Upturned Noses

Even the most laid back and egalitarian among us can be insufferable snobs when it comes to coffee, music, cars, beer, or any other pet obsession where things have to be just so. What are you snobbish about?

I used to own an iPhone until I felt that it was too much of a trouble updating it and having only one way of going about with its system. I felt trapped! At that time, android phones were like rebels in the Apple dominated business and I thought they were no match for the slick iPhone 4 which I was using then. Somehow I thought those who used the ‘other’ phones were not tech savvy or upto date. I was an Apple snob!

I recalled showing off how I was able to use the iPhone for many of its apps that the ‘other’ phones do not possess like the angry birds game, to the delight of my non iPhone audience. There was once at work, I did a presentation by projecting from my iPad to the amazement of the bosses. It was a peacock moment!

Then I switched to the android phones and felt liberated! It was such a relief to be freed from the grips of iTunes and Safari. Then I began to show off what I can do with my android phone that the iPhone could not…. which by then most of my ‘audience’ had gotten the iPhone possibly due to the hype I made about it before. Soon my phone ‘upgraded’ to the Samsung range and all the features that countered the iPhone were out in full force. I have become a Samsung snob! Perhaps more like an avenger against Apple for making me feel trapped. I still have an iMac that I await its demise so I can switch to windows pc.

Singapore is one of the most networked society with the highest rate of social media and online users globally. Mobile devices have become an appendage of the people’s anatomy. It has become the equivalent of what a light sabre signifies in Star Wars, a must have to fight our ‘daily battles’ we had forged for ourselves.

I am thankful for this prompt as it made me stop and reflect on what I was doing and have become. Yes, it’s not worth fighting for such trivial causes or having such entanglements in my life…. Ok, now I am at a lost of what to do next….

Upturned Noses – DP

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