You know what email has done? Email has switched the whole onus of communications.
It used to be, in the dark ages of phones and letters, that the responsibility for communications was always solely on the sender to reach.
“Hello, Sara? Oh I’m so glad to have reached you”
But with e-mail, and mobile equipment, it’s now all of sudden become my responsibility to receive.
“Hey, did you get my e-mail?”
“What do you mean no. I SENT IT!”
“I didn’t get it.”
“WELL I SENT IT, HOW COULD YOU HAVE NOT GOTTEN IT, YOU SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN IT BECAUSEI SENT IT”
I think receiving is too much responsibility for me. I’m worried that I’m not good enough at knowing where I put things, or keeping things charged, to always be on the ready to receive. I’m not a good enough receiver to be in a receiver-based society. Until they invented caller ID and I had become so very good at not receiving. Now I have to receive. It’s a must, almost a commandment.
Not only that, but the sender, the one that started the whole conversation, now gets off scott free.
“Where have you been? I’ve been waiting for you at the tee for an hour!”
“YOU DIDN’T GET MY E-MAIL?”
TOP 4 REASONS THERE WAS SO MUCH ANGER IN MY FIELD FOR KIDS ARTICLE :
4) Stinking left wing, Obama loving, liberal friends, keep guilted me into it
3) Astro-boy /Astroturf I get confused
2) Rubber crumb reminds me of mother in law’s Thanksgiving stuffing
1) Trying to win the Pulitzer for Gym