My December staycation

March 2020 I was supposed to go to Europe. You know, about a week after everything started shutting down. So, the trip was postponed until October. And then postponed again until October 2021 (fingers crossed). But that left me with two weeks of unused vacation time in 2020 that I needed to use or lose. What to do? For one week, my niece invited me to visit her and her family. For the second week, I spent the first week in December at home. A week long staycation, what could go wrong?

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The lesson from The Net

photo from IMDB.com

photo from IMDB.com

I went to Wal-Mart the other day.  It’s probably not a nice game to play but I always wait and see how long it takes before the checker speaks to me.  On this day, this particular employee only spoke to me to hand me my receipt and wish me “a good day” as she started helping the people behind me.

Are we really losing our social skills that quickly as a society?  I already know the answer.  The answer is, uh yeah.  We are handing over our ability to make conversation to 4 inch or smaller screens that illuminate and steal our focus.  So says this kettle anyway.

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