IF this were still the 80s or 90s, I’d be happy…

For Christmas, I bought Rachel and myself each external hard drives.  The deal I found and took advantage of was with Office Depot.waste

For being such a good customer (apparently), Office Depot has sent me a reward! They sent me both a $10 coupon and a vinyl business card case.  It comes complete with 12 sleeves, each of which could, potentially, hold cards facing forwards and backwards – that’s up to 96 cards!

I couldn’t help but wonder, though, if this gift can really be considered a reward.  It occupies roughly twice the volume of each 160 GB external drive I purchased.

My phone, on the other hand, which is about half the size of either of the external drives, easily carries the over 1,00 contacts, many with more information than a business card could possibly hold.

Does Office Depot know something I don’t?  Are people ditching their Blackberries and iPhones to go back to collecting business cards from each other? I’m going to go out on a limb here and guess that the era of collecting physical business cards, and especially the era of carrying them around in a case, left sometime before analog television.

Mind if I go devotional with this?  I can’thelp but wonder if some of what the church offers to those around us strikes them as outdated and irrelevant, perhaps even as much so as this card case strikes me.

3 thoughts on “IF this were still the 80s or 90s, I’d be happy…

  1. I think that is why it is imperative for church leaders to strive to be story tellers. Only in engaging the imiganation of people can the church shed it ‘card case’ feel and move into postmodernity.

    By the way I have some “Jam pants”, record player, and a Flowbee I want to send you as a “reward” for my friendship.

  2. I still collect business cards. Of course, I could never afford a blackberry, etc. Perhaps there is room in the world for both.

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