My car radio is always turned on when I am driving to office or coming back home, although I don't pay much attention to the conversations and songs being played. Instead, I focus more on what is in front of me, so that I can safely reach my destination in time.
But whenever there is an announcement about a severe weather condition, it grabs my attention. Because it enables me to decide whether I should adjust my route or timing or both to avoid the storm.
Nowadays most social gatherings and parties look exactly like my car radio. I stopped paying attention to all the conversations unless they are helping in my journey towards my own destination. May be it is my problem that I need to fix.
Or, may be not!
Some conversations that I encounter there are like advertisements. I bought this with that much money or my kid is a genius. Some conversations are like old monotonous songs that I already heard may be more than a thousand times. My job has become so stressful or our next generation is too much into video games. And then there are gossips about celebrities with no talents. No examples necessary, I'm sure.
But still I prefer to leave my car radio turned on whenever I drive. Because sometimes big storms come with very short notice. And I want to be prepared.
Abhimanyu Gupta lives in Chesterfield, Missouri with his wife Nilanjana & son Anusurya. His profession is software testing and his passion are music and books. He can be reached via Email, LinkedIn or Facebook.