This morning I had a fun discussion about the iPhone feature, Facetime. I was telling my friend that Facetime was intrusive. However, my friend took the opposing view that Facetime could never be intrusive because, “You always have the option of not answering so, how could Facetime be intrusive”?
If you can’t tell, my friend is a man. LOL And God knows I’m thankful that He created men… However, they (men) just don’t always agree with us women. Do they? Their logical brains often see things just one way, from their perspective only.
Anyways, as I was playfully defending my view on why Facetime was intrusive, I had to stop, think about it intelligently and prepare my case for the debate. Here’s what I came up with.
First of all, I absolutely LOVE technology and I use social media HEAVILY! I love gadgets and when Facetime was first released I used it about as much I used my calling minutes. However, I found that when you receive a Facetime call sometimes you’re not ready to be… Well… On camera! You may or may not have makeup on or your hair needs a quick brush or the area you’re sitting in is not as tidy as you would like it to be. Facetime has a really big frame. The camera can see A LOT behind you. And when YOU DO answer, be prepared for that super powerful microphone to pick up EVERYTHING in proximity of it. Your stomach growls? That darn microphone picks it up. The kids talking outside your door? That too! EVERYTHING!
So, even though you may want to answer the Facetime call because you genuinely want to SEE that person, you may not be ready to be in THEIR spotlight as the camera let’s them in to your world and they begin to ask, “Where are you? What is that? What are the kids saying? Why is your stomach growling? Wow, let me see your bedding! What are you wearing? Come on let me see your shoes!” (Or something else).
What if you’re dating someone who is a bit insecure? They call, you just can’t answer for whatever reason. You don’t have wi-fi at the moment. You just don’t have the privacy you need or you just don’t feel like being on camera right now. Well, now you have the 100 questions about your “suspicious behavior” and now must defend why you didn’t answer the blessed call, otherwise known as an argument.
And that my friends is my stand on why Facetime COULD BE intrusive EVEN IF YOU WILLINGLY ANSWER THE CALL.