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Lets talk About Female Prank Callers

(For a change)

Aaaahah! You have read it right. I am talking about the demure type of human species here and I am a woman myself. We have long heard about and even experienced prank calls from men once in a while. Yeah! The usual " want to make friendship" or just breathing heavily or you know the usual obscene dialogues and proposals. But women too! Read along.

The other day I was sitting with this friend of mine Moin and he got this phone call from a girl. She wasn't ready to say who she was and what she wanted but said stuffs like she knows how long he has been here ( Moin lives abroad) and his other whereabouts. I mean what was she thinking it was a big achievement for her! Then after the first conversation she started giving missed calls on Moin's Cell phone expecting him to call back. You want to talk to someone and maybe make "friendship" by giving missed calls to prove what that you're broke and desperate?

My friend burst into laughter seeing the surprised look on my face. I mean girls do that! He told me that was not the only girl who had called him like that. How many more are there who, just because they don't have anything better to do call up guys and wants to make friendship! I came to know there was this particular girl who called both Moin and his brother and when she was asked where she got the number from she said, " Oh! From a friend who said you guys are very nice so wanted
to talk to you".

Isn't it much too obvious that you are single and looking for male company to the extent why not over the phone. And when asked their names they come up with poetic names like "Nodi" and maybe Shomudra O.K how about Sunderbon? Moin had a couple of chats with her before he left for States and when he came home for his Holidays this summer, after a year that is, this girl somehow came to know he is here and calls again! And this time she's furious and said things like " Tumi amaar Bhalobashar Jogya nah! ( You don't deserve my love) ". can you believe it a couple of chat and she's talking about "bhalobasha"? Moin assured me he only spoke to her only a couple of times and that was only explaining that he was not available and when she insisted he spoke to her only twice just to find out who she was and there was absolutely nothing which could make "Nodi" think of a romantic relationship. Moreover he didn't have any contacts with her since one year and it was always her calling him and not the other way round.

There's also the smart type who wants the guy to be their Bhaiya. How sweet! Do girls speak obscene language? Let's not talk about it.

So this goes out to all the Nodis, keep up the good job.
Who knows someday you might accomplish your mission and maybe some prince Charming will sweep you off your feet ( over the Phone???). And for all the chitchatting Moins ( you guys are not all that innocent after all) wait till your girlfriends get to hear about this!


Bronzed Rat

A tourist wanders into a back-alley antique shop in San Francisco`s Chinatown. Picking through the objects on display he discovers a detailed, life-sized bronze sculpture of a rat. The sculpture is so interesting and unique that he picks it up and asks the shop owner what it costs.

"Twelve dollars for the rat, sir," says the shop owner, "and a thousand dollars more for the story behind it."
"You can keep the story, old man," he replies, "but I`ll take the rat."

The transaction complete, the tourist leaves the store with the bronze rat under his arm. As he crosses the street in front of the store, two live rats emerge from a sewer drain and fall into step behind him. Nervously looking over his shoulder, he begins to walk faster, but every time he passes another sewer drain, more rats come out and follow him.

By the time he`s walked two blocks, at least a hundred rats are at his heels, and people begin to point and shout. He walks even faster, and soon breaks into a trot as multitudes of rats swarm from sewers, basements, vacant lots, and abandoned cars. Rats by the thousands are at his heels, and as he sees the waterfront at the bottom of the hill, he panics and starts to run full tilt. No matter how fast he runs, the rats keep up, squealing hideously, now not just thousands but millions, so that by the time he comes rushing up to the water`s edge a trail of rats twelve city blocks long is behind him. Making a mighty leap, he jumps up onto a light post, grasping it with one arm while he hurls the bronze rat into San Francisco Bay with the other, as far as he can heave it. Pulling his legs up and clinging

to the light post, he watches in amazement as the seething tide of rats surges over the breakwater into the sea, where they drown. Shaken and mumbling, he makes his way back to the antique shop.

"Ah, so you`ve come back for the rest of the story," says the owner.

