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Story: The Human Touch

I had spent an hour in the bank with my dad, as he had to transfer some money.  I couldn't resist myself and asked

Dad, why don't we activate your internet banking?''
Why would I do that?'' He asked.

Well, then you wont have to spend an hour here for things like transfer.
You can even do your shopping online. Everything will be so easy!''

I was so excited about initiating him into the world of Net banking.
He asked ''If I do that, I wont have to step out of the house?

Yes, yes! I said. I told him how even grocery can be delivered at door now and how amazon delivers everything!

His answer left me tongue-tied.

He said ''Since I entered this bank today, I have met four of my friends, I have chatted a while with the staff who know me very well by now.
You know I m alone...
this is the company that I need. I like to get ready and come to the bank. I have enough time, it is the physical touch that I crave.
Two years back I got sick, The store owner  from whom I buy fruits, came to see me and sat by my bedside and cried.
When your elder brother​ fell down few days back while on his morning walk. Our local grocer saw him​ and immediately got his car to rush h​im​
home as he knows where I live.

Would I have that 'human' touch if everything became online?

Why would I want everything delivered to me and force me to interact with just my computer?

I like to know the person that I'm dealing with and not just the 'seller' . It creates bonds. Relationships.

Does Amazon deliver all this as well?'''

Technology isn' t life ..

​​Don't be a keyboard warrior. Spend time with people. Not with devices.