Sunday, December 5, 2010
As you may have noticed, I recently posted an invitation to "hit the town" on this blog addressed to my friend Seth. Why? you ask. Well, I have decided that this is going to be my main form of communication with him. You see, Seth is of the rare and almost extinct species of man who does not utilize any form of communication save for a home phone, with an answering machine.
What makes him different than others of the same species is that he is not doing it to turn his nose up at "the man" and/or trying to "keep it real." He is even more rare - he simply doesn't want to talk to you.
If he had to make a statement to make it wouldn't be about technology taking over real relationships or the government's ability to track where we always are. NEH, Seth does not want to be in touch with you. Unless he wants to be in touch with you.
A man who although without a cell phone, pager, email address, twitter, facebook, instant messenger, BBM, foursquare etc. still utilizes the interwebs on a very consistent basis. He is not afraid of technology (nope!), again, he just doesn't want to be in touch with you.
After getting tired of hitting brick walls when turning to make a joke, or send a photo, or text a snide comment etc. it hit me in one of those clouds above my head that I know he reads this blog. So, BOOM. This is how I get around the home phone nuisance.