Not What I Wanted

The same old thing again but it seems to be getting more popular through the years… returning the presents that you don’t like or don’t fit you and so with the “not what I wanted” everyone hopes to find what they want. What is the success rate of finding what you want???

Why don’t people communicate with each other before for the big day to find out exactly what the other person wishes for or what size do they wear and maybe this would avoid all the post-Christmas stress of returning the things that weren’t wanted?

In the paper and on TV I have seen and read that thousands of people around the globe are waiting endlessly in line to return their “not want I wanted’s”…. Oh the perils of giving presents!!! It seems these perils are getting more and more as society and the global world are linked closer together, and to make a person happy with the right present is harder and harder because the recipient goes online to see if there is something better than what they just received…..

When I think back we never had those choices and sure you could return the “not what I wanted”, but somehow we seemed more satisfied with what we received and not comparing quality, price and function right after unwrapping the present.

Have we lost track of being thankful that some dear person thought of us and took the time to buy or make and wrap that present, only to hear someone say to them…That’s not what I wanted!!!

A very sad feeling indeed for the person giving the present, knowing that what they picked out or made is totally wrong….. The modern form of communication at its best!

I have been lucky this year not to have received any “not what I wanted’s” and so I hope you have received some presents too that are what you wanted!

35 Times

It is said that people check their social networks 35 times a day…. Wow and when do you have time to work or do anything else; I ask????

I think it seems like these things are taking over people lives. I calculated what that would amount too:
35 x 7 = 245 times a week x 52 weeks = 12,740 time a year someone checks out their social network standing…. Any time for a life????

I guess there is no time for anything else like always… wherever you are to look at your mobile device and see what others are doing or to post that you may be sitting on a bus or the likes. I have really noticed that no one is talking to each other anymore and is totally dependent on their cell phone or the likes. Is it true that these devices are making mankind dumb and that people don’t know how to socialize anymore because of them and that before you make one step you have to go online to see if there is anything written about what you want to do before you do it….
Don’t want to be seen as un-cool in my social group because I didn’t check it out first before I did something….
Whatever happened to I’ll take a chance and do something.. like go to a restaurant before checking out what others said and besides that… Do I like what you like??? Maybe not and so how can things you read be true than???? Or the rating everything.. I read that lots of people do it for the money or vouchers that they can get… So again where is the truth???

Sorry got a bit side tracked from 35 times…. Ok, if that is so when do you have time for anything??? You get up in the morning check online, maybe post you’re going to take a shower “ IMPORTANT”.. After that breakfast and so on throughout the day…. And to be honest I am not the least bit interested in that and maybe many other people feel that way too!

I bet if these people went off-line for a couple of days they would find out who their real friends are and if anyone really contacted them( call/ pop by in person) then they would know… I have some real friends and if no one contacted them… then bad luck… no friends.

I ask sometimes where is this all leading us too?? Any answers out there… I’m off line

Behind the Wheel

Yes, behind the wheel has to do with driving but maybe not as you think it may be. There’s are many drivers out there and they are in all age groups too from young learners to mature adults, and there’s the system to tell us which route we should take so as not to get lost ( so they say). Those great SavNav systems will steer us in a direction that we may or may not what to go depending on the mood of the system.

Those SatNav systems can be really annoying sometimes with the voice telling you to turn here go straight and don’t drive too fast. What does that system want from me? Plus I have to concentrate on my driving too and all the other stuff I may be doing while I am driving -> The perils of modern society!

Remember the good’ol days when the passenger and the backseat drive told you where to go. I mean direction = not what you are thinking; even though you did tell him/her where to go to when you had enough.

That was driving at its best!! You all know what I am talking about here -> the map generation

Nothing more exciting than a good argument about the direction you’re driving or where to turn or are we on the right road and are you holding the map right….

That was an experience and you could voice your opinion turn onto the wrong road the person holding the map could say that you are wrong and then you have to turn around and drive back 20 miles to where you actually wanted to turn. That was simply fun and good for the nerves and everyone in the car got riled-up too.

You don’t have that sort of fun with a SatNav system do you?? I bet not

That stupid little device can only say a limited number of things and can’t answer back plus, it does steer you in the wrong direction too because for some reason or another it doesn’t know if there’s a dead-end ahead or if it’s a one way street. And when you do follow what it says and you end up in the wrong place and what can you say : You jerk ( no swearing here – but in your car you can say what you like.)

I miss the map and when I drive around with my guy there’s no more fun conversation either about, is this the right street or so. That stupid device has ruined my life!!
I like a good heated conversation while driving and giving directions. I call that communication and by the time we both arrive at our destination we both feel relaxed because we have gotten all our stress out of our system before we arrive and that a SatNav system can’t do because no one is talking so each of you may have built-up a bit of tension from listening to that thing but no one says anything.

Really boring!!

They should bring back the paper map so that everybody can have fun while driving and not just sit there like a bump on a log.

So, get out your paper maps now and enjoy a good trip in your car because it more fun than listening to a computer voice!