Did You See That Post on Facebook?

On October 28, 2013, in Crazy Stuff, Mom, by Jennifer McPherson

Ever notice while waiting for the doctor how nearly everyone under the age of 80 is on their cell phones? NOT talking on their phones, that is woman playing on her cell phonejust weird, but texting, cruising the internet, tweeting their wiener, checking mail, and of course – checking their status on Facebook.  Then suddenly you realize, oh my gosh – I am ‘these’ people.  You’ve assumed the exact same position, head down, hand up, thumb positioned precisely from maximum scroll capability.

Suddenly, your lips are pursed and you sheepishly put away your phone vowing not to be ‘these’ desperate and addicted to technology Facebook people.  You are clearly above their status. Your phone goes in your pocket, only moments later you begin the mega anxiety phase of withdrawal.  You posted something like five minutes ago and now your phone is alone, in the dark cold depths of your pocket.  The anxiety builds and excuses of importance start to self generate inside your head.  ‘These’ people are just checking their status, but what I just posted was indeed very important so it will be OK for me to check, just once and really quick. Completely justified, you take your cell from your pocket and check your Facebook just one more time. Not because you are ‘these’ people, who are completely hopeless without their technology, but because what you posted was of actual importance.  Right?  I am sure they would all agree with you…