Days of our Lives!

April 16, 2008

Chitty Chatty

Filed under: Comedy-Keemedy — Santhosh @ 5:04 PM

Chats and IMs have become such a major part of our lives that I’m surprised we’re yet to hear on subsidies for GTalk usage in broadband connections or reservations for people using our very own, desi, Rediff-Bol. Anyways, I was talking to this friend of mine the other day and he mouthed an “LOL” instead of really laughing out loud. Apart from realising that the “LOL” sounds like a dog bark, and his admitting to having a problem with his online obsessions spilling over to the real world, this sounded like a great idea for a post – what not to carry over from the IM world into the I AM world!

So at the risk of my son stumbling across my blog 20 years down the line and wondering “Gee, all Dad could do back then was sit and give gyaan“, here we go :

  • It is definitely not good manners to ask “a/s/l” when you meet someone in real life. It can be very offending. Especially the “s” part.
  • Remember, the person in front of you can really see you. So don’t start the intro with how demanding it is for a successful male model to be giving all these interviews…
  • Do not try acting out ROFL in a public place.
  • Repeated winking or showing your teeth will get you dates only with them guys in the white coats and Maruti van. As also trying to spin your head like a top every time you say a “Nooooooo”.
  • Buzzing, nudging and other forms of physical indulgence to gain attention may lead to misdemeanor or sexual harassment charges.
  • Do not try having two independent conversations with two different people at the same time because, rather unfortunately for everyone concerned, you can all hear each other. Especially when you say “Hiiii” to one and “the loser is here” to the other.
  • Try as you may, you can’t tell someone you’re “Away” or “In an IMPORTANT meeting” when he can plainly see you doing nothing but looking at that photo on Bangalore Times from different angles.
  • You can’t leave offliners. So don’t shout something in a guy’s cubicle when he’s not there and expect him to hear it when he returns.
  • You can’t google something in run-time when you’re really talking to someone. So don’t bother starting on Shakespearean Insights into Metaphysical Antimatter Dynamics.
  • And, rather critically, there is no real-life equivalent for LMAO. Do not even think of trying it.


  1. LOL 😀

    Comment by Anonymous — April 20, 2008 @ 12:38 AM | Reply

  2. LOL Good one!

    Comment by Aparna — April 26, 2008 @ 10:30 PM | Reply

  3. lol he he:D

    Comment by GAYATHRI — May 2, 2008 @ 5:43 PM | Reply

  4. @anon, aparna, gayathri,Er, why’s everyone LOLing? 😉

    Comment by santhosh — May 7, 2008 @ 2:47 PM | Reply

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