Thursday, January 11, 2007
People Will Talk
When I used to hear people talking to themselves, I thought maybe the person had some mental condition like schizophrenia. But these days you really have to be careful and look for the telltale signs of a wireless cell-talker. They are, you know, those people who wander around speaking to what appears to be to themselves. They have, at times, caught me thinking they were speaking to me, and I’d say, “Hello,” only to get a strange look. So, I’ve learned to look ear-ward for the gizmo, often so tiny it could be a rather large hearing aid.
How nice it used to be when we could actually get out of the office. Now, business folks bring it along wherever they go. I suppose they are happy to always be in touch. Not me. I’d rather be free from the electronic beck and call we call progress.