I love you ya poornima!!
Disclaimer: Now that I have your attention after reading the title, let me clarify myself - "I haven't gone insane and I am not in love with anyone!". Read the full post before jumping into conclusion.
It has been almost a year since I changed my mobile number. I got this new scheme of corporate plan which had two sim's entitled with each other. The call rates/msg's among the two were free. I thought it was better and will help in reducing the call rates that had gone too high since I was engaged. Those longest hours of late night talks, tons of msg's everyday were draining the currency of even 500+, within a week! However, like in every other case of post-marriage, much to our cell phone's delight - we almost stopped using them too often ;)
Since the day I started using the new number, I started getting anonymous calls, msg's asking for a girl/women named Poornima. I am sure by now you might have got an idea about the title & this post...
#1 - I don't know how many times this HDFC bank ppl have called me so far, inquiring about buying their credit cards. The worst part - every other time, it was directed towards ex-holder of my number.
#2 - 'Can I speak to poornima?'... I complained about such calls to the Vodafone customer care. But it was of no use. I don't know how many times I attended such calls...
#3 - Salary of amount XXXXX credited to your account. (Well, I wished it was for real!)
When I change my phone number, the first thing that I am going to do is to intimate banks where I am holding my savings/salary accounts. But, for some reason 'she' had no problems in disclosing such information. Every time a transaction happened in her account, I was getting the notification. After calling the bank personal several times myself, I could finally get rid of such unnecessary notifications!
#4 - Over the time, the frequency of such calls & msg's became less and I was really happy and almost forgotten about this girl Poornima. Then, this funny incident happened :) One fine day while coming back from home, I got this message..
Me: Hi, who's this?
U: I am your new friend yaa...
(hmm... who the hell is this!)
Me: Ok. And what is my new friend's name!?
U: I will not tell this now yaa... where are you now yaa..
(By now, I was starting to get irritated to see those repeated 'yaa's'. And I decided to ignore. But the other person had no problems with my ignorance I suppose. So, the messages kept coming, asking every details like, whether I had my breakfast/lunch/dinner.. And I kept on ignoring. The person even started pleading saying 'why are you not messaging ya..?' 'please message yaa..'.
This continued for two more days with good mornings, noon's & nights with occasional forwards & those slam book kind of messages.. what's your likes & dislikes? etc... I remembered my college day's when we were sending such messages to all our crushes to gather more info about them. ;)
For some reason, it didn't strike me that time, it could be the same case like before. But, I had enough of all this so decided to draw an end to the msg chain... So, I replied back...)
Me: Excuse me, are you sure you aren't mistaken? I mean, are you sending messages to the right person?
(for the first time, the reply came without a 'yaa')
Me: Ok, so what do you want? How did you get my number and who are you exactly?
(Here it comes.. )
U: I love you yaa.. porniema..
(Again, it didn't strike me it was for poornima. I don't know if that person had problem with spellings! May be that puzzled me and I sent a dumb reply! )
Me: Are you kidding me? I am married!!
(to which, I got even dumb answer! :P )
U: I told you na, I am your new friend. That way I love you yaa...
(Excuse me!! What the hell is this person talking about! Then it struck me.. it wasn't for me, but for this god-knows-who poornima! Then I explained him that it could be her, as I was getting such messages earlier. It took some time for the other person to digest. I was laughing all along looking at my cell. Anyway, the broken-heart messaged me back after some time ;) )
U: Oh! I am sorry. Do you have her number? Please give me her number yaa....
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(I couldn't help the desperate soul in this case. Even if I had known, I wouldn't have given! Anyway.... I replied the same and that was his last message... :P )
Moral of the story: Make sure, you are messaging the right person, At-least when you are sending 'SUCH' messages :P ...