I miss the old days. I miss the days before cell phones, before cordless phones, before DVD players. It seems that people were a happier bunch. We had to worry about drunk driving but not texting and driving. If someone needed to reach you and you were not home, it was anyone’s guess where you were…unless you told them. I remember being in college in the mid nineties and still using a pen and paper to jot down a phone number. Nobody had a computer in class. Email looked pretty much like DOS and you only used it at the school library or at home if you were “well off”.
I miss just going out for a drive and having no distractions. You either talked to someone in the car with you or you just drove and enjoyed what was around you. You took in the scenery. Now you see people sitting at lights and they are just fucking with their damn phones. People are missing some pretty cool stuff by not looking out the window. People are too involved in their stupid social mediums.
I miss taking a road trip and using a road atlas. Fuck GPS. Too many people rely on GPS and can’t even read a map. God forbid if they ever have to get anywhere without electronics.
I miss having the power go out and lighting candles and just hanging around the house. Rarely does the power go out where I live anymore. It is nice, don’t get me wrong but sometimes having the power out would be neat…like the old days.
Like Brooks said in the Shawshank Redemption “The world went and got itself in a big damn hurry.” That’s the truth.
I’m tired of computers, the Internet, keyboards, input devices which I refuse to call mice, blogs, facebook.
I’m tired of people texting, people talking on the phone while driving.
Go outside. Do something. Leave your phone at home, turned off, in a drawer some where.
Unplug. Build something. Whittle. Read a book printed on real paper that you can hold.
Drive. Walk around many blocks. Go hiking.
Everywhere I go I see it. Someone on a cell phone. Kids walking down the street side by side texting someone else. Today I saw a kid riding a bike with a backpack on and trying to hold onto the handlebars with one hand as he pedaled up hill and talked on a cell phone with his other hand.
Why are the kids walking side by side not talking to each other? Why are they texting someone else. How about pick the fucking phone up and talk to them instead of back and forth texting?
I heard some lady once say that she wishes there was a way to talk into the phone and have it converted to text so she wouldn’t have to use the little keys to type text messages. How about this…..here’s a solution. Talk into the phone with another person on the other end then you don’t have to text. For fucks sake people.
This shit is getting ridiculous. I realize that texting comes in handy sometimes but use fucking common sense. If you’re too dumb to realize you shouldn’t text while driving then I hope you drive off the road into a ditch. Maybe then you’ll learn……if you’re not dead.
People act like if they lose their phone or their crack-berry that fucking life as they know it is over.
Here’s an idea: Throw the fucking thing out the window, or off the back porch, or into a bunch of wet concrete and let it go. The world is too connected and it’s going to hurt us in the future.