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  Volume 6 | Issue 22 | June 03, 2012 |


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Message Waiting

When I was in high school, a boy in my class had brought his phone to school even though it was restricted. He used to sneak his phone in and out of school everyday without getting caught. One day, another boy in my class decided to play a prank on him. He recorded his own voice screaming 'MESSAGE' (which by the way kept getting louder with every ring) on his phone and saved it as the message tone. When we were in class, he messaged the boy and his phone just started 'screaming' in the middle of class. The boy had not recognised the tone so instead, he was looking at other people with a mischievous look wondering who was going to get caught with a phone. Suddenly, the teacher called out his name and said, “I think you have a message.” We all started laughing and he, eventually, got his phone confiscated. In my opinion, it was one of the best pranks I have seen!

Suraiya Ahmed
Independent University Bangladesh, Dhaka.

The Coconut Conundrum

On a hot summer day, when the scorching sun had absolutely no mercy, I was returning home from university when I found a foreigner engaged in a heated debate with a coconut vendor. A crowd had formed and were standing surrounding the pair of unusual debaters and were enjoying their fiery delivery of tantrums. Curious to know what was going on, I got into the crowd and understood a game of mispronunciation was actually taking place. While the foreigner was actually looking for 'shaansh' (kernel) of a coconut, he was pronouncing it as 'saar' (fertiliser). Infuriated by the customer's insulting demand, the vendor got really angry at him and told him to leave at once and hence, the quarrel broke out. Really amused by the blunder, I had a good laugh and was the only one to correct their mistakes and misconceptions!

Rakib Ahsan
University of Liberal Arts Bangladesh, Dhaka.

Plan Gone Wrong

This was during the time when we had just started to use mobile phones in school. Naturally, we showed off our cell phones and felt proud if we owned an expensive, slick looking set. I was the last one to get a cell phone amongst me and my friends. So when I got it, I decided to make the situation a little interesting by making prank calls and fooling around with my friends. Little did I know that they would predict something like this from me. They made a fool out of me by prolonging meaningless conversations and also wasting my credit. Later when I was hanging out with them, they completely disregarded that they got such a call and when I asked them about it they ignored! I guess I turned out to be the bigger fool!

Shahrier Huq
East Delta University,

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