Monday, 7 November 2016

Are the old ways a no way?

I saw this meme on Instagram the other day. It says "I like old school things. Picnics, phone calls, dates, flowers, letters, late night drives for nothing... Things people call "corny" nowadays."

It is well known that introverts find it difficult to change. It takes them (us) quite some time to adjust and accept to the changes that society throws at us.

Lets look at the things that the above quote talks about it:

  • Picnics
  • Phone calls
  • Dates
  • Flowers
  • Letters
  • Late night drives for nothing 

Lets have a look at all of these individually.


I didn't realise that picnics were not the thing to do anymore. Actually no one told me about that. The only thing I can think of is that people don't want to do the work because it takes a lot of preparation. People just prefer to go to a restaurant. No preparation, just pay the bill.

Phone calls

We seem to rely on texting these days. The good old fashioned phone call seems to be a relic. Of course the written word is good but especially on your phone, words can be taken the wrong way. You might make a joke which is misconstrued, misunderstood and then your friendship could become really rocky. However with people with cell phones and smart phones these days invariably you will miss a call and people rely on email and texting because it is less confrontational but trying to organise anything on email or text takes forever.


A date is a date. People don't want to call it a date because it might imply something. Hey, a date is just two people going out together to have fun, do something enjoyable and maybe even getting to know each other that little bit more. But in 2016 you can't call it that. You call it hanging out. You can't call it have fun either because that implies sex. What? Having fun is having fun. I use Tinder, I do admit but it has a lot to answer for.


Yes, you can't send flowers because that will show that you are interested and for some reason you can't show anymore interest than the other person because that will mean they will lose interest. (Yeah, I can't follow it myself.) If you want to send flowers, send them. If the woman likes you, she will appreciate it, if not, you send some flowers what is wrong with that? You took a shot and lost. It's not the end of the world.


In this day in age, there is nothing better than receiving a hand-written letter. It shows that person on the other end has sat down, taken the time to write something that he or she wants you to read. (I must admit though that I don't write much these days that my handwriting looks like a doctors script on a prescription form.) Why don't you write a letter to someone that you appreciate? They might like it.

Late night drives for nothing

I don't actually understand this one probably because I don't own a car. I'm sure if you enjoy being with each other then you just turning up one night to say hi would be greatly appreciated, or is that showing too much interest?

As an introvert you need to embrace change. I know that it is quite difficult but you need to but there are some things that you don't need to change. Stick to your guns here. You might receive a lot of criticism for not changing but some things are timeless.

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