Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Waiting in the age of technology

Waiting for a guy to email is just as bad as waiting by the phone for him to call. No matter how many times you hit refresh you aren't going to make him write any faster. For someone with my lack of patience, particularly when it comes to communication, this is pure torture. I've somehow gotten myself into this dual relationship (relationship=friendship) with this guy. There is the anonymous email relationship (he gives great email when he writes) and the let's hang out/be friends relationship. He is unaware that this seemingly split personality is just me. I feel like general sending my troops to fight on two different fronts, and I want both my fronts to do good. At the moment, the face to face relationship is slowly progressing, while my online persona has been waiting 5 days for his next email. So, I pine away in front of my computer waiting for that next email to brighten my day. It's the new face of pathetic.

6 comments:

  1. This goes back to me missing campus life and being able to SEE people. *sigh* I miss seeing everyone. I don't want friendships that are 80% email. (Except yours because I can count on your reply:) and I see you, too.)

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  2. I think this is something we have to get used to as we get older, especially if we want to hang on to our older friendships. People's lives change so much and everyone disburses. I've kind of reconciled myself to the fact that some of my friendships (especially the ones from college) have to be kept up in nontraditional ways.

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  3. Well, I know it's not reality to want to see everyone all the time and having email IS great for those relationships. But I'd hate for email to replace real conversation with those nearby.

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  4. Do you guys remember when having a pen pal was a great thing...? I have one, still do, but now we've sort of resorted to email, and I feel like I've lost something.

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  5. He emailed. Sigh.

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  6. YES!


    Maybe I'll draft some real letters today. But what do you write about in real letters when you're going to email before they get it?

    OK, need postcards!

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