Sub-title: We’re different. And that’s why we love each other
While many of us would rather do without our earlobes than give up Tweeting, every once in a while I can’t help but face the fact that there are stragglers among us; people who will fight to the end before admitting to the efficiencies of social media.
And although it pains me to admit this – both to myself and out loud – one such warrior is Greg.
I can hear the gasps of shock from here. Yes, my very own boyfriend refuses to have anything to do with a seamless source of breaking news, inspiration, entertainment and community.
Yes, of course!
While the coffee perks in the morning, I check out the latest in global news and local gossip. (It’s important to know what’s going on in the world.)
Waiting in line at the grocery store is no longer a point of frustration. It’s an opportunity to touch base and find out what others are up to. (Clearly a great stress buster.)
And how do you think I found out about Whitney Houston’s recent death? (R.I.P. Whitney.)
If you’re anyone EXCEPT Greg, you know what I’m talking about.
And yet a recent conversation made me realize that Greg will NEVER join us in the 21st Century.
Me: Why don’t you just try it?
Greg: I DON’T WANT to try it. I’m not interested and I don’t think it’s good for relationships!
Me: Um. WHAT?!!!
Greg: Twitter . . . Facebook . . . they open the door to adultery.
Me: You’re crazy.
Greg: Admit it. Talking to people on Facebook leads to cheating.
Me: I’d agree with you but then we’d both be wrong. Why is social media any different than talking to the pharmacist or the waitress or the gas attendant?
Greg: Social media? Who said anything about social media? We’re talking about Twitter and Facebook.
Me: You have no idea what you’re talking about, do you?
Greg: Of course I do! You’re the one who’s bringing your work into this with words like “social media” – and you KNOW I don’t understand your work.
Me: Okay. You’re right. I’m just trying to confuse you.
PS. I mean seriously. How do I argue with that?