Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Shower phone

I was thinking today about all the new technology (and you know how I love it!) I was in the shower and I heard the phone ringing. Having been an "on-call" detective for so many years prompted me to want to run out naked & wet and answer it. I came to my senses, remembering that I was retired. Then I got the idea that the only place we don't have telephone communication now is in the shower. You can still answer if you have your phone in your pocket even if you are on the toliet! (although I don't practice this). Anyway, in my mind, I invented a water proof touch tone phone that could suction to the shower wall. If your shower was too noisy you could always text back the caller. We seem to have the need to communicate everywhere else, what about the shower? Do you think it will catch on? Then we will never miss a call!
(We already have the "cell phone watch")


Texas2Tennessee said...

No, No, No.

What could possibly be so very important that you have to take a call in the shower? Have we really evolved into beings who are so addicted to instant communication we cannot reserve some private/sacred time and space for ourselves, to hear our own voice and the voice of God, however you define that?

I challenge you Tuff to spend 48 hours without use of any modern communication technology. That's phones, TV, computers, the internet. Just be with yourself for 48 hours. Go for a walk, read a book, talk to your kids, your lover, your neighbors, your family.

Better yet, come to Penuel Ridge Retreat Center and see how it feels. Most folks arrive tied in knots. They leave with a sense of peace. Something we can all use a little more of these days.

TUFFENUF said...

Thanks, T2T, but really, I was just kidding about the phone in the shower! I will take you up on the Penuel Ridge offer someday when I get up that way! (and I will leave my cell phone home!)

Texas2Tennessee said...

Whew...for a minute there, I thought you were serious! You're welcome at Penuel Ridge any time and guess what, you can't get cell phone reception here, so you don't even need to bring your cell phone!

Jellyhead said...

I know you were kidding Tuff, but I'm sure some would buy a shower phone! Not me - my shower time is sacrosanct!

I'm with T2T - we are all being bombarded by too much technology, and are forgetting to just BE in the moment. Like, just being in the shower and feeling the water on our skin.

Hope you are going OK Tuff - I know you must be still coming to terms with losing your mother.

(By the way, in response to your comment - it is spring here in Australia... so the weather where I am ranges from cool to hot, depending)

doubleknot said...

Phone in the shower I am sure some people would have to have it but not me. As high tech as I get with my phone is to have an answering machine attached to it. People don't believe that I don't have all the bells and whistles on my phone like caller ID. I figure if I don't answer my phone and someone really wants to reach me they can leave a message or call back.
Let's keep our shower the one place where the world can't reach you for a few minuets.

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

Sounds like a good idea to me!

Terri@SteelMagnolia said...

but... then again...
I am a HUGE phone addict.