#AtoZChallenge One-liner: T is for Touchscreen

Touchscreen

(noun)

A fragile manmade contraption that can take a while to respond when you are in a hurry but responds to your slightest touch when you don’t want it to and can give you a heart-break if your tempered glass protector isn’t strong enough!

That can lead to really embarrassing moments at times! As for a broken touchscreen, it can and will cost you an insane amount of money.

A few months back, I slipped and fell face-first on a broken stretch of the road. My mobile fell along with me and had its screen broken in places. My knees and palms took most of the impact. Yet, what affected me the most was my broken screen! 🀦 It bothered me so much that I went and got the screen replaced! It cost a fortune but it was worth every penny. 😌

Oh, and, I’ve written about my relationship with my phone here and here (this was a part of #AtoZChallenge2017). Click here to know a clever game that helps reduce your smartphone addiction by planting trees (virtual and real)!

Have you ever found yourself in such a situation?

Yesterday was World Earth Day. How did you observe it? I wrote a poem: Earth to humans. Do you copy?

What are your thoughts? Do let me know. The comments section is all yours for the taking.

This is day #30 of the lockdown here in India. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care.

If you are feeling bored or facing lockdown blues, do check out this post:

30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown!

P.S: Do make sure that you regularly check your spam and trash folders. Some comments end up there and have to be rescued!

Here are the links to my other #AtoZChallenge one-liners. Click on any letter to read the corresponding post.

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78 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: T is for Touchscreen

  1. Oh gosh, Shweta–that sounds like a terrible fall!! I had a similar one back in December–and my glasses got mangled (along with other injuries). Replacing eyeglasses is also expensive (can’t replace them yet), so I spend a lot of time “holding them on with one hand” as I try to do everything! πŸ™‚ Blessings to you–and Be Careful!! ❀

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    1. Oh! That must have really hurt. I hope you are alright now! Replacing glasses is also expensive. I know! Oh, that sucks having to hold them with one hand. Blessings to you too. And yes, I shall be careful. Thank you for your warm wishes. πŸ™‚

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    1. Yes. I know that feeling too well. Oh, I am happy to hear you say that. But there are a lot of posts to go till Z. πŸ™‚ And even after that, I’ll be posting these one-liners every Wednesday. πŸ™‚

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  2. Of course, our wounds can heal, but the phone screen’s won’t. We’re bound to be affected more by it. :p My phone screen broke in a strange way, one day I take it out of my bag and there appears a crack. It is indeed heartbreaking. πŸ™‚

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  3. That definition is spot on Shweta.
    I feel every day is Earth Day –honestly though, I forgot all about it in the busyness of A to Zing:)
    Will probably talk to my plants and give the trees a hug to celebrate. I like the sound of this celebration.

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    1. Thank you so much, dear.
      Spot on! Every day should be Earth Day. We only have one planet, but it inspired me to write a poem yesterday. I’m not really an expert when it comes to poems but yesterday, I was overcome by inspiration and the words seemed to flow!
      Talking to plants and hugging them is the best way to spend the day. I have been taking care of my neighbour’s plants while they are away and it feels relieving to talk to them. The things a lockdown can do to us!

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    1. I can relate. I fall more than occasionally too! And sometimes I end up taking my phone along with me. 😐 I fixed mine a few months ago. So it’s good as new and hopefully will remain so!

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    1. I can relate to that. I am very clumsy too! Hi5! Touchwood indeed. If that were so, your problems would have multiplied. May you and your phones be safe from falls in the future! Thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

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  4. Same story with different actress here, Shweta! Most of the mobiles and their guard screens meet with the same fate, I suppose. Rather they are destined to be…and that’s sad especially for the wallet.

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    1. Yes, they are very sad for the wallet. In my case, I managed to break both the tempered glass as well as my phone screen! It was horrible. But I have got it replaced and it’s good as new now. Thank you for reading. πŸ™‚

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  5. Cannot even begin to think what I would do if the screen of my phone broke! So relatable thoughts you have presented in a fun manner. Our lives are so dearly dependent on these gadgets these days, it is devastating if any one of them is damaged.

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    1. Me too. Hope nothing happens to it, especially now. Happy to know that you found this relatable. πŸ™‚ We have become too attached to our gadgets, especially now. Thanks to reading. πŸ™‚

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    1. The looks that people give you when they see the cracked screen! My phone was relatively new so I got my screen replaced. Thank you for reading. Take care of yourself and your phone too! This lockdown is a really bad time to get a broken screen.

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