Mobile phone dependency
I planned a small reunion night out with my friends before I fly back to London today. I arranged place and time to meet. Now one bad thing about all my mobiles is that they are pay-as-you-go phones, which is usually a pain in the ass, but the cheapest way of maintaining one UK and one Austrian number. Consequently, this means that I regularly run out of credit  and have to top up the damn thing. Actually no biggie, because nowadays one can do this directly at cash-machines by punching numbers.
However, on my way to Vienna I placed my mobile in the middle console of the car, because I hate fumbling the phone out of my pocket while driving . Naturally, I forgot the cursed thing in the car when I used the «tube»  to get to the centre. At the meeting point, I realised my forgetfulness and had two problems: my friends weren't there yet and they couldn't call me. Thus, I decided to go back to the car and to fetch the mobile. Now, having a phone without credits and 8 missed calls is another problem - how to call back ? Fortunately, people kept calling me, so I had a chance to explain myself and why the hell I was half an hour late .
 Those text-messages to the US are bloody expensive.
 Having calls without a handsfree-set is illegal anyway - hah, I'm a badass outlaw.
 Austrian underground (U-Bahn), cheaper, smaller but quicker, more reliable and one can stand upright.
 Yepp, I wanted to top it up at the meeting point, outside a Bank.
 It's obeying Murphy's law that the underground train is always late when you need it the most.
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