I never have to remember anything

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

Phone Head

I no longer remember important facts. No birthdays, no appointments, no history lessons. I don’t have to.

If I need to know what time it is, I just look at my phone. Need to wake up at a special time? Set an alarm. In the mood for one of my favorite songs? I have music at my fingertips.

I seldom lose an argument anymore. Once I get into a discussion with someone, I can just grab my phone and do a search on the subject in question. In just a few seconds I will have dozens of answers that I can sort through, some might even be accurate.

I used to remember phone numbers. I had them all in my head. I could spin the dial with my finger and in a few seconds, the phone would ring. Now I just say, “call mom”. No numbers are needed, as long as I remember your name.

The door code to my office? Nope, got an app for that. Passwords? My phone remembers them all.

This summer I visited my cousins in another state. I hadn’t seen them in years. I didn’t know if I would recognize them. Thankfully I had their pictures on my phone, so I knew both cousin Eddie and his wife.

I used to own a map. I threw it away. With GPS, I will never be lost again, as long as my battery is charged.

Today I got an alert reminding me to claim a multi-million-dollar inheritance from a distant relative in Africa. It’s a good thing, I had forgotten that I had a distant relative I have never met in Africa.

All of this knowledge is at my fingertips 24 hours a day. It is a good thing too because my memory has been starting to slip. Studies have shown people my age to be in cognitive decline.

Sometimes I go into the pantry looking for something to eat, but I forget what I wanted. Today I sat down at my desk to write a blog post, but by the time I booted up the computer, I forgot what I wanted to write about. Damn, I should have left myself a voice memo.

Oh yeah, now I remember. Now if I could only remember where I put my phone.

 

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Comments (20)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Platinum - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Great information.  Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful day!

Oct 04, 2021 05:04 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good mornig Joe. When I stop laughing and the tears clear out of my eyes, I will still agree with you. Take my cell phone to check the mail only an elevator ride to the lobby. Lost without it and I am not a techie! Enjoy your day.

Oct 04, 2021 05:05 AM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

So true.  The other day, I realized I didn't have my phone while I was in the grocery store and I felt naked!  (I left it in the car - it wasn't a major crisis.)  I'm just so used to having it all the time.

Oct 04, 2021 05:29 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Truth, has all this techknology made us smarter or dumber.  Who knows. .  Weekends over, back at it today.  Make it a productive Monday.  Sell a house.  Thanks again for the post. Bill Salvatore

Oct 04, 2021 06:21 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - you're right sooooo many answers and some(emphasis on the some) may be right.  HaHa.  

Oct 04, 2021 06:24 AM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

I about had a panic attack the other day when I realize I left my phone at home when I want to watch my grand cheer at a football game.  I survived but it was rough haha.  Have a fabulous Monday!

Oct 04, 2021 06:36 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Joseph,

What a fun post, and thank you for the laugh this Monday morning.  It seems many of us have relatives in Africa who want to geift us major money.  A

Oct 04, 2021 06:56 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Joseph- I love your post and can so relate. A few years ago my phone was acting up so I took it to the Verizon store. They said I could wait while they fixed the phone or go and run an errand. How could I do that??? My shopping list is on the phone!!!  And Wayne Martin I too take my phone to the mailbox even though it's a few houses down. 

Oct 04, 2021 06:50 PM
Matthew O'Hare
Osterville, MA

Lol. The only things I remember are the things I knew before owning a smartphone...

Oct 09, 2021 07:54 AM
Dorte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Joseph,

Very funny. But you are right. Maybe we are a little too reliant on these amazing devices.

Oct 09, 2021 08:03 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Oct 09, 2021 06:24 PM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011

Thanks Kathy

Oct 09, 2021 07:01 PM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Joe - thanks so much for the humor although I know that it is true it is still funny.

Oct 10, 2021 04:07 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That's funny. But so true! The only thing I'd disagree with is the map. While I do use GPS almost all the time, I have an atlas with me, just in case I need it. And I think it's fun to sometimes get there without GPS. So I still have my maps.

Enjoy your day!

 

Oct 10, 2021 06:15 AM
Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
Carolina Life RealEstate & Relocation 919-602-8489

Joseph, no need to lose your phone, just get an apple watch and it will find your apple phone in a jiffy. I actually do use that app from time to time. 

If you have an Alexa, just tell her to remember what you want to eat and when you get to the pantry, you can ask her what you wanted to eat. Lol!

Don't forget to have a great day!  

 

Oct 10, 2021 06:20 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 ,

I'm so glad that Kathy Streib featured your post in her "Ah-ha" moments for the week! I couldn't stop laughing because its so true! Everything is about convenience and we no longer have to think anymore.....just ask Siri and she can tell you what to do!

Oct 10, 2021 06:21 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Kat Palmiotti I too always have an atlas in the car when we're on road trips. 

Oct 10, 2021 01:41 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Oh man Joseph Domino 480-390-6011 you are on a roll with this post!  I love it!  The other week I walked back to my office and when I got there - I thought - what did I come in here to get.  Albeit I didn't leave myself a memo on my phone!!

Oct 10, 2021 02:45 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

OMG, I can SO relate, Joseph! I tell people all of the time that in years past, I would have committed their number to memory after one dialing! NOW, my SMART phone has made me a bit DUMB! 🤣

Oct 10, 2021 09:53 PM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I know that if I am driving off and I want to check my phone and it's not there, I will turn around and go back home to get it.  It is a lifeline for so many of us now.

Oct 12, 2021 06:53 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Pretty funny, Joseph, but so right on target. That phone in our hands can give us all we want to know...and more. With, of course, some inaccuracies and contradictions.

Jeff

Oct 16, 2021 07:48 PM