By Vernalee
Who is your best friend? This is a simple question, but has answers with variances tantamount to the length of the far stretching Mississippi River.
Admittedly, sometimes, I can be somewhat dramatic and theatrical … so I am told. Then I read a comment from someone that was anonymously posted. It went like this:
Basically my computer is always there for me and so is the internet. They are without a doubt my two best friends. I mean I have human friends…but I don’t hang out with them as much as I do with my computer and they can’t be with me when I travel. I’m also pretty sure I have a computer addiction.”
Like a fishing rod, I was reeled back to reality. Just when you think that you have heard it all, someone comes up with a comment that makes your over the edge tendencies appear minuscule.
At first glance, this posted comment seemed strange. So much for normalcy; it can become a castaway quickly.
I reflected for a moment on my daily routine.
Do know this!
I am as gregarious as they come. I love the human touch and interacting with people of all races, creeds, and colors. I love my friends and we stick by each other through “thick and thin.” I wouldn’t trade my few treasured friends for anything.
Truly I wouldn’t!
Things change so spontaneously sometimes. It did with me.
Allow me to elaborate.
Last week, I had technology issues simultaneously with my computer, iPad, and Iphone. I became an instant dummy because I couldn’t remember any telephone numbers. They were happily stored in my “fried” cell phone. I couldn’t communicate with the world. I was temporarily stalemated.
It was at this point that I realized how chummy we (my computer and I) had become. I click those keys continuously. I had become a reliant dependent – technologically.
Here’s another confession unknown but to a selected few.
My iPad sleeps in bed next to me; an inert paramour of sorts. As it lays on my cushy pillow, it helps me rapidly respond to my emails/text messages – in real time. I am well known for my communications efficiency. I generate reports, do research, and have so much fun with my iPad. Sometimes, it entertains me!
So when it wasn’t working last week, I was lost without my technological best friend; lonely to be exact! I even felt naked for a moment … no exaggeration; well maybe a little!
For the record, and as an aside, I love my precious friends; they love me. No doubt about it! We share and have shared so many emotions, feelings, and wonderful cherished moments together. We regularly and daily converse (often times via texts/emails), take trips together, and tell stories that are much too long. We have secrets that can never be told. Hmm… Oh my … The same is true for my computer!
I just realized that revealing coincidence. My friends and my computer – the nexus is too uncanny!
Don’t laugh. It’s probably true for you too!
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