There are certain luxuries which I am not used to.
..like earlier today morning, I was trying to use a vacuum cleaner, borrowed from a friend..you know to hurry up cleaning for Christmas. It just felt weird using it coz tho’ it did a decent job..I figured that I am more used to using the broom and the cloth to clean – The Indian way, the way I was taught by my parents. So I kept the machine aside and continued the traditional way 😉
Tho’ I was tired at the end of it all, it gave me great satisfaction. [This was the first time I actually used a vacuum machine…would you believe it?]
My parents have taught me not to depend too much on gadgets..and that’s why probably, I can live without using my android phone for long periods or go without watching TV for days. I still prefer listening to my recorded mp3 cd’s rather than listen to music from YouTube.
~ I bought my first Android phone 8-10 years later after my friends flaunted theirs. My friends were actually forcing me to buy one..(and for what? to keep in touch thru’ whatsapp, wonder where there are now!?)
~ My first laptop was purchased when Windows Vista Operating System was first released.. I was probably the last one among my so-called friend circle to own a laptop.
~ While our neighbors boasted of DTH HD while we were still on cable TV. I introduced the family to D2H only much much later
So as you can see, it didn’t really matter to me that gadgets were out there to make life easier, I was just happy living life the simple way. But I guess as time moves along I have to keep up with it, so I understand these gadgets are important…
I’m a simple person, I don’t need luxury..as long as things are kept simple.
Another thing.. people calling me ‘Sir’, I’m like “who me?”. Call me Savio, call me Mr Paes. ‘Sir’s is fine when my students call me.