I had originally titled this post as “Embarrassing Faux Pas.” Fortunately, I remembered that this is likely to be read by Magpie who will pull me up for the tautological horror and corrected it. Look at the impact you have on me Magpie!
When I started getting involved with the net and the use of computers, blogging etc, I was persuaded to join Facebook and a few other social networks. After some time, I just dropped out of using them as I did not find them interesting nor did I find the time. Email and group mails besides IM and Skype was more than enough to keep me engaged for hours together.
Recently, I have been persuaded by some well wishers that I should get active on Facebook again. I have taken their advise and find that many of my blog friends are also active on Facebook. This is a revelation and I intend spending some time every day at Facebook henceforth.
The purpose of this post however is to talk about something else altogether.
On my return to Facbook, I found one entry from a young lady with the surname of Prasad. Now Prasad is one of my dearest friends and I know that he has two daughters, one in India and one in Austrlia. So, on the assumption that this lady was one of Prasad’s daughters, and you know how the memory of an old codger like me works, I commented on her post about talking to her father and also complimented on her dog which appeared on her photograph.
I suppose that she was quite confused but being the lady that she is, she simply answered my query about the breed of her dog and left it at that. Later in the evening, I was speaking to Prasad on the phone when I mentioned this and he said that his daughter’s name was different!
I promptly went back to Facebook, apologized to the lady explaining the background. She gracefully replied and jogged my memory about who she really is, a lady about who, I had blogged last year!
So, now I have three young Prasad ladies on my Facebook account. Two of them very active posters including Vaishnavi about who this post is being written. The other, Meera, is an avid scrabble player and various other things and I have put her in touch with another reader of mine who is active on the scrabble on Facebook.
I have been busy!
Having got re hooked to Facebook, it is now getting to be quite addictive. How many of you are addicted?