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Caught in a web of deceit

A couple of years ago chatrooms were considered to be happening places. Some even started living in their illusory world and neglected their real lives. K Aravamudhan tells one such story.

india Updated: May 07, 2008 10:11 IST

A couple of years ago chatrooms were considered to be happening places. As it was a novelty, some even started living in their illusory world and neglected their real lives. There was one such character in our company and for the sake of the story, let’s call him ‘D’.

No matter how much we tried, he refused to give up his habit. We decided to launch a mission to change our colleague’s course for better. ‘D’ considered himself handsome and boasted about how many women he had on his friends’ list. One day, I logged into the chatroom he frequented, posing as a woman. Except ‘D’, everyone knew the gameplan and soon they started gathering around his computer to see who was he chatting with.

As the chat session progressed to the ‘next’ level, we got a shock of our lives when he asked me the meaning of a word I used. The situation was hilarious but we restrained ourselves.

Now and then I would go out of the room to discuss with my colleagues if all was going according to our plan. The story was developing fast and we decided to give it a little twist. It was decided that another colleague of mine would join to chat with ‘D’. Soon enough the two got talking. At this point, I decided to leave the chatroom. Taking this chance, the ‘new woman’ warned ‘D’ about me. Soon enough, ‘D’ realised his folly and thought it was better to avoid chatting with her when she came back.

Realising we were reaching the climax, my colleagues asked me to return to my seat. But, as expected, he soon started chatting with me. Then I told him that I knew his address and telephone number. He was caught on the wrong foot and ran to the bathroom and locked himself in.

We hugged and congratulated each other; our mission was successful.