Yesterday I put some trousers – on which I had spilled something in the washing machine – without realising my mobile was in the back pocket.
On hearing a suspicious clunking noise and being unable to locate it, I put 2 and 2 together.
The concierge advised drying it out on the radiator.
By the afternoon it was fully operational.
Of course I cursed my stupidity with darker negative thoughts that I was getting too old to look after myself.
Polly assured she me it happens to her all the time. I also realised how dependent we are on such mobiles for information stored and communication. My questioning mind reached out further. Would a mobile-less world really be so bad?
People would be forced to talk to one another in cafes, bars and restaurants and not peer into these little machines: our every movement would not be trackable and traceable: you could walk in the streets without weaving away from pedestrian looking at his/her mobile.
My mobile has been retrieved but can you say the same of the digital world in which we live?