As I watch the world around me, one of the
biggest things seems to be the social networks that are available.
Last count was over 300, but all but three or four, I never heard of
them. It's almost to the point that everyone will know
everyone else, and everything about them. They will know what they
look like and what kind of toilet paper they buy. It's possible,
given enough time and you lived long enough, you could communicate
everyone in your state. It's the age of communications. So much
communications and we still don't know anything.
I got to
wondering why do people want to be in
touch with everyone, all the time. I've seen people get on their
cell phone the moment they get in their car, or come out of the
house with the cell phone on. They shop with the cell phone to their
ear. They drive with the cell phone to their ears. They even talk on
the phone while they're have a conversation with someone else.
I'm glad to say I'm not one of those. But I am in fear that one
day, these networks will hire people find out who isn't and go see
why not! The following is an example of how it might go down.
Barry: Yes, may I help you?
Horace: Mr. Wow-nell?
Horace: Mr. Bany Wow-nell?
Horace: Uh.... I don't understand. Is this 1234 Maple
Barry: Yes it is.
Horace: And you're not Bany Wownell?
Barry: No, I'm sorry, I'm not.
Horace: Well, if you're not Bany Wownell, who are you?
Barry: Barry Worrell.
Horace: Sigh.......... Well....uh......my name is Horace
Souder, and I'm form the Social Network Authority.
Barry: Social Network Authority? Sounds like some kind of
police. Oh yes. There's your shinny little badge. What can I do for
Horace: I'd like to ask you some questions but its hot out
here, may I come in?
Barry: Well, my wife is not feeling well so were not receiving anyone
today. And it is Arizona, and it is August.
Horace: Very well. Are you on Face Book?
Horace: Are you on Google buzz?
Horace: Do you text?
Horace: Are you on any social networks?
Horace: I don't understand. Why aren't you on a social network?
Barry: Because I don't want to be.
Horace: Don't you want to keep up with your friends?
Barry: I already keep up with my friends.
Horace: How do you do that?
Barry: Email, phone, talking to them face to face. I even write a letter every now and then.
Horace: But, don't you want to keep up with the times?
Barry: Who's times?
Horace: I don't understand.
Barry: I know young man, some day, maybe.
Horace: Thank you for your time.
Barry: You're welcome. Stay cool.
My Wife: Who was that at the door?
Barry: That was Horace.
My Wife: Why didn't you invite him in out of the heat?
Barry: He wasn't in our social network.