Sunday, December 11, 2005

Too close for comfort

Recently, I had a rather embarrassing moment on MSN messenger with a friend, when something I wrote could be construed either in the 'normal way' or in the 'guy way' and he being a guy, chose to do it the 'guy way', resulting in an extremely embarrassed Sayesha yelling, "I did not mean it like THAT, you idiot! Geez! Guys and their one-track mind!"

Not wishing to further embarrass myself by describing what exactly happened, I shall move on to describe THE most embarrassing MSN moment that I have ever known. And thankfully, it had not happened to me. I had merely been a spectator.

In my second year in university, my room-mate was a final-year-student. One day, she came back to the room after an exam, when a classmate of hers, V, sent her a message on MSN, "Hey, how was the paper??"

"It was absolutely horrible! I think I'm gonna flunk!" She wrote.

"Mine was really bad too!" He said.

Now what she wanted to write next was this: "I'm so depressed, V. Let's go and jump in the Nanyang Lake!"

(The Nanyang Lake is a really filthy lake in my university.)

Stony silence from the guy for about a minute made her go back to read what she'd written. There was a sudden horrified scream from her, "Oh my God, Sayesha! What did I write??!!"

I rushed over to her computer. What I saw was enough to keep me laughing for the next few years every time I thought of it.

Well, it was not really her fault. The J and H keys on the keyboard are really too close to each other.


!xobile said...


so did they Jump ??? ;)


I'm first!


bas bahut huva

Sayesha said...

//so did they Jump ??? ;)

Hahaha! I don't think they 'jumped', but if they had, knowing the state of the lake, all I can say is that it would have been really 'dirty'! ;)

!xobile said...

Arre nahi!!!
Did they 'J'ump ???????

Aethyr said...
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Aethyr said...

i think i should delete my previous comment..dont want u r comment box to be censord

bharti said...

m sure the girl must have jumped after being embarrased so much...

jade said...

that was the best typo ever!

Sayesha said...

Lagta hai ROS ne tujhe 'how to kill a joke' wali training de di hai! Go back and read my earlier comment again, it has been written in a way that it can be interpreted in both ways -- 'j'ump and jump! ;)

Hahahaa! Saw your comment, it's sittin' in my email! :)

She was inconsolable!!!! :D

Haha! :D

Vikram H said...

hahahaha....i just cant stop laughing!...Now, i wonder what was running through that guy's mind, before her presumed clarification!! ;)

Deeps said...

Shucks, poor gal. I really pity her. Wonder how she faced the guy afterwards..

How did the guy react btw?

spamtaneous said...

id rather hear ur embarassing moment...tell tell

virdi said...

hehehehehe... has happened to me lots of times... i mean the embarassing moments... but typos are sometimes funny... :-)


The optimist from utopia said...

Now THAT is what I call funny!! I would have given anything to see the expression, on the guys face on the other end, when he received that message.. ROTFL!!

Rays Of Sun said...

Hahhahah..Has has ke pagal ho gayee:)) But yeah..guys and one track mind..we both seem to have seen that often, nai???

Vikram said...

Hahahahaha! Now I'm imagining other scenarios.

Jump in a well.
Jump in a dry well.
Look before you jump.

OK here's best one - Jump Start


Leon said...

Err.. lol.. :D..

You haven't mentioned how the guy responded. Did he catch the typo?

Sayesha said...

#Vik H,
Hahaha! I know! Every time I imagine his expression, I laugh as if the incident had happened yesterday, although it's been like six years! :D

I think the guy was pretty taken aback about her proposed way to fight her depression, before she explained. :D

Hehehe... you wish man! :D
ps: Or like Kais says, it's 'pay per view'! :D

Tell us tell us!! :D

#The optimist from utopia,
Hahaha! Me too! :D

Yeah, chatur char ke har convo mein kahin na kahin toh hota hi hai! :D

Oh no!! Why Vikram why?? Now I have to add on! :D

- Don't jump the gun!
- Jump suit
- Jumper

Yikes, what is wrong with me?? :D

I think the guy was shocked to the very core. But we did have a good laugh over it when we met him later. :D

Vikram said...

OK Sayesha, I couldn't resist holding onto this one.

'Jumpa' lahiri


Bhole said...


Eclectic Blogger said...

Sahi hai.. shayad yehi apki story hai ;-)

Sayesha said...



#Eclectic Blogger,
If this was my story, I'd say this was my story. Meri story isse thodi kam embarrassing hai. :)

Raj said...

Ha ha.

*I choose not to mention a hindi word which if typed incorrectly means something completely "Jumpy"*

Gangadhar said...

hahhhaha..very funny!

Jay said...

Yeah, also the keys C and X being close does have its own demerits ... ;-)

Sayesha said...

Haha! I'm not even gonna try to figure out! :)


Yeah! I know someone who wanted to write "Give me a sec and I'll get back to you." :D

Rohit Talwar said...

after such a case, do you think you should blame the guy!! ;-)

Jay said...
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Jay said...


Oh yeah! Some ppl use short form for plurals too. " Gimme 2 seconds" is not how ppl request :p

ritzkini said...

"Guys and their one-track mind!",huh...interesting...

Sayesha said...

Arreeee I'm not blamin' anybody yaar! :D


Yeah! There are certain words I have learnt not to use when talking to guys... cos there are only two ways to construe it -- my way or the guy way! :D

Aj said...

real dirty things for a dirty lake ..

But that one track mind thing is amusing.
All girls say that ...thgt they njy it somewhat, what is more than something that can put an instant smile on ur face.

Just like this post of urs :)


virdi said...


Jay says the C and X keys are very close... and that happened to me once... I wanted to say ONE SEC I WILL BE BACK!!! I was embarassed what I said...


Sayesha said...

Hahaha! Sigh... guys... can't live with 'em, can't live without 'em! :)

Hahahahahaha! So were you back after one sec? :D

ABiasForAction said...

This is like the time when my friend's new-found gal friend sent him this message.
''I am Marrying you for your money''

while she wanted to say
'' Am I Marrying you for your money ''

Better be safe than late.

Sayesha said...

Hahaha! That reminds me, once I had a fight with a friend, we sorted it out and I sent him an sms message. I wanted to say, "Let's forget everything and move on."

I ended up writing, "Let's forget everything and move in."

I'm sure he must have been pretty shocked. And I know he's somewhere around here, reading this and smiling to himself. :D

virdi said...

uffff!!! I wanted to say ONE SEC and i said ONE SEX!!! dumb me and dumber you!!! Thrbbbbrrrrrrrt!!!


Sayesha said...

#Virdi ke bache ke baap,
Of course I got it! You're DUMB, popo! ROS ne tujhe bhi train kiya hai kya? Sheesh, you killed my joke! :(

Rohit Talwar said...

heheeee...i didnt mean that at all re!

Kroopa Shah (Kr00pz) said...

LOL, that was hilarious!! I've done stuff like-
Meaning to write "sent it" to a friend to indicate I've sent the email but typing "sen tit"
Of course I get teased about it forever :-P

Sayesha said...

Hehehe.. okay okay :P

Goodness I've done that too!! :O

Jay said...


I sympathise. The joke of urs was not 'completly wasted' :D. So ... :D

Sayesha said...

Well well... :)

A Jane said...

Ahhh...word play ;-) We editors come across the most hilarious of typos on a normal working day and it certainly brightens it up! Ask Virdi about the reports he writes :P

Sayesha said...

Hey A Jane,
Welcome back! You disappeared off Sayeshaz, huh? Spending too much time on Tarzan, eh? ;)

Yeah, I totally agree about the hilarious typo things that I come across at work! Keeps it fun and happening! :D

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