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Delete

 The delete button on a computer is convenient. However, when you think about it, deleting has a number of meanings.  When people decide to end a relationship, they may not be kind and let the other person know. They may completely remove them from their lives and delete them from their computers and phones. One of the newer attitudes in the world today is also referred to as gaslighting. Of course, when I think of that word I remember in our history books that a man would go out every night and light the gas lamps at sunset and then another man would shut them off at sunrise.  Today, though it means someone no longer will speak to you, accept your calls or your emails.  It seems cruel that if you no longer wish to know a person, have a relationship or even be a friend that you do not have the common courtesy to tell them in person. In the olden days, particularly when people were in the military,  they would frequently receive a ‘Dear John’ letter which basically said goodbye since they were so far away and there was no phone service.  However, in this age of technology, there is no excuse for it. Even with all the robo calls we receive on a daily basis, I always take a moment to say no thank you before hanging up.  After all someone is getting paid to make the calls and they probably need the income. Then I block the number and delete from my phone permanently. In the Good Gus series, there was no technology, no gaslighting and no delete. The Good Gus Series is available online at Kindle, Nook and Waterstones. Hard copies, personally autographed, are available through our website www.goodgusbooks.com along with past blogs for your reading enjoyment. Digitizing for all the books is coming soon!

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