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Well, I used to think it was rude a few years ago, to tell the other person on the phone that I am no longer interested in the ongoing conversation and that I am bored to death and want to slam the phone down on him / her.. So, I would listen on intently to my friend from college, my much older relative, my ex-teacher, etc etc…
But that was then.. Now-a-days, I write this in my emails to my friends.. “Hey don’t worry if you can’t call me.. Email me or better yet, text me.. BTW, that is the best way / preferred way to reach me.. “
And since when did this become OK..? Does the thin line between rude and polite fade away as technology rams into our lives.. Excuse me, but, I don’t want to talk to you, because I cannot accommodate this talk time in my busy lifestyle.. but, the same lifestyle permits me to check emails whenever, wherever and reply at my own convenience.. ?? Am I practicing sophistry?
I am not acting like a Gen Y person, am I..? For once I don’t want to.. The warmth in the greeting, the voice of a loved one asking about your well being, sounds of laughter and giggles.. I want them all back.. I promise, there will still be a point where I will be bored to death again and again, but I won’t mind it even a little bit!!
Love technology, hate the evasion of expression that comes with it.. !