Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas, Technology, & Telephones

I sat here today, ready to get this Christmas thing done. Catalogs on hand with a slight notion of what I was going to order. I had the computer warmed up, primed to do my worst. First, I would need to get everyone's address, right? 

Seems everyone has moved, changed their phone number, or did what we ourselves did - disconnected from those troublesome land lines. The landlines that had people's addresses attached to their phone numbers. The white pages are totally useless to me now. I could not find a single address that I didn't already have.

I didn't want to have to call and ask for addresses, they would know what the Grinch was up to. That would totally blow the whole thing and take all the fun out of it. So now I am at a complete standstill. I absolutely can't send to the ones I have the addresses for and ignore the ones I don't - that's just not done.

I feel the Grinch moving back in - the fun is leaving quickly. Somehow, I knew this computer thing was going to nip me in the butt sooner or later and I can't really say anything because I am not in the phone book either. If anyone is looking for MY address they are going to find bupkiss. Not that I want anything - I have more stuff than I know what to do with.

I think I am bleeped until they come up with a phone book for cell phones or something. If anyone has an idea how to get accurate addresses without my calling and asking ... Please let me know before it's too late!

It seems Grandma can't get information, but Fannie May and everyone else can. Nothing like getting old and out of the loop.

8 comments:

  1. I agree with everything except the landlines. I still have my landline and have a cell phone too. I love my landline (call me old fashioned) and hate my cell.

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    1. Our landline was old and in the 10 years we had it - quite useless. I couldn't tell you how often I had them out to fix it.

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  2. Loved this post Sharon as I am one of the last hold-outs in the landline group (I do not own a cell)!!! Yes I know everyone thinks I am an idiot (how could I not have this precious and life saving invention) but I love my private time and with a cell I would feel tied down to a Matrix like existence. That being said I have not always kept my address book up to date so right around this time of year I feel like a dweeb! Luckily for me this year I was not in a position to buy cards, it was either cards or stamps...hmmm. So this year once again everyone is getting a genuine phone call on Christmas day from my almost extinct landline. Joy to the World!!!
    Love ya...Tina xo

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    1. I would have preferred to have the landline too, IF it would have worked.
      Isn't it amazing how fast new inventions go out of date?

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  3. Not too crazy about my cell phone either, but don't need two phones. Why aren't there any phone books for cell phones, never thought about that before.

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    1. I had them put the old house phone number on my cell phone as I used it for banks, doctors, etc.

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