The past month was like a picnic/extended trip for most of us fourth/final year students. First there was the “cultural festival” which went on for 3 days, and then there was republic day this week and finally the tech-fest all of which coupled with only 9 hours worth of classes in a week provided a 10 day long vacation. These days were full of revelry, debauchery and some classic cases of screwing someone over, and then laughing at what that someone did back to earn his revenge.
There are some things that you should never do, while in college. One is offering to pay for dinner/lunch when you are in a group, thinking that everyone will be a gentleman and you shall get your money back, and other is to give the keys of your room especially when you have a habit of leaving your facebook logged in. The worse is doing them together, and the worst is doing them when your friends are in a different plane of perception (if you know what I mean). So, what happened was, we missed dinner in the mess as usual, and planned going out for food at around 12 in the night. And usually everyone turned up without carrying any money. After a lot of heckling around a poor guy agreed to pay for the dinner, the only problem was that he didn’t have his wallet with him, as a solution to which he offered the keys to his room. And since he was willing to pay, someone else agreed to fetch the wallet for him.
Now, to avoid confusion, it would be prudent if we label them here (a la reservoir dogs) as Mr. Grey (the one who offered to pay), and Mr. Black (the one who agreed to fetch the wallet). 15 minutes later Mr. Black returns carrying Mr. Grey’s wallet and a Cheshire Grin on his face. Now his grin was a bit enigmatic but considering the state he was in it didn’t appear nefarious at that moment. So we ate, Mr. Grey paid up and everyone went back to partying once again.
The next day, Mr. Grey was a bit subdued, not his usual perky-brash self, he in-fact was quite silent (something you don’t see every day). On asking he just vaguely referred to some emotional thing which was promptly made fun of and the party went on. Simultaneously Mr. Black was laughing. Everyone would have paid more attention if not for the more pressing concerns. It was around 8-9 in the night when Mr. Grey suddenly bursts into the room where we were sitting around and starts looking for Mr. Black, he just mumbled three words, “facebook, message and girl” and the story was crystal clear.
Cue back to Mr. Grey’s room at 12:45 ish and Mr. Black who found Mr Grey’s facebook account logged in sitting like a prime duck ripe for slaughter, and he slaughtered it. It’s one of the oldest trick in the book of facebook mind fuck, you just PM a girl about how you love her, and delete the message you sent. So that’s what Mr. Black did.
For those who want to try this at home, read these tips from Mr. Black.
- Don’t send just a normal I love you (the girls of a college like the one I study in, have received too much of these messages to count, so they know a fake I love you when they see one). So embellish it a little. Add details that match with your victim’s personality. An alternative is to send the gay version of the same message to his friends which is more risky but more fun.
- Search efficiently. At most of the times you are working under the constraint of time (no one in his right mind leaves his facebook account un-attended), you usually have the time to send out at max two to three messages. Hence it becomes crucial that you send those messages to someone that will guarantee maximum amount of fun. The best way to identify such a person is to visit your victims profile (from his own account I don’t know if you are aware of it or not but facebook has an unadvertised feature that people whose profile are most visited by you appear at the top). So if you are lucky you will find at least 3, 4 girls. Write something (copy a quote from the net if you don’t have good writing skills) and message them. Don’t forget to delete the messages, you sent. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show.
- The beauty of this trick is that it takes your victim a moment to realize that he has been trolled. However at the same time don’t try this with someone who is inclined to physical violence.
Somehow the situation was diffused; words, asses (for GPL only) and apologies were offered and accepted. And the party continued, however a plan was afoot in Mr. Grey’s mind, and Mr. Black should have realized that Mr. Grey is a person who can do anything to have his revenge.
To be continued...
This is a story based on real facts. A resemblance to real persons or situations is expected and won't at all be coincidental.