As technology gets perpetually faster, smarter, and just better.. certain excuses, that were once fail proof, can no longer be used. Here is a look at some technologies that have nullified certain excuses… especially work excuses by text.
Picture Text Messages (MMS)
With cell phone and cell carrier standards of 2010, most people have camera phones and the ability to send picture sms text messages — so for instance:
An employee texts the boss to say “I’m stuck in traffic, going to be late”.
When the employee gets into work that day, the boss asks the employee about his phone. He finds that the phone has a camera and is able to send pictures over text.
The boss tells the employee that next time he is stuck in traffic, send a picture of the brake lights.
So anytime there is an excuse that can be proved by sending a picture text message – you can’t really use it anymore.
That Stupid Beep When You’re On The Phone
You know when you’re calling someone and you hear that beep at the end of each ring? That means the person you’re calling is currently on the phone.
If everyone knows about this, then when your friend calls and you’re on the other line – you can’t use any excuse that isn’t “I was on the other line”.
You can’t say, “Sorry I didn’t pick up, I was in the shower”, or “I was driving” – because the other person heard the beep and knows you were on the phone!
There are certainly many more examples … I’ll be back to update this as I think of them — if you know of any, comment below.