I love advice columns. I don’t know why, but it’s the one thing I never miss in my daily newspaper.
Yesterday’s Ask Amy column just made me laugh.
I am a secretary at a middle school.
The other secretaries and I have noticed an alarming trend: Children of the cell phone generation do not know how to use a landline phone! Students are not allowed to use their cell phones during school hours, but they are permitted to use the office phones to call home.
This is what we are concerned about: They do not pick up the receiver before dialing. The do not listen for a dial tone. Most don’t know what a dial tone is! It is essential that parents review this with their children.
– School Secretary
Last year we determined that it was time for Verity to offer banking through mobile devices. It’s not just the middle schoolers who are turning to their mobile phones for all forms of communication and many forms of businesses. Studies show that a full 17% of American consumers are currently using mobile banking.
We’ve been working on this for the past few months and are expected to launch at the beginning of 2011. We are excited about the new development and will keep you posted as the date draws closer.
By they by, School Secretary would be dishearten to know that my three year old will probably show up to middle school not knowing how to use a PC. Right now, she jabs at the screen and gets frustrated when it doesn’t respond like my iPhone does.
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