I give up…where is the sociability? As I sit here looking out the vast window of my local java joint I’m feeling like a social animal. I look around, and it occurs to me that all of us here found our way to our local coffee house to meet up with a little bit of humanity rather than burrow in our homes steeped in blissful isolation.
So what’s wrong with this picture: I’m surrounded by at least twenty five peeps, my peers, all of whom are deeply involved with their lap tops or I-pods and no one is interacting with anyone…for hours? For the love of God, why doesn’t anyone look up from their computer, throw a smile across the room, and give a nod, a little chatter? How are the kids? What’s going on with your crazy boss? How was the movie? Did your wife leave you? Are you lonely?
We all look so average, so normal … so social. As I sit here in the Mecca of sociability, I’m getting the creepy feeling that we are all far from it. Maybe next time I’ll stay home with the cat.