How Technology Can Throw You a Lifeline

I can imagine what it is like to lose everything you have in a flood because of a hurricane.  Sometimes I let my mind wander and think about what I’d do if I had I to evacuate because of a giant storm that was sure to knock down houses, uproot trees and flood riverbanks to deadly levels. I would let go of everything I held dear in that place and never look back.  I’m not talking about family and friends, of course I’d look out for their well-being.  But as I ticked off the items I’d need to take care of if I had to make a hasty exit from my home, except for the clothes on my back and a few other antiques and possessions, I could replace everything I needed to function at the level I’m accustomed to by shopping on line through Groupon.  From the rental car I’d drive away, to the place where I’d lay my head the first night, to the next change of clothes for the family, it could all be shopped for from my smart phone.  And I could be assured of the same quality I’m used to getting when I’m in the physical store picking out the items myself.  I could even go online and quickly change the address for my next meal delivery service shipment to arrive at my new abode.  And I could save money in the process by using Groupons every step of the way.

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