…is my cellphone.
Cell phones can make you invisible. Think about it. You’re sitting in a public park, and you spot someone you don’t want to talk to approaching you. All you have to do is stand up, look at your phone, and walk away. Poof! You’re invisible. Sitting on a train or a plane, all that’s needed to vanish is to start texting furiously. If a person walked up to you, you could just whip out your nerd device, pull up an app, and blink out of existence.
Harry Potter has an invisibility cloak. Klingons have cloaking devices for their spaceships. We have cell-phones. It’s a testament to our advancement as a civilization that there is no need for uncomfortable greetings that may result in awkward conversation or quick thinking in order to peel out of there as soon as possible. This is especially beneficial if you’re the kind who goes limp and drools when confronted with face-to-face conversation with someone you don’t particularity want to talk to.
Me: "Hello good sir, I don’t feel quite like faking a smile atm so excuse me while I use my cell phone to escape mysteriously in a digital explosion of smoke".
I must admit I have done this a countless number of times… and so have you, so don’t you be wagging your fingers at me!
Luke: A shift diagram for the truck, nice and simple. "D" is for drive, "R" is for —
Lorelai: The "R" in drive!
Luke: "R" is for reverse.
Lorelai: Right, reverse.
Luke: And "1" is —
Lorelai: The loneliest number that you’ll ever know!
— Gilmore Girls