Sunday, November 18, 2007

Lies People Tell But Do Not Admit

Chances are you have heard these somewhere, somehow, or maybe even said them. Chances are we all know what they mean, actually...

1) "I will call you back"

They usually never call back. Either there is a genuine reason or they might just forget. They WILL call back only if they need something from you! If this person does manage to call back more than 50% of the time, chances are he/she could be one of your lifetime friends ...or just a perpetual parasite.

2) "I will die without you"

This is one of the stupidest lines!! Usually the person telling this believes that this is true. This usually happens in extremely immature relationships with messy endings. I know people who said it and are still alive, recovering from the 'relationship'... And boys, if you are saying this, there is no better way to reinforce that you are emotionally weak. I actually know a sadistic girl who ditched her guy and then later called him asking him why he's still alive!!

3) "Lets just be friends"

This means even the friendship you had is over. Dumbo!! Did you not realise that she's not even interested in you? (We are assuming here that it is guys who get this phrase from girls, usually) Even if u carry on with 'just friendship' it will invariably fizzle out, so chuck it and keep walking. It requires exceptional maturity for any relationship to survive this stage. This is always dangerous territory for anyone. If you made your intentions clear from the beginning then this wouldn't have happened. And how is that? Well, I am not going to tell you, it's fun learning through trial and error! All the best!!

4) "Lets do freiinseep"

Yes, the most infamous Orkut line. It's been mentioned many times in many blogs but it just keeps coming back! At first it appears similar to number 3 but is very different. This is usually the most intellingent line that a desperate desi male is usually capable of writing in his vain attempts to mesmerise anything that looks remotely feminine on Orkut. Uncouth in approach and absolutely clueless about human psychology, these males, ignoring umpteen other males writing the same lines in all the previous scraps, foolishly hope that suddenly someone will be swept off their feet on reading these three magic words and maybe immediately agree to meet up with them at the nearest coffee shop or God knows where. Sad.

5) "I have no time"

It only means the person who said it is not interested enough to 'make time' for whatever you are talking about. So go talk to someone else. Chances are you will find the same person at a movie theater near you having a whale of a time. Remember, even one of the world's richest man Steven Speilberg returns home at about 6pm for dinner with his family everyday unless he is in some other part of the world (OK i don't think I have proof of this as he said it in a talk show). It's all about priority and this is a nice way for people to tell you that you are not one.

Pixie contributed the following gems (Thank you pixie, how could I have overlooked these?!!) :

6) "You are our best resource and we don’t want to lose you"

You will find that after you leave that company, your manager and the project survive very well without you! If a meteorite from outerspace ground you into pure carbon this very minute, it is only your family/loved ones/friends who will miss you. Your famliy and parents might mean a lot to you, but that doesn't mean someone can get away with no. 7!

7) "My parents won’t approve"

That’s the cheesiest of them all. It just means the guy/gal isn’t interested in you enough to decide that it's worth making a commitment. But of course he/she does want to flirt around with you… or in other words USE you and then discard you as soon as the real princess/prince charming arrives! So, Mr/Ms Standby Lover, wake up from your dreamy slumber and get out of the tunnel because the light at the end IS the oncoming train!!


Pixie said...

Again, I am repeating myself - they are simply too true and very well written! :-)

You get so many of these really... (can't seem to think of any more though!)

Vibha said...

some more phrases like 'i will miss you a lot', 'Keep in touch'..etc etc told by some acquaintances on your last working day? Acquaintances who never interacted with you when you were very much present there?

Jerusha said...

Makes me smile that I (and I guess just like everyone else) am guilty of all of the above, except #2. I have never even remotely 'thought' much less 'say' that I'd die without someone..

Cinderella. said...

Hey Clay,
Long time...!!!!!!
Does Cinderella ring any bell ? Ding ding !!??
How have you been mate..???

GuNs said...

[:D] In case of Bajrangis (, like me, NONE of the variations of the line in POINT No. 4 seem to work!!


Cinderella. said...

Update plz !!

Nags said...

hehehe.. priceless.

shooting star said...

nice read
yeah"let's be friends" a very polite and jackass way of sayign it's finshed...i wonder...why people don't have the guts to say its finished so please move on....

"i'll die without you"...100% of the time the person will live on......and the gal who asked why the guy he's still alive..i can understand her .....i mean how would you like to be recipient of the phrase...fret over it...and spend hours worrying whether the guy will do something drastic...only to realise that he will be fine and won't do anything after all....

designflute said...

I am smiling and thinking which ones are most familiar!!
Thank you very much for visiting me and nice comment!
Still exploring but some of your photos are breathtaking!
will be back( no, not from your list)!

niveditha said...

These are not lies. This is the unfortunate truth!
They happen with everyone, and everywhere... Especially the "let's make frienseep" one!
very well written and really entertaining! keep it up ;)

claytonia vices said...

hey cinderalla, am writing one... soon! :)

thanks nags!

true shooting star, just a few weeks ago a friend's friend did just that... he actually attempted to 'end it all'. All that when the girl had just moved on... sad...

thanks design flute! keep visiting... :)

thanks niveditha...

wildflower said...

I actually know a sadistic girl who ditched her guy and then later called him asking him why he's still alive!!

How funny was that...!

And the funda of Mr StandBy Lover is so true, though rarely acknowledged

Good post overall..liked it quite a lot!

creyzeee said...

that was a fun read (just randomly blog-browsing)

The Penny Lane said...

Exactly a month ago I said this to a friend of mine, "She will live. She won't die of a break-up!".

Well written and so very true! but I do say "I have no time" a lot and it is true :(

claytonia vices said...

wildflower, it's amazing such ppl actually exist...

creyzee... keep dropping by :)

pennylane! your're back after ages!! But penny, do you say it to the ppl you really care about and things that you really love to do?

about:blank said...

First of all...I liked your writing, although I've read just one post. About the post itself,
I disagree with #3 "Let's just be friends". I know lots of people that have stayed friends despite such hurdles (although I wouldn't exactly call them hurdles). I myself experienced this and it has made me richer..some "just" friends I had once are "special" friends now (after the big "talk")...despite us knowing that things will never work out romantically between us.
As for the rest, #4 is brilliant, #5 is total deja vu...I'm going through something similar, #7 also rings a bell somewhere. All of them are well-written, mini-posts in themselves. You don't mince your words too much :)

Saritha Rajagopal said...

Wow!! Now that wus one interesting read!! Especially the freensip one!! Soo soo soo true!! Cudnt help but leave a comment!! Like someone finally, spoke my mind! LOL.
Nice blog u have. Will be back!

elusive said...

"my parents won't approve" is the dumbest stupidiest non-sensical spineless thing a guy/gal can ever say.
And's all about being romantic -if someone tells u i cant live without u, u have to understand it's just a way of expressing love and an effort to make u happy, and not take it literally ;)

Supriya Sane said...

its too good.. enjoyed reading all of them :)