ADDICTED TO E-MAIL
- 7/ 2/ 2005 <--Prev : Next-->
I love email in fact I am addicted to e mail.
Yes I realise it has eliminated the need for exercise (How many times
have I sent Heehoo an email when he is sitting in the study right next
door instead of walking over and chatting ?) But it makes communication
simpler and more fun. I just love decoding messages like "do u hve time
4 mtg 2morrow@3 ?"
However, I love my own e mail but hate Heehoo' s e mail addiction. As
much as I love receiving banal and ridiculous jokes, sermons, pictorial
weepers and garbage from my friends, I hate the never ending flow of
information that keeps Heehoo glued to his computer till all hours of
the night....even when we are supposedly on holiday !!
But the thought of being able to communicate anywhere anytime,
regardless of the time zones, is happiness personified.
Now in days gone by, letter writing was a punishment to me. I would
collect beautiful pads of paper with an ENORMOUS picture that was
deliberately spread all over the page, which would necessitate only
the smallest obligatory wordage possible !!
"Dear Aunty Poppy, (written in my best, most ostentatious, boldest
calligraphy style with the biggest possible nib) Thank you for the
beautiful purple art deco vase. I just love it, Your loving niece
Maggie" was all that was necessary because the picture took up the rest
of the page !!
But now, I cannot stop writing to people, in fact, some folk despair
when they receive an e mail from me because they feel obliged to write
back. Some folk I suspect even pretend that my e mail never arrived to
alleviate the necessity of a return reply !!
But hey, who cares, even if I don't get a reply, I just write another
letter to which I do not expect (nay deserve) a reply !!
It is just so darned easy, one letter to twenty relatives !! Just
change the top and the bottom bits and pieces, add a few personalised
inanities, and hey presto, you have contacted the whole family without
a problem. SOOO EASY !!!
I just love it !!