Monday, March 19, 2012

A World Simply Of Convenience - Or Has It Become Necessity?

Today’s world has become one of convenience. I mean really, we have voice navigation, phones that can double as flashlights, start cars, and I think there may even be one that you can use as a life raft, in case of emergency - OK, maybe not that last one, but I'm sure there will be one. I have a hard time figuring out if all this convenience is a good thing or a bad thing.  I know a lot of today’s conveniences have made me quite lazy, where others are simply a great necessity. 


Take home delivery services for example. Last month I purchased a new living room set. I certainly couldn't have my husband drive our car to the showroom and toss the couch in the back seat. In this case, I had a strong need for a delivery service company – obviously. 
 However, lately I have been dying for them to introduce a grocer’s home delivery service in my area - strictly for convenience. With four kids, the dogs and everything else on my plate I dread going grocery shopping. How great would it be to shop online for my weekly food needs and have someone else do my shopping, and deliver them to my door?! I was so jealous when I seen how many other areas already have this service available.

Now the question I have for myself is.... If I had the service available to me, would I ever leave the house?? I’m going with probably not. As it is I basically only leave home for my grocery needs, everything else I can already have delivered right to me! This makes me wonder what  what it will be like when my children are my age.

I don’t consider myself old, I just turned 30 if you must know :-} It really wasn’t that long ago that everyone carried a beeper and you were pretty special if you owned a cell phone. I also only remember one friend having access to the Internet before I was 17. If technology has grown so much in such a short time, just imagine what is to come. I mean seriously, we just may never need to leave the comforts of home again. Although, this might cause some serious cabin fever!

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Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

My mom has her groceries delivered, she goes to the website and browses the "aisles" and checks off what she needs. We don't have that same chain store or I'd be all over it......I'm all for cabin fever :)

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I would go out sometimes but believe me, if I could have more stuff is delivered I would.

Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

we recently stayed in a cabin with no TV, internet, or cell phone for 3 days- I thought I was turning into a caveman, LOL. it was really nice- but i was SUPER freaked out. what's wrong with me????

MTgunfighter said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

When I go to the store, I purposely don't stock up on everything I need*. This forces me to go out to go to the store...

*Except Costco which is 70 miles away on the other side of the continental divide...

Heather said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh my lord I need a grocery delivery service! I've had some nightmare shopping trips with both kids in tow that I have yet to blog about! Lazy, for me, not so much as just a distraction from getting the important things done.

Becca said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I have to force myself out of the house sometimes also. Conveniences like using your smart phone as a flashlight are good. The life raft thing is a bit much LOL

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