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I Quit Facebook

By Linda Caffee
Posted Jan 12th 2020 11:01AM

When Bob stated, “I quit Facebook,” I said, do WHAT? Next came a lot of reasons why and I was still unbelieving. I will not go into the details, but I was not pleased. You might wonder why?

I am not sure how long Bob made it before he came to his senses, but I was sure at the end of my rope. That time was very frustrating as I would read something on Facebook and ask if him if he had read that. Here are some of my questions:

  • Did you see they completed the loop around Phoenix, and we can avoid downtown?
  • Did you read they are renaming an Air Force Base a Space Base? I wonder if that will change how we haul their freight?
  • The weather is not looking good for our next load did you see that?
  • One of our permits looks like it might need replacing; have you noticed that?
  • We have to start using a new maintenance form have you looked that over?

The above is a very short list of questions I either asked Bob or I realized before asking that he had not seen the information. My frustration was mounting each day as I realized how much business information we get off of Facebook posts. This information can be found in other places, keyword “places,” and it takes time to visit all of the places which was not happening.

Bob’s hiatus was an eye-opener for both of us to how much useful information is posted daily on Facebook. One of Bob’s problems was how frustrated and irritated he would become over political posts. It was easy to remind him that what all is posted on Facebook does not have to be read, just scroll on by. Next year, whoops, this year will be tough as it is an election year, and there will be a lot of garbage, but we do not have to read anything.

When Bob quit reading Facebook, I started feeling the pressure to stay informed. We both belong to a lot of groups that are related to the company we are leased on with and give out excellent information.

  • Where to get our truck inspected
  • Changes in paperwork
  • When paperwork is due
  • Road openings, closings, and detours
  • New rules about hauling hazmat which we do a lot of
  • Etc.

Bob, I am glad to say is back on Facebook, and staying abreast of the changes within the company we are leased on with, weather, changes in the type of freight we haul. Our network is very large, and we benefit from the articles and information they share. I am very thankful for his help, and our business will benefit from the knowledge we gain.

Bob & Linda Caffee

TeamCaffee

Saint Louis MO

Expediters since January 2005

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