Hello...who's that?

Have you ever faked...talking on the phone?
Dialling up randomly or some number unknown
To escape a situation or just to be left alone......?
I was initially surprised by the answers I got to this one. 'Of course! a lot of times'... is the unanimous reply. And I thought, all this while, that the concept of 'fake talking' was my brainchild.
So imagine... the hurried men you see rushing into some quiet corner or women you hear laughing away to glory near a window might actually be fake talkers. But why would want to pretend talking on phone? Umm...To avoid an irritating colleague/acquaintance, to pretend to your boss that you're 'busy', to ignore someone, to get away from a situation...and sometimes just to think out loud to yourself and not look like a fool to others! It's also like going invisible on gtalk... Wearing a mask...escaping from the eyes of others. Feeling superior with a right to 'choose' who we wish to give our precious time to. It's sometimes a great ego booster and many times a relief...of being able to conveniently ignore someone. And sometime just an escape...in your mind...more like closing your eyes to something you don't want to see.
I have done this a lot of times. Mostly to get away from a group that surpasses my low level of intellect. Or to, as I mentioned, thinking aloud. It's like consulting yourself and enjoying your own company ;)

6 comments:

Vinod said...

Very interesting blog. Can I know what inspired you to write this? I liked your last sentence the most. I would love to know the correlation with this to your inspiration. :)

Atul Vishwanathan said...

People are increasingly getting lonely even as the world around them is getting crowded. I believe they sometimes fake-talk to show to themselves as well as others that they are not lonely

Ankit Gupta said...

hey reading ur blog afteer quite a while and what a post - short, to the point and so0O true.

Highly recommended to follow these steps to get that short dose of self-reprieve in most frustu times - "But why would want to pretend talking on phone? Umm...To avoid an irritating colleague/acquaintance, to pretend to your boss that you're 'busy', to ignore someone, to get away from a situation...and sometimes just to think out loud to yourself and not look like a fool to others!"

-AG-

(¯`•._.•[Raaji]•._.•´¯) said...

and I have never done that. I would feel awful if i were to do something like that.

Purva said...

@Vinod: entirely based on observation and deep analysis of fake-talkers! hehe
@AV: i agree with you to some extent. but that's not exactly why one would pretend to talk and escape...sometimes you love yourself too much to allow the torture of a boring company...so u escape without being rude!

@ Ankit: hey ya long time

@ Raaji: try it sometime ;)

Indrajit said...

Yes, indeed these are the reasons that I too fake-talked my way over thge phone. Completely relate to it.
Tc.

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