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Discussion in 'The Backstage' started by Pal, Nov 8, 2017.
I try to not waste my minutes. I got important shit to do
Dude, you are far and away the funniest sonofabitch on MLP.
In lieu of anything valuable to contribute, I spew forth my nonsense.
Hey man, damn near all of us have the occasional funny zinger. Your level of hilarity, on the other hand, is goddamn consistent. Be proud.
It’s my love language.
I don’t get texting.
The guy that’s texting’s holding a phone, the guy on the other end’s holding a phone...
Why’n fuck don’t they just talk to each other?
It's useful in a silent environment. I sure prefer talking to texting, but sometimes you gotta go with what you got. How else are you gonna talk shit about someone sitting between the two of you at a dinner table?
And then hold the phone up so the person can read it and say “This is what your sister thinks of your new boyfriend.”
Then sit back and enjoy the meatloaf.
Someone who's experienced, right here.
i was born in 82.... i dont fit the mold for either gen x, or millennial.
i was the last age to have analog everything, and the first to embrace new tech as a teen. i was 13 when dial up internet got really big.
i still remember party line phone lines, rotary dial phones, ect... i remember having 3 channels on tv and that was it.
i also remember when the internet came of age, and when satellite tv got popular.
im in a generation lost in the cusp.
Us boomers never wanted an economy where our children and grand children couldn't get decent jobs with benefits. But something changed on us about 1980, and I'm not sure what it was. No longer did employees have as say in anything, as they had before. It was employers saying "take what we offer, and under our rules, or take a walk". I'm one of the majority of boomers who never wanted it to turn that way.
Because that's a pain in the ass.
My friend told me that in the 50s there was something called the 30x rule where a CEO could only make 30x more than the lowest paid worker, who knows if there's any truth to that but my mother said that a man making minimum wage use to be able to have a house and a car and take care of a family of 3 and have the wife stay home and look after the kids. Now both parents have to work to make ends meet and there is no one to raise the kids right.
No actually, it's not. Especially when have to keep your eyes on something other than the device.
It's not a pain in the ass when you can't look at the screen. It's a pain in the ass at all other times. Who the hell actually wants to talk to each other? Why waste the time when a text message can communicate just as much without having to hang onto the phone?
See, that's you and me. Different worlds.
In my world, texting is a colossal waste of time, most of the time. It does have some application in my world, but seldom.
and if you're texting, you're still hanging on to the phone. Usually with two hands.
I won't let my assistant text. He's not supposed to have a damn phone in his hands, texting his wife. He's supposed to be working.
A text is just a non-verbal personal call and neither of them belong on the job.
The difference between a text and a phone call is you don't have to reply to a text immediately. You can put a conversation on hold for as long as you need to. Once a phone conversation starts there are no breaks until it's over. It's more convenient to shoot a message to a buddy, get a message back at his convenience and reply to it at my own convenience than to go through the formal procedure of a phone call.
Ben, I got it. Completely. Years ago.
I wonder sometimes if it isn't part of the differences in upbringings, too.
I mean,..me and my sisters (15 years younger) grew up sort of..not isolated,..but the family didn't talk much,..we didn't sit around the dinner table talking,..everyone sort of just did their own thing and lived their own lives,..it wasn't "family"..per se.
To a certain extent I think my generation of latch-key kids,..and especially the next generation like my sisters,..they just didn't grow up on the telephone talking to people all the time,..and there isn't a ton of talking in the family. So it's 'easier' to text because it doesn't require talking.
It seems like a lot of people these days don't even really like talking out loud. They'll 'talk' in text, or email, or message boards like here,..but face to face verbal interaction or phone interaction doesn't seem as popular. And I wonder if it's because they just grew up not really doing it as much as the previous generation.
For some making a phone call is easier than a text. For others a text is a easier than a phone call.
..different worlds,..different upbringings.
I know for myself in person I'm not very talkative unless I really know the person. Most of the time I don't talk much. Either I don't think I have much to say, or I think people wouldn't care what I have to say,..or I'm too busy listening to worry about talking.
..I do hate talking on the phone though.
This is an incredible exaggeration, at best.