Thursday, November 23, 2006


You know, the thing about technology is that it makes it devilishly hard for me to get rid of people. It was so much easier in the good old days (ain't I ancient?) when all you had to do was stop speaking to someone you wanted out of your life, and stop taking his/her calls. The person would eventually give up, and there would be no awkward scenes or anything. Pheobe did it so effectively that Monica never even caught onto her game for crying out loud.

Now, however, it just doesn't work that way. So you get a call on your cell phone, and since the number flashing belongs to that annoying person who only ever calls when (s)he needs something, you ignore the call and carry on with what you were doing, humming gleefully. But then the landline rings, and you just know it's that person. Luckily, your mother picks up, and catches on to what your wild gesticulations mean and makes up some excuse.

But you see, it doesn't end there. No sirree. The next time you come online, you see him/her waiting on MSN Messenger like an eagle waits for his prey to come out of hiding. Luckily, you have your settings set such that you sign in on Appear Offline mode, so you manage to block the accursed person. But what you've forgotten is that (s)he still has your other email address, and can email you whenever (s)he chooses to do so. And if you thought just ignoring the email and not replying was an option, think again. (S)he has not only visited your Orkut profile, but also the profiles of people who scrap you, and therefore knows that you have come online and have replied to others, so why not me huh? Huh? Tell me, tell me, why?



*~*Radhika*~* said...

I wouldn't sacrifice technology for something like that!
Nip it in the bud.... use block, ignore and other such convenient features. And email accounts have convenient filters. see? you can always escape!
In fact, I don't like landlines anymore for that reason. Noisy things. Alexander Graham Bell is still my favourite inventor though. Him and Edison.

Stupid Chap said...

As cliched, as it may sound ,everything has it's Pros and Cons .

So the easy way out would be to jus tel the person how you feel about him/her .Simple!?!:P

p.s:This get's me all curious to the know WHO the person is ?;)

ZiggyStrauss said...

Something has me in splits now! mwah ha ha ha ha!

Anonymous said...

whoz monica? i m sure she too deserves a dekko of yr blog ....after all she has been instrumental in this interesting posting!!!

ever received an inland / postcard?? the joy of reading someone who has taken some time and pain in writing (and not 'typing') for/to u is beyond measure .... likewise when u 'write' back .... try it out once with someone ..... delight guarenteed!!!