Debit cards are an ordinary, everyday, modern necessity in today’s world. As are cell phones, the Internet, Amazon.com, Starbucks, Prozac … OK, OK … so maybe I’m stretching it a bit with those last three but you get the jest of it – right? I was in college when I got my first ATM card and my first cell phone and laptop followed a few years after. Given my phone was one of those gigantic Miami Vice style things but still, it was a cell phone – and I felt so über cool with it resting on the passenger’s seat of my Volkswagen Rabbit. And I felt free.
Funny thing is, the freedom that I once cherished feels more like a burden now. What with the ability to be reached at any and all hours of the day in any and all corners of the Earth (I mean there is no such thing as a “dead zone” anymore – at least not anywhere that I’m aware). Yet, I have adapted … I’ve learned to turn my phone off … accidentally leave it in the car … turn it on silent … or, simply ignore the damn thing.
Hold on a second … I’m remembering something – ADAPT OR DIE – wasn’t that some sort of lesson that was preached in the 80’s?? Well, there is some truth to the sentiment; but I don’t have to go into all that as I’m sure most would agree had the human race not acclimated to certain progresses we would still be plucking our own chickens and roasting them over an open fire in the back yard – and that would be gross.
But. As I sit here writing this post I have to admit that as of late I have been resisting change … You might have noticed (or might not have) that I haven’t posted in a while … my “old” laptop had a virus … blah, blah, blah … so now I have a new one and it’s an iBook – or some kind of “i” something-a-rather … and I have not been adapting very well to this new operating system. If anything it has pissed me off to the point where my children have overheard me talking to it … which reminds me, perhaps I should name my new computer – at least then my conversations could be considered bona fide.
Anyhoo, just wanted to let you all know (if there really is a ‘you all’) that I’m still alive and will be posting more regularly soon. BTW, I have decided to name her Victoria. And now I’m off to counseling (just kidding – about the counseling that is :)
Do tell … what sort of change have you resisted??