Friday, October 17, 2008

Technology Bridges the Gap Between the Haves and the Have-Nots

Here is the question for our times: Crazy cat lady or bluetooth user? At WalMart, a woman walks by me yelling personal insults at her grocery cart. Shortly thereafter, another woman begins laughing hysterically at the apple display. A third woman throws her hands in the air and grunts in derision. They all look the same and yet...two of these ladies have their sanity and a hands-free device for their mobile phones. The third has neither.

Again, the question: This?Or this?
You decide.

17 comments:

Annette Lyon said...

Hah! I've thought people were crazy at first, too. But I still think the ear sets are ugly. Makes you look like a Borg or something.

Heidi Ashworth said...

Nothing is more disconcerting than being enveloped in your own warm cozy zone at the store and have someone start "speaking" to you. It's alarming, I say! I hate it! I am getting used to it but I wish I didn't have to. This is why, should someone truly need to speak to me whilst I am shopping (something I discourage) I whisper so as not to make others around me jump. This is rather discouraging in its own right. You are right Jami, it made me smile. :)

Heidi Ashworth said...

I am talking about cell phone usage here, people. I thought I should clarify . . .

Jami said...

Borg. Hmmmm. You may have something there, Annette.

Now you've made me smile, Heidi.

*MARY* said...

Sometimes I pretend to be talking on my phone just to look cool, nobody ever calls me.

Jami said...

No one calls, Mary? But you did get 80 plus on your last post. So you are loved. And it keeps your phone bills down!

Debbie said...

Mary is totally lying about that no one calling her thing, I bet. Although I can see her walking around wal-mart pretending to talk on the phone. hee hee.

She's so cute.

Debbie said...

Hey, oops. I just realized I'm commenting on your blog under my real name. shucks. Blew my cover.

But I bet I gave you a jolt, eh?

Hey, who's that new debbie chick stalking me?

Don't tell anyone.

Jami said...

Your secret is safe with me, Deb.

Papa D said...

Love it! That's all.

Melanie J said...

The lady yelling random insults was the cat lady. I just know it.


If I'm on the phone anywhere in public, I always make sure it's the actual phone and not a Bluetooth. Because the thing is, I think it would be way too easy for people to believe that I was talking to myself. I have that unbrushed hair that makes me suspect every time.

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I use my oldest daughter as my personal answering machine/cell secretary because most of the people that call are not people I want to talk to.

In desperation, the Primary President e-mailed me last week because she couldn't get in touch with me via phone.

Know what she wanted?

She wants us the entire Infidel family to stand on stage and sing a hymn during the Primary Program. Further, my oldest son has to write a talk to deliver during the Program.

And now you know why I'm scared to answer the phone most of the time. It's almost always bad news.

Jo said...

I am so with Annette. Strange world we live in.

Jami said...

Melanie, guess again. That one was missing her manners, but not her sanity.

Elastic, my kids always narc me out. "Sure, she's right here." Yeah, up to my arm pits in fertilizer. I'd LOVE to talk right now.

Jo, strange indeed.

The Motherboard said...

I agree with Annette-- just say NO to assimilation!

AND Cats.

I hate cats.

Motherboard said...

You are seriously NOT on dial up... are you??

Jami said...

It sounds so bad when you say it like that, Motherboard. See I really do like you (even if I can never listen to your music).

Many things come before broadband. But I am sending my cosmic, force-wielding vibes into the universe. A million dollars is coming my way. I'll send you all flowers when it happens! Oh and I'll get broadband.