Monday, November 23, 2009

Missing Mobiles

I lost my mobile phone. Again!
For those who know me well, I am sure it’s a kind of relief. Now you know I haven’t changed over the years. In fact, when I conveyed this to a few of my good friends, I got messages and mails congratulating me on my latest loss.

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!
Copyright (c) 2009 Neha Shinde

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