Friday, June 11, 2010

You've Got Mail

Remember the movie "You've Got Mail", with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks? Of course you do! Then you probably remember the part where Meg Ryan describes the feeling of getting a new email.

"What will NY152 say today, I wonder. I turn on my computer. I wait impatiently as it connects. I go online, and my breath catches in my chest until I hear three little words: You've got mail. I hear nothing. Not even a sound on the streets of New York, just the beating of my own heart. I have mail. From you."

I'm so glad I don't have to deal with the dial-up noise, while the computer works to get a connection, but my anticipation of opening my browser is about the same as Meg's.

My heart races, and I'm filled with hope. Hope that someone will have responded to my email. Hope that an old friend will have sent well wishes my way.

With modern technology, I am one of many who has email capabilities on my cell phone. That means I am connected, no matter where I am. And with that capability, my phone chimes whenever something new is dropped into my inbox. That sound makes me drop whatever I'm doing, and race to see who emailed me. It's an addiction, and I'm not ashamed to admit it. I LOVE EMAIL!

The most disappointing feeling is when I open my account, only to find junk mail, or a long list of forwards. I want PERSONAL mail. I want to feel important and loved. If only my phone would know how to sort emails, according to my mood. I want to hear from this person, but not that store advertising the latest sale. (Yes, I know about filters, but some still sneak through the cracks.) I want to hear news that applies to me. Perhaps I'm being selfish. But I can't be the only one to feel this way, can I?

I am an email junkie. Most of the time, I'd rather correspond through email then in person or by phone. The idea of web-cam conversations terrify me. There is so much pressure to keep up a constant dialogue. I'm not a great conversationalist. For some people that comes naturally, but I struggle. With email, I can think, write, then rewrite my thoughts until they make sense.

What type of communication do you prefer?

Gotta go now! I just heard the oh-so wonderful chime from my phone, announcing the arrival of a new email! I hope it's a good one.


Kelli said...

Oddly enough I like Text messages and Email. They eliminate the need for awkward silences.

Joanne said...

Definitely love email too. There's just something about getting those virtual messages, having the thoughts being sent through cyberspace!

MT said...

I love email for all the same reasons and I have it attached to my phone too. I'm so glad to discover this about you - finally, someone who understands! *wondering if I sound to eager* ;)

Angie said...

Yes, I love email or talking face to face. Not so great on the phone. I have the same feeling when I check my email. Did I get something good? Hope you get lots of happy emails today!

This Place is a Disaster! said...

I love letters, in the box OR the inbox. I love being able to read again and again - Especially when it's a romantic relationship!!!!

I gave up a couple of guys when they turned out to be phone people. I hate chatting on the phone for hours . . . or even minutes! Call me, tell me, and get off. Phone is not for me.

I don't text, love FB, it seems to be quick and not too drawn out (like a text).

elizabeth mueller said...

Aww, you're so cute! Okay, I'll send you an email! ((Hugs))
I hope you have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

Ah, what fun. Every comment from you meant a personal email for me.

What a lovely day!

Thanks for all your comments.

Amber Lynae said...

Yes Comments, emails, letters, phone calls. I don't have a preferred medium. I just love to be connected and thought of.

Samantha said...

Hehe. I can COMPLETELY relate. A good email or facebook message just makes my day a whole lot better. I'm not so great at verbal communication. HOWEVER, if it's someone I know well, I love the phone. If it's my sister-in-law, I'll be on it for hours.