The Daily Prompt:
Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best.
In my younger years, working for newspapers, I’d say I thrived on pressure. The deadline motivated me, and I think made me perform better at times, but now that I am older I find that I prefer working under calmer conditions.
There is a different type of pressure us humans have to deal with besides the work pressures though, and that is the pressures we put on each other relationship wise. I don’t mean only relationships between men and women, but also the relationships we have with our children, friends and so on.
This made me think of something I heard on the radio the other day. Apparently there is a new app (application) for men to use on their phones. What the app apparently does is; it sends messages to their wives and girlfriends, once or twice a day, so that it seems as though the husband or boyfriend just stopped work to send his darling a sweet message. They were saying that this is so great for men to use, of course there was a lot of joking and bantering about on the subject.
I was wondering though, are partners that demanding that it became necessary to develop an application for that? Surely there are partners around who realise that the day can get hectic. I believe some people get quite annoyed if they don’t get that “Hey babe, I love and miss you” call or sms.
How would you feel if your partner sent you pre-recorded messages which seem to be sent at that moment? Would you like it? Would it bother you? Do you expect to get called or messaged during the day even if the partner working at a non stop rate?
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