Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Late Night Musings

It’s getting late, and I haven’t written today’s post. I was watching a documentary on HBO about Robin Williams and lost track of time. It was excellent, well worth my time, and I highly recommend it. There was a wealth of video and audio that was used to tell his story interspersed with interviews with friends and family. I’d been wanting to see it; I'm glad I did. However, now I’m scrambling for a topic.

Usually I have a topic for my daily post that’s been rolling around in my brain. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen today! As a result, this will be much shorter than usual. In thinking about my interaction with technology today, it was just the normal stuff. I did have a frustrating moment with phones today. My husband’s car is in the shop today. He left his cell phone number for them to reach him. The mechanic and my husband were texting about some of the issues so we know he had the correct number. However, when it was time critical to get the go-ahead on ordering a part for tomorrow, the mechanic called our home number and left a message. Why not use the number he was given and that he had used earlier?

Our adult children are always telling us we should get rid of our landline. This is something that probably divides generations. We both have cell phones but prefer to give our home number when filling out unimportant forms that require a number. That way most unwanted callers have the home number so we’re not bothered on our personal cells. We also have a lot of our records with businesses tied to that number. I know we need to make a change sometime soon.  It would certainly alleviate the issue we had today. I’m just not sure I want to give up the phone number we’ve had for over 30 years. We are, after all, creatures of habit!

Oh, well...we did get everything taken care of in time so that makes me happy.

Have you found your tech joy today?


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