August 28, 2010

I just pulled off the height of not-cool. I got a call that was missed (stupid AC-guy distracted me from phone). I really wanted to talk to this particular person, so I called back, got a voice-mail, left a message. So far so good, right? It's perfectly normal to call back and leave a message. Except, five minutes later, I went online, checked my email and sent out a one-line email saying something to the effect of I missed your call, what's up. Which was completely unnecessary (remember voice-mail) but chalo nevermind, it happened. The AC-guy called me in again to inspect the now (supposedly non-leaky) machine and I went in to check it out. Came back out, and sat around surrounded by my laptop, and my phone, and for no explicable reason (aside from the fact that I'd completely forgotten about bloody email) sent an sms saying more or less the same thing I had said in my email AND my voice-mail.

Err, suffice it to say that I realized about a minute later that I'd sent out 3 messages, using 3 different mediums of communication in the space of 15 minutes in response to a MISSED call (which for all I know may have been an accident). Yes I am officially the saddest person you know. Excuse me while I go hide my head in the sand now. *sigh*

23 comments:

ordered-chaos said...

at least your phone rang!!! mine persists in enacting silence of the lambs! and when it does ring its a sarkari number which I dont pick because its probably from office :(

Vagabond said...

I am doing my work project in a telecom company, with probably on-duty calls coming to around 15/day, and they are, almost all the time, from the same network.

Now, considering this, looking at the ringing phone at a call from a different network (other than my company network, is a breath of fresh air, a momment that I truly treasure. It's not a work-related call and I love to answer these calls. They seem so honest and sincere, calling for me, amidst one thousand work-calls. I'd kill to not miss these calls.

This had been happening to me for the past 3 days. I was, for three days straight, missing a call from a non-work network. The same number. I even tried calling back to find out, but it always gave some random error. After three calls, I had got bizarrely desperate.

"This call could, perhaps, add some movement in my straight-line, monnotonous life-graph, making it a little interesting, erratic and adventurous" I though to myself after the third missed call. The day finally came. The 22nd of August 2010. I was coming back from work when my phone rang with the same number. I got ecstatic. I cleared my throat, and sat up straight. I answered the call only to hear 'Warid's music' on the other line, followed by their advertisment. It was an automated call by a different network, convincing me to switch to their network. FML.

I was fairly pissed off at the world at this point, still not that much. As soon as I switched on my car radio, I heard Louis Armstrong say the words "And I think to myself, what a wonderful world". I almost cringed and died, repeatedly. FML.

APOO said...

Did the person call back?!

Xeb said...

A: Yes he did! :P

Lonely Perverted Soul said...

Dont worry you can't be sadder than me... :P

kay-without a tee! said...

ROFLMAO @ Vagabond! Similar incidents have happened to me bazillion times!

Sidrah said...

LoL.. happens. A lot. -__-

Anonymous said...

hahahahahahahahahhahahahaha....know how you feel babe. so far my guy and I are just stuck on FB...at least your still ahead in the game...other mediums of communication can be more of a blessing :)

kay-without a tee! said...

About half an hour after laughing at your post, I went ahead and pulled off a much, much worse act.

And now Im so pissed at myself that I can't sleep. I am pottier than Altaf Hussain!

Purple said...

I feel it.
I've done it a few times myself.
It leaves you thinking how big of a jerk you are.
Lets part in the Sand :P

Vagabond said...

I doubt anybody can top that. Still, what'd you do?

Ali said...

:P atleast he called.. perhaps he liked it all the more xD

Xeb said...

O/V: I'm usually the culprit here. My phone rings often, but it's lying around idhar/udhar and I don't pick it up. And sms's always go unanswered. Which actually makes situations like these even more painful (sigh)

LPS: Don't bet on it! I have my absolutely priceless moments! :P

S: *sigh*

Anon: As this post displays, sometimes having access to too many means of communication is also not too much of a good thing! :P

k: Okay, I'll bite. What did you do? :P

P: There's plenty of sand to go around my friend. Come, come misery likes company anyway! :P

A: Here's hoping! :P

Xeb said...

Hehe, it occurs to me that the only thing missing was FB. I should have totally written on his wall or something and then watched as I was put into a list that said: obsessive-compulsive-stalker, access denied.

:P

Hina said...

Who was he?:D

Xeb said...

H: Haha, but that would be telling. No?

Lonely Perverted Soul said...

Waisay seriously who was the guy... I mean for wat i know of u .. u never give that much importance to any guy....

Xeb said...

Haha, I don't. Which is another reason why situations like these kill me! (sigh)

kay-without a tee! said...

I'm not divulging much details of the actual sin.
*still pulling my hair out*
It took me a whole 10 years to be on the same level with J, and only a second to come crashing back to ground zero, even if J was too polite to point it out. I hope i forgive myself in a decade or so.

Purple said...

X. Coming coming.
*Starts to get off the computer chair*
Let me just post on the wall. Baaki means of communication have been covered :P

*Stab stab stab*

noone said...

I think its perfectly normal to behave like that.
If the person is important enough, admit it and go on behaving like that :D
it never ever makes to saddest person on earth. quite the opposite actually.

Xeb said...

Yes, the person is important enough. And yes, I'll probably continue to behave like that. My worry is he won't be able to handle my particular brand of madness and he'll run far-far away. Aur phir mera kya hoga? :(

noone said...

far far away has its own limits. listen to this song :)...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCIXfETEcaA