Going Old School

I don’t know about you, but every week I find myself tuning out and dropping out, bit by bloody bit.

We were at a big box fabric and crafts store a couple of days ago. I needed to pick up some last-minute supplies to fix my aunt’s bracelet. When I went to the app on my smartphone, I couldn’t for the life of me get to the section where I could open up a cyber coupon. I’m punching the screen, scrolling back and forth, fuming under my breath. I found my beau a few aisles over and related my dilemma to him while I’m still punching the screen and fuming. I said that I can’t get a coupon because the bloody app wants me to create an account first.

Calmly, my beau pulled out his smartphone and went to the app. Sure enough, you can’t get cyber coupons unless you create an account with said Big Box Fabric and Craft Store. He went to a couple of other similar companies’ apps, and Lo and Behold! same new requirements, too.

“The heck with it,” I said, “It’s not worth saving the 88 cents and giving them more information about me than what they need to know.” So, we got in line, sans cyber coupon.

Later that day, my beau and I were talking about technology. He’s going off the grid more and more, as I.

The Internet and its associated technology do have some good value, yet I am tired of being asked to relinquish so much of my personal information to companies just so I can save 2 cents. And that includes the cashier asking for our emails as we check out. No, no, and heck no. You do that, and you’re bombarded with several emails per day from these companies. Recently, I kicked Bedsheets, Bathroom, and Over Yonder store’s emails to the curb because of their incessant daily emails. The clutter in my inbox—oh! the clutter!

It’s a noisy, bombastic world today in the silent communications of cyberspace. And nosey, too.

I’ll just use the paper coupons we get in the Sunday newspaper. I’m going Old School.  I’m liking that.

©Susan Marie Molloy and all works within.

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