Another Day in Paradise

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PHOTO PROMPT © Susan Eames

Yeah, Ma, things have really changed since I’ve been here.  These cruise ships now are larger than major cities and are filled with phone-zombies.  You know the type.  Surrounded by beauty and all they see is a screen.  Occasionally they’ll take selfies with their phones, but other than that it is all texts, Twitter, Twatter, and Whatnot.

Everybody is constantly on their mobiles, and I mean everybody.

Wait a minute Ma, someone is shouting at me.

Sorry, gotta go.  I was climbing a tree to get a tourist some coconuts when I called.  Yeah, I’ll post the coconuts on Instagram.

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Word count = 100

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78 thoughts on “Another Day in Paradise

    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks. i always found it funny how much people are absorbed in their devices instead of their surroundings. Well, funny until I find myself doing it ;)

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      he still has his old job entertaining guests at the island resort, he was just making a social commentary about the new tourists who arrive on the huge cruise ships, but then, it turns out, he was being a hypocrite because he was acting just like them….

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Thanks! I always laugh when I see people in the most beautiful places imaginable looking at their phones, but then when I catch myself doing it… ;)

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      1. Tessa

        I occasionally might get talking on mine, but I am not walking and looking at the screen. I have unlimited data, but they make out on me now. Before I got my own WiFi I used the hotspot and the regular data way over my limits which only occasionally slowed me down. I didn’t drop down my data since I get a discount from my Fios Internet and TV for having the unlimited and it wouldn’t save me enough to be worth dropping it so if I do get stuck using it somewhere it isn’t something to worry about.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      I do use my smart phone more than I should, but far less than most I know! I hate, hate, hate Twitter, yet UI know people on it all day reading political rants. Oh well, I am addicted to my computer..

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  1. notestowomen

    Great story, Trent. I really liked it. It made me chuckle. He’s talking about other people using social media and he’s planning to post photos of coconuts on Instagram! He’s the pot all right…

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