Friday, June 18, 2010

FB Conversations

I don’t like adding people I don’t know and love hitting the ignore button on those friend requests. I’m irritable like that. If I do add a person, I either know them by name, sight, smell, sound, blog, or through another friend. At times I do the unthinkable and accept unknown people’s friend requests. The things an insomniac can do!

Anyway, a couple of unknown people have been initiating FB conversations with me and while I’m aware that the whole purpose of a social network is to, well, socialise, I would rather not. 

Being friendly and approachable might ruin my chances of one day ruling the world and achieving world dominion, see?
*Evil laughter which makes my roomie crack open an eyelid before falling back asleep*

Right. Here’s a little sneak peek at my conversation skills and PR capabilities. Do take note, ya? ;)

Unknown: So what’s cooking tonight? (Obviously he read my shout out the day before about hunger and the woes of having to cook one’s own meal. It’s a long story…)

Me: I don’t know yet :) Roomie’s cooking pork, I think. Wait. Did you literally mean what’s for dinner, or was that like a ‘what you doing’ question? I like to be really precise when I answer questions, so what exactly did you mean by that?  

I add in another smiley as an after thought  :)

Unknown goes offline for some reason. My innocence, perhaps? :P

Unknown2: Hi, you look so good in your pictures. So, you live in KL?

Me: WAA. HOW COME YOU TALK ENGLISH SO GOOD, AH? YOU GOT LEARN WELL IN SKOOL IZZIT?

Unknown2: Haha… I’ve read your blog. I like it.

Me: WHAT? WHERE GOT BOG HERE? WEATHER VERY HOT LA… HAIYA. WAIT AH. I’M SHAVING MY HEAD BALD AGAIN LA. THE HEAT MADE THE LICE COME BACK…

Unknown2 also goes offline. I suspect the capitalized letters irritated him as much as they irritated me. Oh, and the lice remark might have done the trick.

Unknown3: Hello. I’m your friend’s neighbour’s cat’s breeder. How you doing?

Me: Naan inggu nallam. Bomb yeppedi seyyanam endru kattrukolla muyirchi seigiren. 2012 varum pothu intha tholil uthavipadum endru ninaikiren. Ungga idatthil ellam nallama?**

Well, he blocked me. He either doesn’t understand Tamil or figured I’ve got terrorist connections.

 Hmmpphh. Nobody wants to have a decent conversation anymore nowadays.

**rough translation : I’m good here. I’m trying to learn how to make bombs. I think this trade might come in handy come 2012. Is everything all right at your end? 

10 comments:

Mei Teng said...

It's hard to trust strangers in today's context. It's a mad, mad world out there. I have a saying..."it's better to be paranoid than sorry". True isn't?

Mei Teng said...

Oops..typo. I meant to type I have heard that saying.

Chavie said...

*adds you on fb and starts sending you weird messages* ROFL! xD

My policy is never to add people I don't know on Facebook. But I can totally imagine it happening during those sleepy insomniac sessions. :)

Me-shak said...

Wah, you speak Tamil? And you speak so well :D cool.

I hope no security guys see this and think you really are going to make a bomb?

Well this post reminds me of this.
http://makuluwo.wordpress.com/2010/05/26/how-to-get-rid-of-online-godayas/

Thuukam illama facbook ill yhen? Manasu nalla irukum podhu, friends add pannalaam thaney?


Cheers!

Gadgetgirl said...

hahaha terrorist connections.

and i LOVE the ignore button too. nyehaha

Sorcerer said...

Ha ha...
awesome conversations

:)

Loshini said...

Mei Teng:
Paranoia's a good thing :)

Chavie:
Hehe... yeah well unknown3 thought me the value of blocking once added :P

Me-shak:
We're Asian. They'll always think we're gonna bomb someone :P

And hey hey.... another tamil speaker in the house. Rombe nalla tamizhlil kathaikirengal. Okay had no idea how to write that properly with these alphabets :)

I'm sleepy ALL THE TIME. It's the screwed up biological clock of mine! But it's a lesson learnt. I read that post. she's funneh :D

GG:
Yeah well, it's totally without basis. Racial stereotyping! :P

Hehe... *high five* Ignore button :D

sorcerer:
At least I had fun with them ;)

rainfield61 said...

I am not so active in facebook nowadays for many reasons.

But I have a similar experience using SMS.

The first SMS wrote in a cyber language that an old man could only understand a few words. I told the unknown I was the wrong person.

The second message wrote again which I felt the anger within the lines.

The third message came.

I ignored the last two. Luckily there were no more the fourth one.

ajay1987 said...

ha ha :) amazing replies.. good way to ward off strangers :)

Loshini said...

Rainfield:
Hehe... i know exactly how you feel!

Ajay:
Glad you like it :)