Tuesday, August 14, 2018
Boost Mobile's vision of the perfect "Family Road Trip"
This "family" was "four hours into their road trip" when they learned that their data plan was inadequate. I wish I was making this up. I'm not.
Turns out that "road trip" means "people related to eachother traveling in the same car" and not "families taking a fun vacation" like I'm pretty sure it meant when I was a kid. Brother and Sister can't put their f--ng phones away for a few hours and talk to eachother and mom and dad- nope, they have to spend the trip eating away at the family data plan. Their determination to ignore eachother and feed their electronic addiction is SO bad that only four hours in, they've hit their data limits.
Here's a good opportunity for Mom and Dad to tell the kids to put away their stupid-ass phones, cut that electronic umbilical cord, and get them to notice that there's Life Without Streaming. Of course, that's not going to happen. Nope. Mom and Dad "solve" the "problem" by ducking into a Boost Mobile store and getting a new data plan.
Four hours into a road trip. They are in a store, changing data plans and getting new phones. Because that's how "problems" like this get "solved" in 2018.
It's pretty clear how the rest of this road trip is going to go, isn't it? Brother and Sister will spend the rest of it on their phones. Mom and Dad will congratulate themselves for rendering kids Silent (Dad is thrilled that the switch in data plans plus new phones is shutting his kids up) and - I guess- enjoy the trip with these life forms they passed DNA on to some time back.
This is the new normal, huh? Holy crap people, how can anyone possibly find this attractive in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM? Are you all freaking insane, or what?