Technology has truly enhanced our ability to communicate with each other.
We are far removed from the days of riding around with quarters in our car so that we can stop at a pay phone to answer a page.
The invention of cell phones has been great.
But on the other hand...
What technology has done is it has made us very lazy when it comes to communicating with one another. Instead of doing the things that we know we are supposed to, we tend to take the easy way out.
For example, I know a guy who wanted to ask a chick out on a date. He asked me how he should approach her because we all worked together. I'll be the first to admit, it has been a long time since I've been single. But I haven't forgotten how to approach a woman. So I gave him a few ideas of what he should do and how he should do it.
You would think that he would heed the advice of an old veteran like me.
This fool asked her out on a date via text message!
Here's the kicker... He never even asked her for her phone number! He got her cell phone number from the company directory. That's about as lame as you can get. I'm sure the text message freaked her out because she was probably wondering how he got her number. She politely declined his invitation.
Here's the bottom line... we have to stop being lazy and using technology and do what we know we are SUPPOSED to do! Pick up the phone and talk. And if you don't like talking on the phone, then you should do it face-to-face. This goes for women and men. I've heard women talk about texting the guy all day and never picking up the phone hear his voice.
Be smart...not lazy