Tuesday, May 24, 2005

I swear this is the last time!

I want to bury my head underground with the rest of my body above.

That'll probably not be enough to save me from the embarrasment of losing my 4th cellphone today. Left it behind in a rick like 2 of the earlier ones.

When I called to inform the hubby in the morning, he couldn't believe it. Then he was raging mad. Then he hung up.

The next time I called to gauge reactions, he had given up and spoke, resigned.

I am miserable beyond words, of course. But I am more bothered about him. For the encounter at home, I have thought of "Thank God, it was just the phone! Thank God, I wasn't raped or murdered!!"

Anyone thinks it will really make him thank God? And not make him wonder what's the connection? Swear I'll make it up to him. And will never scream at him for losing his watch, his shirts, his goggles...


Blogger shub said...

Awww poor you..have lost one phone yet, and didn't tell my folks bout it! qietly replaced it with the same model, same day!!
and shhh...none of this ever gets mentioned on my blog!
here's a hug...and unsightly as it might look, tag it round ur neck, or put it in ur bag!

4:14 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

Thanks, shub. I wish I could quietly buy another.
I thought of replacing when I lost 2 phones within a week. But couldn't cause I got typhoid and was bedridded!
Now the problem is they need an FIR before giving me the same number. Too troublesome!

4:25 pm  
Blogger Nupur said...

Owww! And I want to lose mine and I cant! :P
I have all my phones right from the first one five years ago. Though that more like a paper weight now than anything else! :D

Don't worry.... Make ur hubby a lovely dinner and look as saaaad and heart-broken as can be!!

8:24 pm  
Anonymous alpha said...

At least you repent. Tell you hubby that there is this girl called Alpha who loses stuff everyday and just gets more defensive and starts yelling at her hubby before he can even start getting mad.

8:28 pm  
Anonymous Kahini said...

An FIR for a lost fone happens in about five minutes or less. All you have to do is write a letter on a plain sheet of paper stating that you left your fone in a rick and you don't know its number.
The cops stamp it, and you take it with you to your service provider and get your number back. That's all.
You'll find at least 15 oher people at the police station doing exactly the same thing, so you don't feel so stupid.
I suggest though that you call the autorickshawmen's association first and find out if it's been turned in at their lost property office... that DOES happen sometimes.


One Who's Been There

8:44 pm  
Blogger raxterize said...

Whoa...dunno if ya will read this before hubby gets to you..but if you do...heres a hint....Remember Puss in Boots in Shrek 2 ? Try that look on your face; hubby will not only file the FIR, get you a new phone, but cook dinner and tuck you in bed as well ! Like ms nupur I too have tried to lose my phone a zillion times but I have always got it back.CDMA rules as far as losing phones are concerned you see (now theres a hint...). But something similar happened to the wife a couple of months back. Dropped her phone in a rick. Gave it up as lost for good as no one called up reporting it found.She could not be bothered about getting a new phone.One night I get a call on my phone from the wifes number and she wasnt in town even. Imagine the shock of my life when I hear a stranger telling me that he found the phone about a month back, but had to leave town on business and he called this number on his return !! (Bless Him).
I think you should give it a couple of days..you too will get it back. Meanwhile tell us how did it go with hubby..
News is that I have mustered up enough courage to get a blog for myself.You are the first person I am telling this to.. Its blogmatique.blogspot.com
Leave a post.
All the Best 1

10:52 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

nupur: Never wish to lose anything! Once it gets to be a habit, you wont be able to break out of it! Paperweight? hehe!

alpha: I repent a lot. Always. But never learn. I become a mouse and stop talking at home. I tried the yelling stuff but hubby can really yell louder!

kahini: I will try a different police station this time. The cops will laugh when they see me again. They are always amused I could lose phones so consistently and want to know the whole story!

raxterized: Will wait till the weekend. That's when I'll have time to go buy one. Today went to look for the rick guy and alerted the others around. (Same ones stand near my building) Not much hope but they all promised to ask and 'investigate'. Hubby disappointed me by not saying a word and offering me his phone instead!

11:54 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah I think that'll work, make a sad & broken hearted face when hubby comes.

mom used to do that when she loses something of worth and dad would be forgiving.

or am I late? what is the latest?

ANgel Floral

12:20 pm  
Blogger Kapil said...

Husband offered you his phone - Not good signs. Be calm and keep him happy for a few days don't trigger him the wrong way or he may jump on the cell issue right away and you sure don't want to start a fight which is not needed in the first place.

12:30 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

Angel: You aren't late. I lost it yesterday. Am still in mourning. Sad face probably makes him hubby and he gives in!

Kapil: Hang on, he didn't give me his phone for good. Just to make calls. But will keep your advice in mind. Thanks.

12:44 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

angel: Sorry. What I meant was sad face makes hubby more intolerant and he sees it better to give in.

2:28 pm  
Blogger Akruti said...

