Yup, that's right. A member of the technology deprived
(by their own choosing of course) Amish
community called my house
today. He asked for my dad
, since he wanted to tear down a hog shed
and put up a sheep pen
on some property
my dad owns.
You're probably thinking
"Hey! The Amish aren't supposed to use phones!!" Well, that's only partly true. They don't have phones in their home
and don't use them on a regular basis, but it's perfectly fine for them to use a pay phone
or someone else's phone.
Anyways, my new Amish friend Levi
was calling from a pay phone. It's a pay phone primarily used by the Amish. In fact, they even erected a shed
around it in the typical Amish barn-raising
Levi obviously didn't talk
on the phone much. In fact, it was quite refreshing
. He was friendly and I felt like we were in the same room
. I felt like we knew each other for a long time, even though we've never met
. It makes me wonder
what technology has done to us? How has an invention
that I've lived with my whole life formed my social skills
And how long until I get instant messaged
by an Amish person?