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Everybody loves technology, right?

Don’t be so sure …

While in today’s day and age, many of us have grown accustomed to communicating via the ‘workhorse’ of modern technology, the text messaging device; but remember, not everyone is as ‘technologically advanced’ as you are.

Case in point:

Last week, my friend Vonne (who is NOT ashamed to admit that she has yet to board the ‘texting bandwagon’) received a relatively un-important, but timely text message on her phone.  Nothing really dramatic happened after that, she simply missed the text and an opportunity.  The following day she stumbled upon the missed message and realized she could have joined her friends and their kids at Pelican Bay.

Not a huge deal, but the lesson is this:

The ‘Field of Dreams’ analogy of  “If you build it, they will come,” doesn’t always apply.  Just because you send a text message, that doesn’t mean the person actually read it, or has a plan to cover the charges.  Consider your recipient.  Are you sure that person sends and receives texts?  If you are not, consider picking up your messaging device and make a good old-fashioned phone call.

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