Thursday, October 14, 2010

Dear Person Who Keeps Taunting Me For Being On The Phone A Lot

Dear Person Who Keeps Taunting Me For Being On The Phone A Lot,

I would just like to explain how and why "my phone keeps beeping", how and why it IS possible to "know everything about everyone" and how it is ALSO possible to "be so 'social' without having superficial relationships."

Let me start by telling you that people like you who pose all these questions, are really those who can't multitask. It's that simple. Of course there's the whole other problem of you not having any friends and family to chat with in the first place!

Today I talked on the phone to my friend from Dubai for an hour. I caught up with a school friend over phone chat - I planned dinner with 4 of my cousins on group chat. I exchanged friendly banter with an ex-boss over Facebook on my phone, I spoke to my sister halfway across the world on Yahoo Messenger. Not to mention about 15-20 other myriad conversations on different chat and social networking applications on the phone. And it's all in a day's work! Without me having 'superficial' conversation. Without me losing out on personal interaction with others I had through the day. Without me paying through my nose - since many of the features I used were pre-paid for and hence allowed me unlimited usage.

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So what's all this you say about me always being on the phone? Why don't you get that it's not the phone I'm addicted to - it's the PEOPLE on the other end. YES I want to know what my sister had for breakfast - I miss her, she's thousands of miles away. I AM interested in my school friend's weekend plans and NEWSFLASH - I actually DO care about my uncle's new haircut.

I'm happy that I'm part of their daily lives in spite of not being with them!

I'm happy that distance plays no part in how close you can be to people.

And most importantly, I'm happy to share my own life with all these people at the touch of a button.

So yes, I'm always on the phone. Because the people I love are at the other end of it. And YOU just better as hell learn to deal with it.

Always On The Phone

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  1. Lol! I guess while I am typing you must be on the phone talking to someone or should I send you a text message instead? :p

    Well, I am pho-aholic too! :)

  2. Join the club! :)
    PS: I was on the phone! LOL...

  3. Hahaha .. I have an addiction to phone and facebook so much that I can even skip a meal for them! :P
    I wonder how you manage to have such a beautiful blog being a phone addict! ;) :P

    Hope you like my post too - When love calls

    Take care! Happy blogging :)

  4. *Beep-Beep*

    No wonder, you never came back to my blog! :|
    Ohh, and I have been always a member of Free Calling Cards! ;)

  5. Oh I did! Just promoted your post! BTW, you look like a real veteran blogger...any tips for how I can get more people to promote my post? :(

  6. You know what, listening to you reminded me of listening to my 18 year old niece... I am not very old myself(27) but makes me kind of an older generation, though it shouldnt...

    Even she is one phone continuously and offended as hell if you dare interrupt her...

    10 to 1 bet that the person who keeps taunting you is a very very close relative of yours :D

    Liked the post!

  7. I really love all these images you use... do u draw them?

  8. I have internet addiction. This is something I should worry about because I start feeling anxious and irritable if I don't check my mail on a regular basis (even though I actually hardly ever get 'good mail)
    but I must tell you there is no such thing as multi-tasking. You can only mentally or physically do one thing at a time. If you do two things at once all you are doing is doing half of something then stopping switching to another. You can't do both at once. It's apparently scientifically proven.

  9. Aashish, thank you so much :) That's sweet. The people who taunt me are colleagues! A bit like relatives in the sense that you can't choose them!
    I may have many talents, but drawing is not one of them. These images are copyrighted by

    Jan! Hmmmmmm...good point...sometimes I do feel an information overload at times! Like my mind is boggled from various tid-bits of information for which I have no use! But it's all buried there and will surface hopefully, when it becomes relevant.

  10. did you hear about this south korean couple who spent over 8-9 hours in internet cafes cultivating this character on an anime game leaving their new born by herself in the flat. the baby died and they were tried for manslaughter? s. korea apparently has internet addition problems

  11. I;m not sure what my point is but I wish i got better mail to at least justify check my mail so constantly

  12. Can"t stop laughing! so true, especially for you =D

    Today's telephony capabilities are a real blessing can virtully conatct anyone, anytime, anywhere!