This post is originally found on my work place’s FB page ans was initially written for there. However, it is my creation and I would like to share it with you!
It has occured to me that there is a good reason for the growing laziness in this country. This epiphany made me downtrodden by the fact I am as guilty as the majority. I am also too damn lazy to put forth much effort to remedy it. Well, maybe not right now…this ephiphany has motivated me. I discovered that sleeping the day away on my days off, needs to change. Napping all afternoon, needs to change. Eating out of boredom, needs to change. What me and the rest of the country and I need to get on the same page is…to get my face out of my phone.
The prevaling reliance (and addiction to) our electronice had made us all soft. We need to change that. Say something to someone…to their face. Get up and go to the other room to ask Josh if he knows where the widget is. The store is only on the corner. Walk there. Walk there with a buddy and have a conversation. We have become soft people. Soft and mean. We as a people have lost our social skills in that we refuse to insteract with one another.
How can faith in humanity (and our image) ever be restored if we have become the zombie nation everyone fears?
What do YOU. Think?
I have done tech support for a while now and it flabbergasts me to have people call in who like to THINK they know what they are doing. They start out by making it very clear that they have been working with technology since 1492 when Columbus sailed the ocean blue. They then go on to tell you they did your job for just as long and are now retired for sixty years. O.o
Ok, well, my brain says it is not sure how that can be since you are calling in, but ok, lets go ahead and fix whatever is ailing your technology today. MMMMkay?
Now, while you fight with me to verify that I have YOUR account and no one that belongs to someone else, you tell me that you have done everything under the sun and to the moon to fix it and you just know that I am not going to be able to help you.
So I advise you that I have to see what happens when you unplug the thing. Wait….is that silence I hear???? I listen as you drop the phone and move all the furniture in the room to pull the plug out of the back of the device and you come back and tell me the deed is done. While we wait for the technology to wake back up, you then tell me that you didn’t think to do THAT! Lo and behold the technology is alive! Were it self aware like in the Wil Smith movie iRobot, it would have told you that was all you had to do Mr. Smarty Apple.
You know, I have a ten year old that would have told him the same and he is a self aware human.
I wonder if the customer was self aware to know that everything else outside of simplicity was unnecessary. Replanting those trees away from the house may be something you regretted doing in your technology troubleshooting just to get the calculator to work my friend.
What do YOU think?