So many changes are happening - almost daily, and sometimes every moment these days. Many blame it on the computer and it's demand on our time, but I think we all like the anonymous way we can sometimes link with others online. Many of us pay bills online - there are no more face to face with the people at the phone company! We don't even write checks, we do it at the bank site or our creditor's sites. Speaking of phone sites, who still has land lines these days with all the cell phones out there?
We've become disengaged in so many ways...but is it really because of the computer and all the technology? For me the choice to be a techie and people person in much of my life is as balanced as I can make it.
Because of all the disengagement in my own world these days, I really try to be more involved with the people around me and do something that is almost unheard of here - I talk to people in line at the supermarket. We all know that we wait in all sorts of lines these days at places like Walmart. While waiting you have a choice of how you spend that time in line - you can stand and day dream, get hot under the collar, or you can do what I choose to do. I spend that wasted time getting to know those who are held captive with me. It keeps me happy, and can often diffuse a tension-filled line at the check-out.
So what do you do? Are you a friend-maker in line? How do you handle that hurry-up-and-wait time?