That the woman has a fleet of personal interns who do everything for her is neither here nor there. What really got me about that scene was that I first was aghast at her sheer laziness, but then ... I remembered that the vast majority of my own voicemails go unchecked for at least a day or two - because I hate checking them.
There's something more to-the-point about connecting with people nowadays through e-mail or text via over the phone. It is more impersonal, but that means you can bypass all the sometimes false niceties and just get down to it. There's none of this "hi, how are your kids, is your back better today, how did the [insert name of personal activity you don't really care about here] go" banter that you kind of feel like you have to go through when calling someone. There's no running around playing phone tag. There are no lost calls, bad connections.
OK ... it is kind of ridiculous, isn't it? When did human interaction start becoming a nuisance? I remember getting mad at one of our coordinators a few years ago because we were on-site at a project and items were missing. She was supposed to contact the home office to get info and help locate items, we were running out of time, and I remember catching her texting her co-workers back home and I am pretty sure I freaked out. Call them and talk to someone. Get someone real time and get things settled now.
But uh - I really only check my voicemails because I can't stand seeing the little tape symbol on my phone.
Do you like how technology is streamlining communication or do you feel like we're losing out on the personal touch? Am I the only one who doesn't like checking voicemails?
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