I spent my friday-night-mall-date with my boyfriend looking for a mothers day gift (for my mom, we already got one for his). Instead of watching a movie, having a leisurely stroll in the mall, window shopping for the latest gadgets, making fun of people (who probably also make fun of us), he patiently escorted me in every shop I wanted to check so that I could find the perfect blouse that would fit my plump, healthy mother stylishly. Once in a while, I like to give her things that she does not normally buy for herself - like clothes that weren't on sale.
The next day, I travelled home. Yup, I "travell" home. I actually live 4 hours from where I work. That is why I share a condominium with four other roomates and go home every other week. I'm not a sissy who complain about public transportation, I'm complaining about the bus conditions we have here in the Philippines. By the time I reach the province, I'm too stressed and too tired to act perky among my family.
What happened then was my mother kept on sending me text messages while I was in the bus and she kept on asking where I was already, when I replied and asked her to pick me up from a stop-over bus station near our house, I waited for 15 minutes before I finally decided to just give it up. I ended up waiting for a jeepney (PUJ) to pass by which took another 10 minutes...under the rain, with no umbrella or sweater, with a 4-kilo hand bag of my stuffs.
When I reached home, I saw my mother in front of the television, having her nails done. Then I discovered that she wasn't even holding her cellphone. She kept on apologizing saying that her cellphone was broken. My brother checked, it was only on silent mode. We also discovered then that it has been "broken" for a couple of weeks already.
Don't get me wrong. I love my mother (very very much).
However, it doesn't keep me from getting annoyed whenever she txts me and forget about it. Now that made me sound like a bratty emo kid...
I just don't like it when people text then don't reply when you text back. I'm not talking about a simple "K" reply that acknowledges that they received my message, I don't need that. I honestly have faith in our carriers and surrender to them all responsibilities in sending my text messages. I'm talking about actually responding because you have to...at least you would feel like you have IF you actually read the message. Most of these kind of people send text messages then leave their cellphones on the table while they're 3 feet away, slumped in their couch. That wouldn't have been so bad if their cellphones weren't on silent mode, or if its vibration would create some drumming sound on the table.
Cellphones were meant to make you accessible as much as possible. If it doesn't serve that purpose, get rid of it. It'll be easier for a lot of us, then we'd just find a more reliable way to reach you (like txt someone who lives with you but who, unlike you, pays attention to his cellphone).