Friday, March 14, 2008

Our life-time companion !!!!!

No, I am not talking about your respective better halves (and not-so-better halves for all the ladies reading it). It is the humble cellphone. And just like invaluable things, we miss them when they are not around. So it happened to me today when, for possibly the first time in almost 4 years since I have started using one, I left home without my faithful companion. And since I was not in office today but on the road, I almost fell lost and cut off from the world. Isn't it incredible to think what a difference the mobile phone has made to our lives ?. Any time we are not with it, its as if we have nothing to do to while away our time. No more sending of SMS's, no more playing games while in a bus or train and no more random phone calls to friends. On the brighter side though, it helped that I could not get any phone call from office and hence could pass my holiday in peace. And of course, I did not need to respond to 'Ms ABC from XYZ Bank informing me about the Rs 265,000 pre-approved loan'. A day without the cell phone makes you feel like a fish out of water, does it ? Would love to hear from you.



Dhananjay said...

What would be interesting to know is how many calls you got on your cell phone and how much of them would you really have liked to take.
At times there is a comfort in being cut out from the world. I remember while in Bangalore had gone to a place called Muthodi near Chikmanglur with some of our IIM B batchmates. That place was so remote that it didn't have electricity or cellphone coverage. News papers used to reach late in evening. It was such a bliss, knowing that there won't be anyone to disturb you and you can really enjoy the place and company.
But all said and done its good only once in a while, one does feel at lost without the ever present cell phone :-)

Monsieur K said...

I forgot my phone for a day. And wasnt surprised to find out at the end of the day, that I had only a single missed call - that too from my boss.:D
Some 3 years ago, I lost my cell and didnt buy a new one for almost a month. Somehow, I enjoyed being without the cell. Wish I could do it more often. ;-)