Ok, so I might be cheating this FF but I've discovered something I'm sure I already knew but have not yet experienced, until now.
If someone were to ask me right this minute what I cannot live without, very materialistically, generation y typical I'm going to have to say my iPhone. It is with me everywhere, every second of the day. It's on the bathroom bench when I'm in the shower, it's under my pillow at night, it seeps into my dreams and is visible in my day to day activities at least 80% of the time.
Now we have to remember the following account is from a purely selfish, developed country, "I have known no other and I'm grateful for that" kind of perspective...
Two days ago I dropped my phone in water! Yes, like thousands before me I have dunked my precious possession in copious amounts of kryptonite.
I'm not exagerrating when I say I was more distressed, saddened, angry and frustrated than I have ever been. That is my life right there being short circuited by H2O.
Everything I do is in that tiny beautiful thing, all of it.
So I spent the next 10 hours apart from society, I was cut off.
This is what scares me, I was incapable of thought, I didn't know what to do with myself. It was just 10 HOURS!!! What is wrong with me! I am certain that I would be one of the first to die if there was a world wide blackout. I mean I still had my laptop, why was I complaining? Why!? It was unreasonable, childish and incompetent.
Everytime I found myself walking off to do something, I would think, phone... BUT no, there was no phone, I was completely naked. So that's it, that would be my hardest challenge, living without a phone. I was seriously cracking, I would be a mentally unstable ball of nothing if another 10 hours went by.
Thankfully, that wonderful mystical being that is the iCloud has saved most of all the important bits and bobs, minus several of the photos, but I'm ok with this. So I am now stuck with an old iPhone3, and it amazes me how far technology has come since only 3 years ago, this phone is sluggish, poor screen quality and just uber dated, but I'm not complaining, I have a phone that works fine. I can very easily stick it out until the much awaited new iPhone comes around.
So, I have finally come to terms with the fact that:
a. It was all my fault that she is now dead
b. I really need to cut down on the amount of times I look at my phone per day
c. Apple really might one day take over the world
So yeah, I'm going to say I rely, more than absolutely need and most certaintly love with every fibre of my being, my iPhone.