My sister discovered the fun and ease of Internet shopping this year. She makes it sound exciting and challenging. But, she is a character that put a glitzy spin on anything. It takes me back to when our mother ordered things through catalogues and waited in anticipation for the items to be delivered. It was like she was getting a gift herself, even though most of the things ordered were for others.
Then I think about running into a judge and into an attorney and into a former high school friend I haven‚Äôt seen for years on my trips to pick up this and that for Christmas. I don‚Äôt like the crowds and waiting in lines, but I enjoy meeting others and having something in common with them at that moment.
The Internet may be the future, but each time it replaces physically meeting and talking and sharing with others, some random meetings of friends or work-related relationships or a stranger looking at the same item, I wish the future would slow down.