Thursday, May 19, 2016

Redundant


The world I knew is fast disappearing; for once I was knowledgeable but now I am a dunce, a Dumbo with big ears and tears in my eyes in this electronic age.

Many years ago as I walked down the street I would wave a hello at the shopkeepers attending their stalls or sweeping the sidewalk and they would wave back.

Now, no one give me a nod for there is but one girl manning the shop and I have to bag the chosen purchases myself and the lass at the till calls be not by my name but "Next".

I remember the days when the Bank clerk knew me by name but now the automatic teller says not a word except some bleeps from outer space after I have keyed in a number which I tend to forget because I have a hundred other pass codes to remember.

In my desk drawer at home there is a long little booklet, unused, lonely and forlorn for his name is checkbook and he hasn't been used for years.

As I close the drawer again he waves a sad goodbye and I shed a tear for we are both now redundant.

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11 comments:

  1. Every time I have to write a check I have to go look for the checkbook and then think about how to do it times of changed

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  2. We only write one check regularly now, to the church every month. Everyone else takes a debit card.

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  3. you know what bothers me the most? (it has always been that I would keep up with slang and the language of the 'not old'...) the use of the expression, 'no problem' instead of 'you're welcome'.... they are not the same! lol

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    1. This expression drives me and Papa Bear absolutely crazy too, Clark! It should not be a problem, you are a server in a service industry! But a "you're welcome would be nice to hear! It's becoming more and more rare!

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    2. Ive never thought of this....i fear i may at times be guilty

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  4. Very true. I don't even have a checkbook anymore. Nice piece.

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  5. I do indeed feel obsolete many days, Old Egg. I love the new technology but I miss the beauty of a handwritten letter or the simplicity of an "on/off" switch instead a program menu to navigate!

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  6. Letters in the mail...i do miss those.

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  7. Gone but not forgotten. I do still write the occasional letter, using my trusty Parker fountain pen, to a couple of fellow bloggers in Canada and the States. Sadly though, the handwriting I was once so proud of has become a bit of a mess!

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  8. Ah, but you are not redundant. Technology has definitely taken over, it makes the challenge for personal relationships a bit more difficult, but as a blogger you are connected to the whole world. That is very cool.

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  9. I used to know a lot of people whose major relationship in their life was with their cheque book:)

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