Cultural Amplifiers

yeah..okk..i’ll see..yup..fine..I see..nah,nah..“,continues the talking man(TM).
The other man(OM),who stands beside the TM,listens blankly and waiting for the TM’s convo on mobile phone to end.
That’s fine..sure,we can..what else?..yeah yeah..what’s he doing now?..
OM leans against a pillar with arms folded high across the chest.

I dont’think it’ll be possible..and hey..you’re right..aha…tell me..okie..fine then…

OM crosses legs lightly at the ankles,tilts his head slightly downwards and occasionally shuffles his shoes,checks over his clothes…….At this juncture,TM sees towards OM and shows his right hand thumb and ring finger joined..like a request for a minute..

OM smiles artificially and turns to look at people nearby and tries to read film posters on the road side hoardings…

Oh..right..yeah..i forgot you’re working..Can’t you just,like,blow it off?…..

OM looks tired,exhausted..shifts his standing position..

yeah..okay..like,totally..ciao..bubye“.TM finishes the call and stretches his hands towards OM and says,”Well,buddy!It’s so long since we last met.Isn’t it?

OM says with a bright face,”Ah..yea..” And during their hugging process,OM’s mobile rings.Then OM becomes TM and TM,the OM,now…

yeah…okie…..it’s true..how’s she now?…..

Well,in this course of talking journey OM can receive any call at any moment so that they both become TMs.Or there exists a TM and a OM scenario.Fine? Ultimately they both can say good bye to each other having felt like “wow..nice meet!”

Umm..friends!I suppose,you people have witnessed these kind of convos or may have indulged in..And I’m not one to defend the intrusion of cellphone use into daily life,nor am i inclined to criticise casual research because me using it too.I do want to point something out which may be helpful in providing a perspective on the annoying nature of cellphone use in public. And i wanna propose for people who tend to express their emotions while talking on their cellphone and also have a bluetooth set to wear a “i am not crazy” sign when they’re out in public sothat others will not think that they must not be crazy since they’re not talking to themselves-that drama is a response to the person they’re talking to on their cellphone.

Don’t think that i’m against these great technologies.Who am i to oppose? After all,they’re cultural amplifiers!

2 Comments so far

  1. Aravind (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:06 am

    Good point. The cell phone has destroyed normal conversations.. While one can have a full conversation on the phone uninterrupted. A normal face-to-face one is always interrupted by a phone.


  2. Gangadhar (unregistered) on November 22nd, 2006 @ 11:19 am

    Thanks Aravind!
    Me agree wid ya…



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