Luditeness

by Jodifur on March 1, 2011

On Saturday Doug and I found ourselves with a last minute afternoon date.  We hadn't realized a birthday party was drop off so we ran and got some coffee.  As we sat in the coffee shop and chatted, I overheard a conversation near us by 2 twenty something women.  They were talking about something they saw on Facebook.

I turned back to Doug.  "Have you ever noticed how often people talk about Facebook?  It happens to me everyday.  'Did you see this on Facebook?  Did you see what I posted on Facebook?'  It's so annoying."

Doug rolled his eyes at me.  "I don't know why Facebook annoys you so much.  You have a blog.  You tweet.  What is it about Facebook?"

(I really don't like Facebook but that is not the point.  Is has turned me into a paranoid crazy person.  I'm starting to obsesses over why people don't accept my friend request.  I hate you Mark Zuckerberg.

"Your not even on Facebook."

"True.  But it is just another means of communication.  Do you talk about email?"

"No."

"Do you talk about phone calls?"

"No."

"Yes you do.  You ask me all the time if I got your message."

"That's because you don't call me back.  But you are missing my point.  My point is people spend so much time talking about what is happening on Facebook they aren't living their life.  Can't we live our lives? Do we have to live them on Facebook?"

"Jodi, you sound 80."  At which point he started mimicking me like a pirate.  My husband thinks I'm an 80 year old pirate.

We are the strangest couple alive.

{ 6 comments }

Life of a Doctor's Wife March 1, 2011 at 11:53 am

I too feel like a total Luddite, despite the fact that I work online and have a blog. Sometimes I hear things come out of my mouth – about texting or iPhones or what have you – and I sound like an old crotchety grouch growling “kids these days!!”
And I HATE Facebook! What you said about it making you paranoid? It has totally done the same thing to me. Why aren’t some people my friends? BLARGH.

cagey March 1, 2011 at 1:25 pm

My friends and I do discuss Facebook but mostly because that is how we keep in touch these days. We are now scattered all over the Metro, with kids and odd schedules. It is increasingly hard to get together.

Doug March 2, 2011 at 9:11 am

All my imitations end up sounding like pirates or at best pirate-somethings. In this case it was an 80-year-old pirate.

Stimey March 3, 2011 at 10:14 am

Stupid Facebook. Wrecking all of our lives.
Also, I find it interesting that he went with pirate. I would probably have gone a different way if I had been the one mimicking you.

Kari Weber March 3, 2011 at 11:52 pm

I just love that you guys talk about this at all! And in a pirate voice? Makes it even better.
I say, if you are going to have to be 80… you might as well be an 80 year old pirate! Normally they don’t have near that kind of life expectancy!

Colleen March 5, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Sorry… I’m ridiculously obsessed with facebook. Um… and pirates.
By the way… did you know you can change your facebook so that it’s all written in pirate language????

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