Monday, October 24, 2011

Keep Your Head Up!

It's funny how we get so busy in life that we forget to pick our head up and look.

I see people talking on their "blue tooth", cell phones and texting  all of the time. I see them doing this while driving, walking, running  and doing this every waking moment of their life. Their head is always down.  I will be walking down the mall on my meal break and people will run into me while talking, texting or doing whatever. I want to say "Hello", but they won't hear me.

This is amazing to me. I can remember when we didn't have cell phones, computers or even answering machines.  I grew up in a home where we had one phone, a black dial up phone. Can you imagine?  We had one black and white TV with 3 or 4 channels, and we had to get up to change the channel. No remote, just a dial that we had to turn. And guess what?  My family and I watched TV together. Didn't I have a great childhood? 

I honestly miss those days.

I always have my head up, I'm always looking for Jodie.
 Yesterday at the mall a lady was going down the escalator and fell. I don't think she was on a cell phone, but it made me think about it. I use to ride down the escalator reading my messages on my phone. I won't do that again! 

Thanks for reading, life is good..........

5 comments:

Kevin and Ruth said...

We have a cell phone, but it's for emergency use only, so we never even turn it on. I never could get into this "texting" thing either. I sure do like my laptop and internet though!

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JoJo said...

You brought back some memorys for me. Yes one black phone one old black an white tv with a rubber band holding the channel dial in place. :) Life was so simple and we thought we had it all, and I guess we did we had love and togetherness,
Thanks for a great post.

Bob said...

I think I will truly miss the "pay as you go" type of cell phone I have here in Vienna. The thing cost me €35 to start with, then I put €20 worth of time it, and since incoming calls are free, I hardly ever use that up in a YEAR. I don't think we have such a thing in Canada, but if we do, that's all I'll need whenever we move back.
But yes, without internet I'd go bonkers.
Texting? Why? I've never "got" that whole concept.

Chuck and Anneke's RV travels said...

I remember those good olde days. as well. They were great! The truth is though, I would not want to go back.

What needs to happen is that some folks who are totally hooked up to their virtual world, should just get a real world life and pay attention to what is going on around them-especially when they are moving:)

Kenny And Angela's Adventure said...

I sure do miss the good old day's.