Is There Such A Thing As Too Much Technology?

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Red Cross with Danny while he gave blood. I have extremely low blood pressure so they don't let me within several yards of a needle. So I made a pit stop while I was waiting.

While in the bathroom stall, I heard someone come in talking very loudly. She was deep in conversation about something terribly important and going to the restroom wasn't going to stop her.

I heard another door shut and lock and then there was a pause in the conversation.

And then she asked a question...

And then there was a pause...

And then she answered a different question...

That's when I realized that she was talking on the telephone in the bathroom!

Now I have bathroom phobias anyway, but that completely freaked me out! I had heard the Cathedrals' bass singer George Younce tell a similar story. I've even heard that someone I know does this on a regular basis. But it was the first time I had experienced it in person.

There is no limit to where technology can take us in the 21st century, but I think there are some places it shouldn't take us. And this is one of them. What you do in the privacy of your own bathroom is one thing, but I almost died hearing it happen next to me.

Technology is a wonderful convenience that I appreciate on many levels every day. There are advances taking place that amaze me and confuse me all at the same time. I appreciate that there are people out there smart enough to create and improve our technology, making life easier and more pleasant.

But with the exceptions of life-and-death-struggles, perhaps talking someone off a ledge, we will probably never have a conversation that can't be ended at the bathroom door. Please hang up and try your call again later. Technology does allow you to do that these days.

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