We all cherish our mobile devices and entrust them with so much private info and sometimes ugly phone secrets … secrets that are not known to those close to us!
Come to think of it, do these precious little devices know more than they should? What if they end up in the wrong hands, or stolen or in the worst case scenario, data mined by rogue persons?
So, what are the UGLY PHONE SECRETS out there?
1. Your Best Morning Friend!
Let’s face it, how often do you say a little prayer or ‘Hi’ to your spouse before reaching out for that smartphone when you wake up? Probably very few times!
I am not wrong to assume the first thing that crosses your mind the minute you wake up … even before you open our eyes, is your smartphone!
When you must visit the washroom you carry it along and are oblivious of everything else! Not until you have quenched your curiosity do you say a prayer, greet and brush.
This happens because you want to catch up with the latest gossip, the midnight messages, the Likes, and of course indulge in early morning gossip.
2. Your Dirty Phone Secrets!
Do you ever feel uncomfortable when you show your friends a picture on your cell phone and they take the liberty to swipe through to the end of the library? They are bound to catch a glimpse of stuff they are not meant to. As much as they have no right to take this liberty, you are guilty of the dirt stored in your cell phone.
- pictures you captured that you should not have
- the ugly videos and images you downloaded from a naughty social media group
- the embarrassing conversation snapshots
- something else you just cannot remember
3. Your Ugly Chats!
While you are a perfect gentleman or lady in the public eye because you are known for choosing your words carefully, the reverse could be true about your habits online. You happily and ruthlessly partake in language that is unlike you in public discourse.
God forbid if someone else had to go through that raunchy chat you had for a period of a year, five years ago, with your friends’ spouse! The discourse will leave you blushing and overwhelmed with embarrassment.
Thank God it is only your smartphone and the chat apps that know this!
4. You Gossip!
In line with the embarrassment chats, you are also notorious for bad-mouthing your spouses, children, friends, and foes. Your chats go overboard and you label our spouse ugly, your kids dumb and your friends useless. The words you use are in sharp contrast with what you say to the same people in real life.
The cell phones absorb the stupid and uncoordinated thoughts probably in utter shock and disbelief.
5. You Are Ugly!
One of the ugly phone secrets is the fact you do not love, let alone like yourself. This starts when you capture limitless selfies while looking for that one shot that will wow the world. You are driven by desires to show everyone you are handsome or beautiful.
In so doing, we change clothes, poses, facial expressions, backgrounds, and even shoes, when taking selfies! If these do not help we edit and paint our faces using all sorts of editing tools. We also change our eyelashes and mustaches to look different from the real us.
I guess cell phones get a shocker and are confused most of the time. They probably wonder why we are so negative about ourselves.
6. You Are a Stalker!
Perhaps due to our cowardly nature and greed, we take to the internet to scout for beautiful and handsome faces and routinely check their Timelines and Feeds. For whatever reason, we are unwilling to confess about this. We remain silent or opt for unconventional routines such as stalking, sexual innuendos.
The arrogant ones take it to the next level by tormenting their stalkees even to the extent of torture if the latter are unwilling participants.
Others become dormant towards their real-life partners because of what they assume is missing.
7. You Are a Liar!
We all probably lie here and there, and for both good and wrong reasons. We tell white lies to comfort and soothe the children and bad lies to evade ugly situations and recriminations. Our cell phones probably can or may not differentiate between the two but are made to accept all. If they were humans, they would not manage a day without a migraine.
We lie to our,
- tax collector
The list is endless. Overall, cell phones absorb and store amazing piles of lies that if ever were to see the light of day, we would all be in big trouble.
8. You Are Lonely!
Why are you so attached to cell phones and not to real people around you? Maybe it is because of the excitement of using new gadgets, and the possibility they will make your life better. The truth is, you use our phone and the internet to connect with people you know and those you don’t. Sometimes, you do it for sinister reasons.
We build a colossal network of people we know little about and hope to find solace in them. Chatting and connecting become ends in themselves that we forget what really matters in life.
This objective cannot be achieved online. As such, we alienate ourselves from people who matter: family, friends and society.
The phone sees and cannot explain the misconnection!
9. You Are an Addict!
Now, if waking up to your cell phone in the morning is not the problem, then your indulgence during the day is. You check your smartphone more times than you look into the eyes of real people around you.
You have less time for family and friends and choose to engage with your smartphone for as long as time allows. Your inability to engage with children means you cannot nurture them as you should.
Children observe us just as cell phones do and learn that these little devices are the best friends after all. It trains them to be phone addicts.
If phones could talk, they would probably remind us to take a break and get our lives back.
10. You Are Probably an Idiot!
To top up on everything above, our smartphones probably see a society of lost and disconnected people who use them with reckless abandon. We abandon our families, especially children, and expect them to behave differently from us.
Cell phones are at the center of our lives that we disregard even the health warnings associated with them. We do not want to accept they are hazardous. For one, we do not care to read the RF Exposure notice provided on our phones.
We imagine all warning are a pile of lies and choose to do what suits us best.
The Last Word!
There isn’t much other than cautioning all of us to get rid of all those phone secrets, hidden therein.