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Old 12-23-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:09 AM   #2
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I was looking over the list and wondered if anyone still sends the old fashion thank you cards like me. When I was young my mother made me sit down and write out a thank you letters for just about any gift I received. Today I still pull out a thank you card and write out a thank you when given a gift. Does anyone else still do this?
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my sister has her children (7 and 5) do it. I personally am lousy at it, other than email or texting versions.
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I hate wires... I look around my desk and there's about two miles worth of it so I have to wonder when they became obsolete?
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I was looking over the list and wondered if anyone still sends the old fashion thank you cards like me. When I was young my mother made me sit down and write out a thank you letters for just about any gift I received. Today I still pull out a thank you card and write out a thank you when given a gift. Does anyone else still do this?
I have discovered e-mail. It's cheaper and there's no limit as to what I can write.
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I have discovered e-mail. It's cheaper and there's no limit as to what I can write.
What kind of epic thank you notes are you writing?

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It is bad our office still is hardwired and accepts faxes?
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Lets see, I have a laptop that is wireless to the office network, but then I have the power cord, and the printer on my desk connected to it with cables. Sitting next to that is a regular landline phone, plus I have my cell phone charging via wires to my laptop charger, and there is a fax in the next office. It's a jumble out there!
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It's an unwritten rule that most offices are at least 10 years behind the curve. We can send and receive faxes through our email, so at least we're current that way.
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But we are an IT company, so you would think we would attempt to buck the trend a bit.

We do have government clients though, so we are forced to hold back.
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We went "paperless" a few years ago. Funny but I see just as much paper around here than ever. Mostly from the old schoolers who can't operate unless they print everything to hold in their hands. There's something taboo to them about reading documents on a monitor I guess.
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I have discovered e-mail. It's cheaper and there's no limit as to what I can write.
My problem is that I do not communicate with friends or family through email so I don't have any of their email addresses. I also think people enjoy getting them in the mail. Then they have to toss them in the trash instead of hitting delete.

This girl last night was telling me I need to get a new phone for me and my wife so we could text. I told her I purchased the phones we had so we could not text. She was then trying to explain how texting was so much better then actually talking to the person. I was just thinking if I had to talk to her all the time I would agree texting would be better. Not sure why people find it so hard to pick up a phone and actually have a conversation now days. Except when it comes to people like her.
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I was looking over the list and wondered if anyone still sends the old fashion thank you cards like me. When I was young my mother made me sit down and write out a thank you letters for just about any gift I received. Today I still pull out a thank you card and write out a thank you when given a gift. Does anyone else still do this?
My wife does this still, I do not. I should start, I know I should start, I do make sure to make a phone call and talk to the person who sent me the gift directly and thank them over the phone. I think that texting a thank you or even letting it on the answering machine is not very good...
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I find it pretty hard to edit documents on the monitor if they are more than a page or so in length.

Plus, courts always have to have hard copies of documents with original signatures. I imagine that it will be a couple more decades until we are actually and truely entirely paperless. It may never happen 100%.
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...Not sure why people find it so hard to pick up a phone and actually have a conversation now days. Except when it comes to people like her.
I just got a phone that, for the first time, makes texting easy. My wife loves to text. One of the unexpected benefits is that, apparently, when she asks me a question via text and I respond "ok" via text, my meaning is clear and devoid of hidden meaning.

On the other hand, when I say "okay" over the phone or face to face, apparently, I am actually saying "I'll agree to whatever you're saying if that's what it takes to stop you talking b/c I'm not really listening to you and don't really care about your thoughts or feelings."

I sooooo love texting now.
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