Strange things happen to me. So make it a habit to read it here every now n then. And what happened yesterday, left me with mixed feelings; I was scared, amused, bewildered, irritated and amazed all the the same time.
I received a call on my cell from an unknown number. When I picked it, it was a female voice, but I couldn't make out whatever she said due to a lot of commotion from the other end. I cut the call, expecting the caller to get back to me; if it was all that important. And call she did, again, only to give in to network congestion. Since, I could no longer stand the suspense, I decided to send an sms which went like :
"May I know who this is?"
To which I get a reply saying :
"Happy Valentine day! Your best friend"
Wondering if this might be a prankster friend of mine I wrote back :
"I hope this best friend of mine has a name?"
Reply was :
"I hope this best friend of mine has a name. My name is Anuj."
Now, I know no Anuj, whether from school/ college/ friends/ enemies/ bloggers/ students; none at all. Thus I politely sent him :
"Then I guess you have got the wrong person. I do not know anyone by that name."
Thinking that was the end of the issue, I go back to my job, which was watching TV. But this guy had better plan. He followed it by another one :
"ISS ZAMANE SE BOHOT ALAG HO AAP,
WO KHUSHKISMAT HAI JISKE NASEEB MAIN HO AAP,
HUMARE LIYE WO WAQT HI HASIN HAI,
JAB HUME YAAD KARKE MUSKURA LETE HO AAP!"
and that doesn't just end there. Even before I reply to this or think of ignoring it totally, this comes :
"Subah ka har pal zindagi de aapko,
Din ka har lamha khushi de aapko,
jahaan ghum ki hawa chuu ke bhi naa guzare,
Khuda woh jannat si zamin de aapko."
By this time I was beginning to feel the anger in me. I called this Anuj fellow.
Me : who is this?
Male Voice : *lots of commotion again with female voices at the background* Anuj *buzz* *buzz* ....Annuujj...
Me : whom do you want to speak? *decible rising*
Male Voice : *buzz* *buzz* *commotion* ...... *beep* *beep*
Call phir se cut! But this guy had all the nerve to send me THIS :
"you dont no who i am but i know who you are so please frindsheep with me please replay me."
Ok four things here - A. he had the guts to continue smsing me. B. He was clearly trying his luck, marring a chance and testing my patience. C. he had written this w/o comma, fullstop and horrible spelling mistakes. D. I really thought it could have been Rachana at this point when I saw "frindsheep" spelling; coz thats how we make kachra of the word "fraandsheip" and secondly, I had done this crank sms business to her some time back. So I was wondering if she was seeking a revenge.
Apparently, I don't NO him. But he knows me. And he's my best friend. I'm not sure about this logic, but according to him it is correct. I am really clueless on "how to FRINDSHEEP with anyone" and lastly, I do not know " how to REPLAY guys"!!!!!!!!
Note : I swear on myself, I'm not making it all up. I showed these messages to Tejaswini, my friend, and she choked on laughter in midst of a busy road. Tj, please comment to verify what I said.
For all the reasons mentioned above, I was seething with rage. I had better things to do than chase away this romantically inclined, demented, retard at 10 at night! Finally I said this to him via sms :
"Now listen here. This is the first and the last time that I'm warning you to stop troubling me. If not, be prepared to face the music. And this, you better not take it lightly."
Romeo was adamant, I got a call yet again and I took this one too preparing a huge verbal battle :
Me : WHO IS THIS?
Surprisingly a female voice : I'm sorry. (in marathi)
Me : But who is this? and whom do you want to talk to?
Female voice : I'm sorry to disturb you.
Me : Who is speaking?
Female voice : Anuj here.
Me : *flabbergasted* !!!!! Why did you call?
Female Voice : To say sorry.
Me : and the messages?
Female Voice : I said I'm sorry. Why can't you forgive me?
Why can't you forgive me; she asks!!! I just cut it once again not wanting to take this any further.
As I said, I was amused, amazed, confused, irritated all at the same time when this drama unfolded yesterday. I'm sure it was some Juliet deprived, chance maroing Romeo who, god knows, was expecting what when he sent me smses.
It was just too irresistible not to put it on my blog. As for Anuj fellow, whoever you are, male or female, wherever you are; I made you infamous!