Stop Thinking For Me - 10/05/13
Technology is great. Social Media's okay too, but I don't like all this stuff thinking for me.
I change my profile picture on Facebook and Facebook arbitrarily decides to announce it. Why is that? Sometimes, I just want to fly under the radar and slip in a new picture without making a big announcement. Once Facebook does this, then sweet friends feel obligated to acknowledge the new picture and they 'like' it or write a comment... which I appreciate it. It's not that I'm ungrateful, but I never intended to make a big splash. Just wanted to change out the pic, kind of like buying new throw pillows. You know, you don't put a sign out in your yard that says, "Hey everybody... bought new throw pillows today. Come look." You just put the new throw pillows on the couch and the next time someone comes over, they may or may not notice.
Auto fill is another one of those 'thinking for me' things that I don't like. When I'm trying to text, "pick up a b-day present." I really want to say JUST THAT. Not, 'pick up a heyday croissant." I don't even like croissants.... why would I text about them? Another: "Headed to cow milking contest. MOP." Mop? What's mop? That was supposed to be MOO. Another text from July 26: "Trick court and have been sitting at the Baptist turn left like three minutes I'm so sure that it as well as." What? I have no idea what that was really SUPPOSED to say. #clueless And several days a week, I text hubby "Live I" That's *dumpphone* for "Love you."
Alas, technology. Can't love when it, Can't live when out it. Well, you know what