Too Many Numbers!!!!

  1. Remember long ago, when someone asked you for your number, you had one. Yep, just one.
    I realized that I had too many numbers when I gave my cousin my "numbers" to get in touch with me....
    - Home number
    - Cell number
    - Fax number
    (I used to also have a pager number!)
    We are just too darned accessible these days, don't you think? I will admit that it's kinda cool to have a toll-free number at work.
    I bought my Mom a little fax machine for her birthday this year as she likes to fax things to my daughter. Now, I have to know my parents:
    - Home number
    - Dad's cell number
    - Mom's cell number
    - Fax number
    TOO MANY NUMBERS!!!!
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  2. 21 Comments

  3. by   NurseDennie
    Well, there you have it. I think we should all be issued a cell phone at birth! Ah well.

    Love

    Dennie
  4. by   kaycee
    plus instead of remembering 7 digits now you have to remember 10.
  5. by   adrienurse
    I always get in trouble because I forget pass words and PIN numbers as well. We use the pyxis computerized drug system at work and I had to pick a new password and I still haven''t figured out what I chose. Internet, phone cards, atm cards, banking hot lines, computer log in pass words........ Who's the genious who thinks we can keep these straight?
  6. by   nursegoodguy
    I decided that I had better things to do then to fight with the phone company so I cancelled the hard line and now only use a cell phone. It is great to always have your phone where you go! I also keep emergency numbers typed out real small on the back of my cell phone and on the back of my name tag just in case... Actually I really am to the point that I dislike the phone... I'd much rather be emailed if it's not an emergency. Just too busy during the day... Anybody else think life had gotten just too busy?
  7. by   alwaysthere
    Ive always prefered email to the telephone. If they go on and on and on you can just delete the email Isnt the Internet wooonderrful? hehe
  8. by   jayna
    yes, internet wonderful.

    Have two many numbers as well. I prefer email.
  9. by   suzannasue
    Ahhh,yes,ideed the world has become too complicated and busy.
    I remember life as it was many eons ago when if someone couldn't get you on the phone,they just kept trying until #1 you answered or #2 they realized you were not gonna answer the phone and gave up...came home many a day to find someone awaiting me in my yard or was awakened by someone knocking on my door " I 've been trying to get you on the phone all day,where've you been???" Loved answering machines...so neat to hear the hospital supervisor begging me to call back...then there is caller ID...a gift from above....and there are even ways to bock certain numbers !!!! Hallelujah!!! We now have the phone company answering service and I become totally hysterical when I get to work and the supervisor tells me she actually screamed into the phone trying to wake me up...friends have told me they have done the same thing...have explained it's a "service" not an answering machine...yell all you want, I cannot hear you. I did not want to get a cell phone,however,last year I almost passed out while driving to and from MD appontments and felt it was a good idea to " get connected" in case of emergencies. It stays "off" more than it does "on" because I know I would freak with a phone ringing while driving down the highways and by-ways...yeah,I could put it on vibration mode but that would scare me,too (and might be way too much fun...)and besides...I HATE seeing ppl talk on cell phones while driving or while walking around the grocery store or Wal-mart or the Malls Or wherever the conversations are loud and obnoxious and ridiculously ignorant. Love my e-mail,though...keep in touch with my girls who had the audacity to grow up and leave their mama (heh heh heh...I miss them more than they miss being at home though...)
    And as said before if someone e-mails me and runs on ad infinitum, ad nauseum...delete delete delete...
    Is there some reason we have developed the need to be in contact constantly??? Sometimes I just wanna be "out of the Loop"...especially on my days off,ya know...no bells or buzzers for me at home...get enough of that at work...and I am developing an aversion to televison,also (other than the animal channel,discovery and the history channel...)...ok...post too long...will go back to my cave and lurk around the board a while longer...:chuckle
  10. by   live4today
    Use to have a cell phone. Still do, but it's turned off for lack of affordability right now. Rarely use the fax we have. Am always always always on the phone talking to one of my daughters...and the grandkids, too.

    I only answer the phone when I've got time to chat, otherwise, I just let the answering machine take the call. Love Caller ID...most times it will display the caller's number and name. If it's my kids and hubby -- I answer. If not...I think about it. :chuckle
  11. by   LasVegasRN
    You know, it's bad, but, I keep in closer contact with my relatives with email than those who do not... That's kind of a shame, isn't it?
  12. by   nursegoodguy
    Originally posted by LasVegasRN
    You know, it's bad, but, I keep in closer contact with my relatives with email than those who do not... That's kind of a shame, isn't it?
    I don't think it's bad, it's just the way it is...
    Much more convenient to click the send button!
    Everyone should have email! Compared to snail mail, it's cheaper, more convenient, better for the environment, faster to send and it's just more fun! It's the way of the future!
  13. by   OBNURSEHEATHER
    Originally posted by nursegoodguy
    I don't think it's bad, it's just the way it is...
    Much more convenient to click the send button!
    Everyone should have email! Compared to snail mail, it's cheaper, more convenient, better for the environment, faster to send and it's just more fun! It's the way of the future!
    I agree. I have relatives that I communicate with more frequently now than I did before we got our computer.

    Besides, there's something fun about seeing who all loves you enough to pass along funny and crude jokes to your inbox everyday!

    Heather
  14. by   Sleepyeyes
    Originally posted by OBNURSEHEATHER


    I agree. I have relatives that I communicate with more frequently now than I did before we got our computer.

    Besides, there's something fun about seeing who all loves you enough to pass along funny and crude jokes to your inbox everyday!

    Heather
    Another plus of email vs phone: you can do it when you have time.

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