By Joy Lynn Clark
January 1, 2016
Months back I began to notice some of the most all inclusive dishes ever. A hamburger with a hotdog and chips all under one bun, a fried chicken cake with mashed potato frosting, drizzled with gravy, and a cornbread center. I thought, genius. I have to compile a list.
All year I found dishes. A pizza with a hotdog crust, and a beef sandwich topped with cole slaw and fries. I am starting to think, I need everything NOW.
My son went into Gamestop to trade a game. They needed my driver’s license number. I was like damn, do I have to be a part of this transaction? Yes, America we need everything NOW. It is hard to understand why it was so important that I be a part of this E for everyone trade. It’s not like I let my son drive here.
My license was expired (I confess, I never drive and I live in the center of the city). Nonetheless, I took the bus to the DMV to renew. Then I thought, Gamestop should accept bus cards. However, there’s something about a pawn law (which is what the salesperson actually said). I thought to myself, “what an informed salesperson”.
On the other hand, I am a card carrying Gamestop member so, don’t they have all of this info on file? There’s my name, there’s my address, and it matches the info you have on file.
I am not just picking on Gamestop. It happens to be my son’s favorite place. However, I find myself giving tons of personal information to people who already have plenty.
Last year, I thought it was just personal information. Turns out, everybody wants everything all the time.
I was walking downtown and I saw some great window displays at Forever 21 (I know, right). I went inside and my head exploded. I didn’t know where to go first, I was like a computer and just froze. There was just too much going on, all at once.
Then I thought, I want a sub with everything on it. Then I thought, I need to build a new site. I am feeling lots of pressure over this. Maybe I should just get a protein packed smoothie. Maybe I can just expand the site I have.
Then I thought about my education. I studied Multimedia Production. I took classes in graphics, web design, 3D, audio production, and video production. My major was doing too much.
Where do we draw the line between convienience and too much information?