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Modern Conveniences

Modern conveniences. At least that is what they are called. I am not so sure they are convenient in the least. Take mobile (cell) phones for example. Is it convenient to me to have someone visit and spend most of the time texting someone else? Or, spend 15 minutes on the phone call, they just have to take? What about when driving? The law is that you aren't to text or take a call unless you can do it hands free, but how many people do you still see with the phone held up to their ears?

Ipads and tablets are also on my list of inconvenient conveniences. I have a Kindle tablet. I love it, but it isn't a convenience, it is an addiction. I find I spend hours reading, emailing, playing games when I should be washing dishes (ugh) or sweeping floors or doing exercises. It isn't convenient for me to put my Kindle down, but it also isn't convenient to let my housework slip. What to do? What to do? I think I'll sit down with my Kindle and think about it.

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Soonerdad3 wrote on April 12, 2015, 2:25 PM

I know exactly what you are talking about, the things that where created to be convenient have somehow become more of a distraction than a convenience.

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MegL wrote on April 12, 2015, 3:06 PM

I thought this was going to be a post about toilets! Yes, I agree, more got done before all these conveniences!

Solamar wrote on April 12, 2015, 4:53 PM

Toilets, indoors, are a wonderful convenience. I grew up having outhouses in several of the places we lived.

Solamar wrote on April 12, 2015, 4:54 PM

You can't go anywhere now without having to listen in on someone conversation on the phone.

MegL wrote on April 12, 2015, 5:05 PM

Yes, an indoor toilet and a bath / shower are things to be grateful for.

Soonerdad3 wrote on April 12, 2015, 5:07 PM

No kidding, it happens so much at the convenience store and they make the cashier wait for them

RonElFran wrote on April 14, 2015, 12:05 AM

I think the problem is that they are too convenient. They allow us to stuff more activities into our days, so even though a gadget or technology may be a time-saver, it just allows us to try to do more. So we feel more harried than ever.

Solamar wrote on April 16, 2015, 9:05 AM

I think they just take away any patience we might have had. Now we want everything and everyone to be available at our beck and call.

MelissaE wrote on May 25, 2015, 9:46 PM

You are so correct. I visited a national park today and folks were on their phones instead of listening to the interpretation of the battle.