Quaint in a modern world


old white gloves
©Mia Salminen

I think I’m both quaint and modern. Quaint in a way that I appreciate men who open doors to women. People who say thank you. Manners that some seem to have forgotten. Even saying hello is too difficult for some. They think they only need to say that to people they know. Then the way people dress. Ripped jeans, pants down to their ankles and so on. It doesn’t look good on anyone. You can’t buy style. I don’t understand why they think they look good by looking like that. Especially men who wear their pants to their behinds. I saw this guy in the store who looked like that and I tried to hold my laughter. It looked so ridiculous. I don’t know why some women like that kind of look on a guy. Men should dress nicely and not look like an idiot. You can look stylish without having to pay a lot of money to buy clothes. I wish I could have lived in the 1950’s where men had a dress sense. Luckily there are men who can actually dress nice. Some men should take a look at male celebrities clothing and learn. I don’t follow fashion very closely but I know what looks good.

When it comes to technology I don’t think having the newest things is very important. My mobile is 10 years old and it still works. I don’t even like these new smartphones. Besides, the batteries don’t last very long on them. I don’t have to charge the phone for at least a week. It’s because of the internet people’s mobile needs to be charged every day. Every time I use the tablet, it needs to be charged. Then the touching the screen irritates me. That’s one of the reasons why I don’t like posting on Instagram. It would be much easier if you could post from the computer. Actually, doing things on the computer is much faster. If you write on a mobile, you might click on the wrong letter and then you have to write it again. Not forgetting autocorrect. It’s just too much work. I only get agitated when I use a touchscreen. Between a computer and a smartphone, the computer wins every time.

There is nothing wrong with being quaint. In the modern world, people expect others to play their game. I can follow trends but it doesn’t mean I have to be like everyone else. People can have their new technologies and be the victim of advertisers. I refuse to be one of them. So many people are addicted to their smartphones and it seems their lives are empty without them. I’m glad I can get away from it. I don’t have the urge to take photos of people or places I’m in and post everything on social media. I don’t even have many photos on Facebook like a lot of people I follow there. I prefer posting my photos taken with a real camera on my blogs. There are things people don’t need to know. I find it a bit annoying when people post everything they do online. There should be something private. Where is all the mystery? If I want to write about something private, I keep it to myself.

I don’t want to be in that game
Don’t want to follow the leader
No way

-Misfit by Amy Studt

This song is so me. You should listen to it. Being misfit is never quaint, it should be honoured. Anyone who’s not afraid to be different has my full respect.

3 thoughts on “Quaint in a modern world

  1. I’m with you on a lot of this. I do like internet on my phone, but I’ve dumped FB and Instagram and messenger. Just too much noise. I love the FB blogging app though ~ so convenient! And the older I get, the more I appreciate tasteful, modest clothing. It’s available in every price range, so there’s no excuse for dressing sloppily and/or in super revealing stuff, except for simply wanting to. I find modest clothing more attractive on everyone, men and women.


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