Today is Global Unplug your Ass Day

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

Allright, it's only Global Unplug Day.

The concept is simple.  We spend waaaay too much time on our devices.  In front of our cell phones, our ipads, our laptop computers, our televisions sets, blah, blah, blah.

We are supposed to pledge to set them aside, and set an example for our progeny and thereby give some hope for the future of the planet (I know, I know... I don't believe it either... it's symbolic.)  Set aside some time.  A day... an afternoon, a couple of hours.. maybe just a meal.  Where you agree to set aside your devices.  Put them away.

Put them in Al Gore's infamous "lockbox" and don't check them every waking moment.  Don't send everyone pictures of what you're not eating.  Don't send people images of the vacation that you're not enjoying.  Just don't.

Don't post a status update on Facebook, telling people that you're taking a break from Facebook... (first of all, no you're not, and second of all, no one cares).

We can do it... right?  I mean, here I am, not writing a post on my lap top about unplugging right?  But this doesn't count.  I'll unplug starting now.  Well... not now... but... now!   uh.... now!!!

pfffft   now!!!

Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois


Comments (9)

Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Are you there Alan?  Or did you really up plug your a**!  Very funny!  I'm all for it and do it quite often.

Mar 03, 2023 09:48 AM
Alan May

My ass is always plugged up.

Mar 03, 2023 12:07 PM
Trish Cole
Veterans United Home Loans of Puget Sound - Puyallup, WA

Nice!  Good reminder for everyone!  I say get out and exercise that lazy little ass, laying in the grass!  Just had to.  Have a great day!

Mar 03, 2023 10:09 AM
Alan May

There's nothing like dragging yer azz all over the grazz.

Mar 03, 2023 12:07 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Alan- True confession ...I did not unplug on unplug day  And I can see that you and several others did not as well. Good for us!!!!! Defy authority or whoever came up with this day. I love my iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and laptop and open and on they shall be!!!

Mar 03, 2023 06:59 PM
Alan May

Gives new meaning to "power to the people"

Mar 04, 2023 04:46 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Oh drats, I missed unplug day. How did I let that happen?

Mar 04, 2023 04:48 AM
Alan May

you were plugged in.

Mar 04, 2023 04:46 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Alan May ,

I like your post the best on Global Unplug Day! I may not have totally unplugged but I do have to say I'm not as addicted as I was and getting better about my screen time. It might have to do with I'm spending more time with clients, family and friends and who needs to be on their devices then??

Mar 04, 2023 06:42 AM
Alan May

awwww, thank you

Mar 04, 2023 04:47 PM
Liz and Bill Spear
Transaction Alliance 513.520.5305 - Mason, OH
Transaction Alliance Cincinnati & Dayton suburbs

Unplug?  Develops a slight tic...unplug?  I might miss an email, or a phone call, or someone posting a picture of some place I'd rather be than where I am???  Nah...I'll be over here in the corner streaming a hockey game on my phone while I do something else on my computer on one screen and something different on the 2nd screen! 

Mar 05, 2023 06:30 AM
Alan May

I know.. it gives me the shakes.

Mar 06, 2023 03:52 AM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Oops!  A little late in seeing your post, much less unplugging.   Ok - next year! 

Mar 06, 2023 08:44 AM
Alan May

you were probably unplugged just a little too long.

Mar 07, 2023 03:12 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Can't say I unplugged completely on unplug day, but I have been unplugging after a certain time of day and so far I have been very successful at it.  Now that doesn't mean I won't answer a call that is important because as a professional, that's what we do. But by keeping the phone a little distance from where I am relaxing, reading or watching a movie, I am not distracted by dings, tweets, and unnecessarily wasting my time swiping up and down ... but your blog brought a chuckle.  Thanks Alan May 

Mar 16, 2023 05:06 PM
Alan May

hey, we all do our little part.

Mar 24, 2023 04:35 PM
Don Baker
Lane Realty - Eatonton, GA
Lake Sinclair Specialist

we unplug daily around 7 pm with few exceptions (facetiming the grands doesn't feel like being plugged in)

Apr 01, 2023 10:41 AM
Alan May

I think that's wise. (which explains why I doesn't do it).

Apr 27, 2023 10:17 AM