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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