Is it to do with getting older that makes people (some people) want to do everything online? Does anyone else find that? We are all online whether we like it or not but my husband has got a thing about it, or that's how it seems to me, and it caused us a few problems during our recent holiday. It also got me spanked when I pointed out to him that perhaps keeping some good old fashioned paperwork might be a good idea sometimes.
You see online is all very well but when you're travelling, or in queues or checking in somewhere it only needs a little glitch to cause problems. I'll tell you a few of the glitches we encountered, I won't include my comments at the time to each one, just believe me it was frustrating and embarrassing at times.....not to P I might add, but to me especially when he was berating the counterparties for encouraging everyone to go online and then not having better systems to cope with it.
It started at the airport with checking a case in, we didn't have a printed booking or boarding cards. P showed his phone boarding card but the girl wanted the booking number so P had to backtrack through emails to find it, which held up other people. He told the girl she shouldn't need the booking, she didn't like him so made him weigh his hand luggage too, which was OK for weight but I'm sure she would have enjoyed charging him if it hadn't been.
It happened again with security when they wanted to see boarding cards and P gave them his phone which had both our cards downloaded but the security guy flicked the screen the wrong way after seeing P's, and my card disappeared and he had to hand it back to P to find it again. P was annoyed and embarrassed with a string of people behind us even though it only took a minute or so to find it.
Then at the other end the car hire company wanted to see our car voucher. P told them he hadn't printed one, his driving licence and passport was all they needed, they said they needed the voucher. P looked over the counter and saw his name on their list and pointed to it, I must agree it seemed a bit petty of the clerk to want a voucher, but he wasn't getting a car without the voucher so he tried to search email but had no data connection and had to ask the car hire guy for their wifi details to get connected.
We got the car and were driving along the N125 when P went to put google maps on for navigation. There was no data connection and roundabouts ahead. P pulled over and checked his phone, there was nothing wrong in his settings it must have been just poor signals in that area. Anyway thank goodness the car company threw in a map with their paperwork, we got through the roundabouts the old fashioned way. P's language, third world country, useless infrastructure etc was unprintable. Anyway we reached our destination and as it happened google's sat nav woke up a few times along the way so that cheered him up a bit.
When we got settled into our accommodation, which was lovely by the way, and P had put his phone and iPad on charge, I just mentioned to him that maybe it wouldn't be a bad idea not to rely on them so much. He disagreed, I told him well at least not to get so worked up when they went wrong, then I went for shower to wipe away the journey. When I came out P was mumbling about the strength of the hotel's wifi signal, he said it was crap. I said 'Oh for gods sake we're on holiday give it a break'.
P sat there for a minute, thought about it, then got up and retrieved his small otk cane from our suitcase, put me across his lap, pulled my shorts down and spanked me. Good job it was midday and guests were either at the beach or the pool so no-one to hear my pleas or the splat of the cane across my bare bottom. He didn't spank me too hard, I think it was to draw a line under the 'technology tantrums' as I'd called them at some point. He told me maybe I was right and he'd grab a shower too and then we'd go and take a look around town...and he wouldn't use the phone to find his way. I said if that was the case, 'Why the fuck have you just spanked me?'
He laughed and said it was for being critical of him. And then added because he liked spanking me. I felt a little tingle aside from the one in my bottom.
Have a fun weekend.
Have a fun weekend.