Dozens of Dinner Parties

Dinner parties seem to be seeing a comeback….or it is said.
Did they ever die or is there a need to try to be hip and say” hey we are throwing a dinner party”… before you just had people around for a meal or friends got together for a meal… but a dinner party… OH… those were the days and I can remember them as a kid!!

They were “in” one time and everyone got excited about being invited for a meal and drinks…..cocktails, somewhat fashionable then and mingling amongst friends and strangers and then the big moment when “dinner was announced”!!!

It wasn’t just the dinner that was important it was the whole concept itself… My mom always – planned what to wear, went and got her hair done, saw to it that my dad had the right suit on with the right tie…. Those were dinner parties and no one would ever think of showing up casual like we see today when we go to people’s houses for a meal. Those were events!!!

I too when invited would have to get dressed-up too. It would be unimaginable for children not to be properly attired either, because the family reputation was on show and what women (mother) would want her children to be seen as not properly dressed for the occasion. Ok, I was dressed up in a dress but somehow it really didn’t seem to fit in because if the weather was good all the kids were sent outside and of course told in a stern voice “Don’t get dirty”!!

Those words of wisdom I never have understood, because for us kids going outside back then meant doing something where you would get dirty and you could guarantee once back inside that I/ we all would get in trouble for dirtying our good clothes…. I guess my mom’s logic about not getting dirty when I was a kid will remain a mystery to me forever. Then after getting dirty the other great sentence was: Didn’t I tell you not to get dirty!! … Even when I tried to convince my mother that you can’t play outside and not get dirty, was useless because she didn’t want to hear that. Nor did any of the other mother’s either…..

Then we kids were shunted into another room and served what everyone always thought us kids loved to eat… Hotdogs and french-fries and drink a sickly sweet drink that gave you an orange or red mustache!! (I’m sure many of you know this drink) Why we had to eat that all the time is beyond me. I guess back then everyone thought that this was dinner party food for kids. I always wanted what the adults we eating… REAL FOOD!!!

Those were great times!!

But it is true no one really does those things anymore. It was so fun back then and my mom even enjoying throwing those dinner parties too and cooking all the food herself and getting everything ready for that big evening… It was simply great!!

Will the “Dinner Party” make a comeback or is it lost to the TV and computer world???

I Quit!!!

The newest and most impersonal way to quit your job is with your Smartphone app and if it’s a good idea or not that’s another question in itself….

Everything is getting more impersonal and even resigning or quitting your job too. What is happening to being upright and taking hold of your life and resigning in person or even handing in your letter of resignation??? Are people getting so afraid to do anything that they can’t talk to each other or even confront each other when there is a problem at work? A really sad development indeed!!

Quitting a job with such an app is too easy, because you just press the correct setting on your Smartphone and the app does the rest for you (I guess… not exactly too sure how this whole set-up works) and if that is so then there could be many people out of work, because maybe they had a bad day or a tiff with their boss and say… “I quit!!” And without a second thought press that nifty little app that sends a message to their boss saying they quit; without really thinking about the consequences of what they are doing in a moment of anger or being upset.

Now what… pressed the app and out of work… Do you have another job lined –up?? Or are there plenty of jobs around where you are living and if the answer is no to both questions … Then what???

No work.. No money!!! Simple as that.. And now what does one do??? One is left high and dry and no more water under the hull of their boat. Somewhat scary when you really think about it….

The days of thinking about how I should react to something or taking time to cool-off from being up-set and then deciding what to do seem to be disappearing, and being replaced by what could be irrational reactions to a situation at work that could have been avoid if everyone one would communicate with each other instead of texting messages or sending emails.

I personally will stick to the old fashioned method, if I have a problem then I will talk about it and if I want to resign then I’ll write a letter and not press an app on my Smartphone, because I am still a person and am still dealing with real people too….

I Married my Smartphone!

The days of smoking are over! Who needs to light-up a cigarette, because there is a replacement for it right in your hand and it’s always there, and knows about you, keeps track of your dates/ appointments and is basically your companion that one cannot do without today…. Our Smartphone, cell phone, mobile phone or whatever you want to call it.

It is simply there and always with you… No one would admit that they are a “Smartphone junky” because it is seen as being fashionable, so you never leave home without it!!!
I am always surprised by how attached people are to their Smartphone’s and I see a new trend on the horizon “Marrying my Smartphone” if you aren’t already married to it. People seem to spend more time monkeying around with their Smartphone’s than with their guy or gal……

An SMS conversation between a guy and gal:

1 – Guy: Ever heard of spoken communication?
2- Gal: Not too sure, let me check the internet to see what that was or is?
3- Gal: That was something that was done years ago before Smartphone’s
4- Guy: oh
5- Gal: should we try
6-Guy: How ??
7- Gal: ????
8- Guy: Huh ???
9- Gal: Date??
10- Guy: y +m
11-Gal: Yah, Fri ev @ 8.00
Now the date:
Real time speaking to each other: hi – hi
SMS:
Guy- Should we talk ??
Gal- Txting is easier
Guy- ok 🙂
Gal- ok 🙂
Guy- Pizza + Beer?
Gal – Do you have the order app for this restaurant?
Guy- sorry no
Gal- 😦 No food… you jerk!!

Is that what dating or communicating is turning into???? I hope not, because I still love to talk.
Then there’s the app that lets you communicate instantaneously, so the sender basically can judge from how long it takes for you to answer as to what you are up too…. Now where’s my life?????

Everyone wants to know what the other person is doing or indirectly even control or distrust the other person to whom they are sending the message too… or it is a plain form of self realization because they constantly need to tell someone how great and popular they are… But are they really popular???

I feel that sometimes my Smartphone is like a big chain around my neck!! Do I constantly have to be sending sms’s???

Wouldn’t it be nicer to call the other person up and hear their voice??? The sound of a real person’s voice can be so nice to hear and hopefully it won’t get lost in the world of sms’s!

Conversation is so nice, so let’s try and keep it alive!!