A prank?

My cell phone's always in a vibrating mode. It was 3:45 in the noon and my phone begun vibrating. It was an unknown phone number calling. I picked up and a male voice on the other end uttered my name, the voice which I never heard before. I couldn't recognise whose voice it was! I asked, "Who's this?" The person at the other end told his name. Well, I had never heard of that person before to the best of my knowledge.

Me: Whose this? I've don't know you. You must've mistaken.
He: Are you from this particular school?
Me: Yup, how do you know me?
He: I'm from your school staff. We've arranged for a school re-union this weekend. Do try to make it up.
Me: How did you find my cell no? Puzzled.
He: From the database.
Me: Shocked. What database could it be???
I've not provided my phone number anywhere!

The phone line went dead. I was in a confused state wondering how that person found my phone number. I contacted my school friends inquiring if they had received such phone call? None of my friends including girls and guys had received. When discussed with one of my close buddy:

Me: Hi, did you receive any such phone call?
He: Nope. There wasn't any mobile technology when we were at school. Many people hardly owned any landline. Forget about owning a cell phone!
Me: Then why did I alone get such a phone call?
He: May be someone would've done it with intention. Just ignore such calls.
Me: But how did he get my phone number?
He: Just forget it. May be just a prank call.

I've been ignoring such things past a long time. Hope this stops!

Happy Ugadi


Happy Ugadi to one and all. Ugadi marks the beginning of the New year Lunar Calender of Hindus. We have a cycle of 60 years, and each of them have a specific name and the year which we will be ushering in is the Sarvajith year. A year where we will triumph in everything we venture! I had written about importance of Ugadi here last year.

Unix ke side effects!

This incident happened during our training classes six months ago. There were three stream training batches: DotNet, Java/J2EE and last but not the least good old Open Systems. We were 174 in the entire batch, 58 in each stream. I was in Open Systems training. Open Systems comprises of Unix, C++, Oracle(pl/sql) and Visual Basic(VB).

Unix was the very first session we had in OS. Few others in our batch whom I remember are Gladis, Indu, Jeetu, Dinesh, Jagdeep... One of our friend, Jeetu began calling Gladis=>Gladex, Dinesh=>Dinex, Jagdeep=>Deepex, Jeetu=>Jeetex, Indu=>Index and finally me=>Manex! From that day onwards, I've been addressing two of my close buddies; Gladis=>Gladex and Indu=>Index!
Not only me but others also address them this way.

I've been accustomed to calling them Index and Gladis that their names have vanished off my memory.

Thus, Unix has its effect!!! Unable to come out of its impact.

Smile a mile:)

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