Tuesday, September 27, 2011
I think I’ve given myself carpel tunnel syndrome from texting - although years of working at the computer have certainly contributed. But since I’ve only recently taken up texting with a vengeance, it’s probably the straw that broke the camel’s back – or finally squeezed the median nerve to the point of inflammation.
The solution to ease the pain is simple – stop texting. But will I?
How and why did texting become so popular? Since we’re all carrying cell phones, I have to wonder - why do we no longer call and talk to the people we want to communicate with rather than sending them itty-bitty typed messages?
Has actually hearing someone’s voice and carrying on a conversation become too intimate a means of communication? Horrors! A conversation might last five minutes – way too long a time commitment these days.
It’s been suggested I switch to a more advanced cell phone – one requiring the use of two thumbs to text so that my right thumb, wrist and arm are not incapacitated.
But wouldn’t I possibly end up with carpal tunnel syndrome X 2?
(and, yes, this post was created with some degree of pain…)
P.S. Wedding update
The wedding day ceremonies went off without a hitch! (sorry… that phrase just popped into my head…had to use it…)
The bride and the groom were so happy!
I only cried four times.
No pictures to post because a) I don’t have any yet and b) I think I should get permission from the bride and groom and they just happen to be away….
photo credit: http://www.cellphones.ca/news/post002778/