Judge Not

Posted on | February 18, 2018 | Comments Off

Dear Short Answers:
I’ve seen in many advice columns, including yours of late, suggesting to elders to get with the times and invest in social media if you want to keep in touch with those grand kids.  Did it ever occur to anyone that on a fixed income that initial and monthly outlay ranks low. Yes, some phones are free but also small hard to use and see.  So if you want something easy to use, your outlay could be $300 for the phone alone, then another $45 minimum for moderate talk and text time.  Give the grandparents a break and reach out the old fashioned way and call.  I am sure they’d love to “HEAR” voices.  Can you support this message?
Pappy

Dear Pappy:
So you want  the grandkids to feel what it’s  like to be old, uncomfortable with technology, and have little discretionary income?  We suggest you try to remember what it’s like to be so busy, tired and emotionally tapped out that a relaxed phone chat with grandparents means a sacrifice of a different kind.

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