The boy who cried wolf!
craving: the rush
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.
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!:)