Monday, May 31, 2010

Love in the times of the Internet....................







I spent my days in junior college, waiting for his glimpse. He was the college stud with his SRK hairstyle and lean mean physique. I joined the events committee for my college fest just so that I could be around him. My first and only words to him in those 2 years were "I think that umbrella is broken", the response to which was just a stare and a careless nod. I gave up my internship with Citibank to join him at McKinsey (but couldn't join that either coz my parents refused to let me go to Gurgaon). I was truly, madly, deeply smitten by him for 3 long years.

Thanks to Facebook, I now know that he is balding and has a pot belly.

I have pakkaued everyone on Fullon Bakwaas talking about him. I have given him weird nicknames and have blushed every time some one took his name. I have behaved @ work like a teenager with a crush. I have gone blank during presentations whenever he has walked into the room and have taken on projects just to be around him. On my first concall, unnerved by his presence, I have blurted out the same sentence multiple times, before he played the knight in a sparkling new suit and pressed the mute button (phone ka). I have whistled at him when I saw him at the mall (completely co-incidental) and have gone blank when he asked me what my plans for new year's were. I have saved the one official email where he wrote Dear Shanu, instead of the customary Hi Shanu. I was truly, madly, deeply smitten by him for 12 whole months.

Thanks to Facebook, I now know that he is married and his wife is expecting their first baby in December.

I first saw him singing at Not Just Jazz by the Bay. His silky voice levitated me to a completely different world. He was my type..tall, dark and handsome. With the face of an angel and a beautiful sexy voice, he was every girl's dream come true. I met him again at my friend's daughter's christening (six degrees of separation, anyone?) and boy, was he a delight to talk to. We danced the waltz and the jive, and I was truly, madly, deeply smitten by him. For 2 whole weeks.

Thanks to Facebook, I now know that he is gay.

We have been in a committed blogger relationship for close to 6 months. He has professed his undying love for me a zillion times in the comments section of Fullon. He writes poems for me, he helps me fix my blog templates. He is my ultimate Mako man.

Thanks to Facebook, I now know that he proclaims himself to be single. And flirts with PYTs.

Facebook has been responsible for single handedly ruining my crush life. I now Google/Facebook all my crushes before I get smitten. I have been crushless (No, its not a word, I just made that one up) for the last 1 month.

Thank you Facebook, I owe you one. (Not)

56 comments:

eye-in-sty-in said...

Hum apne doston ko shikayat ka mauka nahi dete... I not only commented, I commented first! ;-)

FB can be your friend or enemy, just depends on your perspective... Insteading of Googling/FBing your crushes, perhaps you should let people google/FB-sreach you... Life will be more interesting then? Lets start by knowing your real name, shall we :D

Kanishk said...

Damn FB ruined everything no ? :P
it doesn;t even let us imagine.. the truth is right in front of us all the freakin' time !

The Survivor said...

Love is hard to find in today's time but hang on who knows when you will meet your prince charming.

ANWESA said...

I enjoyed the post :)

Pavitra .... said...

haha...I can understand gurl...Facebook does ruin a lot of things for us...It kinda shatters the illusion we create for ourselves...Hang in there gurl...you'll find that TDH guy who is awesome on FB too!!
Loved the way you wrote the post...
:)

Arv said...

LMAO gal... this post is hilarious :)

well... laughs apart, it is worth spending time on knowing someone well, before (or at the earliest) getting serious :)

take care... cheers...

NIM said...

Really facebook crushes our imagination! u get to know things about people u'd rather not know!
the whole 'lets get to know eachother' phase gets eliminated once we read that person's wall on fb :P

moonlite:D said...

booh!! y the world is so rude ??
n y is facebook spoiling ur hppiness? ;)

girl!! you rock !! post is too good!!

(n, yeah, liked the idea of Ctrl+f before having a crush :D )

Anita :) said...

Hee hee... everyone undergoes these kinda feelings...but only shanu puts them in words so beautifully.
Yeah FB kinda shatters expectations at times.
But listen dont u think Blunt will be crushed reading this?

...Jitsy... said...

hehheheeee...can't stop LMAOing at dis one...
if its any cosolation to you, iv been *crushless* for 10 months now...i feel like such a lesbo...
to make u feel better, visit this -->
http://jitsyspeaks.blogspot.com/2010/01/im-17-and-i-just-cant-believe-that-i.html

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

facebook mein teri bhi ek raaz khul gayi shanu :)

i dont if the info is correct o not...but then still....Happy B'day in advance ;-)

Thousif Raza said...

great one... had a nice and long laugh :) see thats why i gave you out an award... :)


take care and keep writing........

Vagabond said...

i Google up people in general. one gets to know so much about them.this is a very honest post.
touche!

