As time progresses, people are expected to become more efficient and more productive each year. One way people attempt to cram more activities into their daily lives is to conduct business on the phone while commuting to work by way of bus, train or car. I frequently see drivers putting on makeup, eating, reading, and even changing cloths while driving. I have even seen a delivery person, practicing guitar while driving. They had cut the “head” off the guitar “heck” to allow it to fit in their lap without sticking the end of the guitar out the window.
It’s obviously dangerous to take on other activities while driving. At the same time, in an effort to “catch up” on loose ends, you can accomplish a lot while driving!
Some people are born beautiful. The hair grows in all the right places, at all the right lengths. Others must spend several minutes primping and pruning to reach the “standard” level of visual acceptance. This does create time constraint problems when there just isn’t any additional time to catch up on beauty, or to read an article about your area of interest or trade.
Now there are many states introducing legislation (laws) that bar you from such activities… in specific circumstances. For example, it’s ok to talk on the phone while driving, so long as you have a headset (...Which blocks your hearing from surrounding noise causing people to rely on visual information to drive safely.).
It’s interesting to me, to know the types of activities people are angry to see, and how many people do it anyway. For example, some people would say talking on the phone while driving is too dangerous. But you will occasionally catch those same people talking on the phone while driving, when they think no one is watching. Of course they have an excuse… like, “well, my boss called and I have to answer him.”
Of course some people pull over for that situation, and that’s fine, but now they have lost the benefit of the “catch up” time. If you are stopped on the side of the road talking on the phone, you are no longer moving toward your destination, and therefore are not multitasking… Thus, not saving any time.
Talking on the phone may not be an issue to you. Maybe catching a quick snack while at your desk is more suitable for “catch up” time. Some employers find that to be acceptable. Others would say eating should not be done at your desk.
Federal law states you are to receive a short break after two hours of work. Do you really get that short break? Some people do. Many don’t. Yet no one says too much because we all need a job.
Can you accomplish as much as you do in a day without breaking the “rules” of your society or social circle? Do you do what you know you should not do when no one is watching? Do you make exceptions to the “rules” in specific situations because it helps to keep you “caught up?”
Vincent Wilcox (a.k.a. KRAKR)
My band: Letters Make Words