A very very Happy Birthday to you SMS! Its your 20th Birthday I suppose. So you have finally crossed your teen huh?I have nothing much to write here but some lines of gratitude towards you. You have completely revolutionized the way people express their feelings. Although some of us here detest SMS lingo, including me, you have completely changed how the present generation communicates. LOL: lots of love/Laugh Out Loud, JK: Just Kidding, TTYL: talk to you later, are some. In fact some of them are also considered worthy to be in Oxfords dictionary. My personal favorite is “ttyl”
But I also feel very sad for you today,SMS! With the introduction of cutting edge technology in smartphones with various platforms ranging from iOS to Android, you are becoming extinct day by day.Whatsapp and BBM are your evil Stepbrothers. They are completely hogging away all the attention which used to be once, yours! But what they lack in them is the emotions and unexpectedness. That feeling that only you used to provide. The feeling of anticipation! Today, so many people are hooked up because of you. The sound of a new SMS text in our phone, when expecting from our loved ones, makes our skip a beat or two. What does Whatsapp offer. Nothing but only Spams and annoyingly long forwards. “Whatsapp will become permanent if you do this and that…” No element of surprise. You even know if the person have seen your message and is typing you or ignoring you in Whatsapp/BBM.But you! No!Your forwards were short sweet and funny. New year greetings, Diwali greetings etc were so great with those pictorial SMSes. You lasted long too! Whatsapp and other Internet enabled chat client does nothing but drain out our batteries.
I am sure there will be a few like me who would still prefer you over stepbrothers. In fact I have uninstalled Whatsapp from my phone just to mark your birthday. It also hanged my phone and battery empty, but that’s not the point . You deserve a much better Birthday. Today the only people who is celebrating your birthday are the Ad companies and the Telecom companies. But do not worry I took out time to write a blog post especially for you, my dear SMS! On a MONDAY!! After 9 hours of Site job followed by 2 hours of CAT coaching, I mustered up some strength to write a tribute post for you just before the clock strikes 12. See! You have me. What more do you want?!
“Hey! I go2 go.. u r awesom. <3 u loads, hav lotsa fun.. lol.. ttyl. GN..Appy Bday”
Yours gratefully and lovingly,
People who still love the conventional text SMS