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Smartphones have made people dumber

RANT

I just watched a guy in my office walk at a rate of about 1 step every 3 seconds to cover about 50 yards.  He did this while typing with his thumbs on an iPhone.  He could have sat at his computer and typed the same email in about 1/4th the time and then walked normal speed to his meeting.  What the fuck are people thinking?  I don’t think that they are thinking at all.  They have become a slave to their phone and to the corporate world.  It’s a shame.

Yeah, I know it’s a common theme with me but it drive me nuts.  Put down the stupid electronic devices and live your life.  I have an iPhone and I do enjoy it, but I don’t let it run my life.  I don’t look at it when I’m the passenger in a car.  I don’t walk around looking at it.  Fuck that.  I have better things to look at while I’m out and about.  If I’m sitting at home then that is a different story.  When I’m having some “down time” I gladly look at my iPhone.  I don’t look at it all the time though.  People need to use it as a tool, or as a piece of entertainment.  Don’t let it use you.  Most people let the smartphone become their master.  Man, fucking quit that shit.

/RANT

 

 

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People are missing it

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.

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Texting and emailing around people….and other bullshit

Something I’ve been noticing happening lately has been annoying the shit out of me. Texting or emailing when others are in your presence. I don’t mean just when in public, I mean when others are immediately around you and may want to talk to you or may already be talking to you. I have friends that do this. Total bullshit. Sometimes I’m in the middle of saying something to them and they get their phone out and reply to a text or email. What the fuck? I know they are not paying attention to me. Hell, anymore I just stop talking. I either walk away or when they look at me because I stopped talking I say “I’ll wait” in a very sarcastic manner. I am no longer going to deal with this stupid ass behavior. Good grief folks we are grown adults. It is rude and inconsiderate to do this to people. In fact I can’t even believe that people do it and think that it’s OK. What the fuck!!

The same goes for jackasses that are texting while driving. Sometimes they are not driving but they are texting at a traffic light and I have to fucking beep at them to get their ass moving when the light turns green. It’s funny because most of the time when I beep at them they see that they are about 3 cars behind the guy in front of them they fucking punch it and speed off like crazy. Seriously? You’re an idiot! I didn’t beep because I wanted you to begin a race to pass everyone in front of you. Dumbass. It’s like they are trying to save face so they speed up thinking it will make up for their inadequacies. Nope.

Total Assclowns.

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Things going on as of late…

Busy at the new job, but loving it. Recently was blindsided by the fact that a loved one may have cancer, but don’t know yet. We’ll deal with it the best we can and leave the rest up to God. I try hard to not worry about things I cannot change.

Had an old 1952 Winchester Model 94 .30-30 gifted to me. For being 59 years old the thing looks like it’s was either never fired or it’s only fired a few rounds. It’s not “mint” but it does have a few “character marks”. Those are the best. It used to be my wife’s grandfather’s rifle. It’s a great old gun. I love old lever guns. Gonna give ‘er a good cleaning and take it shooting and get some enjoyment out of something old. I like old things.

I’ve had an iPhone 4 for about 6 months now and I have no complaints. I love the phone and once again, think Apple did a kick butt job on this phone. I’m excited for the new stuff to come out in June but I can’t see myself replacing anything as I’m very satisfied with the iPhone 4.

I want to read the book Walden by Henry David Thoreau. It seems like a great, back to just the basics of life, book. I will do this sometime soon.

Drink water!

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Love my job

I’m thankful to have a job that I love. I seriously am. I don’t take it for granted one day. I work for as an IT guy for an NFL team and it’s the best job I’ve ever had. Some days you work hard but you also get to play hard. It is the first job I’ve ever had that I sometimes don’t want to take a vacation day from because I have that much fun at work. I love what I do. I actually get paid to do my hobby. I’m not usually one to toot my own horn but I’m very good at what I do and I will keep it that way.

Right now I’m sitting at home and thinking that I’m off tomorrow and actually wondering if I should just go in to work instead. I know I sounds crazy but I like my job that much. Not many people can say that.

I’m thankful to God for all that He’s given me.

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Mike Pruitt Honda Service Problems – Ohio

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.

Fun fun….

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