DEATH BY CELLPHONE

Yup. I said that right. 

This is where u blink @ me & ur brows furrow in2 ur eye sockets as u try 2 comprehend my words.

That is how my marriage died.  Death by cell phone.

1st it was the constant companionship @ the dinner table.  There might as well have been a 5th place setting on the table when dinner was served @ 5:30pm qd.  There it sat in its place 2 the right of my husband’s fork & just east enough 2 B in the perfect line of sight, waiting 4 its turn 2 speak.

& speak it would.  The thing NEVER shut up.  BTW, it often spoke well in2 the night & made its way in2 our bedroom.

Then came the day I received my 1st cellphone.  It was my exes old phone as he wanted a newer model.

……….Add another setting 2 the dinner table – killing us softly one might say.

Soon convenience replaced chitchat, & “noise” filled the room.  No longer did we start ripping batteries out of those annoying toys grandparents buy in sadistic revenge but we 2 had our toys that beeped & rang & vibrated.

Often my husbands cell phone beckoned him away 2 work so I was left on my own 2 find sanity in motherhood w/ no family local 2 which 2 find support.  This is not his fault as he was providing 4 his family, but we did not make time 4 ea other.

So I took 2 my phone.

+ yet another 2 our bed along w/ our children, & our dog, dying a little more.

cellphone

It wasn’t long that we became bilingual – both speaking English AWA fluent in in the written form of SMS.

Long gone was the idea that spelling mattered b/c there was autocorrect.

We didn’t need 2 waste time 2 actually verbally speak w/ another, nor waste a sec by painstakingly typing out all the letters required w/in a word tx 2 sms.

Life got busy. Work got busy as the kids grew ^.

Pretty soon our family of 6, consisting of 2 adults, 2 kids & 2 cellphones, became efficient and a hot spot of miscommunication.

We didn’t waste a sec on needless words or interaction w/ friends, family or each other.  ? would we need 2 I mean, f2f convo was a thing of the past.

Lets + in Facebook & Twitter & Instagram & Pinterest, online banking, online ticket ordering, online delivery, online shopping, and hey online DATING, all conveniently accessible by the touch of a finger on our “smartphone.”

Those hard convo’s we have w/ another were/R no longer needed, as we have SMS.  The art of the spoken language had been lost and blame pointed @ ea. other 4 not taking an interest in each others life’s.

+ in TV, netflicks, & reality TV @ lay on the couch & “relax” after a long day @ work & 4 the finale + in an iPad 4 ea. member of the family b/c it’s educational & then it happens……. OMG we might have 2 spend time w/ someone f2f.

And so we died.

It was a long and slow death, once thought painless & wrap in a happiness bandaid. But the simple fact is, our family broke apart as care was never taken @ have conversations.

Life moves on & we move forward & we make it work in a new way. But now we wonder ? we R a broken society, b/c 2 fix it we create new families, w/ more cell phones, time schedules, & pieced out holidays and wounded hearts, w/ a pat on our backs & say “Hey, at least we’re not like most, they never communicate, we could B like some & only use email!”

The cell phone epidemic continues 2 invade & kill more lives & steal more happiness than any plague, drought or war.  It’s infected every life on this planet in some form.

My personal favorite lately?

All personal conversation is lost in translation & so alien 2 our culture, that there is no longer this need 4 social interaction or the niceties of hello’s & getting 2 know someone b/f we send a text 2 another 2 say “let’s fuck” (that’s not a paraphrase) and then B confused why we’re a lonely society. OMG that might mean we have 2 commit and actually B accountable 2 someone…..J/K!!! (not really, I just hadnt used that one yet, and needed to throw it in). ROFLMAO

Or somehow down the slippery path & w/ a lonely heart, we get a GF named Ashley Madison & sooner or later we get pissy b/c life is about to get real and there is now going to be conversaton.

Losing virginity

Lessoned learned.

TAKE TIME TO SHUT THE DAMN PHONES OFF AND LEARN TO LIVE LIFE AGAIN

Maybe IDK ? I’m talking about tho, as W? do u mean, u don’t understand me, right?

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