Thursday, May 18, 2006
Am I Spoiled? Are We All?
With the advent of e-mail, beepers, cell phones, text messaging, and fax machines, have we all become spoiled with instant communication? Why, after two days of back and forth, wonderful e-mails, am I all of a sudden self-conscious over the fact that I have yet to receive an e-mail today from a certain guy? It starts out with a promise of a phone call on Tuesday. Nada. He fell asleep watching ESPN. Uh-huh. Likely story, I can deal though. Then last night, the phone call was supposed to happen. By 9 I was wondering what the hell? I texted a quick "did you fall asleep again?" and got a message that he was sorry, and was at the hospital because his step-dad had a seizure. He said it happens on occasion. I said "so do birthdays. But I'm sure you won't be spanking him. I'll be thinking good thoughts." And I got a simple "thank you" in return. Today - nothing. I sent an e-mail saying that I hoped all was well. 3 hours later - nothing. Mind you, the previous 2 days we'd each respond to the other's e-mail within a couple minutes. So now, I feel like I'm in 8th grade again. Great. Somebody send me some clearasil because I'm sure this means I'm about to break out or something. Geez.