Computers? I'll visit a quiet library!
Two bells will be tolerated in my house, the doorbell, and the timer on the stove.
I wouldn't have thought it, years ago.
Folks can pile on my chores.
It only takes a phone call.
So I'm thinking of disconnecting mine.
No phone, no ring, no bother.
That thing's intrusions will be over.
No marketers, no "just to chats" always at the wrong moment.
I thought I put one in for my convenience.
It turns out it was so folks could interrupt.
They interrupt my meals, my train of thought.
It seems as if half the time they call and say nothing!
Imagine the peace and calm,
The radio turned off. The phone gone.
Why I could even procrastinate life!
Let it swirl around me, but somewhere else.
A man's home should be his castle.
Certainly not a church belfry!
I want the only ding-a-ling-ling to be an ice cream truck.
They go by and leave you with a good taste in your mouth.
Not the 50% frustrations the phone calls can bring.
Yep! I've made up my mind.
Round up all the phones and put them in a box.
No more pollsters, no more "Vote for" him or her.
Don't believe me? Write down the subject of your next ten calls.
And, don't call me in the morning at 6:30 AM.
"Sorry, wrong number" was never music to my ears!
I'll be sleeping, procrastinating life...until I am ready for the day.
If you have a bill you want paid, help out the Post Office.
Send me a letter.
A peaceful day is dawning!
Wow! That has a certain ring to it, doesn't it!
© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
Silence and solitude almost guaranteed!
- Disappearing "Out There"
Musings of a man tired of the city, the rat race, and the world as it is, and the dream of something much simpler, much grander.