I am going to air a grievance here. I usually try to stay away from bitching about technology use but repeated events over the last few years have planted within me a desire to vent.
So here goes:
1. I own a cellphone for my convenience, not yours. If I do not answer it when you call the first time, I will likely not answer it when you call immediately back. If you call back a third time in quick succession you, or someone I love, had better be on fire, dying, or in jail. If not, when at any point in my life did I give you the impression that I am at your beck and call?
2. I post on Facebook, Twitter, and my blog for my enjoyment/release/etc. If you don’t like what you read, stop following me. I have not taken a gun to your head and forced you to follow my feed. Don’t send me sarcastic trolling messages bitching about how frequently I post, what I post about, etc. Just block my shit if you don’t want to read it. I am not tailoring my feed for your taste.
3. Sometimes it takes me a few days to get back to you when you email, text, or call me. If you are a true friend, this fact will make you happy. It means I am out in the world enjoying my life and not sitting at home by my computer and phone desperately wishing someone would call, text, or email me. Be happy for me.
There. I’m done.