Yes, we all work 24/7 now. I am not a fan, but my clients text and call at all hours of the day and night, so I’ve fallen into the bad habit of always answering the phone, except when I’m teaching or taking care of certain biological needs.
This morning, I was waiting for a reply text, so I took the phone into the bathroom with me while I showered. It was peacefully waiting on the vanity while I steamed up the place.
Shower over, I stepped out onto the mat just as the phone rang. I dried a finger and answered the phone, only to suddenly, unexpectedly and totally without warning, looking at myself and my caller, in separate windows of the phone. I hate Facetime.
I hate not having a choice about answering a phone that opens Facetime automatically.
I hate having just stepped out of the shower, the only dry thing on me being my left index finger, and suddenly on Facetime. And without glasses, so it takes me several seconds to understand what is happening.
I hate losing clients who cannot order enough brain bleach to deal with Facetime live and in person.
So, Apple, please give me a way to shut off Facetime unless I’m ready for it. Like, when I am dressed. And have dry hair. And makeup. Oh, yeah, and clothing. Wearing clothes when you answer the phone is good.
I remember the “good ol’ days” when all I had to worry about was if I had on lipstick and was there lettuce in my teeth on the way to a client meeting.
I wonder if they will ever call back.
—Quinn McDonald is trying to use technology and defeat technology at the same time.