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Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:01 pm

Pulled this from facebook.

I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money. I couldn't resist myself & asked...

''Dad, why don't we activate your internet banking?''

''Why would I do that?'' He asked...

''Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer.

You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!''

I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking.

He asked ''If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house?

''Yes, yes''! I said. I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything!

His answer left me tongue-tied.

He said ''Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very well by now.

You know I am alone...this is the company that I need. I like to get ready and come to the bank. I have enough time, it is the physical touch that I crave.

Two years back I got sick, The store owner from whom I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside and cried.

When your Mom fell down few days back while on her morning walk. Our local grocer saw her and immediately got his car to rush her home as he knows where I live.

Would I have that 'human' touch if everything became online?

Why would I want everything delivered to me and force me to interact with just my computer?

I like to know the person that I'm dealing with and not just the 'seller'. It creates bonds of Relationships.

Does Amazon deliver all this as well?'''

Technology isn't life..
Spend time with people .. Not with devices.

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Bernie R
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:11 pm

How apt for recent times!

Born and raised in Romeo Street, later Lambeth Walk, Jersey Close, Garden Place, Hawthorne Rd, Gonville Rd now Netherton
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 1:45 pm

Nice one Keithos, ta for sharing.

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.
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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:52 pm

That is brilliant, Keith - How true?

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Sun Jul 26, 2020 3:54 pm

Lump in my throat reading that, Keith 😢

Lots of people living alone, many looking forward to chatting in the local shops, library’s, clubs, etc..
Times are changing, some poor souls afraid to go outdoors, just in case they catch the dreaded virus.

Since Corona came about, some elderly folk (and young) have chosen to remain indoors - probably following instructions to the letter!
Fear being a very strong emotion, It may take some time for people to get their confidence back, it will return, not sure how, but it will!

Lovely post, Keith 😊
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