From The Storyteller
Hello All: Our 19 day family Thanksgiving, Christmas road trip makes my December smile a little late. Enjoy. Doug
Fact: On June 29, 2007, Apple released the iPhone with IOS 1.0 -1.1., and 15 years later I just completed updating to IOS 16.1. Which brings me to how this update got me thinking about how things have changed since 2007.
I’m not talking about politics, religion, or advances in health care. I’m talking about important stuff like cell phones vs landlines, meatless meat, and the raging battle over the right way to put on our shoes and socks. Elaine and I evolved into a cell phone household when we gave up our land line in 2018 (color me a slow learner).
The meatless meat thing has certainly evolved since the time of IOS 1.1. A granddaughter’s complaint back then was being unable to find frozen veggie meals in the grocery stores. The manager said they didn’t stock them, because so few bought them. Now we have KFC’s vegetarian chicken nuggets, Burger King’s meatless Impossible Whopper, and for those Mexican food lovers there is now the canned Vegetarian Taco Meat Substitute option.
In dealing with the “sock, shoe” controversy, however, the best that I can say is, it’s still unsettled. There are strong opinions on both sides of this question. What is the correct way to put on our shoes and socks? Unlike the controversy on hanging toilet paper, which is resolved by the patent, when it comes to socks and shoes, we have no final authority, and thus we’re stuck with public opinion.
Q: Are you a sock shoe, sock shoe person, or a sock sock, shoe shoe person? Personally, I am currently leaning toward “sock sock, shoe shoe”, but I’m open for the latest thinking on this vital question. Remember, your vote counts. Smiling as I focused on the important things in life.
Moral: Keeping up on important things can bring smiles.