I realized this week that everyone has their “preferred” form of communication (mine being email because of time restrictions, a screaming baby and a current defective ear), but not everyone prefers to use the same thing to communicate effectively and efficiently. Since I don’t have a cell phone, communication has been severed from a number of people that prefer texting as their favorite form of communication. I also know a number of people that don’t use email to communicate feelings or thoughts because they don’t want their messages to be received in the wrong way. It’s great that we have so many options available when sending messages to one another, but are they all really necessary?
I’ve been especially frustrated because I feel like no one is listening to me. I try to call someone…and they don’t return my call. So, I send an email…and I hear nothing back and assume that they didn’t receive my message. I don’t have a cell phone, otherwise I would try to send them a text message. All this to say that I am having a hard time with the fact that there are “preferred methods” of communication and I don’t have the time to currently figure out which one I should use in a give situation for a specific person.
Maybe I will learn the art of smoke signaling…it could improve my relationships.