While I was going through my old hard disk today, I found this saved in one of the folders. It was probably through an email forward (there wasn’t any WhatsApp 7 years ago). Why have I saved it? Your guess is as good as mine 😉 At least, it gave me a good chuckle.
One day, at work, I found a mail with this Subject,
SHOCK! (yeah all capital letters type of shock) was what I felt. I was like What!!!!? especially when you are very busy with something and you see that the love of your life is waiting in your inbox… I guess, I will keep the love of my life waiting for some more time until I really decide on what I am gonna do about it. (I keep unsubscribing to that site and still the mails keep coming on!!!)
And one specific day when I was really down and was wondering what I am gonna do, pop comes this mail !
I really did a double take and looked around to see if anyone was joking with me. It couldn’t be more appropriate. I was wondering what in the hell was happening that I am getting such mails with specific subject that really are so appropriate that they border on scary.
Not to mention this one, where I wasn’t sure what to do. I just laughed out aloud. Obviously, I did not click on any of the links. But still. A premonition. Really ?
I wonder why these mails don’t get ‘Spammed’ but the other useful ones does.
Sincerely: There was a time when we wrote application forms and official letters by hand and it was signed “Yours Sincerely”. I don’t know why that came to my mind as the first thing when I thought of “s”. Well, we have stopped writing hand written letters and I don’t remember using that word even in my official e-mails. It’s always “Regards”. Wonder when and why it came to be that way!
Shorthand: I am not sure how many of you tried to learn or learnt shorthand. I completed my higher in typewriting during my bachelor’s (with the assumption that I need to be well equipped for basic jobs that might come my way later, even though my bachelors was in computer science) and during my master’s my mom (who had her higher in type writing for both English and Tamil language and had done lower in shorthand) insisted that I complete shorthand too, just in case. Even though I was doing my master’s in computers it always paid to be well equipped for all kinds of jobs, she would say. But I couldn’t complete that because it was too difficult to manage with my Masters. And once I entered into this IT industry, which I never dreamt of, it just faded away. But I think I remember seeing that course book somewhere in the attic, last time I was at my parent’s place. I wonder if that art (yes, I consider it an art) is still in use.
Stamp: Stamp collection used to be an art and a very common hobby. The stamps told a lot about our history. There used to be stamps that were introduced to commemorate some special event. I haven’t heard about such things for a long time now.