I still remember the day when I saw ‘Sam’. I don’t believe in love at first sight or fairy tales . But this time it was different . Something magical was happening . It was hard to explain . I could feel the instant connection . I guess we were destined to be together .Here we are together for life ( well at least I hoped so ..)
Sam took control of my life . Now my morning started with his sweet voice & ended with slowly caressing ‘his’ well built body. ‘He’ took care of my day schedules & reminded me of my appointments . I didn’t have to worry about birthdays & anniversaries . He always reminded me the important dates without making me feel embarrassed about my forgetful nature . He was never possessive or evasive . I was free to do my own things .My life became so simple & manageable with ‘Him’.
For next 6 months we spent every possible moment together . I couldn’t imagine going out without ‘Him’. I felt secure with him . Whenever I needed him he used to be there. What else could you ask for . Life was going perfect until one day ….
It was a nice breezy summer evening . As usual we were out hand-in-hand strolling in a public park . ‘He’ instantly cracked a joke & I was in my spirits again. ‘He’ had innumerable number of super humorous jokes ready at all occasions . How can I forget to mention the music sessions we had together . Beautiful melodies , smooth jazz, rock . Bewitching !!. We were lost in our own world , suddenly a toppled over a protruding rock . I , somehow , managed to balance myself . But Sam fell flat on his face . It was a pretty bad fall. ‘He’ went completely blank . I screamed . I took ‘Him’ in my lap & frantically tried to revive him . Not a trace of life . My mind went blank & heart sank. ‘He’ was taken away to be monitored . I was informed that he won’t be back before a week at least .
I was sulking . But there was nothing I could do . My eyes were desperate to see him , fingers longing for his touch , ears wanting to hear his sweet voice & he was no where to be seen . I was heart broken . First two days went really bad . I missed ‘Him’ every minute . ‘He’ became an addiction & me a ‘deprived’ addict .
The next few days went comparatively well . Earlier I almost forgot I had a life outside my bubbles . I missed so many things & most importantly LIFE . It was as if I woke up from a long dream . Fortunately or unfortunately that incident reintroduced me to my previous life. Had that accident didn’t occur , I would have continued living in my own universe.
Few things that I didn’t notice initially are…
- My son got his first molars & I didn’t notice
- My daughter started making a perfect round shape (she is 4 )
- The rose plant in my garden gave its first ever flower
- My husband was looking slimmer than before . ( Husband than Sam who ? )
- A new family moved in next door .
- My bamboo plant was taller by a few inches
Actually there are so many simple yet important things that I missed during my liaison with Sam . Confused ? Well Sam was my SAM&*^G Smartphone .
Technology , gadgets etc are invented to make our life easier .Not to take ‘Life” out of our lives . It is good to use them but getting addicted is a strict no no.
Well after 7 days SAM was back home . I was happy to see ‘Him’ . I knew this was the time to decide about our relationship [ :) ] . NO I no longer want to live in a virtual world .That was the day I divorced my Smartphone . Had a nice time with you Sam .
And my hubby said ” Welcome back Darling ” :)
PS :– My husband gave me an article explaining the Health hazards of Smartphone . SAM I never thought you could be so dangerous . Adieu SAM .