We have a strange relationship with phones. We have disconnected them from our walls and, now, we carry them around in our pockets. It was amazing when the first telephone was invented. Suddenly, you could talk to the person on the other end.
Yet, the only thing we want to do these days is text. Calling is for people who have time to listen to someone blabber on and about something. It’s why so many people often provide warnings before calling them. Ask yourself, “Is this textable?” Most people are too busy to answer the phone. And there’s nothing worse than finally deciding to answer only to learn that it’s a telemarketer.
I have one warning for all of my friends, and it is well known at this point. I’m a TEXTER. Please do not call me or Facetime. I will watch the phone ring.
We have a love-hate relationship with the devices, too. We may pine away for someone to call us. Or, we may fail to use the device for days or weeks to text or call the ones we love.
Just because someone doesn’t text you doesn’t mean that they aren’t thinking of you.
Call on Me. Or Rather, Don’t.
Don’t feel special. I only keep your number in my phone so I know not to answer when you call.
Seriously, though. There’s usually one way to make sure people know that you aren’t interested in calling them. Let them go to voicemail. Repeatedly. And, if you really don’t want to talk to someone ever again, you can simply block their number. Problem solved.
Life is too short to be serious all of the time. So if you can’t laugh at yourself … call me, I’ll laugh at you.
With all of the tech available to us now, we don’t have to spend minutes on a call. Instead, a quick text can suffice. And if you don’t want to use words, there are always emojis, memes, and gifs that you can send.
Unfortunately, the entire English language has been reduced to a bunch of emojis that may or may not tell the person on the other line what we want or what we’re trying to say.
Send Me a Text If You Want to Check On Me
I want to be the reason you look down at your phone and smile … then walk into a pole. C’mon, we’ve all seen it. Someone gets a text. They step off the curb without looking only to look up when oncoming traffic is honking at them. Or, someone is so focused on what’s on their screen that they walk right into a pole. There have even been stories of people falling into open manholes because they were so intent on reading a text that they didn’t bother to become aware of their surroundings.
If you expect to get anyone’s attention these days, use a text. Ask them to check in with you.
Just don’t be needy. If you send 10 texts within a span of five minutes, you’re desperate. It shows that you’re insecure in your relationship, whether it’s romantic or platonic.
If someone never texts you back, they either don’t want to communicate with you or there really is something wrong. That’s what social media is for. Stalk them until you get your answer.
How We’ve Become So Dependent on Phones
We don’t go anywhere without them because they have become our lifeline to society. Not only can we talk to people, but we can also order pizzas using an app, get directions, and even pay our bills all from the palm of our hand.
And it’s not just phones that we can’t live without. We also need the chargers to keep them juiced. That brings me to ponder why iPhone chargers aren’t called Apple Juice. It’s a missed marketing opportunity in my opinion.
You didn’t reply, but I got your message.
Just look at all of the accessories sold for today’s mobile devices. There are covers, pop sockets, lanyards, and more. An entire industry revolves around our need to be connected to others.
Hang Up and Live Your Life
Isn’t it funny how we still say “hang up the phone” even though there’s no cord? Put it down. Stop calling. Stop texting. Stop playing Angry Birds. Look around. There’s an entire world asking for your attention.
TEXTING: A brilliant way to miscommunicate how you feel and misinterpret what other people mean.
There have been too many breakups caused by a misinterpreted text. Too many people have gotten in trouble with their bosses, friends, or significant others because a text cannot provide you with perspective. Some psychologists say that a text can even encourage passive-aggressive behavior.
Good news. You can put your phone in your pocket (or even leave it at home) so that you can interact with people face to face. It encourages more socializing. Plus, no one will assume that you meant one thing when, in fact, you meant something else. You can use your voice to include intonation for sarcasm and for special effects.
A Simple Hello Could Lead To A Million Things
When you’re ready to interact with people, just guide them toward your pole barn. It may be where your man cave is so that you have somewhere to hang out and talk. It may also be where all of your toys are hiding so that you can get out and have some fun.
Remember, when you’re actively having fun, your hands are too busy to hold onto a device. It’s hard to read a text when you’re hunting, and it’s hard to send a text when your hands are on the throttle of an ATV.
Even if I only talk to you for a few minutes, it still makes my day.
What’s that? You don’t have a pole barn? So, you might have the latest and greatest iPhone, but you don’t have a reliable steel building that you can use residentially and commercially?
Call me crazy, but you clearly have your priorities out of whack.
It’s time to start using your phone when you need to instead of making it look like an extension of your body. What you can do is use your trusty device to call us at Sherman Pole Buildings. We’ll see to it that you get a great pole barn that is custom-designed to meet your needs in Sherman Country. You might be so excited about your new construction that you’ll even have to call someone about it. And if they don’t answer, just text them all of the photos. We’ll even snap the pics.