So, I have a smart phone now. And I have Whatsapp installed in it. One o f the primary reasons why I got a smart phone was the thrill of having a n application which let me talk to people abroad and stuff without paying for anything except the internet pack and also that I could it on the move without need to switch on the laptop and stuff.
But everything comes with its own price I guess.
Random people who have my number like the carpenter or the plumber are on whatsapp. And then someone I gave my number to so that I could be contacted for something urgent some three years ago, contacted me with a hi on whatsapp. I dont even know who it is!
And then my college friends formed a group…and invited me in. That’s when I realised, the whole point of disconnecting from facebook was pointless, if I was going to join each and every ‘group’ in Whatsapp.
And having burnt my fingers with facebook, I realised that it was better I am downright rude right from the start, rather than just keep accepting group requests and then the phone going ping ping ping every time.
I refused to join the college group. They added me, I didnt even check who was in it, I just deleted and exited the group. Does that make me rude? May be yes, but at least I am drawing a line on who I want to communicate with and whom I dont want to!
Same with a class 11/12 group, from a school I studied for only 2 years and have most horrid memories of. Seriously, why would I join such a group? to relive yucky memories??
On the other hand, I agreed to join a cousins group, because I know the people in it are nice and fun..or another fun whatsapp group, because I know, they are nice folks.
Its irritating when folks you didn’t even speak to in college/earlier companies, come and start talking to you on whatsapp.
Personally, I have just learnt to cut off. And its not doing me any harm. Yes, 10 people out of the 100 I know may feel, I am being rude, but thats okay, I dont really care about those 10 people eh?
In short, I am growing up 🙂