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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Dear Bluetooth freak

Its funny how you assume people are at awe because you wear that cool widget over your ear. You are lucky if some of us don't think thats a hearing aid because its impossible to spot you without that thing. And you seem to be talking (loudly) all the time to someone. Don't you have real friends whom you can meet in person and chat? Have you wondered why people gawk at you when you walk by? Please remove that thing from your ear and ask someone on the road to wear it on their left ear. Stand on their right side and let them use your phone. Observe them for 5 minutes - laughing, screaming, hitting their head, gesturing etc. All this, while they are walking normally with both their hands swinging by their side. I promise you'd think that person is crazy. And thats exactly how you look everytime you pass us. Isn't it funny that you think a few desperate housewives are ogling at you? Maybe someday you'll land in this space and realize what exactly is happening. So long.

23 Comments:

Anonymous LKS said...

Idhey post naan potrundha, a possible comment would have been:

"Avan avanoda girlfriend oda pesaraan nu unnaku poraamai".

Ellam time dhaan!

Anyways, I think the bluetooth is kewl - spares me the elbow pain when I engage in major arattai sessions during weekends.... And india pona edho pult vidalam :P

LKS

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The light that blinks when they wear it on their ears make me think of "ET" :)

9:47 AM  
Anonymous me said...

deepa b school aaa...kalaku...

10:58 AM  
Blogger Room With A View said...

One thing I've never understood -- why do people SHOUT over their mobile? Wish they'd invent a gadget that would bring down the speaker's voices automatically beyond a certain decibel.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Definitely, bluetooth is such a stupid thing to use all the time. You are right, you have no idea how many times I have stopped on my track, bewildered at the crazy motions of someone in front of me, apparently talking to himself/herself. I don't think there is any sense in thinking these communication tools are cool. Give it 6 months, I think it would be a common tool for even beggars.

The worse thing is, bluetooth or cellphones, I hate people who are in a line to purchase something, adn they waste the time of everyone behind by talking, when they could terminate the conversation and quicken up the process.

Only people with a complex need to feel cool by these dumb gadgets.

-kajan

10:45 PM  
Blogger Ajay said...

It's a deaf world we live in.

5:56 PM  
Blogger Ginkgo said...

ah...dont..and I finally had to buy one after puttin it off for so long..:-)

6:29 PM  
Blogger Sudhakar said...

You are right .One guy was walking with me and suddenly started talking to himself.Think the reaction i would have had ,till i realised the truth.You can see more of such incidents in future.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous ambi said...

ROTFL :)

ada neenga vera, avanavan battery+ SIM illatha mobilula ISD call pesittu irukkaan.

LKS maathiri pala peru kooda kadalai varukka vendiya nerathula blue tooth is useful.

again me telling, pallu irukaravan bakoda thingaraan. :p

7:50 AM  
Blogger praveen said...

wow ....tats really true...
cheers... :D

9:26 AM  
Blogger The Visitor said...

What do you have against it? It's a convenience to be able to walk / drive / do something with your hands (dosai vaarkalaam) while talking.
பொறாமை - உங்களுக்கு. :-&

3:09 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

lks, pult nu nee nenakkara. Not others I am sure.
Anon, ET...lol.
me, graduate pannina kalakku nu sollu. Ippodhan join pannirukken. Thanks though.:-)
room, good question. But I have no clue.
kajan, looks like I am not the only one that has a sour experience with the users.
Ajay, its also a crazy world.
Ginks, you too?
Sudhakar, reminds me of the Erickson commercial that was aired in India many years ago. Remember "one black coffee please"?
Ambi, me telling again, pallu irukkaravan is a gem.:-) LOL
yes Praveen, tis space is all about truth.;-)
SK, someday someone would say hello to you and you'd have a big grain and a warm hello on your lips. In a few seconds, you'll realize that hello was intended towards that piece on his ear and was not directed to you. Appo puriyum.

3:48 PM  
Blogger Me too said...

