Tuesday, July 22, 2008

...because actual conversations are just SO antiquated...

Otherwise titled, "How to shirk responsibility without actually having to talk to anyone."

Slydial. For when you want to leave a message, but don't want to actually have a conversation with anyone on the other end.

Now, I can see when this would come in amazingly handy. I'm not saying I don't see the benefits. However, I'm just downright disturbed by the whole concept. It's basically avoiding confrontation of any kind. Even the name: Sly. Dial. Slydial. It's sneaky.

And I DO see the upside, but the downside is so much greater and so much steeper. As a whole, our society is heading toward a non-confrontational, wussy-pants existence.

Yes. I said wussy-pants.

As for me and my house, we're still trying to instill in our children the disappearing arts of accepting responsibility and carrying on genuine conversations... even if it's with someone you don't necessarily enjoy talking to.

Wussy pants.
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Moore Fam said...

Wow, I can't believe how disgusting that marketing is! I could see a useful aspect to the service, like not bothering someone, which they could have played up... but instead they TOTALLY marketed it as an "avoid confrontation" tool. That is gross. The best is "are you dating several people at once and a text message is just to impersonal?" ugh.

Angela said...

I KNOW!!!!! ExACTly. The way they're marketing it just repulses me. But I also know it will most likely be very successful in our society. Blech.

Thany said...

I am raising my hand to declare my Wussy Pants-ness. I read this and thought, "Now I don't have to talk to anyone live ever again! What a GREAT idea!"

Where do I go for my Wussy Pants Tshirt? Meetings are at my house on Wednesdays.