Posted: February 28, 2012 by Ankur in Writes...
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Yes, you are a normal person if you think that Red-Light areas are associated with the sex industry and sex oriented business (shops, clubs etc). But for a normally irritated person like me, would immediately and definitely associate the ‘red light’ to that stupid little thing that keeps blinking on your once-upon-a-time-precious blackberry !

Its that red light. Its flashing again. OoOOoOooo. What could that be!? A new text message. Naaah. Too old fashioned. Probably someone commented on my photo on facebook. Wait. Did sachin tendulkar jus re-tweet me! Or it was a mail. Wait up again. Which one. I got 6 accounts set. Mail for friends. Mail for family. Mail for business. Mail for friends in business. Mail for family in business. Mail for common family and friends. Which one do I check !? Orrrr that could be a ping. Did someone say ping. Omg. The addicted dude next to me just had an orgasm. ‘Ping me’ is the latest IN thing, I guess. ANNOYING.

What is that one thing I can’t do with my phone…ummm….I don’t know..probably can’t eat it. That’s it. Everything else it can do it. And that’s annoying. Every single thing is easily doable. Wait. Is that even a word. Need to check up the dictionary. Voila. Got that one here too.

You know why that beeping light on your blackberry is red. Signifies danger alright. True. There’s more to that. Its irresistible. Colour of the apple. Not the steve jobs apple. The apple apple. As in the forbidden fruit. Adam and eve could resist it. Coz it was red in colour. They made it blink red not for no reason. And since basically we are what we could affirmatively say, somewhat a descendent from the adam-eve family, we got it in our blood. Can’t help it.

You know how they say ‘As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you.’ How very true. I turned 21 sometime back and m glad I did that. People tell me you are a kid. Kid is fine. Not a teenager. 😉 I was talking to this teen in his 1st year of engineering regarding a very important project. Though he ‘sound’ very interested in it, he kept checking his phone every few minutes. Trust me, I could see there was nothing exceptional happening in his phone. But he kept doing that. Dude. Seriously. Stop checking that thing out. Its not like you are expecting the prime minister to ‘ping’ you any moment now to apologize for the sorry state of the country. Put faith in me when I say this. Smart phones are the latest invention in rudeness. 

Food for thought: Did you know that the bathtub was invented in 1850 and the telephone in 1875. In other words, if you had been living in 1850, you could have sat in the bathtub for 25 years without having to answer the phone. That would have been so awesome.

And am not a sadist or loneliest or whatever you call that guy who wants to be alone. I am not that. But just the current state of extremism in case of phones annoys me. Remember that dialogue in the movie Valentine’s day “My closest relationship is with my Blackberry, Thank God it vibrates!” LOL. Yeah. That’s what m talking about.

An english poet in the 18th century, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, once said “Earth’s crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God; But only he who sees, takes off his shoes – The rest sit round it and pluck blackberries.” Just read it once again with reference to the 21st century. You might get what m trying to say 🙂

Nilay Parikh

VIT University

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