And today i left my phone in AIRTEL office when i went to pay the bill.Bless the guy there,he came running while i was crossing the road and gave it back:)
Ya,as they all said,and the sign of him offering his phone is not too good lady,buck up and make a even more sad face,lost look and a tear or two and it will sure work.And skip u r dinner if u can{but dont forget to stuff urself before he comes home or in the office itself with some snacks}
Well,jokes apart,Hugs to u,but sure next time try to hang it around u r neck.

3:27 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

Akruti: Will take advice and put on really sad face today, Neels. Problem is I generally look happy or lost. And skipping dinner... that pisses him off. Even when I am not hungry he feels I got to settle something with him and refusing to eat!
I ll hang it around my neck.
I ll hang it around my neck.

3:50 pm  
Blogger Arz000n said...

Losing a cell phone, that too 4 times....hmmm...can imagine what u going thru...

Anyway, do read out this and see if something works out in getting it back..

Can imagine losing watch and goggles.....shirts...hmmmmmm.....

4:16 pm  
Blogger gulnaz said...

aww poor you...i can emapathise...my bane are watches...well try dressing up when he comes home, he'll realise why u r making the effort and that thought might soften him things a bit.

4:20 pm  
Blogger gulnaz said...

oh an thanks for visiting my blog, i like yours too, come again. :)

4:21 pm  
Blogger NicoleBraganza said...

hang in there and make sure you make it up to him ;)

Sending luck your way -hope you find your phone!

Btw, are you a professional writer?

4:38 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

arz00n: Welcome! Thank you so much for saying you understand. Most around me think it's a way of life for me!
I m not lying. He's lost all the things I mentioned!

Gulnaz: Welcome! I really love you blog. Dressing up? He hardly notices even if I am wearing something new! Dressing down of course might do the trick ;)

Nicole: Welcome. And thanks for the wishes. I sure need them. Yes, I write for a living. Don't ask me what!

4:59 pm  
Anonymous Stone said...

Honesty is the best policy...it works.

btw just getting curious how come ur hubby loses his shirts.

4:59 pm  
Blogger Somu said...

My sisteer lost it once in a rick too... I once left it in an auto... and after about 15 mins when I realized it, i went back to the place where I got dropped. The Autowallah was waiting for me with the mobile.

There are also some good souls around !!!

What happened at home btw ?

5:27 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

stone: I agree about honesty. One thing we agreed upon in the marriage.
Don't ask me! The favorite shirts are disappearing and I am the suspect!

somu: Welcome! Several good souls have also returned my phone at various times. (You can imagine I times I lose it!)
Nothing happened at home. Disappointing. Actually, the hubby is too sweet. He never says anything nasty without being severely provoked. I am the monster who growls whenever I get a chance!

6:16 pm  
Blogger Somu said...

"Several good souls have also returned my phone at various times" - Now I can understand why u so much feared going home... Is losing mobile a hobby or a habit ? :o))

6:33 pm  
Anonymous burf said...

hey why dont u hitch hike in my car sometimes, promise will courier u the SIM card ;)

hey, best of luck for the next one :D

6:48 pm  
Blogger transience said...

aaawwwww. that isn't good. i have a friend who keeps losing his phones. he's on his 11th. and counting.

9:42 pm  
Blogger poonam said...

oye, what happened again. read this post yesterday, thought i will hunt your office number (the ever-changing one/s)in the day today and call, but ended up having a very hectic day. anyway, call me...i dont know where to.

12:18 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so is hubbby still yelling at you? :)


2:38 am  
Blogger Simran & Raj said...

anumita - thanks for the comment on my blog. luckily for you, I dont track who comes and goes, that is just too much work. and that is not the intent of my blog either. if you like the blog, you will come back, if you dont, i cant force you to do so....

as i see, you are a popular person...

i am tuned in...

6:59 am  
Blogger Khushee said...

The fourth time? Maybe you should've keep a cell phone ;)

7:15 am  
Blogger Shubhodeep said...

hi...just dropped by..nice blog..enjoyed the stuff...Cheers!

do drop by my blog sometime at

10:16 am  
Blogger AmitKen said...

way to go!!! Cell phones are meant to be lost... :)

and your 'thank God' idea was awful.. u aren't really try that on ur poor hubby, are you?

2:24 pm  
Blogger Akruti said...

Waiting to know how it all ended up lady,hope he is not silent still:) and u r linked to my blog now:)

6:43 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why dont u....buy a POCKET PC...the chances of loosing it..will not be there.

8:15 pm  
Anonymous Ash said...

Uh oh, poor girl !

Good luck with ur hubbie ! Dont worry, Im sure he'll cool off soon :)

1:46 am  
Blogger Neel said...

Like your husband, I have lost a few watches. Also, I left a cell phone on a plane once, you are not alone, and you are right... things could be much worse!

8:44 am  
Blogger anumita said...

somu: Neither, somu, neither!

burf: Come to laugh at me? Okay, have your fill...

transience: You make me feel so good, comparing me to your on 11th phone friend! Really feeling much better now.

Poonam: You know how I forget anything to do with the mobile!

