Friday, October 13, 2006

Does this happen with everybody or is it only me and yet another global conspiracy to give me hypertension before it is entirely necessary?

My phone will remain silent and dead to the world for ages and ages. Then, just as I am about to go and kill myself from boredom, it will mercifully ring. And then, before I have spent two seconds talking to the person who has called, I shall start getting those insistent beeps which mean someone else is trying to call me. Subsequently, as I hastily cut off the first conversation mid-way and launch into the next, those beeps will sound again meaning a third person has now joined the queue of those who would gladly chop their arms off into little little pieces without the aid of aneasthesia for a chance to talk to me RIGHT NOW. Oh, and sometimes in the middle of all this my landline will also ring, meaning my mother has chosen this moment of all others to order me to send 5 SMSs to some TV program to help a girl from Jamshedpur I've never seen in my life win some crazy talent show.

And then when I have managed to juggle all the conversations and given Airtel the chance to rob me a bit more by calling back what feels like scores of people, my phone will fall silent and remain in that state for the next five hours.

Do tell me it's not something I have done to upset the universe?

10 Comments:

At October 14, 2006 8:28 AM, Blogger Lahar said...

See date of your post. Maybe that has something to do with it?

 
At October 14, 2006 11:13 AM, Blogger the cowlick said...

Does this happen with everybody or is it only me
yup.. it's just you.

 
At October 14, 2006 1:25 PM, Blogger Vinesh said...

I don't know about everybody, but it happens with me.. a LOT!

 
At October 14, 2006 6:32 PM, Blogger Urban Bourbon Ninja said...

not me. My calls are evenly spaced. Except for my mom. Meditate, i tell you.

 
At October 16, 2006 4:37 PM, Blogger udayan said...

Never ever happened to me ... but then, I am from the deprived lot.

SMS for a contestant from Jamshedpur? You from Jampot?

 
At October 16, 2006 6:54 PM, Blogger eM said...

in my case it's usually JUST as I'm going into a meeting. Or during. Orrrrrrr (and my most high-frequency call times) when I DARE to leave my phone UNATTENDED (gasp!) for about three minutes.

Three minutes, three missed calls, sometimes three messages even. The burdens of popularity I tell you.

 
At November 03, 2006 5:08 PM, Blogger kaushik said...

thats why do as i do.. dont carry cell except when u r hunting for a job..

 
At November 17, 2006 2:05 AM, Blogger babelfish said...

i don't get it as bad as you, so it's probably the universe catching up on an old debt. see, it is an ancient universal conspiracy that you cannot be pretty and happy at the same time. look what the universe did to helen (of troy). it's letting you off lightly with mere phone torture i'd say.

 
At November 17, 2006 8:54 AM, Blogger Lahar said...

Pot, Black Kettle, Ms. B. Still, your advise is noted. I've been intending to blog more often for some time now, but laziness is rather addictive.

And blame Madhu for ignoring the ladies. He's the one who did the inviting. The meet was nice; shall post on it some time. All I remember is that there were 17 different shades of alcohol.

Are you going to follow your own excellent advise and post more?

 
At December 09, 2006 10:12 AM, Blogger Jabberwock said...

This happens only with you. Stop upsetting the universe.

 

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