©Jeanne E Webster
What is going on? Everywhere we look, there are distractions, enticements to lure us from our duty, applications to draw us to trivial matters, to waste time when we need to be using it for utilities that are more important.
Cell phones offer thousands of “apps,” internet sites plaster links to games, dating, movie rentals, instant messaging, horoscopes, shopping, and travels. Newspapers are stuffed with advertisements. White cards litter the floor while browsing through many magazines nowadays. Products we purchase in stores offer us coupons to buy more products, buy-one-and-get-one-free ads, television blasts us with all types of nonsense, all vying for our attention. “It’s a fast-paced world out there.”
I don’t know about you but I’m tired of the consumerism concept, period. Perhaps I’m overly independent. An old-world timer. When folks needed to buy something, they went to the store, looked around and bought it. They didn’t need newspaper stuffs to show them thousands of ingredients to fix an apple pie. Just give me apples, cinnamon, flour, sugar and Crisco. Do I need a jacket? I think I have one in mind, green, with deep side pockets. All I need is the price.
Oh well, perhaps I’m too simplistic. I just know an aggravation when I see it, and there’s too darn many out there now. Fast talking phone solicitors on a Sunday afternoon, speaking the King’s English, are a sure way to fire me up. Ten o’clock evening calls for magazine renewals, political endorsements, and “do you have time to take a survey?” Enough is enough.
Are you disenchanted with this proliferation of “apps,” or is it your cup of tea? Let’s see, we have green tea, decaffeinated, fruit, orange, white, black, night time, sleepy time, pekoe, iced, Earl Grey? Grrr.
I’d love to hear some comments here. Ready? Set? Go!