Saturday, April 05, 2008

strangers and mobile phones

Today I was faced with one of the weirdest incidents to have ever happened to me.

It is customary for men to ogle, whipping out their mobile phone cameras to get a shot or two of that reasonably good looking girl. I have, on occasion, whipped out camera film and even frighhtened the daylights out of a few guys.

What paralysed me was when a girl 'sneakily' took pictures. It shook me. I was left feeling like absolute crap for not having whipped away her mobile and deleting those photos and videos.

Broad as daylight, she was sitting opposite me, albeit a bench behind. In my customary fashion, as it is with most people, I was listening to music in the 20 or 25 minutes it takes me to reach office. She was your average girl, clad in a salwar kameez, hair pulled back tight, sitting demurely in the corner.

Owing to my prior experience, I tend to be wary in public. I noticed her 'secretly' taking a picture and immediately blocked my face with my hand. I even shifted to a well guarded corner. The eye stopped for a while.

In order to get off my ride, I had to come back to my old position, which was right next to the door. Out came the mobile and the flashlight was switched on. I was completely freaked and got out in a hurry.

Guys stop when they get nasty stares. What does one do with women like these? Clobber them? Snatch their phones? Probably the next time 'round I will. For a first time experience, this was rather scary; more so because she seemed to be about the same age as me.


  1. thanks for dropping by my blog. about this post, well i had no idea that things like this happen, i've never even cared to scrutinize the actions of people wielding mobile cams, maybe now i will.

  2. LOL.... why oh why am I smiling away to glory.. :P

  3. may be that gals looking 4 a bride 4 his bro..lolss.

    or maybe shes not sraight..lolss..

    anyways thats very bad..

  4. Hi there!

    I stumbled upon your blog through one of your comments you left on Macadamia's blog (article: "And Then They Became Ninjas...")

    You write very well, mam :)

    And yes, the next time a woman does this kind of activity with you, please don't hesitate to kick her butt and let her know that you don't appreciate such stuff!!

    Take care!


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