How do you communicate differently online than in person, if at all? How do you communicate emotion and intent in a purely written medium?
Actually I do not use text, I send email to my friends. I also call when I feel it is necessary. It is not easy to communicate emotion in a written form . I usually use my phone to talk to my friend or a family member. It is much easier than written form.
What’s the most surreal experience you’ve ever had?
A few years ago my brother died, before he died he left some instructions for my younger sister. He communicated with her on the phone. I did not know what he said, she told me what it was about.
After his death I asked her to carry out his wishes, she refused and told the other siblings ‘I was lying.”
I really felt bad, I told my husband, he felt, my brother needed to put the instructions in his will.
Early one morning I dreamed my brother came to the house, I asked him about his instructions to my younger sister,he smiled and said I told her to divide equally among the siblings.
I asked him to write it on a piece of paper what the instruction was, I even saw him writing it.
When I awoke it was 6 am, I kept wondering, “Did he really visit me?”
I use my phone mainly to make calls, to various companies I deal with. I always have trouble with Roger’s,they provide the internet,the T.V. sometimes the power company. I had to call the power company a few days ago. My bill was more than three times compared to other months. They were not short of excuses, like it was too cold and it was five days more than the last month. I could argue in five days I more than tripled my bill. I know it would be a futile attempt on my part. So I let it go.
Then there is a call every week from people collecting used clothes. I am told they sell them,they do not give them free. Besides if I donate every week like they want me to. I won’t have much left for me to wear. So my answer is , “Sorry not this time.”
Then there are personal calls,some I love getting but there are others which I don’t answer. Paying for call display,is worth the money I pay every month.
It is a nuisance when the phone buzzes at 3 A.M. I am very unhappy.
My phone is necessary in times of emergency,such as when I need the plumber to fix problems I have with the plumbing.
I don’t have too many problems with my phone.
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English: Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Français : Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal. Montréal, Québec, Canada. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
My closest friend is Dilruba. She lives in Montreal. I met her in Montreal. She is a very thoughtful person. We are from Bangladesh. From the first day I met her,I felt I always knew her.
I remember when my husband and I decided to leave Montreal,I was afraid to tell her. When I finally told her,she was emotional. I changed the subject. We talked about other things. She still lives in Montreal .I visit her whenever I can. We visit some places we used to. Nothing has changed between us .
I talk to her over the phone for over an hour.Our call is never short. She is a friend who will do anything for me. I have often asked her to send spices,which were not available in my city. Now everything is sold here.
I think I am very lucky to have a friend like her.