The Death of SMS

Three weeks ago my mobile phone decided not to send SMSes on my  behalf. If you sent me an SMS, I would read it and compose 160 characters of wit just for you… but you would never receive it.

What a pity.

hddThen the unexpected happened…

I would call you instead!

You send me an SMS right? And I’m like KAZZAAAAM!!! HELLO!!! And you’re like WHOA SLOW DOWN BOYO, but I’m like YOWZAAA!!! MY SMS IS BROKEN SO TALK TO ME HONEYBUNS

This would happen with every SMS that demanded a reply.

I started talking to more people.

And people talked back.

Profound?

I wish I could tell you how I now have deeper relationships with the universe. But no. It has made no noteworthy difference in my life.

I guess I’m still noting it down, because I never imagined a lifestyle experiment involving not sending any SMSes for 3 weeks.

I mean, what if you couldn’t send SMSes for 3 weeks?

Try it.

You’ll see what a pointless exercise in frustration it is. I’m getting my phone fixed this week.

Side observation:

Mobile phones and me = Women and me

They look good at first, but after a couple of months they start to act strangely. Guess I pressed the wrong buttons.

The sketch you see is “hdd”, from my gallery of digital doodles

10 comments on “The Death of SMS

  1. Vincent Liew July 7, 2008 4:09 pm

    hahaha..

    That is a very good side observation..

    and a very good quote bro,

    “They look good at first, but after a couple of months they start to act strangely. Guess I pressed the wrong buttons.”

  2. Khairil July 7, 2008 11:02 pm

    I can actually live without SMS and oftentimes dismiss SMSes I receive as nothing material simply because I find them non-communicable. If something important, call or email the way to go. And SMS is expensive considering you have limited space and the time used to type a message.

    I wouldnt even go about pressing which buttons. 🙂

  3. saran July 10, 2008 1:52 pm

    hmm i think i wrote you 3 comments already…

    nvm, numerous comments look good :p

  4. saran July 10, 2008 1:52 pm

    hahahaa your observation:

    Mobile phones and me = Women and me

    They look good at first, but after a couple of months they start to act strangely. Guess I pressed the wrong buttons.

    HAHAHAHAA! “wrong buttons” HAHAHAHAA!!

    btwww i’ll be in kl next thursday-sunday, so hopefully can drop by to see you or something and catch uppp it’s been awhile 🙂

    sadly i can’t make it to rainforest this year – hope you have a blast for this one, even better than last years’! =D

  5. Yuen-Chi Lian July 17, 2008 5:33 pm

    Not sure what exactly is the problem of your mobile, but it happened similar to me when I was in Oz last year. For about a month that I was wondering why no one replied my SMSes, because my Windows Mobile went broken just like that — can send but can never receive SMSes.

    I realized it when I was back in Malaysia and a hard reset solved the problem. (There I lost all my archives)

    yc

  6. troisnyxétienne August 30, 2008 3:18 am

    Goodness. LOL. What happened to the ease and discreetness of using T9 ? Gone altogether, perhaps ! 😀

  7. Play8oy September 24, 2008 4:17 pm

    “They look good at first, but after a couple of months they start to act strangely. Guess I pressed the wrong buttons.”

    That is a very good quote.Can i borrow that?

  8. khailee September 24, 2008 4:47 pm

    sure!

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