The Deluge (II)

Hello once again! So, we were talking about the ‘Whatsapp forwards’ (I am not sure about you all, but at least I was). The variety available here is simply mind-boggling, to say the least! And the speed with which they proliferate! If you read one message or a video in one group, within a few minutes the same thing pops out of multiple other groups!

So one day, you’ll get to read the story of a woman, who earnestly observed the Vrat (a religious vow or observance) of ‘Lord Forward’ ….. and achieved amazing results! Her Vrat? She consumed only one meal a day. Then she religiously worshiped her Whatsapp and all its groups. Without missing a single word, she studiously read all the pages-long forwards, especially the ones about women empowerment, gender equality, how women are great and how they should be worshiped by their menfolks and the most important — without fail, daily she sent at least one forward about ‘equality of gender’  to her husband!

It wasn’t easy, you see. She had to face so many difficulties, like — no enough time to read all those loooong forwards, sometimes no network, low battery charge —Uff, not easy! But she fought against all odds, nothing could deter her and thus completed this 7 days long Vrat. And lo and behold!

At the end of seventh day, as soon as the husband received the seventh forward from his wife, he was a totally changed man! The person who earlier was a born MCP, who treated his wife like scum, insulted her in the presence of others, treated her no better than a slave — had a complete 180 degrees of change of heart! He began treating his wife like the Queen of his life! See? This is the Power of Forwards!

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Apart from these preachy preachy ones, there are other categories as well. One of which is ‘Literary Forwards’. In the Queen’s language, so far not seen anyone pulling Shakespeare’s beard or borrowing  Wordsworth’s cap (along with his name). But in the regional languages, there are poems galore and prose excerpts making rounds with big big names as by-lines. In the heaven, these poets and writers (May those great souls rest in peace) would stare at their phone screens and wonder, “Ohh….. did I really write that? May be ….um…er…I must have, if the ‘God of Whatsapp Forwards’ says so.”

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Similarly multitudes of health related forwards are making rounds, supposedly written by well-known doctors and/or experts in the field. Hopefully, the forward-worshipers are not blindly following these health advises. Or else, some rolly-polly  would diligently force herself to gulp down the ‘Forwarded’ formula in the hope of turning into a ‘string bean’, and at the end of one month, would find ‘just a few pounds’ added to her ‘original figure’.

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The jokes, especially the wifey ones, are so so so many in numbers and variety, that not just a separate chapter, but an entire epic would be required to deal with this topic. (And epics are not our cup of tea; after all we are mere mortals!)

Oh, I can see you all getting restless. Come on, what are you guys doing, wasting your time reading this? Please go, check your phones (that is the reason behind restlessness, right?) So many precious, invaluable forwards must be awaiting you ‘Wow’s and ‘Wonderful’s. And yes, don’t forget to forward those to the next group! Happy Forwarding!

 

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6 thoughts on “The Deluge (II)

  1. madhavi nadimpalli February 3, 2017 / 2:07 pm

    I just had to check if i have done a genuinely interesting news in whats app. Orelse its time to read the forwards n forget.the otherday someone sent a pic of a woman who is a hoax. She poses as if she is from hp n wants to vetify the gas conbection. Then she will call her accomplice to rob the hiysr.having heard mera neend udgayee n i was thinking how to handle if she ever pops up. So think before you forward is my understanding of your reflection.thanks

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    • Savita Shetty February 3, 2017 / 4:13 pm

      Thank you so much for sharing your experience and fear over the Whatsapp forward about the hoax woman; really, it is difficult to judge which forward is genuine and which one is not.
      Thanks for visiting this blog 🙂

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  2. Jyotirmoy Sarkar February 3, 2017 / 4:18 pm

    From last seven days i have not accessed my whatsapp being bored of silly and foolish forwards, there is a friend of mine who frequently sends me msg with religious words and its written that if i forward this to 9-10 people i will surely get a good news and if not then a big bad news.
    few days ago someone shared a msg that after hiring a cab i should send a sms to a certain number and they will take care of my security by tracking but when i searched in Google about it i got the news and interviews where they have clearly said that there is no such service available…all these actually are hoax msgs.
    Your Deluge part 1 and Part 2(this one0 both are very logical and full of common sense. fantastic cover up.

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    • Savita Shetty February 3, 2017 / 4:54 pm

      Yes, we often receive such religious forwards with riders attached. Your second experience would really help other cab-commuters. Thank you for your valuable inputs and thanks for the follow, Jyotirmoy 🙂

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  3. Tajammul Kothari February 4, 2017 / 7:23 am

    Well written and apt. the dash of humor supplemented the article well.
    By the way, thanks for commenting on my post “will survive”. Appreciate it.

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    • Savita Shetty February 4, 2017 / 1:17 pm

      Thank you for your nice words and thanks for stopping by 🙂

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