Can’t We All Just Get Along?

Posted by truecreek on March 18, 2009 under Opinions. Everyone has them. | 2 Comments to Read

Today, I got on an elevator with two young people.  We had a twelve floor trip to the lobby ahead of us.

Immediately after entering the elevator, their respective blackberrys just seemed to fly out of their respective pockets and voila!  There it was…The Blue Screen Of Death.  Or in this case, “The Blue Screen of I Don’t Want to Have Anything To Do With You.”

You know what I’m talking about.  Why do people find it necessary to go to such lengths to avoid all contact with another simply by opening up the device and clicking away.   I mean, what are you really reading that is all so important?

I have a suggestion.  The next time you get on an elevator and are face to face with another human, try this:  Put those things down.  Heck, don’t even bring them out.  Say hello.  Join us all in some light banter.  Open up.  Make us laugh.  Do something that differentiates  you.  Speak up.  Look us in the eye.  Tell us a quick story.  Encourage us.

Just don’t pull out your damn device and lose yourself in the light.

It’s just not sociable.

  • Kyle Williams said,

    I think they are being social… just on twitter. LOL

  • truecreek said,

    I’m just a hopeless romantic, I guess. To me, it’s much more fun to SPEAK to someone. Especially, someone you have never met. There’s a certain thrill about it.

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