Sometimes Things Are Not So Simple

I took the last cup of coffee, so I had to make another pot.  I used up the last sheets of toilet paper, so I had to get another roll.  The printer told me that I needed to add more paper.  My TV remote was acting quirky, so I changed the batteries.  The freezer is still making ice cubes, but the dispenser just stopped dispensing and now I have to call a repairman.  Running out of supplies often makes life more complicated.

This morning started out rough for me, it was anything but simple.  I leave my computer on all the time, but it does enter sleep mode after 4 hours of inactivity.  When I woke up this morning my computer was sleeping and I woke it up by hitting the space bar as usual, but it was sluggish, so I decided to go for a reboot.  I had a lot of difficulty closing down the programs that I had running and when I finally accomplished this, it wanted to install 11 updates.  This took at least an hour and it was extremely frustrating.

Technology lets us rise above the mundane and do things more easily, but before the digital age, things were much simpler. Not necessarily better, just simpler.  Technology is often neither a time saver nor does it always make things more efficient.

Written for Fandango’s FOWC with the prompt “simple”.

12 thoughts on “Sometimes Things Are Not So Simple

  1. Technology has made the lives of many simpler (e.g., not having to go to the library to research things, not having to go to a bricks and mortar store to buy things you need/want, not having to wait until the next day to get the sports scores, or not having to wait in order to prove that someone who said something as a fact had his/her facts wrong). All that said, social media (Twitter, Facebook, et. al.) have added a huge layer of complexity to life, as has hacking, malware, and other negative effects of connected technology.

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    1. Well said! Technology does often save time, but if you are in line at the grocery store and the cash register has some type of break down, that will cost you much more time than in the days where things were done by hand.

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