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“Hi, da! Long time”

“Yeah….”

“Busy?”

“Nah, on the phone”

“Ok..buzz me when you’re done. Want to talk to you”

“Will do”

“Okay, back. what’s up?”

“I just realized – it is two years since we met! and we’ve planned to, so many times”

“hehehe. maybe we can celebrate anniversaries of not meeting”

“how about next week, da? how you placed?”

“can always make the time”

“yeah, I know. problem is, workload is too much. I am going crazy juggling stuff. No personal time at all”

“grrr. why don’t we plan to meet for a coffee instead of fantasizing about lunch?”

“yeah man. let’s do that”

“I could drive by, or you could drive by. if you do, and actually move your ass from your cubicle, the coffee is on me.”

“aah. sounds like a great idea. what I’ll do is this: I’ll drop A off at school and head over. we’ll have that coffee and then I’ll  go off to work. how’s that?”

“cool. sounds like a plan. let’s do it. just gimme a call to tell me when you’re on your way over”

“sure. I’ll do that. take care da. really looking forward to meeting up, if only for a few minutes”

“same here. cya”

(that was months ago.) then, later,

“Hi da! – so sorry I couldn’t make it that day. Something came up”

“no prob. all okay?”

“yeah, yeah. that **&^% of a boss called me in the morning and I had to head straight to the office”

“(smiling) at this rate, I think we’ll meet only at our kids’ weddings”

“oh come on! you’ve got a point though”

laughter 

“hang on da. let me call you right now”

phone rings. two hours later, “ok da. gotta go now. maybe we should do this more often. hahaha”

“yeah. easier, no?”

“actually thank God for technology. Imagine if we didn’t have mobile phones and internet!”

“I can, actually. Remember the times we didn’t? We actually met. often. outside and at each other’s place”

“was that really the same life?”

“No. this one’s version 2.0 and if you’re not careful, you’ll soon be in version 3.0. I don’t fancy listening to voicemail”

“seriously da.we MUST get together for a nice long lunch. you choose the place”

“sure I will. but please be creative with your apology.I am bored with “sorry da.”

laughter.

Story of our lives.

 

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Vidya

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    tsonodablog
    October 25, 2011 at 5:37 am

    How very pertinent to all our lives! We’re all in Version 2.0 headed straight for the upgrade. Funny it’s called ‘upgrade’ since the quality of life seems to have downgraded with technology. Gosh, I sound like an old grumpy butt. Don’t listen to me! My wine bottle’s empty.
    Good post!

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    October 25, 2011 at 6:02 am

    Terri, (pouring you some from mine..) I think I am the grumpy butt. Thanks for coming by. I feel totally disoriented today. “Upgrade”, indeed!

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    Angela Artemis/Powered by Intuition
    October 25, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    Vidya
    You’ve just described the biggest downfall of the communication technology. Ever since I started blogging – I feel so cutoff from “real life.” I’m chained to my computer and my cell phone and sometimes see no one for several days. What a terrible thing this “wonderful” innovation has done. xoxo, Angela

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    October 25, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    What a pleasure to have you here, Angela. I felt so very sad today. Hugs.

  • Reply
    My Inner Chick
    October 26, 2011 at 12:33 am

    –sending you love, kisses, & hugs today, Viday. Xx oo

  • Reply
    Farila
    October 26, 2011 at 9:13 am

    I have two way conflicts in my life. At times I am bound by my virtual life and miss real life, and sometimes I am bound by my real life and miss my virtual life (which is more tough for me)

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    October 26, 2011 at 6:19 am

    Thank you, Kim. Hugs,kisses and love to you, too! 😀

  • Reply
    Vidya Sury
    October 26, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Life is so different these days, Farida. But you gotta thank technology, nevertheless, for making everything accessible!

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