Many of us have become so dependent upon that little palm-sized three ounce piece of technology we call our smartphones, that just the mere thought of losing it, we’d go out of our minds. I’ve seen many a time, people reacting as if they dropped a baby when in actual they drop their phone.
It was one of the evening of spring here in Delhi, when I lost my phone. That was moment of pure horror. As a regulation, I was trying to feel my phone in the pocket and got a shock when I failed to find it. It was a mini heart attack, my heart skipped a beat or two. I stood frozen for a second and started to think when I used the phone last time & when I felt it in my pocket last.
I checked nearby on the road but of course there was nothing there. I started heading back home. I had to let someone know that I had lost my phone. I felt helpless and very, very sad and i was knowing that its gone. All those special texts, friends contact number, those pictures which i didn’t backed up, that music library, all were gone with my phone. By the time I had reached home I was exhausted from the tug of war going on inside my brain and thankfully fell into a dreamless sleep.
I remember my friend was calling my phone and it was switched off, but the next morning I still tried to call the number and the response was the same. Its being a long time since I lost my phone, but i remember, after a week when I had lost my phone, I asked one of my college mate to call my number and check if by any chance someone picks it up. Its just like you start to count 1 + 1 on your finger tips because maybe by any chance the sum can be 3.
If you ever lose your phone, you do feel a sense of loss and disconnect. You start noticing how often you reach for it to check it and when you’re with your friends you’ll especially notice it, especially if your friends are so connected.
But before losing my phone I had no clue how connected I was with my friends and the world at all times. I never realized how much I text messaged my friends. I used to reach into my pocket at least 20 times to check a phone which was not even vibrating.
After a couple of weeks, things started to settle down, slowly I again resumed my work. After few months I started using one of the phone which was give to me by my friend.
I just lost my phone which was close to my heart but I will always remember my phone.
Have you ever lost your phone? How did you feel? Let me know by commenting.