Oct 27, 2010

Shooting BLANKS


Back to blog-o-world after a long time, guess I ve crossed the blogger’s lull.

This post is for guys to read(not strictly..), We guys just love to text or msg or SMS right, its fun, its easy, we get that precious time to think before replying which we don’t get in an actual conversation. Im talking about real msging (read long SMS based conversation to a person of the opposite sex), not the SMS that we send that reads “Good Morning. Have a nice day J” or “I reached.. where the hell are you dude..”.

While texting had its own shares of advantages (which im planning to cover in another post), I wanted to cover the important aspect of this not-so-well-mastered art or msging. It is called blanks. Blanks are not messages that guys send to gals when they want to start a conversation, ‘damn these touch fones, I must ve sent that by mstke,..,. so wat u dng??’. Blanks are the deadly messages with minimal characters sent by gals to guys; which forces them into submission, and makes them do the unthinkable, ‘to end the conversation’.

Blanks are just one word replies which the guys try very very hard to understand. The one word is usuall followed by a series of dots, the more the number of dots, the more powerful the blank, coz it shows the degree of frustration they had. Here I list the top 5 deadliest blanks used in the history of messaging.

5. Ya..
This may sound like the nod of approval but it is not even close. It actually says ‘Ya u r a jerk y don u stop botherin me..’ If it actually an approval of something it should be followed by a lengthy acceptance like ‘Ya.. Rohit is totally into Pooja’, if its just Ya.. its nothing but a lengthy “YAaa……wwwn” to your msgs.

4. K..
This is another blank in the guise of a positive acknowledgement (short for for okay) but it became so common that it is rarely misunderstood. It jus expands to ‘K…ill me for msgn you’ or the other person jus feels like ‘K….ickin ur b***’

3. Oh..
This blank makes us feel like the other person is sympathetic or even empathetic, but that’s not the case friends, it means they are not listening, they din even read your previous message. There is a good chance that they sent that message before they received yours.

2. Then..
The ‘Then…’ is like a slow poison, it forces us to come up with new topics to discuss which we will eventually run out of and later forces us into submission. It never works for the first time as we will be full of energy and we dodge it, but a barrage of such blanks will be too much for any master.

The coveted first place goes to…..
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1. Hmmm..
What the hell?? This is not even a word, this is just a sound. This is the deadliest of all blanks. No they are not singing, they are jus giving out a sigh, not a sigh of relief (that will come after we end the conversation), it’s a sigh of disgust, the one we give to annoying beggars. It’s the knock-out of all blanks. The only reply a guy could give here is ‘Oh.. guess u r bsy.. cya l8r’.

Then there are those ‘combi-blanks’ which are even more dangerous:
Hmmm… Ya…
K.. Then..
Oh.,.. Ya..
Hmmm.. K..
Oh.. K..

So guys,, suit up its time to dodge those blanks.

12 comments:

$ph!nX said...

Superbly written! And I totally agree.. Their arsenal is pretty deadly! There are quite a few others worthy of mention.. But these are the big "shots" ;)

BTW, someone's been dodging this for quite awhile eh?

ash G said...

ya.. there were many worth mentioning.;. those things jus din come up?

praveendas said...

Superb! da feels that you have come across all situations...

ash G said...

guess i have....

Kiran J said...

Funny write up.. but true!!!!

Yes We (எஸ் வி) said...

superb machi... tis blog shows gals r gals always... 'blank msgs' matteru really a gr8 nakkalu... :-):-)

Bharani said...

Good one, macha!!

shyamala said...

i love this article...well...i need to be careful when m msgin u..;)..

vinoth said...

@Ash : Nice one da... wonderful research.....
@Sham : brave comment hoping to c improvement from ur side esp (Hmmmm's...)

Sai Aditya said...

very true ash! but the thing is, some gals do this to other gals even.

shyam said...

@Vin : Facts cant be denied..m surprised that ash has come up such a realistic interpretation..;)

Anonymous said...

i ll get u a new one! its cold li8 n evry1 takes their own meanin...