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Meanwhile, read another slice of life about Dia and Sameer.
It was a holiday they had planned three months ago. As usual, Dia had done the complete planning right from dates, stay, sight-seeing, packing and finally travelling. She loved to do stuff like this. Besides, anything unplanned left her anxious.
So, they landed at the holiday spot with the recommended minimum luggage. Sameer had dissuaded her from carrying any of her gadgets, not even the e-reader he had insisted. She had agreed to it except for the cellphone which she was not ready to leave behind. Sameer agreed.
It was a sight seeing day which they had booked with the local hotel. They boarded the mini-van for sight-seeing, made friends with some other couples. And the journey started. They were passing through some beautiful landscapes when Dia decided to take a picture. She fished for her phone in her sling bag. It was not there. Frantically, she searched the small bag again. Positive. It was not there. She panicked that the phone has been nicked.
Sameer gave her his phone to take pictures and told her not to worry about the lost phone. Since, Sameer’s phone did not have her favourite apps for sharing pictures, she soon lost interest and finally decided to not take any pictures.
When they got back home, they had hardly any pictures to show to their family and friends and for social media. Dia was very disappointed. But Sameer assured her, ‘The holiday was for us and for us alone. The memories are also ours. Isn’t it good that we had a great time than showing off to people who do not really care. I think we spent time enjoying a better holiday instead of clicking pictures.’
Dia agreed and smiled. No more regrets. Now, to look for a new cellphone.
**This has been written for the A to Z Challenge 2016. My theme is A to Z in the life of Dia and Sameer, a geek and non-geek couple. Short stories on their approach to daily life. Do you know people like them? Do share the stories with me. ***
The characters Dia and Sameer are fully imaginary. Any likeness to people is purely coincidental. The views are the characters’ own and light-hearted. They are not endorsements.