Friday, May 18, 2012

Internet - Crazy Fun and Funny Craze

6 pm.

Work just got over..

My bus stop app tells me that the next bus is due in 5 mins.

My walking speed is similar to the steps Armstrong took on the moon and I better start immediately.

6:05 pm

I am holding my mobile with both hands. Hence I refuse to hold on to the bus railings though I am standing. As if I am a gold-medalist in Gymnastics.

Whats on Facebook? I go into my friends group. Eight of us best friends posted in 8 different corners of the globe but huddled together in a cozy virtual group....

'SN has been admitted to the hospital'  the status update says.

The driver applies a sudden brake and I land on my face. The gymnast in me fails miserably.Oops! I quickly look at my mobile. Unhurt!.

6:10 pm

I decide to check my email. A long one from my mom.Aah, I love those. Oops, where is the recipe I had asked her? Never mind , I can google that. Electricity Bill, Water Bill , Gas Bills... all Emails....Huh, I rarely get ones for money inflow...Its always someone asking me to pay for this and that....Irony! ..Air is everywhere and is gaseous but you need a specific type of gas to make your food and you need to pay for it!!!..Hmm!!! These guys are so damn prompt at what they do!! They simply never forget to send me the bill!!! Who on earth coded the software? So Bug-Free?

I browse through old long forgotten emails.

Aah!That fateful one meets my eye.

 'Profile of Mr.Vats' the subject says, email from 2006.  That email that brought me his picture, when I was still single and my parents were desperately going through matrimonial websites to find me a groom. I allow myself that imperceptible smile. That reminds me of a recent matrimonial ad I came across. 'Wanted Bubbly girl.Should be a non-Facebook user' .Huh?

Into the Facebook App again.

'Tried calling SN. She says the pain is unbearable' the status update says.

6:20 pm

Suddenly my stomach starts making noises!

The image of a pizza with overflowing cheese, hot and yummy appears floating in mid air and just refuses to go. 'Please Go Away' I plead. The pizza starts getting bigger and bigger. 'No! Thats too many calories' I try to tell my craving but cra-Wings keep flying higher and higher. Now there is garlic bread on the side as well.
Ok, Where is that Pizza Hut App I downloaded yesterday? Two Veggie Delites, 1 garlic bread and 1 Coke. There I am done!!!

I get down at the train station.

6:25 pm

'Hey Need to transfer some money to my dad. Remind me ' my phone beeps an SMS aloud.

'What is the exchange rate today?' I wonder and go into my Finance App. I am sure almost every Indian outside of India would do this umpteen number of times in a week!

6:30 pm

I am on the train. Everyone looks like they are praying to some distant God as they all have their heads bowed, glued to their mobile phones.

I get into my blog. 2 Comments . I reply and then start going through the ones that I follow. I come across that long word that sounds like it originated from the tribes of Zulu. Huh? My expression should have resembled the one I had during my vivavoces of college days..the 'I  simply have no clue' expression. Anyways there is good old Dictionary website to refer to..And you
know whats good about online dictionaries...no matter how many words are in store, they all weigh the same !
Isnt that great?

6:40 pm

'That agent has agreed to show us two houses tomorrow' my SMS beeps again.

Our house lease is getting over.

The Property App reminds me that home rents are sky rocketing and I better cut down all the impulsive buying that I do. Like going to buy a loaf of bread and coming back with an electric oven with the intention of baking it on my own!!! The oven is still in one corner of my kitchen. And we still buy bread, not bake!!

In between I take a look at Facebook again. 'The chief doctor at the SMF hospital has been summoned to examine SN.Awaiting her opinion'  the comment says.

7:00 pm

Its going to be another ten minutes of travel. Movie Reviews Time! One - Boring, Two - Avoid, Three-Average, Four- Dont Miss. All for the same movie? Phew!! Lesson Learnt - Always stick to the same reviewer. Anyways the cinema website says that all tickets are sold out.

7:15 pm

My train pulls into the station with a screeching noise. The song I just selected from the music website jingles in my ear.

I reach home and there is a parcel outside my doorstep. Okay, thats just a reminder for impulsive expenditure. Its something I ordered online. Now what on earth was that? A camera? Book? Cosmetics? Damn!

I pick the parcel and go in.

8:00 pm

My son is running around the house and I am following him with my phone. My in-laws are watching him on Skype. An hour of grandparental bliss for them.

8:30 pm

I have been reading about this contest for weeks and now I realize that today is the last day. I keep typing at the maximum speed that I can. I should tweet 'Procrastination is the thief of time' today.

There, I am done with the post!!

I open facebook again and a smile spreads over my face.

'SN gave birth to a baby boy. Mother and baby are fine' gleams back at me with a picture of a one day old tender baby wrapped in a baby blue blanket beside it.

