The cellphone has become an everything-in-one device that is the sole communication tether between recent generations. It has made many thing obsolete —Walkmans/MP3 players, handheld maps and even flashlights come to mind.
What’s next on that list? Doorbells.
Gone are the days of that “ding dong” sound and “Hi, Ms. Davis! Is Mikey allowed to come play outside?” Instead, smartphones have made coming over unexpectedly an easier process with simple texts like, “I’ll be there in 5, be ready outside.”
In a recent Twitter Moments thread, many millennials mourn the loss of the doorbell and explain why they no longer use it. Take a look at some of the best responses below.
Can someone write an article on millenials killing the doorbell industry by texting “here”
— stella donnelly stan (@youngandjoven) June 3, 2019
The doorbell legit scares me now. I jump every time. It just seems so aggressive now when you could just text.
— Linds Gray (@urfeverdream) June 3, 2019
Someone needs to make a doorbell that texts the person you’ve arrived.
That way we dont even have to text it. pic.twitter.com/ODzTu8ZolT
— Græywörm (@Cheezzat) June 3, 2019
Even just walking up to the door and knocking has been replaced with a text saying “here”.
— Kimmy ⎊ (@kimmmyparsons) June 3, 2019
Trending: why millennials arent using doorbells anymore
Me, a millennial: oh yeah door bells exist dont they?
— UmbryKane (@UmbryKane) June 4, 2019
Millennials are now killing doorbells? 😂😂😂😂😂
Millennials killing everything.
How about technology changing the way people live and it will keep changing generation after generation.
— Steven (@beaconspring) June 4, 2019