Shanu said...

@ I-in-sty-in

Chalo comment toh kiya! And I am there on FB...blog par badge hai..click karo aur add karo!

Shanu said...

@ Kanishk

You are so right! FB/Google have taken the charm out of crushing!

Shanu said...

@ Survivor

Yea, I kno..I just hope he hurries up! ;)

Shanu said...

@ Anwesa

I am glad you did :)

Shanu said...

@ pavitra

A guy who is gr8 on FB..tht is like a whole new point which has been added to the perfect guy checklist!

Glad you loved the post :)

Shanu said...

@ ARV

Yup, it is..and FB/Google make that a tad bit simpler!

Shanu said...

@ NIM

Well said girl!

Shanu said...

@ Moonlite

:) Aww compliments..thank you :)

Shanu said...

@ Anita

That was such a sweet comment Anita..Thank you.

And you guessed right..that last point was for Bluntu..flirt kahin ka :P

Shanu said...

@ Jitsy

Being crushless is the worst feeling ever!

Will hop over to your blog next!

Shanu said...

@ G3

Haan tu sahi hai..mera happy birthday to you aa raha hai ***happy smile***

Shanu said...

@ TR

:) Thanks :)

Shanu said...

@ Vagabond

Yup I do that too..Google has made life very simple :)

Sid said...

Nice to kno that even girls stalk guys using FB ;)

blunt edges said...

OH MY GAWDDDD!!!

how could u shanu??? how could u??

here are a few excerpts copy+pasted from FB:
1. Shanu Blogs: Haan sab ko bolde ki tum mere 'woh' ho
Blunt Edges: aur main shanu ka 'woh' bhi hu...LOL


2. Shanu Blogs: Of course u are, my hero!
Blunt Edges: @Shanu- n u are my heroine :D


3. Shanu Blogs: Such a typical guy..commitment ka naam sunte hi gayab!
Blunt Edges: hehehe...of course i'm committed 2 u jaanu :D


i guess i have made my point! n FYI i leave this space with a heavy heart!

Shanu said...

@ Sid

Who is stalking who?

Shanu said...

@ Bluntu

OMG!! How could you Bluntu, how could you!!

You have pasted our private FB conversations here in public!! And Natku..wat abt the flirty things with G3..who will paste those?

Adha adhura info paste karte ho!!

Meet me and you will leave this space with not only a heavy heart but also a bandaged face!

As the Mind Meanders said...

And comment moderation... why???????

As the Mind Meanders said...

Oh no... honey... if there wasnt facebook... you would have actually had a love life :o

:D :D

Think of all those men who secretly crave for your attention but dont stand a chance because of facebook... :(

Anish Patel said...

Nice Post.... Enjoyed....

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Men who crave for my attn?

Do they exist???

And comment moderation bcoz i had a few weirdos commenting on my blog :)

Shanu said...

@ Anish

I am glad u did!

As the Mind Meanders said...

Crave for YOUR attention...

i do

I DO

boo hoo :( :((

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Crave for my attn do you?

How I wish that were true!

Dhanya said...

Awwww... yeah, ALWAYS orkut or facebook for any 'prospect' that comes ur way ;) You will come to know a lot of new things - trust me :D :D

gkam said...

Lol!

I do that too!

Ah! The perils of Facebook. :(

Harini said...

I know, facebook has ruined most of my crushes too you know. I chased down few of my neighbours who were hot and happening at the time i remember now they look like... well just plain not like the greek gods i remember :(.

oof ya! said...

hahaha i love your sense of humour!!!! facebook tells me eveything about everyone. friends, lovers, enemeies, friends of friends and sometimes even complete strangers. it is the google of social networking.

Meow said...

:) :) :) you amazed me with this post da :) :) gooooood one :)

Harman said...

nice! ..good one!

Shanu said...

@ Dhanno

Will keep that in mind ;)

Shanu said...

@gkam

Uff..yea zaalim FB!! :p

Shanu said...

@ Harini

LOL..So true!

Shanu said...

@ Harini

LOL..So true!

Shanu said...

@ Oofya!

Thanks :)

And I completely agree, FB is the baap of social netwrking!

Shanu said...

@ Meow

Thanks baby :)

Shanu said...

@ Harman

Thanks :)

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pRasad said...

He is a gay??..Still married ? .lolzz..poor wife..

Well written..:)

Shanu said...

@ Prasad

Welcome to Fullon.

The gay and the married guys are 2 different ppl. I have had a lot of crushes :P

Kanishk said...

Oh even I thought that the married guy is gay. Oh then the story ain't that sad :P

Reema said...

first rule of Social networking websites - never ever search your ex bf/crush's profile and torture yourself :)

Shanu said...

@ Reema

Will rembr that :)