Monday, April 18, 2011

A good friend called after a very long time. As soon as I answered, she seemed bewildered! She had called me by mistake! Though she talked a while having called, I felt so bad that she hadn't meant to call me, that she has time to call others, that she has other friends now. Though all that applies to me too, it just bothered me the rest of the day. But lately, this kind of mistaken calls and mails are happening too often. Someone left a message on our answering machine who I couldn't recall for a long time. After much racking of brain, I remembered the acquaintance and called back only to find out she had called the wrong no. Another time, a mom of some old classmate of A1's sent me a menu list for a party. Only she had included my mail id by mistake! Suddenly my name seems too common. And in my childhood I was so angry with my parents for giving me such an uncommon name that there was not one store named after me! And is there a chat etiquette? Some people send a "hi" and then disappear. With all the latest mistaken identities, I wonder if they pinged the wrong person!

Till preschool, the parents had the choice to make playdate plans. After entering elementary school, the kids are making plans themselves! Initially, whether the playdate was in our home or not, I called the parent to confirm and verify. But it was always me who was making the calls. Either they seem disinterested or just want to drop off the kid! In a latest incident, I didn't make the call and we found out at the last minute that they didn't even have our address or phone no.!

The news about playback singer Chitra's daughter's accidental death is heart wrenching!

10 comments:

Me said...

i am becoming more comment-challenged these days!

i was never a phone person...will write a lot in emails...but phone la pesardhu romba kammi...

my biggest fear is to type some oorvambu and not send it to my wife and send it to people who have email similar to UNoHu's....i almost always double check the id

Me too said...

Sending oorvambu to wife - :)
I never trust my typing skills! I either reply to or copy-paste from address book.

ttm said...

I guess this is the universal problem of living in a house : in an apartment cplx, you can just drop/pick up the kids at the neighbor's whenever you want.

ttm said...

I'm guessing your family was sitting in the row behind me during RangDe Basanti screen in Atlanta(feb 06). With a 103 deg fever, I was giving company to my friends and slumped in the seat to support my head against the backrest with eyes closed trying to sleep. Before the movie, I kept overhearing a female voice in the backrow making some nakkal remarks in tamil about RDB/maniratnam, etc. Was it you? I was thinking "This person seems safe making tamil remarks in a largely indhi audience but I caught the offender with my eyes closed" :-)

Me too said...

ttm, wherever one lives, when kids make friends from outside the neighbourhood, comes this problem.

Nope, not me! I was in the first row, remember?
Plus, me making nakkal remarks about RDB/Manirathnam? Aaah... how could you? :(

Prabhu said...
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ttm said...

me2,
I was convinced for 5 yrs since that person's talking was similar to your blogging style. Well, now maybe you should decide to re-unite with that 'lost twin' :)

Me too said...

ttm, avalavu polambarena in my blog? But one thing, in movie theatres even though my mouth is never shut that is because I'm gaping at KH or AK or someone else on the screen! ;)

ttm said...

not polambal but nakkal :)

Me too said...

:)