12 June, 2009

How to irritate people - Lesson 1

I am sure all of you must have used gtalk some time or the other. Now, gtalk has this worthless feature which informs you when the other person leaves the conversation. You get a "Blah has left the conversation" update. When you know that the other person uses some client like pidgin (and not the usual gmail chat or gtalk), you can pull of this very irritating trick.

When you get an update of "left the conversation", just send an IM. Most likely, your friend is trying to ignore you and will leave the conversation again (acting as if he/she didn't read it at all). But little does he/she know that he/she just sent a very worthless but useful update to you :D. Send an IM again. If the other person is using pidgin, a window will pop-up and the focus will be shifted there. (For gmail chat and gtalk, it isn't very effective). grrrr irritating! hehe!

Here's a conversation between me and lets call the other person 'bakra', for the sake of protecting his/her identity.

bakra has left the conversation.
Jitubhai: me too
bakra has left the conversation.
Jitubhai: :)
bakra has left the conversation.
Jitubhai:
bakra has left the conversation.
Jitubhai:
bakra has left the conversation.
Jitubhai:
bakra has left the conversation.
Jitubhai:
bakra has left the conversation.
Jitubhai:

-->bakra goes offline here


lol!
notice the intelligent use of blank messages :D. I bet the "friend" was wondering why the hell the window keeps popping up.
Awesome! Awesome! Awesome!

5 comments:

Zaru said...

ho arey..kelay use..

mast ahe..:D

Praj ~ said...

Thank god I use Adium :)

Indrani said...

LOL
i want to knw who the poor bakra is... :D

Mia said...

Guess who's going off my list when/if I switch to pigdin!

Anonymous said...

I use pidgin, I just minimize the window instead of closing it, only close it when I sign off ;)