September 29, 2022

I don't have a pound coin on me - perhaps a QR code and 15 minutes of fumbling with a smart phone can get me a cake instead?

On Wednesday there was a bake sale at work.  Tragically I forgot to grab a pound coin before going downstairs.  Luckily there was a QR code I could use, unfortunately I don't use a smart phone.

Standing next to the table were 10-15 people, smartphones in hand, adding an app or maybe a website, donating funds, clicking next.

I borrowed a pound coin from my colleague and bought an amazing salted brownie.

Someone asked me about not using a smart phone.  It's a bit of a conversation piece, I guess.  

On this day, it was the time aspect that I was considering.  I told her that I didn't feel like I had enough time to do what I wanted to do, and yet somehow, when I had my smart phone, I was spending 2-3 hours a day on it.

How did I not have time for things, if I had time to stare at a phone for 2-3 hours?

Maybe some of it was directions, and maybe some was background TV, but even so... 2-3 hours?

So I got rid of the phone.  I still don't have enough time for everything.  I have, in fact, the same hours I always had.  But now I try to think more about them. 

And I got my brownie much quicker than those using a QR code.

(This is not the brownie I ate, but I would also eat this brownie if I could)

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