...the thing with having a name like mine is that it does tend to become a bit ambiguous at times. especially in a country like India, where the phonetic structure of the name basically determines the gender of the bearer. i have lived my 23 years and more with the inevitable massacre of my 'Bengali' name here in Gujarat (and no, i am not speaking of the 'accent-kill' that various people all over the world have subjected me to)...
i love my name. people love misspelling it, mispronouncing it and un-genderizing it. but then, we all think its pretty cool.
the other thing is that, Facebook and Orkut are pretty swell! i mean, hello!! i managed to trace down all of my short list of 'long lost' buddies and give them a fair share of my 'abuses' thanks to such networking sites. in return i have received umpteen friend requests from people who i believe, know me. i generally suffer from brain freeze in memory terms when it comes to remembering all the many people i happen to run in to. so i follow a simple principle, "if you happen to know a fair amount of the people i 'do' remember running into, then maybe i do know you."
...only recently have i learnt, how mistaken i can be.
life and people subject me to certain 'gems' of humorous incidents from time to time. my experiences with my name is one of my all time favorite. the networking sites too have a fair share of humor to offer. and here is one such example of them both combined...
(credit goes to d'Rat and her recent post for reminding me of this little gem i had tucked away somewhere on my harddisk awaiting a blog mention)
(7:45pm) Harsh: hi
(7:47pm) Nachi: hey!
(7:48pm) Harsh: wassup?
(7:48pm) Nachi: nothing, much..at home
(7:48pm) Harsh: wat else?
(7:48pm) Nachi: nothing!
(7:49pm) Harsh: commited?
(7:49pm) Nachi: eh?
(7:49pm) Harsh: why eh? hello! u there?
(7:51pm) Nachi: committed in what sense?
(7:51pm) Harsh: having bf? hmm..........
(7:54pm) Harsh: slept?
(7:55pm) Nachi: tell me one good reason why i should have a bf??
(7:56pm) Harsh: not 2 get bored! :):)
and secondly for having quenched ur thirst
(7:57pm) Nachi: hmm, and what in the world is wrong with the women of the world, that i must go find a guy???
(7:57pm) Harsh: just to get satisfied....say....
(7:59pm) Harsh: hmmm
(7:59pm) Nachi: so you mean to say that, in order to get satisfied i must change my preferences from women to men and get myself a bf?? hmmm...not sure i agree with that! i like me women, and so far i have no reason to complain otherwise
(8:00pm) Harsh: i hope u r not lesbi** ...then u must get a guy of ur type
(8:01pm) Nachi: hemm, okies...i guess i must clarify certain misconceptions here my dear friend...forget lesbi!! i am a guy!!
i guess you got the gender confused here mate!!
(8:01pm) Harsh: haha
nice way 2 joke
(8:01pm) Nachi: really!
(8:01pm) Harsh: haha
i knew it
(8:02pm) Nachi: nice going man!! you are so desperate that you are hitting on another guy!! OMG
(8:02pm) Harsh: but just doing tp (read: time pass)
(8:04pm) Nachi: yeah right...cover your ass now buster...made the mistake and now saying it was tp
saala didn't know you were flirting with a guy!!
what a bummer!!
(8:05pm) Harsh: hey u f**ker
i saw ur profile b4 i started chatting okay
so better get those words back into ur own a**....
(8:07pm) Nachi: lolz!! saw the profile and still were desperate enough to make the move! sheesh mate! you sure are having one long dry spell, eh?
(8:13pm) Harsh: no man just cracking holes...
(8:16pm) Nachi: yeah right!! now that i have a jack hammer up your's you are all so willing to say that you knew it all along...go bum someone else mate!!
you are not getting out of this shit hole that you have dug yourself into...
(8:17pm) Harsh: oh.really
(8:17pm) Nachi: :D:D
(8:17pm) Harsh: not so true
(8:17pm) Nachi: dude you are so messed up!!
(8:18pm) Harsh: LMLM beta.....ACEP
huh.........mr. nachi or nagi? wat do u call it?
(8:19pm) Nachi: ?? is that the best you can do mate?? no wonder you are still single and desperate...
you know what man?? i gotta thank you...no really...its been a long time since someone has made me laugh so much with their stupidity!!
dude, you one of a kind, eh!
(8:22pm) Harsh: ya thanks for ur comment and u shud thank me too for the laugh
(8:23pm) Nachi: i already am mate!! thats what i said. thank you for making me laugh with your stupidity and desperation..
(8:23pm) Harsh: ya
(8:24pm) Nachi: now if you didn't understand that, then i guess that i know why you made the mistake of thinking i am a girl despite all the evidence otherwise...you are one dumb fella who can't understand the language, can you?
(8:24pm) Harsh: u type so much dude.......have u got 20 fingerS?
if u have finished wid ur MC notes then we will talk
(8:25pm) Nachi: talk with a guy who is desperate enough to hit on other guys by make-believing that they are women...no thanks! i think i have had my share of laughter for the day...
(8:26pm) Harsh: okay then f**k-off
(8:26pm) Nachi: the next time i feel like laughing..i shall get back to you
cheers mate...and good luck with finding a real (R.E.A.L) girl
may the dry spell end soon for you..or else, God only save us all other men!!
what can i say! sometimes the wonders never cease...and yes, i have not chatted with Mr.Harsh ever since...something tells me he is avoiding me like the plague!