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He logs into FaceBook and posts "Bored with life". It receives 20 LIKES. Few of his 300 and odd friends asks permission to repost it. Majority agree with "Same pinch" replies. There are few wisecrack comments. More LIKES follows. One of his long lost friend posts "You still alive. Call me" without giving his number and also POKES him.

Few days later the status message reads "Life sucks". This one receives more LIKES than previous one and is responded with philosophical quotes copy pasted from other posts. His long lost friend POKES again.

Soon the status message reads "Planning to commit suicide". Of all the three posts this one receives maximum LIKES. "Can i be by Su's side when you commit to her" wisecracks a friend. That mokkai receives more likes than the original status message and the topic digresses away. One guy posts YOU TUBE video of a person streaming LIVE his suicide and recommends the same. It gets the maximum likes. The long lost friend POKES again.

He really commits suicide after a few days. All his friends post about it on their status messages wherever they can. A Gtalk status reads "HE MAN u r THE MAN" another one went like "You rocked buddy. Will aaaalways be in my memories. Will never again forget to wish you on your birthdays". Some of his friends FACEBOOK statuses read like "what a tragic loss", some wondered "Was he alive all these days?", "When did i add this guy in my friends list??!!" and scores of "RIP" and a steady stream of "HEARTY CONDOLENCES" crowd up His FACEBOOK page. His long lost friend posts on his page "dei naaye..you alive? weekend meet pannalama?" and POKES him AGAIN.

Few days later, FACEBOOK prompts about His birthday. Majority of the responses read "Advance birthday wishes", while some go to the extent of wishing a "Long and happy life". Others want Him to "have a blast". His long lost friend, angry with Him for lack of response blocks Him from his friends list.

Few more months down the line.

She posts in FACEBOOK "Bored with life". Can you guess what the reaction would be? ;))

Comments

Aarti said…
New post.. new layout... NICE!!

For her status- am sure a gazillion people will come say "do this..do that.. bla bla" ...

i am appalled at the idiots who click on like when someone says dad unwell, or had an accident...
RS said…
Depends on who the 'she' is! :P

Such has become our quality of life. We don't even want to take a minimal effort for the sake of a relationship. And depend on a self-proclaimed social network based reminder for important dates.....
Anutations said…
Behind the humour in the post, there is a certain tragedy around it. It is as if all we need from life is public display of appreciation and acceptance. We have a 1000 odd friends on FB. How many of them would even care about what's going on our lives.
Ramesh said…
Glisu - You are scintillating in your posts these days. Tragic comic post. Not sure whether to wisecrack a comment or philosophise it.

Bravo Gilsu.
Meow said…
Good one gillette!!! :)
Avada Kedavra said…
hahaha.. you rock Gils.. this was too good.. now we want to listen to the "She" version of the same :)
Priya said…
Only real friends know her and majority are strangers who hop and become invisible.

If a woman writes bored in life, pretty much ppl will complain whatz the big deal for a woman to get bored.

Only she knows her Life isn't it.
Deepa said…
Brilliant Gilsu! You are a true original! Respect!
lakshmi said…
hehe! semma ponga... I hope this doesnt happen n it will be fictional (Konjam nambikai thaan, namba makkal maela)...

But seriously.. i read one mangoose mandian's status as "down with fever".. athuku 4 likes (enna perusa ithula like pannitanga theriyala) and comments irukae appapa... oruthaan doctor mbbs mathiri oru periya prescription kuduthirupaan partha avan studyin 12th... inoruthaan oru periya prayerae adikraan... happy anniversary mathiri oruthan "happy speedy recovery".. "take care dear!" "have a good rest darling" ... DAI ADANGUNGA DA...

intha mathiri "naan saptaen.. naan mucha ponaen" nu status podravangala enna panlam???
Vidya said…
I like this post, Vidhya. It is tongue in cheek commentary on the situation that is around us. It is so easy for us to resort to Facebook, text messages, emails that we forget to pick up the phone and talk or may be even meet the other person face to face!

Vidya
Asha said…
eppidi neenga ivlo yosikkareenga?

naan kooda neria nenaiipen yen ipdi 'RIP' kku poi 'same to you' solrangalannu..... but indha alavu creativea ezhuda theriyala... Hmmm... anyway god's gift to chosen few like you...

good post,kalakkunga ezhuthu ulagathala, unga wordsla sollunamna neenga bayangarama kala'king'!:))
mycouponbasket said…
What a thought-provoking and realistic post about the materialistic world around. Kudos to you. Keep it up.
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