A few nights ago, a group of friends and I gathered to have dinner together. We "see" each other almost everyday on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram; however, we still need the actual physical interaction occasionally.
On that night, I let them know that I would be a little late because of work. When I came to my friend’s house, I rang the bell once, twice, three, four, five times, and finally I received two alerts on my phone. One from Twitter and one from Instagram: "We are waiting for you..."
On a different night, during a baseball game, a friend sent me an email to let me know that she and her family were sitting a few rows behind me. When they came closer to me, she mentioned: "I thought it would be better to tweet you but since I don't have a Twitter account I decided to email you."
Yesterday, my sister, and I were chatting through Facebook messaging and at some point, I couldn't answer her messages because I got very busy. She freaked out and called me from MEXICO because I was not answering anymore.
I have been laughing about these incidents but after thinking carefully about them, they scare me. There's no way that I can hide now. I receive several emails and phone calls everyday from different organizations, friends, from work and family members, I only hope that many can understand that I give a priority to my family's messages. If I don't answer your message immediately is not because I don't want to, but most likely because I am trying to dig myself out of a pile of work related messages. That said, I'd like to share some of the messages that made me laugh.
|This is my friend's tweet from two nights ago: "We are waiting for you." (Because her account is private I erased her username).|
|My answer to her tweet was: "I am ringing the bell!" :-)|
|I also received the message through Instagram.|
|My friend's email during a Mariner's game. :-)|