So today’s writing prompt, is water… why am I using writing prompts? *Scoffs* Stops to think….Jeopardy theme music plays through once. Ahh, I think it’s because it is a lot easier to use those then to try to narrow down and try to stream line everything that goes through my head. See, that wasn’t so complicated to figure out. That’s good. At least that was easy. Hahahaha Back to the original thought. 94% of my online time yesterday and today has been spent trying to get some of my online accounts managed.
Let me just state for the record, I am NOT a fan of e-mail. Give me paper correspondence and advertisement instead. *Sighs* I know, it’s not “green,” but for crying out loud, if it’s important enough, then that is how you would send it, other wise just forget it. I have felt this way for years now. I avoid checking e-mail, because it just weighs me down mentally. Unfortunately, this also means that (even with my extremely selective sharing of my e-mail address) that I had 498 UNREAD emails just in my inbox, this does not include the one I had taken the time to open and read, the social emails, or the emails that are trying to sell me something, want me to participate in something, and so on. That made for an abominable total well over a thousand.
Why, do we allow this intrusion of our time and space? One reason I believe is that we are expected to not only bare it, but to be proud of it too! If you do not, well you are one odd duck and/or a technological dinosaur. There is a social stigma for those who resist this type of constant electronic assault. I personally have been condescended upon for resisting it. Not only in the professional realm but also the personal. Business associates, friends, and family have all given disparaging looks/remarks and made fun of my resistance to freely sharing and using my e-mail. So there I was yesterday and this morning just drowning in all the useless and irreverent messages. I couldn’t sort and delete fast enough to suit me. *shakes head* Now here I am thinking and talking about it! There has to be a better way.