Friday, June 26, 2009

the Modern SOCialite

Tonight I ordered my pizza online, I text my supervisor who I have never met and lives on the other side of the state – I text my co-worker who is on holidays in New Zealand and received a voicemail from my manager who lives in Melbourne (never met her either) to email her the weekly summaries via her new address.

I spoke to my mum for approx 24 minutes and 53 seconds on the mobile - which in total cost me $2.67 c which I found out through my internet phone billing account and I recharged my broadband with the credit card.. .. across the internet of course.

If I hadn’t left the house at around 2:30pm I probably wouldn’t of seen anyone else all day and if I didn’t have a social husband I probably wouldn’t of even needed to open my mouth (unless you count the mornings brushing) until around 8:03pm when I called my mum.

OH and at 8:56 when I opened the door to the pizza guy to exchange a light “how much do I owe you?”

In fact I could’ve spent the whole day being “social” via txt, phone, email, facebook, myspace, and any other “network” without actually having any physical contact.

Whatever happened to letters that took a week through the post - OR just a good ole fashioned face to face chin wag. Is all this stuff really keeping us "connected" or is it just pushing us leagues further apart?

The first letter I got in the mail (which wasn’t a bill in a good 6 months) was an engagement card a couple weeks ago.

But since even bills are turning to the internet ( bigpond and vodaphone) looks like pretty soon the postie is going to be out of the job at my house and since your not engaged or newly married forever (which I can confirm, the cards will soon run out too)


The Parsons Family said...

its pretty sad hey!!! But I like your post about it!!!! xox

Sim-Dim said...

Oh so true! Techno certainly has it pros and cons.

Nettie's Blog said...

you should check out Elder Bednar's talk all about that very topic in the last conference issue..... scary isnt it????

Nettie's Blog said...

Have you seen the Examiner today...full page of Mr and Mrs Andrews reception at the tailrace...WOOOOhhhoo...