Bravo for Christ the Redeemer Catholic Schools for having lessons to help students with stress when dealing with technology, like with cellphones and stuff.
I know I could use it now, but back when I was in high school or junior high, I would have been a disaster.
Fortunately, they didn’t have cellphones back in the 1970s, calculators that could add were the big thing (in my life, I have been taught how to use a slide rule).
Back in the 70s, I would have received plenty of dislikes from mom and dad for losing my cellphone had they existed.
It’s a major worry for me today.
More than once, I have had to ask office staff to ring my cellphone in an attempt to find it. Thankfully, it rings and I turn it off.
Of course, three hours later, I check my phone, see the office has called and say to myself: “Can’t I get one minute to myself? They didn’t even leave a message those goofs… oh yeah…”
As for likes and dislikes, it would have driven me crazy. No way I would have ever dared to date (that would have eliminated maybe one night out of my busy four-year high school social calendar…).
Even today, I get stressed with likes on The Wheel’s Facebook page.
“How can Remy Greer’s Dawgs win title piece have more likes than my Coin collectors go to Carmangay story? What have I done wrong? What’s wrong with our readers?”
So students, if you feel stressed, put down the cellphone or give me a call... I can’t do anything for you, but it will help me keep track of my phone.