Reader Contribution: Phone to the Rescue
On an average, 65% of the middle and upper middle class Indians go to a party at least twice a month. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? For extremely extrovert and sociable people, parties are fun and exciting. You meet new people, you make new friends, and you get new memories in the form of thousands of […]
On an average, 65% of the middle and upper middle class Indians go to a party at least twice a month. Sounds fun, doesn’t it? For extremely extrovert and sociable people, parties are fun and exciting. You meet new people, you make new friends, and you get new memories in the form of thousands of selfies in the same pose with different people. If you are a normal person with a reasonable amount of sociability you may be able to tolerate these parties. But, if you are an introvert with whatsoever no socializing skills, these parties are the last place you want to be.
Usually, these parties go in two kinds. The first one is where the host has arranged a disc and a D.J. In the second one, it’s just a normal get together, socializing for a couple hours and then it is dinner time. For an introvert, I’ve found the first one to be the more of two evils. If the person has average dancing skills, he can easily merge inside a crowd and keep on dancing unnoticed. The lights are dim and flashy, so visibility is compromised.
But, the problem comes when a person is not into dancing at all. It is the most awkward of situations. You find a seat somewhere in the disc. It’s fun to watch people get wild and let themselves go while dancing, it’s highly amusing. But, the escape is scraped when people start noticing the weirdo sitting at a disc and staring at others when they dance. Eventually, you have to avert your eyes. But where to? You can’t stare at the floor, it’s boring and looks stupid, you can’t watch the dancing lights, again, it looks stupid and even hurts your eyes.
Then comes to the rescue the noble savior, clad in tampered glass armor, your phone. It is during this time that you actually explore your phone all the while praying desperately to God that the phone magically brings into existence a new interesting app. But, unfortunately, that is not how the world works. So, you have to make do with the present apps and you curse yourself for uninstalling a game you thought you’d never play. But all the same, when you look into your phone, you don’t look like a sad lonely idiot. People assume you have someone important to text and make their peace with it. But, ironically, when you open your social networking site, frantically hoping to find someone online, no one worth sending a text is online.
When you’re ultimately bored out of your mind, you get up and go outside to get some fresh air. Even there, you find a bunch of selfie-addicted boys and girls taking pictures. It gets really awkward and you have to return inside. Finally, the moment of rejoice comes when the disco lights are switched-off and the regular lights replace them. Funnily enough you find yourself starving even after doing nothing but trying to find interesting things in your phone!
Contributed by: Farheen Ahmed, Seedling Modern Public School