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The boy who cried wolf!

mood: lazy
craving: the rush
Ever since technology took over our daily life, we find ourselves fixated with every beep and blink our blackberry devices make – it gets the lion’s share of our attention. Ofcourse we wouldn’t be caught dead without it, carrying it with us everywhere, whether tucked in our pockets or purses, strapped around us with a lanyard (designer-made ofcourse) or simply safely held in the comfort of our palms. Its the last thing we see before we sleep & the first thing we wake up to.
Its not the device as much as its the Blackberry Messenger (BBM) service that got everyone hooked:
Someone just got a new baby, & here’s another promoting their home business – 100% Emaraty if you may. Fancy a list of DPs with your name on them, or how about checking out these makeup tutorials? Would you rather try a series of innovative dessert recipes – ALL containing Nutella ofcourse, or would you like someone to finally get you that exclusive item from Harrods that you always longed for delivered right to your doorstep. Maybe its time to read that specific prayer that will eliminate all your sorrows, or that other one that will make all your wishes come true. Tired of reading, how about watching? Here’s a never-seen before video of behind the scenes of an exclusive royal wedding, or would you care to see a toddler playing an iPhone game like an expert. Feeling down? Lets get the m7ashsheen jokes rolling, or even better: the 101 ways of making fun of A7lam. “YmQin t’67ak aw ymQin la”
The list goes on.. & the BBM world never fails to get crowded by the randomness of what it has to offer..
But then there are moments when these ‘harmless’ purple words reach out to our reality. Someone died. Someone is lost – 24 hours ago – lets ALL look for them. Someone needs money nownownow or else they cant be saved.. & ofcourse the longing to get some good done gets the best of us & we all rush to the rescue spreading the word & helping out.
Until..
The lost person turns out to be a prank amongst a bunch of silly kids who thought its funny. The death BC was just a rumor that turned into a competition of who spat out the ‘news’ first. The fundraising exercise led to wrong people & wrong numbers. Some want to see how many times people would fall for it – They cry ‘Wolf!’ & we come running. Until we stop running, & believing.
Its sad but true, especially for those who really could have benefitted from the help. Take it from me: if its purple – VALIDATE – before spreading. After all, you don’t want to turn into the boy who cried wolf.
final whisper: This update goes to all the ASMAs in my life.. who kept pushing me to post something now now now!:)

Comments

  • e7ssas:

    O a5eraaaan sawety update .. Kitkit ’9a7kteni ana mbanda lights o agraa 7aset tetklmen 3ani… L7go Faj2a sawet menu adawer BBM smiles :X …
    Loved ur update o 5a9aa a7laam o yemQn ..

    March 19, 2012
  • SajSaj:

    very very very nice update and so true…mashalla 3aleech dear.

    the way you write it makes me think if I’m attached to the right things in my life the same way!

    yes we need to validate everything in life not just the purple text

    allah eybarek lech fe 7ayatech.

    SajSaj (^_^)

    March 19, 2012
  • Finally you’ve updates..

    A long waited post that came right on time when it’s most needed.
    Totally true in every little tiny dot of it unfortunately.

    Don’t stay away for so long this time plz…

    March 31, 2012
  • nur:

    hi……i been reading ur blog on and off since 2005…..so many ppl has stop blogging but ur still sincerely writing in here….i do hope you will continue writing as i learn i lot about emirati culture from reading blogs…..and i admire the women achievement too.take care and god bless you

    April 5, 2012
  • Shooshi Al Muhairi:

    Truly impressed by what u said and it is so true. Some people use and abuse BBM and they do spread false rumours and find ways to even ruin some peoples lives. But the truth is almost everyone is looking for entertainment through bbm. Hope i read an update soon cause I miss your blog.

    April 12, 2012
  • soo well done said and expresses…
    unfortunately thats becoming the sad truth of our reality…
    keep it up dear

    April 13, 2012
  • UAE MASK:

    Salaaam there.. it has been certainly ages since the last time I have been to your site! I’m glad you still keeping it busy, wish you the best.

    June 27, 2012
  • Sugardaddyzgurl:

    Loved ur update, it been a while, and very sad that ppl now get in touch with others through devices but at least u know they r still there

    January 21, 2013

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