Long before the blue toothians here, people in Chennai sported those almost invisible ear phones connected to their mobiles. It used to be especially annoying when riding pillion on a bike and suddenly the rider starts talking and I would be yelling 'yenna, yenna' from behind not realising that I am not the one he is talking to!!
The blue toothians remind me of Shakti of Sigma(DD's Star trek!)!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Prabhu said...

comeon....u don like bluetooth....its comfortable...to me its really useful n very much helpful while i drive to work

i spend like 2 hrs in driving everyday and call my parents..aunts..uncles.. back home in India and talk 2 them while i drive...

n yeah...i can talk 2 my frnds n fam while i cuk too...its a wonderful device...i luv it...

yeah...it wud b funny 2 watch people seem 2 be makin funny faces n talkin 2 themselves...

i don know..i kinda immediately understand tht they r talkin over fone...may b 'cause i do those stuff too :D lol
pambin kaal pambariyum :D

i curse u get one soon n enjoy the features of it n get emabarresssssed to tel these people tht u have got one :D

11:49 AM  
Blogger Oracle said...

I think the bluetooth freak has achieved what he probably wanted to...

Your attention! :)

kalloorila paadathai gavaningamaa. ;)

1:55 PM  
Blogger Roche said...

right.....I saw a guy suddenly talking in the wedding function...I was staring till I realised he was using bluetooth

2:19 AM  
Blogger KK said...

Hehehe... paavam avan yetho teknaulogy use pannalamnu paakuran...

But, there are lots of people who wear a Blue tooth head set even they are not in a call. Oru style kaaga kathula maatikuraanga... I feel confused whether to feel sad or feel happy for them...

3:34 PM  
Blogger Sat said...

Matter of perspective now :)
you can say it looks funny when ppl (on first look) appear talking to themselves....or go around with a wierd bug sitting on their ear! i find it funny myself...
but then there's this other perspective; the blue 'toother''s :)
imagine the lot around u is not tech savvy enough even years since this technology has been put to use and give you blank stares...why does it take so long for anything new to sink in with the junta...or the pain of having to hold on to over heated handsets during hours of conference calls with a boss who insists on ur dialing in even if you are busy running to catch the next metro home! yeah...the poor guy too has some valid reasons at times...and i do remember my paati thinking that my walkman earphones reminded her of her sevuttu machines...now it's a norm...so yeah; there'll be a time when blue tooth will also become normal to most ppl!

too long for a first comment...aiyo!

5:37 AM  
Blogger Neha Nair said...

i hate the blue tooth...firstly it appears as though ur mad..cos we never realise tat when we are on bluetooth..people around us are absolutely clueless abt who we are talkin to ... besides it increases the virus inside our ears... bt it looks stylish

8:30 AM  
Blogger Atticus Finch said...

Please don't be harsh on this wonderful device... It helps poor expats like me make kathirikkai-kootu with live instructions from Mom :)

Nice space this... Will be back!

12:11 PM  
Blogger Lavanya said...

Had u had a blue tooth before u posted this, the tempo would have been in contrast to this post. It would have sounded like, how amazing the growth in technology is that an instrument less than the size of my little finger, worn around the year, receives signals and allows me to talk with clarity to my folks who live in the other side of the world. Neenae oru naal bluetoth vangina vei, when I ask u, u will say 'hey come on...ellarumae vechundrukka...adhu illana people think u r not tach savvy...And now I don't look odd one out...adaan vaanginen' solluva...

8:54 PM  
Blogger Deepa said...

People, hands-free is different from bluetooth. Hands-free at least has a wire hanging that would tell other people that you are not nodding or laughing to yourself.
Lavanya, probably right. But the bluetooth freak has made me rant.

12:44 AM  
Blogger The Practical Idealist said...

You talk about how weird it is when those morons shout. But have you thought about how much weirder it sounds when they talk softly? Like coochy-cooing to their beloved, or maybe talking to close friends, or siblings (in the descending order of probability).

1:35 PM  

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