Pompy: Naah! He never yelled. I think he's waiting for me to broach the subject of a new phone.

Raj & simran: That was heavy! And popular? I guess, people like to pop in and check next I have got myself into...

Khushee: Did you mean I shouldn't have a phone? I too wish I can do away with it. But it's an evil necessity.

shubhodeep: Welcome. Am glad you enjoyed the stuff about me losing my phone.

amitken: Unfortunately, I haven't yet reach a financial state where I can lose phones so regularly.
Yes I would have used those lines on hubby if the need arose. It hasn't till now.

akruti: He's still silent:( And thanks for linking me.

anonymous: Why don't you anonymously gift me one? I promise to thank you publicly.

ash: Thanks, Ash! I actually feel bad for him for having to bear with a wife who is so forgetful. You should hear some of my other stories!

neel sen: Welcome to a bird of the same feathers. Yes, yes, so glad you agree things could have been much worse.

9:59 am  
Blogger John Hyden said...

Thaniks for the nice comments on my site, anumita. This is a very funny story but I can't believe your husband has lost anything. We fellows do not lose anything. We temporily for a long time misplace them temporarily. We know exactly where they are, kind of. Any way thanks for stopping by and I'll be back to stick up for your husband, the poor chap.
Warm regards,

6:34 pm  
Blogger Ashish Gupta said...

poor you :| feeling sorry for it! but heyyyy see the better side - u'll get a new model n be able to get the old number too :)

between its really really not good to be so emotionally eroding to ur hubby. D'oh poorer he, i am afraid he'll go on a longer guilt-trip than YOU if u make that kind of saaaad face n great dinner as shub said ! plssssss.... this is emotional blackmail!! is it soo difficult to make us guys understand something like forgetting a mobile that u've to resort to such a baaaad thing -- think how guilty are u going to feel later on for emotionally blackmailing him and .. . . .blah blah blah . .. . .

so are u senti enuf or not ??? was trying to give u a guilt conscience :P

brighter side one of my frnds lost his mobile in rajasthan (while travelling) and got it back here in mumbai -- the person who picked it up in train was a mumbaite and brought it all along with him and called up to give it back :) .. . I pray the same for you- in between don't miss the opportunity to get a new machine out of ur hubby as a gift ;)

hehehe ;))

6:52 pm  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

Awww. I hope you found a way to deal with hubby. I'm so late in visiting because I seem to have very little time to myself these days. Sorry!
I hope things worked out with the phone. Don't feel badly. My daughter has lost two so far and she's just 19 years old. It happens.

5:22 pm  
Blogger nixcraft said...

I?m lucky enough to get back my phone at least 4-5 times I had lost it and I found it back again within 1-2 days :) However now I developed the habit to keep an eye on my phone? earlier phone were not so expensive but N6230 is bit expensive and I always put in pocket :)

2:38 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

John: Very smart. That's what the men in my family too say, "misplaced". But I know it translates to lost.

ashish gupta: Thanks for sympathising with such a long comment! Will settle for ANY phone now, actually.

weary hag: Your daughter is way too young and she can be forgiven! At my age, it's a different matter...

2:41 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

vivek gite: Welcome! With your luck you would probably never lose it even if you threw it out of the Virar fast local train! But don't take a chance of course.

3:05 pm  
Blogger Fictional Reality said...


I feel sorry for you, for you lost the cell.

I haven't lost a cell since 3 years I'm using 'em.

"Swear I'll make it up to him. And will never scream at him for losing his watch, his shirts, his goggles..."

It taught you a lesson anyway.

5:27 pm  
Blogger Santanu said...

They say a cat has nine lives. So maybe you would give up on carrying cellphones after losing another five! (Something new will surely come up by then)
Till then, enjoy! And don't ever regret it!! Else you would be burdened with a vintage old-fashioned gadget all your life!!

5:36 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

fictional reality: Welcome. Thanks for your sympathy. Every time I lose, I learn a lesson. But I am known for losing my memory too.

shantanu: You are my enemy or what? Telling me to lose another 5 phones! Do I sound or behave like a cat..? am wondering...

5:46 pm  
Blogger Santanu said...

Hey, no hard feelings! Just commented on the silver lining of new hand sets every time. And predicted you can stretch to to 5 more times before luck really runs out! :)

My wife lost hers in Bangalore last year and I know how she felt! (She didnt even get a replacement till we reached Bangladesh 3 months later!) So believe me I have a fair idea how it feels, and my sympathies are with you.

No enmity please! (Provided you spell my name correctly) :)

9:44 am  
Blogger anumita said...

santanu: I know. I know how you spell your name. It was a typo. Sorry.
And there are no hard feelings. It's just a phone but I definitely don't need luck to lose 5 more phones!

10:03 am  
Blogger Pallavi said...

Good lord this takes the cake... :) ki hobo... :)

5:10 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

pallavi: Please don't start! I am serving time without a phone to learn a lesson! Aibaar neheraow!

2:54 pm  

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