Facebook Revisited

Facebook is fun…sometimes. I have, however, come to the conclusion that people, many of whom claim they are too busy to breathe, actually have way too much time on their hands. I went to the movies with friends Sunday night and discovered that, although they were enjoying the movie, they were actually texting and “Facebooking” during the movie. Good grief. It is as if people can no longer be alone with themselves, it is sort of frightening. I have work, I have family, I have things to focus on. Facebook provides a wonderful opportunity to re-connect with people I haven’t seen in years and I like that part very much. It provides an easy way to communicate when there really isn’t time to have long phone conversations. In some ways it provides a certain intimacy since you are not talking “live” or face to face; although it really is live; we just act as if it were not. I have a hard time keeping in touch with folks because I honestly don’t have time for long phone conversations. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love them and miss them, I just have a ridiculous life. Nevertheless, I find Facebook tiring sometimes and I am astounded at the amount of time people spend on the silliness. It took me about two weeks to figure out that I would ignore all the invites to groups, games, throwing things (except kitties because the visual amuses me) and simply chat occasionally with my friends or express my self, or ask people to join my blogs (shameless plug). Personally, I like being alone with myself today, maybe a little music, often a book. I can turn my cell phone off for a whole day or night and be not troubled at all by the idea that I might miss a call. I love my friends but I truly don’t need their constant company. I don’t want my “social networking” to be a chore, I just want to enjoy and love my friends. I am mildly disgusted by the ego involved in some cases and the work involved to keep up that some people invest. I like myself today, enough to just be alone. The next time people tell me they are too busy for almost anything, I will tell them to just give up a f Facebook every other day. They would have plenty of time for everything.

Nothing To Be Afraid Of

So this morning, my boss, who is officed and resides about 4 hours away, showed up about 9:30. In he strolled and said “Hi”. I just said good morning, enquired about his weekend and went back to work. As I went about my business, the random thought floated across my mind that I was glad I was doing nothing wrong because gee, he isn’t normally there. And hard on the heels of that thought was the thought that when you don’t do anything wrong you have nothing to be afraid of. I am so glad today that I have nothing to be afraid of. I give an honest day’s work and then some to my job, I always have. Even when I am not thrilled with it, I try to do my best. All through our building people have a serious stress reaction when my boss shows up for a few days (he owns the company). This always makes me wonder what is going on when he isn’t there that people feel they can’t do when he is? If folks are just doing their jobs properly, it really shouldn’t make any difference if he is there or not. He doesn’t monitor anything more on site than he does off, he isn’t there to get anyone in trouble, he’s just there looking after his business, as he should. You shouldn’t be more on the job, or on your toes, when the boss is around; your job is your job and you should give your best effort to it no matter what. Then, when your boss is around, you don’t have to change your ways, look over your shoulder, or have anything to be afraid of. How nice.