Do you ever have weird memory lapses about your travel plans? I haven’t in a few years but I used to make some huge mistakes, thinking I’m leaving at one time and it’s really another, or even a different day. My mom is usually no help. If I’m going to visit my family I have to ensure both parents and my sister have my itinerary and I often go over it several times with them to be safe.
I’m going to be traveling this week, visiting family. It isn’t just me, though. My brother and his family are driving out and my nephews and nieces that are independent are coming in. So is my mom’s “Chinese granddaughter”, a young lady who stayed with my parents as an exchange student about five years ago. For privacy, I won’t name this college junior, but we all feel she is part of the family.
My mom very rarely posts on Facebook, but on Monday, being on because somebody tagged her, she decided to put up a post saying, “Looking forward to seeing (Chinse granddaughter’s name) tomorrow at 6 PM!” and the young lady was tagged. A few hours later there was a response, “Grandmother, I’m not going to be until Thursday at 6 AM!” A little bit later she posted her itinerary.
Uhm, they were both wrong.
The student needed to catch her bus Tuesday evening was getting Wednesday at 6 AM.
My mom never uses social media. Or almost never, yet she did this one time and saved a huge amount of aggravation for everyone involved. Although there was a scary few minutes involved, I got a big smile out of the outcome. Facebook saves the day!
I don’t think young people realize how much social media and things like cell phones have changed the world. Some of the changes are bad, but there are some very positive changes as well. This is a great example of how positive the changes can be.
So that’s my smile this week – social media saving the day!
What made you smile this week?
If you haven’t seen it, here is a little background to The Weekly Smile as well as some quick guidelines.
So, what made you smile this week? Write about it and post on the link-up (or click the little blue frog below). While you’re there, read what everyone else is smiling about! And come back to it later, if last week is any indication new smiles will be added daily!