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”.