Many of you have asked how a technology-obsessed family like mine communicates. Well the answer is not very well. This is because…
- Ali doesn’t listen to me. He claims it’s because he has a “genetic hearing problem” but I think the real issue is that what I have to say is simply not as interesting as whatever info his laptop/iPhone/VCU/Blackberry is churning out.
- I don’t listen to Ali. This is because when he finally tears himself away from his laptop/iPhone/VCU/Blackberry for a few seconds, I am too annoyed to talk to him.
- Maya won’t stop talking. On the very rare occasion that the stars are aligned, timing cooperates, and Ali and I actually have a moment to converse, we simply can’t get a word in edgewise.
So how do two people who occasionally need to communicate manage to do so? Well it’s simple – we utilize the wonderful world of text and instant messages.
Laugh all you want! But the truth is that not only is this method extremely convenient and efficient, it also provides a written record of what was said! This means that one can always revert back to the text/IM history when one need to prove one did or did not say something. And I’m sure I don’t need to point out that this happens often around here.
The only drawback? When Ali finally files for divorce I fear my records can be subpoenaed…