Phone in the kid’s hand – Stories (Second of Five) – Share Emojis Easily

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One lazy Sunday afternoon, I was chilling on the couch, half-watching TV, half-daydreaming. My little one was beside me, fiddling with my phone. I thought she was just playing some game, lost in her world of make-believe and adventure. Little did I realise that technology had made things very easy for everyone, even for my 5 year old child.

Turns out, she was on a mission of her own. With the phone in her tiny hands, she started sending out messages on WhatsApp. To some, she sent a bunch of gibberish like “habbahha,” to others, a gallery of random photos, and a few even received her adorable voice messages. It was all in good fun, and anyone on the receiving end could tell it was just a kiddo messing around.

But then, there was this one message she sent – a simple heart emoji. It landed in the inbox of a lady I work with. Now, in kid language, a heart is just a heart, right? But my colleague didn’t find it as innocent or funny. She thought I was the one sending the messages and asked “me” to stop. Yet, my little one, in her innocence, kept tapping that heart emoji, sending it over and over again. This was very easy for her as the heart emoji is something I use very frequently (for sending messages to my wife) and it was the first emoji on my phone screen.

This little mix-up got me a call from the HR department at work, trying to untangle this emoji mystery. It was a bit tricky explaining that it was all the work of my curious little messenger. They understood eventually, but it sure was a lesson learned.

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That Sunday adventure with my little one and the phone could have turned into a much bigger storm if my colleague hadn’t been understanding enough. Imagine this: the heart emoji, so innocent in the hands of a child, could have been seen as something entirely different, something not so innocent. If my colleague had reacted differently, the whole situation could have snowballed into a major misunderstanding.

Let’s say she didn’t just get offended but also decided to take the issue further, not stopping at HR but involving other colleagues or even higher-ups in the company. The story of the heart emoji could have spread like wildfire, painting a picture of me that wasn’t true. It could have led to awkward conversations, strained relationships at work, and even questions about my professionalism and integrity. And all this because of a simple emoji sent by a child!

I would have been in a tricky spot, trying to prove that it was just my kid playing with my phone, not realizing the weight a single emoji could carry in the adult world. It’s one thing to explain a situation to HR, but defending your character to the whole office is another ball game. The ripple effect could have impacted not just my work life but my personal life too, causing stress and misunderstandings far beyond what anyone could anticipate.

Thankfully, my colleague chose to seek clarity rather than jump to conclusions, and HR listened to my side of the story. It made me realize the importance of communication and understanding in navigating the unexpected. It was a reminder that sometimes, the smallest actions can have the biggest consequences, especially in a world where a heart is not just a heart. So, keeping the phone out of reach from little hands became a rule in our house, ensuring that our lazy Sundays remained just that – lazy and drama-free.

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