I was travelling by bus recently and the obsession with the mobile phones among the young, struck me totally.
There was this girl, sitting next to me, totally hooked to her Blackberry. Probably listening to songs or something, was my idea….that’s what generally ppl do to overcome the boring travel. But for me, the bus travel is never boring. It’s the time I observe a lot of ppl and I love doing that.
When I heard the beep every 10 seconds coming from the Blackberry, I was curious to know whats happening.
I realized that she’s texting someone. What can u text every 10 seconds and get a reply too ????
When she held the mobile down, to avoid the glares of the sun, I quietly peeped onto the screen…..OK….that’s bad, I admit. But curiosity killed the cat, right ???? 😉
“Traffic jam” – There was no traffic jam, at that point. 🙄
OMG !!! That was quite a waste of money spent on texting someone, on these silly things…..now, how is it going to matter where is this girl, every 10 feet of bus travel ???? It’s a shocking discovery to know ppl send SMSes like this. And then I went on to discover that Airtel gives a SMS package on Pre-paids – If u recharge for Rs 26/- u can make a mind-boggling 6000 smses in a month !!! Now, thats what is tempting ppl to send smses like these. Who in their right mind can make use of that 6000 smses in one month ????
Then I saw this girl, standing in one corner of a bus stop, laughing and talking to…ahem….herself ??? ….na, she was talking to someone on her hands-free. Oh God, ppl used to call them senile, if they talk or laugh to themselves, but now that’s the norm to show that you are technically fit and probably an entry-level check for entry into friends groups. All around me, I see ppl talking and talking to someone on the phone, but still I feel that we have lost the communication part of it somewhere….