department reads this and actually has something to say about it. Honda has been good to me for the most part but I can just never get past the feeling of the big company always screwing the little guy.