17 December 2009

My Technological Romance

Have you ever thought about how complicated ending a relationship in this age of technology is getting to be? I mean the cutting ties part specifically. In the old days, all that breaking up involved was simply making a decision - by one or both parties, and coming to an agreement of sorts.

Of course, you did have some choices as to what medium you want to use. You can do it face to face, where once you're done you walk away and that marks the end of it all. Or you may be doing it over your landline phone which doesn't have the ability to store and remember phone numbers, you talk (or scream depending on the nature or extent of his sin) on the phone, and it's all over when you hang up. Or you decide to be a wimp and write a letter, it's enough dropping it in the postbox and walking away.

Look at us now...The amount of time and energy it takes to ensure there are no loose ends - assuming it's one of those nasty breakups where you know you're better off never to have any sort of contact with him again.

Let's see - you have to first delete his name off off your cellphone. If you happen to use two cellphones, that's double the work. You want to make sure you don't call him during a period of momentary weakness resulting from a momentary lapse of willpower and reason.

You also want to make sure you don't call his friends asking for his number in a momentary fit of desperation, so you'll have to see to that too - be brave and delete his friends' numbers.

Next in priority are all the other forms of instant communication - Gtalk, Skype, Yahoo Messenger, AIM...

Then there's Facebook, you'll have to delete him from your Facebook friend list.

And there's Orkut...

And any other site that you very cutely decided to join together - example, WAYN, Ask A Ninja...

You also have to remember to unfollow each other on Twitter!

Then you think you're done. But you remember you favorited that cheesy YouTube video of him and his friends graduating from high school. You mustn't forget to remove that from your favorite list.

And you know what's worse than all of these? The rare chance that you may want to kiss and forgive each other. Imagine making up after all that hard work! Think of all the intense labor that making up will entail...

This is probably one of the best reason to just go and get married. At least you can spare yourself all that trouble that way.



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7 comments:

virgochhas said...

LOL

jerusha said...

I can from the way you laugh that this was the reason you got married :P

Evangeline said...

Wow, never really considered all the implications LOL.But, I must say if u actually got married and that doesn't work consider the amount of work THAT would involve :P

jerusha said...

Eva - haha true - it's a lose-lose situation eitherways.

illusionaire said...

I've been through nasty break-ups, but never have I (or we) deleted each other from our list of friends or contacts in any of the social media platforms. :) I guess it depends from person to person huh?

jerusha said...

Kimkims - sometimes you need to cut off ties, not because of the person you are or the person they are, but because it's simply the best thing for you to do. Example, if a druggie is really serious about trying to do something to help himself and quit, it would be smart for him to delete his supplier's number so that he doesn't have the option of calling him in a moment of weakness. Or even his genuinely loved druggie friends, not because he hates them but because he really is trying to help himself. If that makes sense to you, if you've never been in that type of relationship, might be difficult to understand.

blackestred said...

"(or scream depending on the nature or extent of his sin)"... why is it always the guy who gets the blame? Anyways, maybe the fact that it takes more effort to break up will urge couples to rethink their relationships and strive harder to make it work. :)

BTW: Ouch @ above!