Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Car Charger

The navigation software in my mobile, has made me so dependent that I have stopped memorizing the routes. Earlier, when I used to drive to a place I always recorded each and every cut in my mind, so that I may remember the route. I was very popular among my friends for routes. Whenever, they used to get stuck somewhere on the road, they always used to call me and ask me for the route.

When I bought a new smartphone for myself, I installed a navigation software. After, installing the software, I stopped memorizing the routes and followed the navigation instructions provided by the navigation software. Soon, I started forgetting all the routes which I used to memorize when the navigation software were no there.

One day, I had to go to ‘Gurgaon’ for an interview and I didn’t knew the route. I didn’t took this seriously and went for the interview, without looking in any map. I didn’t even asked my father about the route, as I was confident that the navigation software will navigate and help me to reach my destination.

When I sat in my car, I saw that I have not charged my phone. The battery was very low and the power bank was also not charged. I could not charge any of my device, as I had to leave for the interview and I was already late. I thought of asking the route from my father but he was sleeping, when I went inside his room.

I left for the interview without charging my mobile and power bank. I knew the route till ‘Dhaulakuan’ and thought of turning on the navigation only after reaching there. When I reached ‘Dhaulakuan’, I turned on the navigation software on my mobile and entered my destination. The software calculated all the routes and gave the results to me. I selected the route which showed the least time.

As I was driving on that route, my mobile got switched off because of low battery. My destination was still about 9 KMs away. Half an hour was left for the interview to start and I was still nine kilometres away. I stopped the car and came out. I lost all the hopes and dropped the plan of going for the interview.

As soon as I sat in my car, I saw a man selling car chargers. I called him and asked the cost of the charger. At first, he said 200 rupees but after bargaining he gave me the charger for 100 rupees. I charged my phone for 10 minutes and turned it on. I entered my destination in the software and started driving.

The car charger was very useful. From that day, I always keep that charger in my car.

This blog post is inspired by the blogging marathon hosted on IndiBlogger for the launch of the #Fantastico Zica from Tata Motors. You can apply for a test drive of the hatchback Zica today.

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