They say that technology is supposed to make your life easier. This is not always the case.
Take Siri for example…obviously you haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Ali and Maya screaming with laughter as they try to get her to curse /say something idiotic. For fifteen minutes straight. On a very long car ride.
And then there’s FaceTime. Now my husband loves FaceTime more than life itself. He fits in little sessions at super convenient times, like when a flight attendant says, “The aircraft door is now closed. Please power off your electronic devices!”
Apparently that’s Ali’s cue to get in some quality time with whomever he can find at the moment.
I nearly lost my sh@# a few weeks ago when Ali flew to Seattle and asked me to get on FaceTime the second he checked into his hotel. It took a heroic amount of restraint but I managed not to say,“But I just saw you less than 6 hours ago. Since neither of us look any different since then can I get back to my overflowing email inbox?”
Recently Ali sneakily downloaded Skype on my iPhone. And with that I have to wonder: am I a horrible person because I don’t want to be reachable 24/7 by a variety of different means including telephone, email, Skype, and FaceTime?
I’m not sure. Maybe I should check with Siri?