Admittedly we spend much less time with our ears glued to a phone than many of the drivers we pass cautiously on the road or kids walking down the sidewalk or in the mall.
Same with e-mails and Facebook or Twitter (I don’t tweet). Anyone running electronic surveillance on our communications would soon die of boredom waiting for something, much less anything of substance. As for Facebook, while some put their life stories out there for all to see, I’m more apt to comment lightly or ignore it altogether.
I’ve never been one for conspiracy theories. The only way the government knows I’m alive is by keeping records of my Social Security checks. As long as I blend in, go ahead and take my picture forty-leventy times a day. Just give me warning when to smile.
Jim Bailey’s column appears on Wednesday. He can be reached by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.