Nowadays life is unthinkable without Internet, E-mail, Cell Phones and other communication appliances. Being an owner of a cell phone means that people think they can reach me anytime they want, even during dinner time!. If there’s a missed call, the caller would expect me to call him/her back at once. What about text messaging? When you’ve developed a kind of routine to check your inbox constantly, you’ll be addicted to it. I know this for sure, cause I am addicted. Other annoyance about having a cell phone’s number which is in the phone book, without me knowing it till 3 months ago, is that companies call me offering their services (mostly it is about financial products, life insurance, mortgage etc…etc..).
It is the same with e-mails, once people get your e-mail address, you’ll get (sometimes unwanted) news from them. Some don’t even bother to wonder whether you would like to receive the information they send. I’m kind of allergic to chain mails. I delete them immediately.
About Internet, it is unbelievable how information on the Internet stay on my mind easily. I don’t need to be informed that Pamela Anderson suffers from Hepatitis C, Angelina Jolie is now hospitalized till her labor due or Lance Armstrong is apparently dating Kate Hudson but this info I read from websites of serious media such as BBC and CNN.
How annoying it is sometimes to constantly be feeded with information and other’s expectation for me to be there reachable anytime anywhere I’ve just concluded that on this matter the pro’s win from the con’s. The reason is that I forgot to put my cell phone in my bag this morning, found out about this at 10.00 o’clock at the office and started to get panicked cause I am expecting some text messages from my sister who’s coming to NL this Sunday. Now I’m calmed, I can function well without my cell phone. I still have e-mail & Internet access. You bet I would check my incoming messages on my Cell Phone when I get home.
Please do share your experiences about this. I’m curious.