First steps in the Hi-Tech sales world

July 1, 2007

How to be cool, 2007

Filed under: funny, gadgets, humor, Personal, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , , , , — . @ 2:14 pm

When I was a kid, being cool was easy. A BMX bicycle, a new remote controlled car, a T-shirt from the right company. Growing up, at the university, it became more difficult. Trips abroad, a nice car, going out with the hottest babe…
Now, somehow, I thought, nay, prayed that these stupid rules have gone with (the wind) growing up. How very wrong I was.
Tragically wrong. And now there are categories. There is no universal cool.
There are the trivial things. What Laptop you carry, what gadgets you own, what cell-phone you use. That is peanuts.
But there are groups in your life. and each has their own holy grail of coolness. How can you possibly compete?
Just today, heading to the cafeteria, I found out how uncool I really am so many times. 1st, I stopped at the IT (The support guys) room to say hi, and found out I’m lame because I have no idea that everyone is angry about the last episode of Stargate (That’s SG1, not Atlantis, of course). On the way out, seeking comfort with the one support guy that is not a Sci-fi geek, I was told off because I didn’t know about his new portable DVD/TV/flash drive/coffee maker thingy that he bought.
At the cafeteria, I realized I have no idea that striped shirts are out this season from the reception girls, and that everyone is talking for ages about that new band. What? Am I still listening to maroon 5? They are so yesterday!
My best friend told me off for still having a paper calendar, and how in the world can I still not be a member of the Linkedin.com web2.0 community?
I have yet to download and watch the last “Lost” episode.
I haven’t seen “trasformers” yet.
I haven’t gone snowboaring.
I haven’t got an Ipod.
and the list goes on.

But then I calmed down. I’m better than this. I’m in my early 30’s. I look good. I have a wonderful girl that is the world’s envy. I read. I see movies. I go out.
I refuse to live by the code of the Borg, or the vulcans, or the Guauld. I refuse to be a slave of the new gadget. My 1gb mp3 player is more than enough for my annual jogging day. I don’t need an online community that helps me find other people that spend their days hoarding names on their virtual profiles, of other name hoarders. I will not spend every penny on a new palm/mp3/gps/tv/ toy, the size of my wallet, that will either be outdated or lost in a week.
And damn it, I look good in my striped shirt.

With that in mind, and with an uplifted spirit, I left work early to have a fun evening with my girlfriend. Driving home on my scooter went fine, other than almost hitting a wall as my eyes trailed after that jerk that passed me with the new Honda bike.
My god, that’s one cool bike.

Here is another cool guy…

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2 Comments »

  1. I just wanted to let you know that I have used linked in for several months and find that it isnt very useful. If people want to contect me to share ideas, they have to pay linked in therefore, they dont contact me. I want to contact someone and share an idea, I have to pay so I dont contact anyone. There is no news on anything…its just a static database….I dont see how it is possibly useful..

    Try congoo.com or facebook.com. Congoo.com has industry news too. My two cents.

    Comment by Renee — July 1, 2007 @ 6:10 pm

  2. will try, wonder if it is better.
    however, wouldn’t you say that the most important thing is the number of people? the best site without the people you are looking for, is useless…

    Comment by thebeginner — July 2, 2007 @ 9:49 am


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