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Posted by No Snaab (more from No Snaab) on Mon, 5 Apr 2021 06:21:52
In Reply to: OT: PayPal sucks, JerseySaab [Profile/Gallery]
, Fri, 2 Apr 2021 18:24:53
I know you guys think it's cute or cheeky or takes some special talent to resist change but it's not, it's just a characteristic of being old. I too resist change but with prodding from my wife and grand children I stay current with modern tech. A smart phone makes my life better, richer and more convenient in a myriad of ways you can't imagine if you never had one. My mom, who's 90, keeps her flip phone in a plastic bag in her purse along with all her numbers written on an index card. And she never ever turns it on for fear it'll run the batteries down. You guys are about one step behind her. She lives alone and is totally disconnected and isolated from her children, grand children and great grand children because she won't consider a smart phone. It's how people communicate in the modern world. It makes me a relevant part of my children and grand children's lives in ways that I find totally amazing. All day I get texts from various people, maybe my son will sent me a photo of an interesting he saw (or I'll do the same), or my 12 year old grand daughter will just say "hi grandpa" and sent a photo of something she's doing. When my grandson was in Okinawa for two years we texted all the time and did skype calls on a regular basis. He was lonely. And that's just a small portion of the things I use a smart phone for. I'm not trying to be a dick here but you're missing out on so much. Live a little, get with the program. Saying "I don't give a shit" is taking you down a road to being a lonely, isolated, irrelevant, old person who nobody wants to be around because you've withdrawn from the world around you. Sorry for the rant but someone needs to tell you. So shoot me.
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