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Technoslave

 

Once,

while I was riding on a crowded bus,

the man sitting next to me threw his cell phone out the window.

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When his phone rang,

instead of dutifully answering it,

he casually tossed it away.

I was stunned.

He looked at me, shrugged and looked away.

I had no idea if it was his,

if it was stolen or if he even knew what a cell phone was.

But in one seemingly careless motion,

he managed to liberate himself from something that has completely consumed me.

When my cell phone rings,

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it’s an incessant and incensed vibration that demands my immediate attention.

I curse its calling, but am unable to refuse.

Whether I’m in the middle of a conversation, in the shower or sound asleep,

the ringing causes such panic and excitement that I feel forced to answer.

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