Friday, January 15, 2016

Phone calling etiquette

We have reached a point in human evolution where the phone has become an integral part of our life (or may I say body?!!) and the primary function of the phone is no longer calling. It's web messaging (Whatsapp, Viber, Skype, WeChat or whatever you fancy!)

We have reached a stage where even calling a friend up, requires you to first check their availability on their favorite web messenger and then scheduling and re-scheduling multiple number of times - the innocuously simple act of voice chatting with your best buddy.

I have been wanting to call this very close set of my friends for a while (6 months!) and we just can't seem to make time. Never in my life has this happened before. In the beginning of the 21st century, you just randomly called your friends and see if they are free (It sounded like - "Ring, ring" "Hey! Wassup? How's life? You free to gossip?" - and then we went on and on and on!). If not, you just call them again. So simple! Now the more connected we are virtually, the less we talk to each other.

Sigh! Technology, you were supposed to be an enabler not a dis-abler!

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