Don’t hold back! You have your chance now! Keep the feedbacks coming! These and some other messages followed by the link: www.whatiswrongwith.me/xyz were popping up on everyone’s Facebook feed and on the whole array of social media that they subscribe to.
Now you may ask what so special about these family of links? And some may even go on to say that its facebook man, anything out of ordinary spreads like wildfire. However in this case it was not only the “out of ordinariness” of the link that led to its widespread use. This link offered something to people that nothing had offered them till now. It offered them the ability to know what “others” thought about them. It allowed them to seek approval of “others”. It offered “others” to give them anonymous feedback.
Now when I first saw this link I was pretty puzzled, I mean what low confidence a person might have if he wants suggestion from someone else, and that too anonymous ,basically leaving yourself to the random musings and comments of some arbitrary person. Subsequently I was shocked when one of the most confident and self assured person made a profile on the site and “invited brickbats”.
What I did next was to ping him on Google Talk and I told him in no uncertain terms that the only thing that was wrong with him was that He was asking suggestions from “others” (as I keep mentioning in quotes the others don’t have any identity)and that too anonymous ones. However the reply I received was even more astonishing. He told me that it was I who was an idiot. The joke was on the commenting people-the “others” because they had so much of time that they bothered to comment on someone else’s status -not the status message of facebook, mind you(this is what status has come to mean today) but the old definition of status i.e. the current state etc.
This thing caught my attention. Adding to his instant message (do we ever talk face to face nowadays?) he said that sometimes people while giving anonymous feedbacks (in which they are abusing you) allude to something from which you can easily figure out their identities. And even if you do not, you can easily be entertained by their half-assed attempt to cure you (hurt you, dismember you) from your ‘quirks’. Hence it is a win-win for you-the key being you to be impervious to any insult thrown your way.
I too thought that there was merit in what he said and hence I too made a profile and put it up, asking people to hurl abuses at me.
Now what will follow are some of the choicest responses I received. Some of them are creative, some humorous, others plainly vindictive. My reactions to them? Well they can best be summed by one of the quotes of Spider Jerusalem –Journalist extraordinaire –
"I don't give two tugs of a dead dog's cock.”
So here goes nothing
- What's wrong with you?Only one thing: You are not a lesbian. You should have been.
WTF(a pleasant one). The only thing this could possibly mean is that somewhere out there is a lesbian ( and I have a fairly good idea who she is ) so besotted with me that she wants me to be a lesbian too. Though I believe that me not being a follower of Sappho, is not a big deal, there can be many other ways by which we can make do with the tools we have(pun fully intended) without it being a discomfort to both of us
- Anonymous says: BEEP....... tujhse BEEP.BEEP kitne dost hain tere ... (count bhi nahi kar payega) is sliye doosron ko thodi si izzat de akela hi reh jayega saari zindagi and you'll regret ur behaviour later.frustt rehna aur karna band kar aur thoda enjoy kar life .U need a change ... in attitude, behaviour. hopefully it helped
To the above great personality I would mention a few thing.
- Dude you should be a little creative in your expletives. (diplomacy here too)
- If you said the same thing to my face I might have considered your views. Now they fall in the same category of me not giving a flying fuck (or two tugs of a dead dogs cock, whatever you prefer)
- Finally, thanks for entertaining me.
- DearVarun aggarwal, I think it is high time you stop resorting to this page to interpret the "between those lines" of everyone's statements because everyone has something wrong with them and well you just have to live with that! Personal quirks rock. Face it you can't correct everyone's misconceptions. humans remember
Now this was one of the sincere posts/ comments that I received. But the sincerity was misplaced (and its even more dangerous than other misplaced senses –of righteousness, of morality, of justice – I think you get the drift). If you are who I think you are then understand that my comments were a direct outcome of your message. You were very inquisitive whether my gtalk was open on my comp, or I was accessing the mail from some senior’s computer(mysterious to those who are unaware of the background? Please check the disclaimer).So please read your message again, and then my IM and then read this, you would realize that what a/an _____(fill any word that means A person who lacks good judgment) you were. And as far as anonymous feedbacks ("in between whose lines, I read") go, I already said I don’t give a flying fuck.
I would call it #sincerity_fail.
Now there have been a lot of comments most of them fall in the three categories mentioned above. If you have sent me response, please be grateful that I have classified them in some category (assuming the garbage could be recycled). There were some constructively critical ones too, the author’s of which pinged me as soon as they commented, though I don’t agree to most of their views I appreciate them taking time out for this endeavour.
DISCLAIMER: Many of the situations mentioned above can be imaginary or there can be some truth in them so use your own discretion while reading this (in other words believe what you want to believe).