You can’t really just not go on your phone for a week because you’re having fun and you want to be in the moment, because if you do the internet is like: “Where did she go? She’s on hiatus.” I’m like: “Dang, I’m just trying to have fun.”
This ‘telephone’ has too many shortcomings to be seriously considered as a means of communication. The device is inherently of no value to us. (Internal memo, 1876)
Don’t pin much hope on the mail, and when the phone rings don’t expect anyone wonderful to be calling.