When was the last time you met your friends and had such good fun that you didn’t realise how time passed? Do you remember the last time you were so engrossed talking to someone that you ignored your ringing phone? That you’re stressing to recall these moments is answer enough. Truth is, we’re so lost in the digital world these days that we often miss out on the real joys the world around us has to offer. We happily submit to our phones, laptops and other usual culprits.
Now while we’re all guilty of this, somewhere at the back of our mind, all of us are yearning for a digital detox, where we spend time with those who really matter to us. The good news is it’s never too late to go #RealTimeSocial. So take that road trip you’ve been planning all the while. No gadgets, no internet. Just you and your loved ones living in the moment and soaking in experiences as they happen in your Ertiga. Here are 5 ways you can do that:
1. Why should it always have to be about the number of likes and retweets? As you hit the road in your Ertiga, go #RealTimeSocial and count the happy faces you see. Smile at them and watch them smile back at you. Not every happy moment needs to end up in a photograph, selfie or otherwise.
2. Enough of check-ins and keeping the world posted about every movement of yours. This time round, keep them guessing while you stop by at a dhaba for some lip-smacking Punjabi meal. And yes, just enjoy the meal. The hashtags can wait.
3. Move over chats and pings, how about having some real conversations in the Ertiga during your drive? Its spacious and comfortable interiors will only add to the already jovial atmosphere. The best part is the fun time you’re having won’t be interrupted by network problems.
4. It would be a good idea to follow your heart during this road trip and go where the road takes you. The GPS of the car will make sure that you always take the right turn. And while you’re at it, you all can take turns at the wheel and enjoy the Ertiga experience.
5. For once, share your stories with your loved ones and listen to theirs, all in real time as you cruise through unfamiliar roads. Way better than reading them on each other’s social media feeds. This road trip will definitely bring all of you closer than before and make you crave for more such offline experiences.
So don’t think too much. Just get your fam and go #RealTimeSocial with them. The time you spend in your Ertiga will give you memories to cherish and the superior technology and pleasurable drive will make it the experience of a lifetime. Go for it.