The Face-To-Face Social Network

…after an unpleasant gaze at the fields of facebook, I have resolved to readjust my thinking as I go about my random social interaction daily. one can only take so much of fake this and fake that before becoming bummed out and bug-eyed…and I am up to here with it (sorry you cannot see where “up to here” is, but I trust you can use your imagination…especially those who grew up on “SpongeBob”).

back in the day…in the old days…well, back in olden times, I could simply pull myself aside somewhere, consult with my brain concerning the matter, and act upon my heart’s or mind’s decision. that was then, this is just “somewhere else.” sure I can communicate with people, but….will they like my visual profile while I am sitting at the table on the far side of the restaurant? will they give me a thumbs up if I smile at no one in particular, and pretend to be on my tiny ear phone? how can I get a “wow” out of people? why oh why do I need validation?! ugh…

…it is a lonely world out there…one where various strangers find themselves walled-off in mental realities that may or may not include yours. one in four people seem to be having trouble dealing with reality on a daily basis, which means that I may or may not get a rational response from the guy right behind me at the deli counter. he may have the mental acuity of potato salad, which does me no good if I want to strike up a social experiment…I mean “conversation”…about the abnormally low price….$1.99…of the “Homemade” Cole Slaw. it is also why…some women do not find me attractive. ever. the part of their brain compartmentalizing “responses to males” has a never-ending run time error. then again, if I was a Labradoodle, I might get a better response.

still…I am confident that this new Face-To-Face social network should prove more interesting than at least half of the status updates I have read in the past two billion years…or, more likely, two weeks. in fact, in my social experimentations so far, I have discovered that people are actually learning to respond to a man speaking directly to their faces! maybe, just maybe, the world will be a better place for it, and we will be able to commune on a higher level than a mouse click. if not, I might as well buy a one way ticket to some remote atoll. and live out my life like Tom Hanks did in “Castaway.” please God, please God, no.








About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from,,, and are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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1 Response to The Face-To-Face Social Network

  1. smilingtoad says:

    too many grins to count.

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