And all thanks to the unknown caller, ‘the guy’, who doesn’t know that he has been helping me big time to bust ‘Uninor’, the very newly launched telecom service provider company in India. They say on their website (here: http://www.uninor.in/pages/Home.aspx) that they are a Telenor – Unitech initiative, though frankly I don’t think that am too well-versed with the details of the above said two companies. Anyways, not to go into those details. Previously, I was not that much interested in these business stuffs, but not any longer I should be saying this, since few months into the next year may see me into some B-Schools, hopefully.
So, ‘the guy’ has been the catalyst. That day, we were in class when suddenly our instructor asked “What is a catalyst? I know you all can answer it, but I want a total explanation.” We got stuck with the positive part, that it accelerates / aggravates a reaction, or in more general sense, a happening. This guy sitting two seats right to me replied with the negative effect, which gives it a sub-type called ‘Negative Catalyst’ too along with the ‘Positive Catalyst’ one we replied. The context is trivial. In this case-study of mine, this guy has been acting as the ‘Positive Catalyst’ for me to bust Uninor, and at the same time has been acting as the ‘Negative Catalyst’ for his service provider as mentioned above.
Chemistry apart, let’s dive into the story.
11th September, 2010 (Day 1): Rather Night 1. The thing that struck me first was the date. Something HAS to go wrong on the very day, after it got jinxed nine years ago in a distant city of whites caused by two ‘flying saucers’ supposedly sent from another jinxed country.
This very close friend of mine, say S, got a call from an unknown number. Now, that often happens often, and so she took the call casually. And what came from the other side is the voice of a guy ‘wanting’ to ‘befriend’ her at that time of the night. Now, this is funny given the fact that how the numbers of these callers have been gradually growing in our areas, states, country. Not only in this case only, I know every reader will agree with this ‘fact’. I consider this as the ‘gift’ of the newly launched ‘do dino ka companies’ to our society. I would have liked to name every single similar companies, but sadly big names starting with T’s also fall into the array, as well as other names also which may have made a good name in some regions, and at the same time failing heavily in the others. So, distinction using names is unnecessary I think. What matters is the genre of spammers that they have given birth to, in the long run. These companies are never going to get/win the trust of lifetime users, so their business plans tend to get restricted, or rather concentrated more upon the rural and suburban areas of the states, to win customers in bulk amount,giving them the bait of cheap plans and cheaper maintenance cost ratio. What they never point out is the less and lesser numbers of towers they have been planting for the above said customers. It’s all a game dear!
These companies never know themselves what they want to do. In the end, they end up in the trashes. What they never realize themselves that they have catalyzed the birth of a new group of spammers and unwanted callers, who live by the sadistic pleasure of calling up random unknown numbers (very possible that one of the victims can be you!) in the middle of nights and during other uncanny times. And if they get lucky to get a female receiver in line, their fangs come out, shining in the dark, like a hedonistic jackass.
So, S got around 8-9 calls from the same number that night, all after 12am. None of them she received, obviously, but that didn’t spare her to be worried enough and get mentally disturbed. When I got my hand on the number that night only, I managed to contact the person, ‘the guy’ as we have been mentioning him. As expected, he turned out to be a drunkard, high on booze and probably marijuana too, working on his lazy ass with his hedonistic pleasure acts. Started with simple conversation from this end, and ended with being threatened with dire consequences. :D That’s another sad part of our generation, I agree. When even few drops of tonics (read booze) enter the system, guys start thinking themselves as either Iron Man-3, or the next Mr. Hyde (of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde fame). No more discussion on this issue, or many friends or so may tear me apart for the views. Totally personal though, with no further interest of taking them back. :)
The guy threatened me, and started spamming my inbox from that time. 4-5 very abusive texts later, I think he got tired of not getting any replies and it ended.
I was wrong, it was just a matter of time that things got started again, with the texts containing more pornographic references to slangs and more of hedonism. Laughing and enjoying that we were all friends together at our hostel, at the very sight of the poor, desperate guy, things went pretty on a lighter note. Finally, the night ended at 2am.
‘Uninor’ is yet to come into the picture. That part is saved for tomorrow. 1.33am at night doesn’t promise more sane writing.
1. This post is going to have a second part, and also a third part if more developments take place. Will love to share with all of you readers. In the mean time, get going with your comments below. Also share if you have similar experiences with any unknown, abusive callers.