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Re: "New" and "improved" are not always the same
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Posted by No Snaab (more from No Snaab) on Tue, 6 Apr 2021 05:02:29 Share Post by Email
In Reply to: "New" and "improved" are not always the same, JerseySaab [Profile/Gallery] , Mon, 5 Apr 2021 07:54:47
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Like it or not it's how people communicate these days. It's about time and efficiency. I recently sold a car, which I hadn't done in a long time. I didn't get a single call, all I got was texts. But I sold it in two days. I texted back and forth with the guy who bought it, he showed up, took a cursory look at the car, had me drive him around the block, then paid me in cash and took the car away. Easiest transaction ever. People don't want to screw around and waste time. I get texts from all my grandchildren on a regular basis but they are very minimalist. Yesterday I got a text from my 12 year old granddaughter. It was a short video of the family riding bikes on the beach at Hilton Head with no comment. I texted back "looks like fun" she texted back "yup." That was it. In fact I've notice that if I try to turn it into a bigger conversation she goes silent. But the important thing was that the tumblers clicked in her brain and she decided "I want to send this to my grandpa." Because I exist in her world (texting) she thinks about me. And it's these small transactions that nourish the larger relationship. The alternative would be that I'd hear from her much less.
As for my mom, she hears from everyone occasionally. But all her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren (most of whom live out of state)are constantly posting photos of everything they do and she misses out on all of it. My wife will show her stuff occasionally, and she loves it. She could not only see it all but be involved in the conversations. But she won't. I guess you can lead them to water but you can't make them drink.

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