A TIME BEFORE CELLPHONE ADDICTION IN EGYPT
Once upon a time when all we had were landlines to communicate, those were the days my friends. My mom gave me my first cellphone when I was about the age of 12. A time where I thought I was the coolest kid ever to have gotten a cellphone, oh, but by the way, it only received calls. Still pretty cool though!
The real question is, how did we even survive without cellphones, right? Don’t you miss the days where we actually lived and enjoyed our lives? Rather than nowadays when all we do is socialize while we’re on our phones. Let’s take a look back to the GOLDEN DAYS, a time where cell phones were non-existent to us, the days when EGYPT had tons to offer.
Here is the low down…how we survived THE GOLDEN DAYS without cell phones;
The only way you could contact your friends, was through a landline.
You’d have to make sure your friend would meet you at the “nady” at an exact time because you had no other way of communicating.
Begged our parents for a second phone line so you could talk for hours with our friends.”That call waiting though”.
Staying up all night watching movies and eating snacks with our friends, talking to one another while the movie played too. Remember those nights?!;)
Taking a photo with a disposable camera.
When you were planning to get picked up by our friends, you waited by the door until they pulled up to the house and honked their horn.
Our idea of “fun” hangouts were going to the sporting clubs, playing video games at video game centers, go to the “net cafe” to research something, going to the mall to shop, or being out in the sun.
READ. & MORE READING!
THE ONLY WAY WE KNEW ABOUT NEWS, WAS WATCHING TV OR WORD OF MOUTH
Studying for school also came along on those tough days!
Lastly, just being a kid!
We all lost our sight as to being a kid. The days and nights spent in the good ‘ol city, being an Egyptian kid has definitely had its perks while growing up. Sadly, nowadays toddlers even have an iPad to pass the time. The new generation of children is a bit different than how we were, right? How about having them enjoy day to day activities with their friends, limit their screen time.
LET THEM BE A KID. Life is too short. LET THEM ENJOY THEIR EGYPTIAN ROOTS.