Since touch pads and keyboards have finally eliminated handwriting, and the long anticipated "face to face" telephone has arrived through camming with surprisingly little fanfare, I thought it time to rerun the "Eye Flirtation" chart here which one should always keep in mind when having some FaceTime. Let's see…do I have to put a trademark next to FaceTime? No…but when I type it on my Apple, they automatically add the capitalized T for me. Strange.
Anyway, one used to be able to analyze potential dates through their handwritten requests. I guess delivered by hand through calling cards, butler to butler? So gentile. Not anymore. I write every day, but even signing a check hurts my fingers now. They are out of shape. Writing by hand, and the ability to tell if a written by hand letter was composed by a serial killer is now officially over.
Remember back when criminals were convicted because one of the keys on their typewriter had a distinctive character? Now, as everything we type is stored forever somewhere, it's been a long time since anyone was called to testify about a little chip out of the comma key on a crook's Underwood.
Anyway, for your delight and despair, if you have been giving out messages you wish to have kept private, here is the official guide to "eye flirtation" I posted long ago. It is back, but through technology, it is growing more useful every day.
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