Thursday, September 24, 2009

Call screening



Let's be honest. We all do it. Every time that phone lights up, you automatically check to see who it is...and depending on your mood, perhaps hit ignore and send them straight to voice mail. I've done it. I'm guilty. Maybe I'm right in the middle of my fave show and even with the invention of pausing live TV, Gossip Girl might just be more important. Horrible right?? Well at least I will admit to my selfish ways.
Enter problem.
We get no cell reception in our current home. None. Zilch. Zippo. We basically live in the black hole of cell phones. Luckily we have a land line. Did you know those still exist?? Well here at Casa EyeCanSee it's a must. We got the basic, cheap as you can get phone line that shares time with the fax machine. We did not get Caller ID. Now when the phone rings, it's like a 1980's guessing game.

Sometimes I wonder how we all lived before some of these technological advances. I grew up in a time before the Internet, cell phones, caller ID, DVR...the list goes on and on. I appeared to have lived a very fulfilling life before all these came about, I've seen pictures, I was always smiling. So why is it now I can't seem to function without them. I curse you technology for spoiling us all rotten!



17 comments:

Taryn said...

This post cracked me up!! I do wonder how people functioned without technology before...I sure as heck don't know what I did without the Internet!

d.a.r. said...

Amen sister. I can't function without technology now (this is brought to you by my lovely iPhone). What did we do before all of these fun (and totally necessary) inventions?!?!

ALin said...

NO CALLER ID!!! I would not survive! For some reason my mom's cell phone number always pops up restricted on my cell phone and even though I'm always pretty sure it's her . . . I never answer and then just call her back! It's so bad!!

KLaw said...

I completely agree! How did we survive? I remember stopping off at the mall to use the payphone to call my parents. Terrible!

*uncorked said...

I really don't understand how we used to live without everything - I mean, did we really look up phone numbers for companies in a big yellow book? Really? And think of how much easier it would have been to secure the late night booty call if we had cell phones in college! I don't answer my phone when I don't know the number. So I couldn't live without caller ID. Good luck at your guessing game.

bananas. said...

oh gawd, seriously, i am lost without technology. HA! saying that reminds me of napoleon dynamite. i dunno, anyway, sorry to hear about your loss. caller ID is my savior. if i can't screen my calls, then what's the point in answering!

Ashley said...

"I've seen pictures, I was always smiling" = my favorite line ever!! LOL

skinnybitching said...

haha... we also have a landline at my place.. and, like you i like to screen my calls. i found that the best way to solve the problem... answering machine. let the machine pick up... see who's calling... and grab it if it's someone you want to talk too :)

i'm pretty sure all my friends are clued in to the fact that i do this... but, oh well!

Annie said...

haha! techonology has totally spoiled us! i dont know how any of us could survive like we used to back in the olden days without all the conveniences we have of today ;)

Kristen said...

I'm not sure I could live without caller id! lol Sounds pathetic I know but I'm a serious screener!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I still have a basic home line as well which doesn't have caller id and I always let my machine pick it up. I don't know what I'd do now without internet, cell phones, tivo etc.

Southern Champagne Wishes said...

I wonder how we lived without all of this stuff before, too! It was fine at the time, but I don't think I could go back now. I'm too tethered to all of these modern "conveniences".

Dave and Jenn said...

Ha! We don't have caller ID either and sometimes it really bugs me. Especially when I answer the phone and people start talking to me as if I automatically recognize their voice! Then I feel like an idiot...

Bethany said...

Ohh fun game! ;) I definitely check to see who's calling. The majority of the time I answer if I can, but I screen calls. Yep!

Elizabeth Marie said...

So true!!! I can't imagine back in the good old days haha...WOW we are spoiled. Umm no caller I.D means lots of voicemails!! Gossip Girl is important!

I Love Brownies said...

My two cents is that we are, as a society, far more stressed now that we have all these bells & whistles of technology. We should start a group called T & A (no wait...I mean T.A. - Technology-aholics Anonymous). Everyone is an ADDICT!
Are you neighbors? I also live in a neighborhood with NO cell phone service. That annoys me....because, well...I'm addicted. :-)

Kristin said...

Isn't that the truth? When our cable went out during a storm, I lost it. Ridiculous. PMS may or may not have had something to do with my tantrum. Ah ha