Thursday, January 29, 2015
Day 11 - Technology Fail
I just typed up a post on Blogger's handy dandy IOS app. I went to look up the proper spelling of a word, went back to the app, and poof... gone. I was wrapping up the post, and it was. just. gone. To say I was frustrated is an understatement. It was almost like being thrown back to the early days of word processing, before "auto-save". The thought of starting the post from scratch was scowl inducing. Why couldn't Blogger design an app that would instantly save your work when you went to the home screen? Where is the logic? Where is the justice? Am I really this ridiculously shallow?
This was probably the biggest inconvenience of my day. The lack of auto-save. And I was grousing over it. And now publicly admitting it. Kind of absurd, aye?
I work part time with people who are separated from their children. Quite possibly forever. I turn on a faucet and water magically flows out, while people in other countries fight over clean water. I have to creatively find ways to fit food in my pantry because it is too full, while mommas around the world watch their babies starve. And I have to resist the urge to not throw my iPad across the room because an app didn't save my words?
Humility hits hard. Very hard. And I am so very glad it does; especially on the days I grumble about the things that really do not matter whatsoever.