Good morning and welcome to Summit Up, the world’s only daily column that’s amazed at the impact technology has had on relationship spats.
The way we see it, in today’s world, words no longer need to come out of your mouth in order to have a serious fight.
You don’t need to raise your voice or even be in the same room.
It can all be done via e-mail or text messaging.
Now, raising your voice may be equivocated with using all caps or bolding a sentence.
Or maybe, if you are really tweaked, the phase comes across in red.
Overall though, we feel these cyber arguments take a bit of the heat out of relationship spats.
You get time to think about what you want to say, rewrite when you need and leave things open to interpretation.
It’s thought out and it can be almost an art form.
Not to mention the fact that it completely eliminates the later “I never said that” argument.
And like our mom always said, “Never write anything down that you don’t want someone else to see.”
Also, life can go on around you completely normally when you are having one of these fights.
No one needs to know (which if you’ve ever been around a couple that fights all the time, you know this is a serious benefit.)
So, next time you and your significant other are about to really get into it, maybe someone should just yell, “Go to your computer.”
Then you both can take a minute to calm down, think about what you really want to say and what you want accomplished.
Moving on, we got an awesome message from John Palsedge, of Silverthorne, who has a possible solution to our ice block hand problem that we wrote about before.
He sent this in. “Yesterday I received a pair of mittens from Sierra Trading Post in Cheyenne (www.sierratradingpost .com):
Grandoe Himalyan mitts, item # 57382. They claim they were designed by Neal Beidleman, who climbed Everest.
I tried them this morning (I wasn’t too cold though) when I walked to get the newspaper. They cost $75 with shipping.
They might do it for you.
They are too fat to use with my ski pole straps though.”
Thanks for the tip John!
We out, hangin’ with our kitties.
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