One of them went into throes of joy and mentioned how he made money by betting on me losing my phone this year. Yet another suggested that I tie up with a mobile company for a regular supply of mobile phones.
For those of you who have randomly stumbled upon this blog and are wondering what the fuss is all about - I have a knack of losing mobile phones.
Not a year has passed without me losing a phone either through my own carelessness of the vile nature of some specimens of humans I have encountered.
Till date I have lost 6 phones. Here are the statistics….
2 were stolen from my hostel/flat ,I left 2 in the autos, 1 was unwillingly contributed to the city of Chennai when I left it in a hotel lobby and 1 was audaciously snatched from me while I was on the phone on my way home.
6 phones, 6 stories and 6 different reactions. From crying heartbrokenly the first time I lost it to nonchalantly making my way to the nearest Nokia showroom after realizing my loss... I have come a long way.
There was a time when I nearly lost my phone but it was a false alarm! I was on my yearly Christmas trip to Pune last year and on the last day of my stay, went to get some ‘bhakarwadis’ for my friends back in Bangalore. When I reached home I realized my phone was missing, my brother knowing my mobile history promptly went and bought me another phone. As I was checking-in my luggage at the Pune airport, the airline official requested me to remove my phone from my bag. That’s when I realized that cunning little instrument was neatly snuggling under a kurta !
But, through it all I have been very brand loyal. Nokia, Nokia & Nokia all the way! Not once did I think of switching to Sony or Motorola. I could actually feature as Nokia’s most patronizing customer! And I am most willing to accept a token of appreciation in the form of their latest model, which I will in due course of time dutifully lose.
Anyways, that my mobile story. For more updates, watch out this space a year later!