My best friend is a gem. He gets all these insanely smart stuff which I absolutely love to pilfer.

But did I tell you I am technologically challenged?


It means, I have no clue what I am doing with the said tablet.

Sorry, I did not mean to spill that out like that. But the truth is, I am a hopeless case. I am the original typo queen in Whatsapp. And that too was installed on the best friend’s insistence, and I still do not know how to transfer it to my SD card and make space because I am feather brained like that.

So what did I do when I first saw his tablet?

I wanted to play Angry Birds on it.

And so I decided to download the game on the tablet since he did not have it in his tablet.

After half an hour of looking around the tablet and trying to figure out how to download it, I finally did. And then I started playing the game and I was really happy. Secretly, I was proud of myself. Wow, I thought to myself, I finally have learned how to download a game and play it! This tablet thing is super easy!

Then my best friend came in, hunkered down beside me, took away the tablet, looked at it for a few minutes, and then hit me on the head.

“Whaa-aat?” I yelped in indignation.

“What the hell were you trying to do? Eat up all the spare space in my tab?” He looked at me in outrage.

“I just downloaded Angry Birds!” I rebuked.

“Yes, and what about the other stuff you downloaded?”

“Me? Me? I never downloaded—” The rest of my sentence was cut off when I saw the plethora of icons. Belatedly, I realized that I had pushed on some buttons and icons while searching through the store for downloads. Thanks to my ignorance, his tab now sported a lot of new things, including the Indian Railways timetable chart, shopping online made easy apps, a GPS service to track the tab, and a live wallpaper gallery among the many things I have unwittingly pressed buttons on.

I hung my head in shame.

Of course, from then I always put out the disclaimer that I am tablet challenged and ask people to not make the mistake of giving me a tab and letting me go unsupervised.

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This blog post is in response to the “Lenovo Better Way Indiblogger Contest” sponsored by Lenovo and hosted by

Written by Poorna Banerjee

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