A DATE TO FORGET

#Cherished #Humanity

“It is okay to own a technology, what is not okay is to be owned by technology.”
― Abhijit Naskar

She finally accepted to go on a date, for my love of quality time,
I finally had my chance to sweep her off her feet,
My chance to let the fragrance of love radiate to her,
My eyes got optical nutrition by my unidirectional gaze towards her,
The day was young but still I dreamed and went to a place called beautiful,
Just before I grabbed my opportunity by the horns, I was stopped in my tracks,
The presence of another stealing the show😲

He was a rare mix of apple and gold, slick and smart,
He was a sight anyone would want to behold,
His eyes shone like the stars, a pleasant site to most,
He took her to another place, a place called virtual,
We were in the same place but different places at the same time,
Couldn’t take my eyes off her, she could’t take hers off him,
He was her phone, the iPhone 12 pro.

The sumptuous meal arrived, she quickly took a picture using him,
That’s when it hit me, all my chivalry attempts were futile,
An opened door and pulled chair all went un-noticed,
The awkward silence filled the place, I had to contend with another,
It gets pretty uncomfortable eating alone, and I munch on,
Her food was untouched, but only annoying whistle sounds from her side
Coming to reality that I had been hard done by a gadget,
The feeling of grabbing it and smashing it on the wall seemed awesome, but my heart whispered
Calm down, calm down …

I miss the days when we had quality conversation, without constant requests to excuse oneself,
I miss the days when we grooved as we talked on the dancefloor,
I miss the days when pen kissed paper and formed beautiful letters,
I miss the days when we read the hardcopy bible,
And carried it to church on Sunday,
I miss the days when uninterrupted walks were the thing,
The days we put on our Sunday best to go on a date, and kept time,
But most importantly,

I miss having meals when there are no phones around …


The above piece was written by MARTIN . K. NUWAMANYA a chemical engineer and health worker (volunteer) who also blogs here.


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16 Comments Add yours

  1. It is a simple lack of etiquette and courtesy. The phone shouldn’t reign like that.i can not abide someone taking me out and he is on his phone constantly. That’s the end.

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    1. justynlove says:

      I like to even leave my phone in my bag when on dates

      Like

  2. PRAPTI GUPTA says:

    nicely written👍😊

    Liked by 2 people

    1. justynlove says:

      Thanks dear for reading. Thanks for the kind comment

      Liked by 1 person

  3. linzmati says:

    A date to forget indeed, dude went all out to sweep the girl off her feet but she was busy on her phone. So many times , instead of enjoying our dates we will be busy taking pictures, uploading on social media #current settings etc instead of enjoying the quality time. When potential suitors disappear
    after the date we start cursing them again.

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    1. justynlove says:

      I know right… I never carry my phone even when going out with friends…

      Or when I arrive, I put it in silence and hand it over to my friend to keep till we finish meeting

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  4. This was quite rude. Woophh I cannot stand the presence of anyone talking to me on a phone, even worse – a date. Wuuuph. 🤣🤣🤣

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    1. justynlove says:

      It’s indeed very rude!

      Like

  5. Whistle sounds wwuuuuuwiiiii 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. This is profound. Thanks Martin. Thanks Justin

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Thank you too for reading

      Liked by 1 person

  7. I wish I was the one being talked about,
    It’s a nice piece of writing anyway

    Concetration is always a vital thing to consider when you have friends.
    And as for me, I can’t pick a call when am with any of my friends

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    1. justynlove says:

      Phone etiquette is surely needed…

      Like

  8. Bolaji Gelax says:

    This is beautiful, Martin 👌.

    Boy, I hate when people choose their phone over me 😤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. justynlove says:

      Phones should never replace humans on dates

      Liked by 1 person

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