Friday, March 25, 2005

Email, it's on the way out

My parents just got new flip phones. My mom had her old phone for at least two years, but never set up the voicemail. "Why would I want to have to listen to messages?" she asked. "Then I would just have to call people back." Even though she has her phone with her, don't bother trying to reach her - the phone's going to be turned off. She only turns on her phone when she wants to make a call.

I was trying to help them get their phones set up the other night. I was telling them about some of the helpful features - voice recognition calling, speed dial, etc. They didn't want anything to do with it. I mentioned that they could even check their email on their phones.

"Email," my dad chimes in, "what a waste of time. I don't understand why people make such a big deal about email." I am sure that my dad has email at his work and I say, "What's your email address?"


"Maybe I'll want to email you something sometime."

"Nope. I don't do email. I won't look at it."

"What's your email address?"


"Don @ what?"

"Just 'Don?'"

"Yep, send it to 'Don' and I'll get it."

My dad's pretty sure that email is just a crazy fad - much like my sideburns, which he is always telling me to get rid of - and it'll be going away any day now. I just want to give you all the heads-up. Write all the emails you can while you have the chance, it'll be soon going the way of the 8-track. If you have any questions feel free to email my dad at: "Don." Don't worry, it'll get to him.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You gotta love Don and Martha.
Love, Susie