Posted On: Thursday - July 6th 2023 7:14PM MST
In Topics:   Curmudgeonry  Artificial Stupidity  Muh Generation
These curmudgeonry posts pretty much write themselves. This is again about a communication breakdown, this one being about more of a feature than a bug.
We had to rearrange the time for a piano lesson for our boy. I tried to call his teacher first on my wife's phone (she had a series of texts there) but got no answer and there was no voice messaging system. Well, she could have been in the middle of a lesson. My wife wrote a text message. We got a response an hour or two later - no problem, as this was for the next day. It didn't mention anything about a new lesson time, just:
"I was in the middle of teaching." See? "Do you have a question?"
My reply: Yes.
Enough! I gave the phone back to my wife. After more texting between her and the teacher, my wife showed me the latest message. It had a lesson time that was still no good.
I called again, and after 5 rings, Hallelujah! The lady answered, and we hashed it out to arrive at an agreeable time in about 30 seconds. What in the hell is so hard about that, as compared to pecking at a screen back and forth with often long intervals in between?
This new generation does not understand the use of a mobile phone as a phone. There's that app on all of them, a feature, not a bug, called PHONE. If you refuse to use it, why don't we get this over with and stop calling them phones?!