#AtoZChallenge : Online
I’m back after a tiring day at work and while I wait for dinner to be prepared, I pick up my cellphone and I go to have a check on my online life. I begin by checking for social media updates!
I scroll through the endless pictures on Instagram, double tapping the ones that I like. There are pictures of beautiful travel destinations, yummy food and amazing books and quotes – so now you have an idea of the kind of accounts that I follow 😛 And yes, there are pictures of people to.
Once I’m done with that, I open Facebook. I catch up on different updates- most of which are on the likes of going abroad for higher studies or you know just a vacation, or getting a new and better job, starting up and being famous, or being famous for various reasons and yes the most important and recently most frequent of the lot- getting engaged and getting married. Oh and also having kids!
And then Facebook keeps asking me to write something. But what do I have to share? Haven’t been out of the city for over a year except going home and going to my grandma’s house for Christmas. Going abroad for a vacation or for studies is just not happening for me. I
write rant/type nonsense everyday but that isn’t making me famous in anyway. There is still time for me to go down the engaged/married road. So what do I write about?
Then there are stories! Stories everywhere! People attend such awesome events, eat awesome food, buy awesome things, in short – everyone is doing something awesome! And I’m living the same life everyday! Sad life eh?
I go back to my gallery and check for any nice picture that I may have. But I think if there is anything worth being shared, is already shared. My profile picture seems ages old. I make a note to myself – I need to get a cool picture clicked for my profile picture! So while I’m in the process of looking for pictures worth sharing on my phone, I chance upon one from my time in my grandma’s house. It is a picture of the sunset. I add some cool picture, pour in some philosophical thoughts and then post it. Someday, may be someday my posts will go viral! But for now no likes yet!
While I’m patiently waiting for those likes and comments to pour in, I scroll through my feed. I’m greeted by more pictures of food, desserts to be precise! The tasteless food that I’m being served hasn’t filled my stomach, my taste buds need something better. I must order dessert. I open the app and order some sundae. Online It is so easy right?
And I’ve more time to spend before the dessert arrives, I open some e-commerce apps. I need some new clothes to make me look and feel better. Going through these social media updates everyday is depressing. I need something to cheer me up! I scroll through a lot of clothes and I end up confused. There is a lot of amazing clothes to choose from! I finally decide on buying a new top, a new pair of jeans, a lovely floral print dress, a new pair of shoes and when I was checking out, I realize that there is an offer for grabs if I shop for Rs. 200 more. Oh those dangling earrings will go well with a lot of my clothes- so yes, there you go my shopping is complete. There is a little bit of guilt while making the payment, but that goes away when I get the message that my order will be delivered in 2 days! Yay!
Oh then I realize, I received a parcel today. I’d ordered a few books online which were there in my to be read list. I open them and arrange them nicely and click a picture. Then you know the drill – upload, filters, description filled with hashtags and then post! More comments and likes awaited!
My sundae arrives. I go to youtube and click on the latest episode of the web series that I’m following. Oh and yeah more pictures of the sundae in my story- on Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook and Whatsapp.
LOL! What is that? I’ve got a kewl lyf too bruh! Enjoy!
I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge and all through April I’ll be writing about the Life and Times of a Twenty something! What are you best memories or expectations from your twenties? Let me know in the comments.
- Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)
- Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)
- Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)