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Sunday, May 11, 2014

Leashes and programming



At one time people came home from a day's work and they were done for the day. No cell phone calls, text messages, or office e-mails followed them around all hours of the day. At one time being able to be called back into work was reserved for life and death professions. Doctors and firefighters were on call 24-7. Now it seems work can get in touch with just about anybody at time for anything. This is not progress. It's an electronic leash.

Worse than the leash is the programing. People have started to believe that work should be able to contact them at any time. Some even take pride in it. News flash: really important people set their own schedule and agenda. People with no time to truly call their own are slaves.

-Sixbears

10 comments:

  1. and it shows when you turn off your cell phone how anoyed some are you are not readilly available.

    good to destroy the leash and collar and resume living without it
    after all one is a free person not a house pet!

    Wildflower

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    1. It's your phone and you can turn it off if you want to.

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  2. The best way to keep a slave happy is let them fill themselves up with their own self importance. You can have them at your beck and call when they are convinced you cannot do without them. A trait obvious in many 'slaves' today!

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  3. There are a lot of slaves out there and they don't know it or don't care.

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    1. I bet some feel something is wrong, but they are too programed to figure out what. It's hard to break free because they everything comes into question.

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  4. We went for a Mother's day buffet at an Indian Casino..the price was great but oh, my everyone was on a tablet, phone, etc. We enjoyed ourselves talking my hubs and I even snagged a place to sit and talk and could hear our number to be led into the place to eat and fill up on crab legs, cold lobster claws, grilled asparagus, fresh tiny shrimp, prime rib, spring rolls, salads, fresh biscuit. Beverages included and desserts of every kind & make..We had a cozey booth usually for only hotel guests, the lady took our drink orders and brought them promptly, my hubs made his way to get what he wanted I waited and went and got what I wanted, it was not a rush to us..I made sure to get our desserts early as they ran out of the chocolate covered strawberries and a cherry boston my hubs wanted..We were fine, we notice people dining and talking on phones and were asked to turn them off, they could not conduct drawings for many prizes given out and their KENO and Bingo games were disrupted, you would have thought they asked for their right hand or right leg..Many tried to let their kids run wild, NO THEY DID NOT, the waitstaff politely took them to their tables and informed the parents they would be asked to leave because of the risk of injury to the children and other paying guests, yes you heard that right..for $43.90 for the whole shebang we ate fish, crab, lobster, prime rib, salads, desserts and beverages in peace and quiet, we don't own a cell phone and no cable, cannot even watch the finals of Portland vs San Antonio our many radios are just fine thank you very much, a cell phone would have come in mighty handy when the 38 year old woman who lives at home and doesn't work and drives her parents car hit our parked car in a public library parking lot and lied about it, another person who knows my hubs took many photos on his fancy new Sony camera and gave it to my hubs as evidence, it pays to be polite and kind at the public library which my hubs goes to a lot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! But we just are amazed at how people think they are in touch with all the tablets, phones, etc. they don't seem to speak to each other, watch their little ones and miss out on really living, I love your blog, if I could get one thing in our retirement it would be a decent boat going out daily and coming back to a tiny cabin at the beach, but there is no doctor at the tiny town in the Washington coast we want to live...My hubs decided enough of working when they phoned day and night on our landline for him to work really shitty jobs many miles from our home in a grocery retail setting without as much as a hello kiss my butt, or anything not to mention the young punks who thought they could harass and make him feel like crap, it was retirement for him and I work for a non-profit and the people love me and thank me all the time, I make sure to find food sources and housing sources because it gets cold, rainy, wet, snowey about 200 plus days of the year and no one needs to freeze and or starve in the greatest country in all of this world, we help them and I help them, have a most wonderful week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you.

      I'll take real live conversation with people in the same room over electronic communication any day.

      Your dinner description made me hungry. :)

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