Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Right envelope, wrong address

I got two mails from Shady.com. All right, all right, its shaadi.com. Same difference. The first one thanked me profusely for creating a profile on shaadi.com and informed me that my Shaadi.com profile is under screening. As I recovered from my sudden good fortune and took in the impact while reading through it to decipher this story, the mystery unraveled. They even provided me with a unique id (I was almost in tears of gratitude by that time). I realised then that there was a second treat waiting for me. The next mail informed me that my profile had met their terms of use and it had been activated. Activated, isn't that a great word? My self-esteem just went up a notch, my pride got re-activated.

I rushed to the site and duly entered my id .... and discovered myself. Here's who I am : verbatim "my self parth pandya, male, 29years old, from baroda, i very confident, smart, fun-loveing, and hard worker man, my occupetition business&agent, i like someone good life partner, my hobbies cricket, movies, free time reading knowledge book, ....more, i always happy, i am modernet persons, and very cool & freeminded,"

But wait, I am not 29, i am not from Baroda, and I am definitely not a 'modernet' person. How could it be? If its in e-mail, it has to be true, right? Could it be that the 'hard worker man' just typed in the wrong address? Could he be my 'name twin'? After all, we have matching hobbies. I do like 'cricket, movies, free time reading knowledge book'. If only I could match his other qualities.

I am distraught, and appalled that the million proposals that he will get will dump themselves in my inbox. No, this travesty cannot be allowed. I'll go and promptly change this data. But where to? How do I know his real address? I can only pray that when he doesn't receive any proposals one week down the line, he'll realise that something is wrong, and promptly accesses his account. Till then, I'll have to bear the burden. For those who think this whole post is a big round lie, you should know that I can't possible lie. After all, that's not part of my profile, is it?

14 comments:

RTD2 said...

You cracked me up, "hard worker man"! Hey, I knew a Super man once..no relation right? Have some free-minded fun-loveing!!

Anonymous said...

First visit here. You write very well.

- Reshma.

Anonymous said...

Hi Partha,
Thanks for dropping by my blog!
Jahnvi from http://absolutelyanonymous.blogspot.com

Mufasa_NZ said...

omg.....i am so hooked to ur blog.... u sure have a way with words.... i think i have just become a fan....
reading ur blog has pretty much become a default like checking my mailssss....
how come i never get to meet interesting people like u in reallllll life ?!!!!

Mufasa_NZ said...

blogger is testing my nerve today....... not able to post my comments.....grrrrrrrrr........ posted three times ...... i will be pived if THIS post gets published

Parth said...

Thanks Mufasa. I am glad you enjoy reading my blog :-)

Akruti said...

Hello parth,i am stopping myself from rolling down with laughter after reading u r post,got here when i clicked next blog from mine.{http://akruti.blogspot.com}
it was a goodone, keep going.

Parth said...

Neelima, I am glad that you jumped onto an enjoyable blog when you clicked on the "next" button. I had written down some thoughts on it a while back. See http://parthp.blogspot.com/2004/09/whos-next.html

Akruti said...

Gosh,i never read a blog like urs,good going ya,nice posts,and yes,i can say i am lucky to get here instead of places{or blogs} where u have been to, anyways i will keep coming here more often from now. keep smiling

Geetanjali said...

Haha..this was howlarious! Good stuff...and my sympathies! ;-)

Deepak said...

Seen while reading a story at FinancialExpress.com:

Shaadi.Com - Be seen and heard by 2 MILLION eligible singles. (Add your video now)

(sputters, fumes, faints)

Lester Ramsay said...

Hello. I just wanted to give a quick greeting and tell you I enjoyed reading your material.

Princess Fiona said...

hehehehe...absolutely hilarious!!! :) ummm...so did the real parth pandya finally stand up?? or more importantly...did he meet his 'modernet' soulmate? ;)

Parth said...

@Princess Fiona: I suppose so because I never heard about that after a while.