Sometimes I am surprised at the unpredictability of not people but our gadgets and devices and how their owners take them for granted! Recently I realized, not being tech savvy has its own disadvantages. Despite my sincere efforts to learn to send an sms or to put my mobile on silent mode, success seems to have eluded me.
The first time it was to thank my niece who sent me an sms for greeting me on my birthday. I took care to enter her mobile number and meticulously ‘nail typed ‘ on every letter on the key board and felt excited when I went through what I had written, to make sure my grammar and spelling was in place. Then I confidently clicked on ‘send’ and felt I had launched a rocket successfully into space and was sure the message would be waiting for my niece to see instantly.
After a week or so when I happened to speak to my niece, I expected her to make a mention of my sms thanking her, but was a little disappointed when she didn’t , on the other hand she asked me why I didn’t acknowledge her greeting me on my birthday! All my efforts have gone down the drain, I moaned.
The less said about trying to put your mobile to silence and later restore it to normal mode , the better but I can tell you if you don’t know how to do so, the only alternative is to leave it at home if you are off to a meeting or a concert to save a lot of embarrassment. Recently an elderly gentleman sitting next to me had his mobile calling for his attention and he quickly passed it on to his wife next to him and she in turn passed it on to me requesting to put the ‘distraction’ to silence. I suggested she take the help of someone who knew the ‘job’ and she promptly went out of the auditorium and came back looking relieved. Probably the security at the door had helped her, I thought!