Originally Posted by jeffnc
I'm not trying to rag on you personally, but I just get tired in general when people come out of the woodwork on these forums and try to tell you your question is wrong. I simply asked for an email address, if no one knows it, so be it. Yes I saw the phone number. If I wanted a lecture on how to do things in life, I'd have called my parents :-)
Ouch Jeff... as an old fart (probably old enough to BE
your parent), I didn't realize I had become part of the woodwork around here. And I didn't think that making a suggestion or two was giving a lecture in life. If it is, then things have surely changed with the younger generation.
But, I should have realized that something as old fashioned as placing a phone call just isn't the "hip" thing to do anymore. Everything is now automated, emailed, remote controled, texted, you tubed, facebooked, and zipped along at the speed of light.
I miss the days when you placed a phone call on a rotary phone. You couldn't change the channel on the TV (if you were lucky enough to even HAVE
one) while on the phone either. The phone cord wouldn't reach. So, you waited untill you hung up, then got up and walked over to the TV and turned the dial to one of five or six available channels.
No, I didn't walk five miles up hill both ways to school, but I did walk six blocks both ways four times a day through grade school (didn't know what a school cafeteria was.... we didn't have one) and 10 blocks (about a mile) both ways two times a day in junior high (finally found out what school lunch meant in junior high). If it snowed, we wore boots. If it was raining, we wore rain coats and carried umbrellas.
There was always plenty of time to sit down and write a letter, put it in an envelope and walk down to the corner and stick it in the mail box. Time enough to sit down daily with the family and spend an hour or so over dinner and conversation, get homework done and go out and play for a while or sit in the porch swing and chat with the neighbors before a bath and bed time.
No, today.... no one has the time anymore to do anything. It's got to be accomplished in a one line post in a forum or text, or a three line email. Anything more and it's just a waste of time. What in the heck do you youngsters do with yourselves during a day that keeps you so darned busy? I just don't get it I suppose.
I guess I really AM
really getting old....