18 July, 2013

My C.O.W.* Moment

I don't normally use this forum as a soapbox, indulge me today. I do enjoy technology and I am in favor of communication, those are facts.  I don't think of myself, normally, as a C.O.W. (*cranky old woman) either; but I suppose that personal appraisal is subjective. The thing that I do NOT enjoy is the proliferation of people everywhere, in all situations, texting and giving little if any regard to their present company and/or surroundings. I don't appreciate sales people waiting on me in between texting on the job. I don't like students in quilt classes constantly being interrupted by texts coming in or even begin to understand the immediate need to respond on my time! I believe that texting at the dinner table is beyond rude.  I cannot tolerate texting in the pew during worship service on Sunday morning. In my humble opinion there needs to be a class for texting etiquette and everyone, everyone, needs to enroll!

Thank you, I'm stepping down now.
Moo~
Life is Good!

*COW definition compliments of Nancy, thank you.

24 comments:

KaHolly said...

Here, here!! I don't even have a cell phone.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

Moo! Moo! Moo! Very annoying teen in the audience of an expensive play texting throughout -- that light-up screen very distracting. Adult-who-should-know-better texting away during the symphony. Moo! Moo! Moo! Lunch companion interrupting our meal together -- think we'll go out to eat again soon? NOT! Moo! Moo! Moo!

Quilting4U said...

Oh, I totally agree!!!

Kamryn wanted to Facetime me the other day, she was sitting across the seat from me in the car, and she is only 6! I fear for the future generations!!!!!!

No one wants to interact in person, it is all about the tech! UUgghhh!!! Mooooo!

Love your post!

Nane said...

I have the bible on my phone. I can find passages much faster this way but I do fear that the older folks in church just think I am on Facebook or playing games....

Janet O. said...

Like Nane, I know many people at church are using their phones to access their scriptures (DH for one), but I KNOW most people with their nose in their phone and their thumb engaged that I encounter on any given day, are NOT looking for spiritual uplift. Moo away!!

Marilyn said...

AMEN! From another cranky old woman and proud
of it.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Oh, you touched on a seriously raw nerve today!!

Moooooooooooooooooooo-ing in concert with you!

LizA. said...

I agree! My SIL banned all phones from the dinner table and do you know who the worst offender is, her husband! It's the driving and texting that scares the bejeebers out of me.....

Just Ducky said...

Couldn't agree more!!!

Synthia said...

Boy, Oh Boy!! Do I ever agree with you.

quilter said...

I totally agree with all comments!

Gloria
gyates625@bellsouth.net

45th Parallel Quilter said...

It's one of the WORSE forms of social media around ... so abused and changing our society and NOT for the better! I am in agreement with you! MOO!!! Linda

Paula, the quilter said...

Oh my you have really touched a nerve. I can moo along with you on this one.

Carolyn said...

I agree. There should be a class. However, the worst offenders don't think they are being rude.

Carolyn said...

I agree. There should be a class. However, the worst offenders don't think they are being rude.

jude's page said...

Future generations probably won't even know how to have a face to face conversation. I agree with you totally.

Kelly said...

I so agree! I took a social media class (for business) and our instructor told us that no matter the medium or method, real life trumps every time!

Pat said...

AMEN!!!

sandra said...

I agree totally. I had lunch with someone who texted their way through the meal and haven't had lunch with her since. Also in Aust texting and driving is illegal. Paople still do it though.

phyzz said...

Thank you! A A A M E N!

AnnieO said...

Texting inappropriately is unfortunately here to stay! I'll lend my loud moo right alongside all the rest of the herd!

Tanya said...

How true. And I might take your acronym as far as Why Am I Typing? (this blog post) and to THINK before I post it!

But truly, I notice a lot more texting going on now that I am back in the States.

Little Penpen said...

Agree!! I want to put a sign on my front door: please turn off all cell phones before entering! ;)

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