Saturday, September 15, 2007

To err on G-Talk!

First things first... I would like wish all my blog readers a very happy Ganesha chaturthi.

A few days back, I was on g-talk as usual, when one of my friend kiran logged in. I was busy chatting with some one else, so I hardly took any note of his entry. When I was about to log off, I checked the list of on-liners once again. One of the things that caught my attention was the online status message of my friend kiran! He had been retaining an ‘age old’ status of ‘egggjjjhaaam fever!!’ (I don’t remember the exact verbalization of the status. So please bear with this closest approximation.) Now the status against his name read, ‘A ray of hope’. I wondered what he was up to and what was that ‘Ray of Hope’ all about?

Given the fact that I surf internet on a dial up connection (which is pathetically slow) that costs me quite an amount, I usually don’t strike unwanted conversations and invite ‘trouble’. His new status drove me curious (and not to mention, provided the much needed inspiration for this post) and I couldn’t resist the temptation to chat with him. Little did I know, that this chat was gonna end up in a ‘comedy of errors’.

Since the original conversation was carried off the record on G-Talk, I don’t have a copy of that befuddling chat, verbatim. I am sharing with you an approximate, but close to the truth version of the same...

S: En le UV rays nan magane? What's up? How are u maga?
K: I’m fine le. What about you?
S: I’m fine Kano… Where are you staying in B’lore now?
K: In Basavesvara Nagar...
S: Where is it maga? I guess it’s close to BSK?
K: What’s that BSK?
S: Banashankari Le…
K: No man… Actually it’s quite far…
S: Hey! Will it not be problem for you to commute?
K: Illa le... The bus facility is nice maga… So no problem…
S: Ya we have cab to the company na… It should not be a problem to us…
K: Hmmm… ok…
S: Hey did you collect the appointment letter from the placement cell?
K: Le yaav appointment letter macchhaa?
S: Le… Invyaad iruttappa??? MindTree’s maga… Naav Invyaad collect madkollokke saadhya helu?
K: Oh… Wait… I think there is some confusion here…
S: Matte in en confusion Le??
K: Whom did u want to chat with?
S: Mamaa comedy beda… Tell me did you collect it from college or not??
K: I’m not the kiran you wanted to chat with… I’m his class mate… I hope you know me… Read my name fully…
A pause... I opened the link of his orkut profile to confirm if I had managed to figure him out finally... Yes! I can be quite a dumbo at times!!!
S: Oh shit! #$&%... Sorry Le... I thought you were 'that' Kiran...
K: Its ok le… Sorry yella Beda…
S: Trust me… This is supposed to be the most hilarious episode I have ever had… Trust me; I had no clue that you were not 'that' kiran maga…

The rest of the conversation was all about me trying to patch up the embarrassment I had caused. It went on and on for another 20 odd lines. But I couldn’t help myself from laughing boisterously. What a terrible confusion it was?

For you kindest information:
· S – Suresh S. a.k.a Suri, K- The other Kiran!
· Jargons like macchhaa, Maga, etc are a part and parcel of the local lingo and are used to refer to your near and dear ones, especially your sidekicks!

PS: Poor chap kept chatting with me all the while thinking that I had struck that conversation quite consciously. Ha Ha Ha… (Wicked smile...)

Okies. This is it…

PS (PS): A couple of days back I spoke with someone called Pavan for a whole 3:27 minutes without even having the slightest of a clue which Pavan was I speaking to? I know quite a few of them. After he finally axed the call, I was sure of one thing; both of us had really confused each other to the core!! Ha Ha Ha… (Wicked Laughter…)

Ok Ok... Time for some update!

The pic in 'About Me' section has finally been changed to a more sought-to-be-close-to-a-decent-one. Few of my well wishers(?) (for reasons best known to them) had threatened to file a PIL against me, for appearing on public platforms, with visual IDs that closely resembled the looks of traditional 'Dhakoos' and the likes... Shayad maine un logon ki shikayat door kar diya hai :)

~IT's My Life

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7 comments:

Vidya said...

LOL!! Lord, I did something like this recently. I did not know that my friend stayed with a room mate and called at his land line. AND started talking immediately about the issue at hand. After 15 seconds of "chat" the guy butted in and said "Who do you want to speak with?" Ooops!!

:D

Vidya

P.S I had a fun time reading that chat "maga"

Suresh S. a.ka. Suri said...

@ Vidya,

Ha Ha.. My brother never leaves any chance to make a fool out of those poor 'wrong number'callers. When he gets those calls, he talks with them for a good 5 minutes or so and then hangs up saying,"Oh! saari sir.. idu wrong number!" But I'm yet to imbibe such life savouring skills!

Wicked sense of enjoyment you see!!

perceptions said...

hi!
This happens all the time with me due to poor memory!
So you're not alone and when you're generally on the recieving end of the embarrasment, he might just forgive you because that the other person will also have been in your shoes at some point in time...I really like your blog...you write really well!

Suresh S. a.ka. Suri said...

@ perceptions,

Thanks for stopping by :) That was truly solacing! I'm sure that he forgave me on that for the reasons you quoted!

M G Harish said...

I too had the same confusion with the same Kiran/Kishan Bedre some time ago.. The only difference being the medium: Mine was in Okrut.

Lately you are writing the thoughts in a novel imagery.. Keep it up...

Suresh S. a.ka. Suri said...

Instead of wishing my friend, I wished a cousin of mine (who shared the same first name as my friend) on his birthday. It was all because of this orkut maga!!

This erring stuff just doesn't seem to let go of me maga. I have updated about that in this comment, proving yet again, beyond doubt, my 'ingenuity'! They are truly providing me with some scrumptious fodder to munch!!

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