I ORDERED AN iPHONE! It arrives Thursday, and I am counting the minutes (at least until I am distracted by something more fun, or more delicious…and delicious could be very tempting right about now).
No, I am not worried about this becoming a problem distraction. I actually don’t like being “tied to a phone”–the cell phone I already have gives me massive anxiety (long story…I’ll tell it another time). I am MUCH more likely to get distracted on the computer. But I can’t do everything on the iPhone that I can do on the computer anyway, so I don’t anticipate unholy iPhone love rearing an ugly head or anything. Whatever…on Thursday when it arrives, I’ll find out for sure if any of this logic makes sense or if it’s just ADHD-think making craziness seem logical if not downright reasonable.
I am relieved by this purchase actually because in “my line of work” (one of them anyway…okay really all of them, but one slightly more than the others…jeesus, who let OCD girl in here today…) I need to be able to answer questions for people about things like “scheduling” and “availability” on the spot, and I always have to say to them “you know what, the best thing to do is to send me an email, and I will respond as soon as I get your message”. That way, THEY are responsible for helping me to remember, lol…and I’m not sure that’s the most proactive customer service technique, but it has worked thus far with all faces still smiling (at least while they’re looking at each other).
Life was good…or uh, at least functioning…until the great Columbus Day Scheduling Massacre that I just went through. And then, with customers asking me questions about “scheduling” and “availability” this weekend, on top of everything else…godblessthem, I love my customers…but I pretty much just wanted to origami myself inside out to disguise my appearance, and run for the hills, all anger and angles.
Clearly the “have your people email my people” method results in MORE EMAIL, so this method, depensing on who you are can skew, oddly, to the “better for the sender than the receiver” end of things. And I’m gravely serious when I say that I DO NOT need to recieve any more emails in my inbox (in my FOUR separate inboxes that is, which all relate to different aspects of my life…I had to have separate boxes or I would have blown a fuse). I will now be able to answer very specific questions on the spot, and make quick scheduling changes on the spot…which will save me from having to answer a few dozen emails each week.
What am I going to do with myself when I’ve got 24-36 fewer emails coming through a very particular inbox in a week?
Well geez, I’m creative, I’ll think of something. Or I will INTENTIONALLY try not to DO anything (I think my therapist would vote for that). Or stare at those fish on my blog sidebar until the next Great American ADHD Brilliant Idea Of The Day comes along to distract me from my iPhone.