Tuesday, May 17, 2011

When things were tough...the world was much better

As I was driven out of the airport in my cab, along side passed a Meru, with a lady inside speaking away on the phone, don't know to who, don't know what topic. And like the rolling of the reel of a film, the scene panned out with many more such cars ahead and behind us, made me wonder...

Of the days when travelling from one city to another was not just a matter of logging onto cleartrip and booking a flight, getting out of office into a cab, another one picking you up at the other end. Where travel required thought, where companies preferred that people travelled in groups so that they could be picked up together. Where cabs were still a luxury and if you were a singleton you'd take an auto, not because you were considerate of the environment but just cause it was more economical.

Where per force you would spend time talking to neighbours or your auto driver because well there was no cell phone or twitter to hide into. Where if you didn't feel like talking, you would sit in silence and enjoy the moments of forced solitude.

Where distance did make the heart fonder, and since you couldn't reach the other person on sms, any letter or phone or even know how of the other person made you smile

Shit those days were bloody hard, can't imagine how we got through living without tv till age 8!!!


...and now...we're going back...this summer heat the family has discovered that no one wants to watch the tv cause its too hot (no ac in the drawing room)..and we all eat dinner together in the bedroom...talking chit chatting...

God i hate technology....god i love technology...damn our middle classness that we haven't yet thought of putting in the ac in the drawing room...god bless our middle classness...that we haven't :)

4 comments :

Ali Adnan said...

I can soooo relate to the 2nd last para :) .. no tv bcz of no AC in tv lounge :)

and yes ... God bless our middle classness :)

Scribbling Gal said...

I can so relate....I remember having lunches in the other room as AC isnt in the TV room :)
But i do miss old times...we talked more on phone and met...now its FB updates .....life was better in school times...

Raj said...

lol. its funny how easily luxury becomes a necessity.

Dazediva said...

Oh yes, the good ol' days without the excess technology .. simple phones with sms features; letters and not emails; family lunches / dinners and actual conversations ..

I love technology; but sometimes it makes me wanna pull my hair out 'cos who really writes letters anymore ? who can sit in solitude for 30 mins in a car or auto without having to check their hi-tech phone for emails and twitter fixes ?

Maybe I should write a letter today .. or a post card, I have post cards .. short & sweet :)