Its been a hard day
I’m sure you have heard The Beatles song “A Hard Day’s Night and I’ve been working like a dog”. That’s me! I find myself between the store, my family, my friends, my enemies, my romantic life. I spend my days busy with all of this. I’m not complaining. I want you to know that I love my life! But its bothering me how much of my time goes to using technology. Nowadays, it’s inevitable. I find technology to be very bipolar; it’s a blessing and a curse. It has many benefits but it also has many downsides. For example, I love calling Siri on my phone and I love how she answers my questions simply, like “how many feet are in a meter?” (by the way I feel taller and skinnier in the metric system). Or “how many planets are in the solar system”. Sometimes I joke with Siri and ask her if she has been in love? She answers very politely “I have never fallen in love. But I have fallen off a desk.” LOL!!!
The downside of technology is DELETING; deleting emails, deleting text messages, deleting voicemails. It is almost ridiculous the amount of time that it takes to delete all of this unnecessary information. It would be wonderful if we could delete bad habits, toxic people, bad hair days, corrupt politicians, poverty, hunger, domestic violence, etc., etc. with the touch of a button, and at the same time it would be great to grab our keyboard to create easy apps that would easily solve all these problems. I would love that! Instead, I find myself spending too much time DELETING. It might not seem a big deal, but it does take a lot of effort. There are times when I am fed up and let go of all the deleting. I pretend that all of the texts, emails, and voicemails are not there. A day could go by, and when I look at my inbox, the emails have already accumulated by the hundreds. Then I panic. I feel guilty and anguished that I have not opened those emails and that there is something important I might not have checked. Then the deleting process begins. I can almost see the shadow of the sun coming down through my window. And then I feel panic and anguish that I have spent so much time DELETING. I realize that my precious time here on the planet has been spent deleting a lot of unnecessary information. I would much rather spend that time having a latte with a friend. Or even better trying on a new pair of shoes!
At the end of the day I feel like a dog that has gone on a long run and lies down with his tongue hanging out the side of his mouth. That’s me. Of course with my red lipstick J It’s been a hard day and “I’ve been working like a dog”.
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