The Silent Treatment

The Silent Treatment
One of the things that has risen out of electronic voiceless communication is the rampant rise of The Silent Treatment. That’s when I ask you out by e-mail, texting, twitter, etc. and get the dead stoney silent treatment. You should be required to at the least give one of the old lame excuses like “I have to wash my hair. ” But when you think about it, it requires a lot less committment emotionally to do anything like asking a girl out. Getting on the phone with shaking hands to ask a girl out who you like so much she intimidates you takes a lot of emotional investment. I hate to think what it took when you had to stand toe to toe. But e-mailing or texting takes little because you can’t be seen or heard. I can really chew some ass by e-mail. I wonder how much I would be willing to chew face to face? I sent a friend an e-mail many months explaining why I couldn’t be his friend anymore. He brought it to my attention saying if I was going to do this it should be done face to face because I could have at least seen the hurt in his eyes. He was probably right. I wonder if what I said would have changedd, or maybe we would have worked it out. And don’t you think if the U. S. is going to bomb Syria, for example, that Obama ought to tell them personally. Maybe we need more gloves slapped acrosss the face and duels with honor. personally feel, for example Congress is going to cut your benefits they should have to face at least ten blind, paraphlegic, or legless veterans in person that were getting the ax. The problem is we live in an impersonal electronic age where we are losing the art of face to face communication. I can’t believe that it doesn’t make a difference in our personal mental health