When I was talking to you about my friend who married a stranger turned chat friend turned lover turned husband, I started thinking of my own experiences with strangers…Let me be honest and tell you, I have had few years of very addicted chatting. Spoke to strangers, made friends and if I really think back, some of my still close friends are those I got thru chat…I was lucky enuf to earn not much frauds as friends…These friends are known to my family and they are close to them too…
Would you believe, I have faced some psycho characters in real life…Unfortunately, Strangers from the Virtual world were much safer than these people…Who was part of the Real world around me but chose to be Strangers and then tried messing my life…Literally, I faced quite some trouble keeping them off my life…
I was 17 or 18 years when this boy started literally making my life hell by following me everywhere… I never saw him face to face, except for his Love letters which I tore off or the phone calls which I never answered… I still remember the day when my neighbor cum friend came all scared and told me, “One guy stopped my cycle on my way back from class today. He threw my cycle over the wall into the neighboring house compound and threatened me that I shouldn’t walk with you or talk to you.” WHAT THE HELL!!!
Years later, there was this character who used to regularly call my home and shout at my mom for fixing my marriage with somebody else other than him…As per him, ‘He wanted to marry me and was waiting for his career to get settled. And when he came to seek my hand from my parents, I was already engaged’. Now, do I know him? NO!!! Have I made any claims to him that I would marry him? NO! How would I when I doesn’t even know who he is…I still wonder who tht person is who knew me and my family inside out…and was obsessed to marry me…Until I had to answer his call and threaten to put him behind bars…What he claimed was that he knew me from my native land and followed me to be around me… WHAT THE HELL!!!
Another guy, went one step ahead when he called my husband, my then fiancée and warned him not marry me…else face consequences…I had to again intervene as my husband was ignoring tht call. I cudnt, as it was matter of my pride too. I called him and bashed him on the phone. When I asked him, if I even knew him, he had to shamelessly say that I dint know him, but he knows me…He met me at my work place and was secretly loving me, it seems…WHAT THE HELL!!!
There was this another peculiar character…lol!!! He knew me through my CV which I had sent to the company he too was working for. This guy contacted me in reference to a job vacancy and soon got friendly. I knew it from the initial talk itself that this guy was an Insecure and Silly character. Being me, I started my counseling service…To hell with me…which reached to an extent where this guy got so attached to me…I have never met him…He knew how I looked through the picture my CV had…When he knew, my marriage was fixed, he was distraught. He even called my fiancée and like a Mental character wished him a Happy Married life…I remember, my husband telling me how I manage to get friends with such characters. How true…me and my psychological approach….Would you like to know more of this guy… ‘He got married, had a kid. He called me then and asked my permission to name his baby girl my name’… WHAT THE HELL!!!
Now, I don’t hate these guys…But somebody from the family really earned a lot of my hatred. He was a cousin to my cousin’s husband. This guy came into my life posing as a female. Started chatting with me with a fake id, Priyanka. It was the time, when I was going thru a major depression phase of my life and naturally a girl friend with whom I could speak openly was a boon. I spoke openly about my life and problems and sought her advice. Only much later I knew it was actually him. I felt so betrayed. More frustrating was that, I couldn’t show it to him, being a relative. But, with that, the trust factor was lost and I avoided any interaction with him as much as possible.
But, to worsen up the old memories…Recently, my mom told me something. This guy had saved my chats on the Desktop of my cousin's system (as he was chatting from my cousin’s place)…, wherein I had shared some problems of mine. My cousin and her husband had read these chats too. Past 10 years, they never cared to tell / warn me of the same. Now, for whatever reason, my cousin told my mom of the same and asked my mom to warn me to keep off from that man. Now, who should I hate more? WHAT THE HELL!!!
They say that there are frauds in this world who can destroy your life through Internet Chatting, Missed Call maniacs and what not…But in my case, you tell me…Which was safe… ‘The Real or the Virtual World…’. What more can I tell, other than,
“What the HELL!!!”