I was talking to my friend out in California yesterday when I was interrupted by a call from my daughter in Florida whose call beeped in whilst I was in mid-conversation with Cyndi. I called Jamie back after telling Cyndi that I needed to take that call if she didn't mind and while I was talking to Jamie, a call beeped in from my job wondering if I'd like to come back into work (I had left there less than an hour before) as one of the other dispatchers had gone home sick. I politely refused (hey, I was in my PJ's and slippers already!) and then went back to my conversation with Jamie.
In the meantime, I got a text message on my cell phone from another friend so while I was talking to Jamie, I sent a text back to my friend and in the midst of that, an email popped up on the screen of my laptop that I replied to while still talking with Jamie. After finishing up my conversation with her, I called Cyndi back out in California and we proceeded to gab for awhile. I guess that you could say that all of this simultaneous communicating was brought to me through the wonder of fiber optic cables! Does anyone remember when you took one phone call at a time and there were no text messages or emails? I can't possibly be the only one who misses that simplicity!