Internet can be fun as http://www.vodafone.in/funindicates. But it can be crazy fun and sometimes it becomes a funny craze. But I am loving it!

48 comments:

  1. so, a humor post :D. absolutely loved it!! and loved that touch of emotion as well at the end.

    didn't know about this contest otherwise i would have submitted my social networking post for that. but i guess they would have disqualified that anyway.

    please write more of humor posts, i love them :D

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    1. And I absolutely love your comments Debajyoti. Thanks a ton for putting me on cloud nine every time :)

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  2. Super cool post! I realise I do more-or-less same like this...very addictive apps..Good luck with the contest!

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    1. Thanks.Its the same story everywhere!! :)

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  3. Haha...I think the phone should be surgically sutured to our hands. So funny and true. It had so many "me too" moments. Good luck for the contest.

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    1. Thanks a lot Abhyudaya. Surgically Sutured? Then to charge it we must stand all day connected to a plug point eh? :D

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  4. Fun post! But so true how mobiles rule!!

    Best wishes for the contest!!

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  5. Good one. Quite understand our obsession with smartphones...

    http://chroniclesofraviakula.blogspot.com/

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    1. True and thats so prevalent in Singapore.

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  6. ...made a great read Jaish:) enjoyed thoroughly:) All the best!!

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  7. Superb post Jaish! Managed to mingle a lot of humour with a dash of heart-warming sentiment too! Just too good!

    Btw, my first exposure to so many apps:)

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  8. Thanks a lot Suresh. I was also totally ignorant about these Apps till my husband gifted me an IPhone for my last birthday. Now I am totally addicted. :) Thanks a lot for stepping in and leaving your comments. :)

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  9. Wonderful, it is part of life now.

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    1. Hi Rajesh

      Thanks for the comment. So true. Part Of our life now.

      Regards
      Jayashree

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  10. ha ha... I just kept laughing moving from one five min description to another... and so many apps....

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    1. Thanks a lot :) Glad that you liked it!

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  11. Cooooool... Good luck for the contest :-)

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  12. I like the idea of going to buy a loaf of bread and returning with an oven, only to leave it in a corner and buy more bread :D.

    Super-cool post, Jaish. All the very best.

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    1. Thanks for stepping in and for the comment.

      Impulsive Shopping! Very Dangerous :)

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  13. That was a very interesting post about mobile Internet's fun quotient. Best of luck for the Indiblogger contest -- but regardless of whether you win or not, this was a fun read.

    Now I want an iPhone too :(

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  14. how is your nose doing Jaishree? oops sorry the gols medallist gymnast :) lol.

    You must be putting the phone & internet & apps to the max use. Well done. All the best.

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    1. Hi Mak

      Thanks a lot! My nose is in a not so bad shape, Thank you :D

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  15. I wonder if we can imagine a day without mobiles today.. A truly amusing fun post! All the best with the contest :)

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    1. Seriously a day without mobiles or without the internet is so unimaginable. Thanks for the comment.

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  16. I guess many of us can relate to what you have described. I cannot imagine a day without my phone and internet (mobile), And I have no reason to be bored.
    Good luck with the contest :-)

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    1. Thanks Ashwini. Day Without Phone and Internet?...Its like fasting :)

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  17. Lovely post and I loved the subtle humour. This contest has definitely opened my eyes to so many more uses of mobile internet than I ever thought. :)

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    1. Thankyou :) There are so many things on the internet specifically mobile apps....Something new everyday and that makes it exciting :)

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  18. I hv nt read such post on internet :D all d best :)

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    1. Thank you so much Geeta. Thanks for stepping in.

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  19. Reading your post made my day jayashree, loved the dose of humor in this post. All the very best for the contest. :)

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    1. Thanks Akshay. Glad that you liked it. :)

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  20. Wonderful post. Though I am not so tech savvy could feel the joy it was passing on through your words.

    Best of luck for the contest!! :o)

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  21. WOW, what a lovely way of writing the post. Actually it's kinda cool...

    All the best for the contest! Very creative, I must say :)

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  22. Thank you so much Saru!! Was very excited to see this comment from you :D

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  23. TERRIFIC post...!!! It touches you...shakes you up...and delivers the message...!!!!LOL...This little set is too addictive ...honestly :))) Beautifully written and really makes one reflect on things we all do everyday...
    Loved this!

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    1. Thank You so much...That comment put me on cloud nine and I am floating away grinning from ear to ear :D

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  25. Very nice, and so very true, jaish ... internet has become such an integral part of our lives! Well written :)

    A.
    http://e-pinion.blogspot.in

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    1. Hi

      Thanks for visiting and for the comments :)

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  26. Internet is now so integral to our living it seems , anything and everything seems ot be revloving around internet

    all the best with the contest :)

    Bikram's

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