"No," says the tourist, "I was wondering if you have a bronze politician."

Clever Gift

A young couple got married and went away on their honeymoon. After two weeks they came back and finally put away all of the presents they received from friends and family. Since this was a new home, the process took some time.

A week later, they received in the mail two tickets for a popular show where tickets were impossible to get. They were very excited and warmed by the gesture of the person who sent this. Inside the envelope, however, was only a small piece of paper with a single line, "Guess who sent them."

The pair had much fun trying to identify the donor, but failed in the effort. They went to the theatre, and had a wonderful time. On their return home late at night, still trying to guess the identity of the unknown host, they found the house stripped of every article of value. And on the bare table in the dining room was a piece of paper on which was written in the same hand as the enclosure with the tickets: "Now you know!"


Love Hurts

Shehab Arefin Chowdhury

In the midst of light I was lost in the dark
I was blind, I never saw light
I was in the dark
I stayed in the dark
I loved the dark
Darkness was my life

I, so blind
So blind
I fell in love
I fell in love with the darkness
The darkness of your eyes
The fairness I never saw

Mists of fogs always clear
Even in london
But why not in the city of my heart
Night passes by to see the lark in the morn
But I am in the darkness
Your light that caused it to be

Even the devil has to stop
But the heart that you kept blindfolded is still bleeding
Asif the sevenseas of blood in my veins
The rivers have flooded me
I am drowing
Drowning in air
Into the hands of mists

Some useless inventions made by MAN & ofcourse WOMEN !

(These stuffs where really invented - no joking!)

1. Non stick Cellotape - it exists !!!!!
2. Solar Powered Flash Light
3. A black highlighter pen
4. Glow in the dark sunglasses
5. Inflatable Anchor
6. Smooth Sandpaper
7. Waterproof sponge
8. Waterproof Teabags
9. AC adapter for Solar powered calculators
10. Fireproof Matches
11. Fireproof Cigarettes
12. Battery powered Battery Charger
13. Seatbelts for Motorbikes
14. Hand powered Chainsaw
15. Inflatable Dartboard
16. Silent Alarm Clock
17. A Pedal powered wheelchair
18. Braille Drivers Manual
19. Double sided playing cards
20. Ejector seats for Helicopters
and these too......?
Screen window for a submarine
Helicopter with an injection seat
Inflatable dart board
A tape on how to put together a vcr
The water proof tea bag
Water proof towel
A book on how to read
A dictionary index
Powdered water
Pedal-powered wheel chair



"This world is a tragedy to those who feel; a comedy to those who think." -- Horace Walpole
(in a letter to Horace Mann!)


The Girl Next Door

Hey everyone!
Thanks for writing in. It's good to be back. It's time we resumed our weekly discussion on topics we feel about. Since I've yet to receive suggestions on issues, let me talk about this one subject that has been the matter of much discussion over the ages: parents vs. children.

Not too long ago, I saw this Bangla television program, which featured this debate between parents and children. I'm not sure as to whether this is a regular show or not, but the main point of contention was the regulation of children's TV viewing habits. Although I use the word 'children', the show also featured many college and university students who were demanding more control over the television's remote control. The parents of this wide assortment of young people were using arguments about studies and responsibilities to emphasize their point of view, while their offspring brought ideas about rest and recreation into theirs. As is the case between most parent-child discussions, the debate contained more passion than reason, but it brought home the need for more understanding between the two groups.

You must have all heard about MSN closing down its chat-rooms. While parents and teachers all over the world are applauding this action, indignant children and adolescents are protesting about the infringement of their rights of communication. This brings me to the topic I'd like to present: regarding parental control over television-viewing, telephone conversations, and use of the Internet, to what extent do YOU feel that it is admissible, and at what point does it become an infringement on your freedom? If any of my readers are parents themselves, I'd also like you hear YOUR side of the story…

your thoughts and fears, and your reasons for exercising regulation of these activities.

So hurry up and get your ideas together. This is an opportunity like never before to have your say. Mail me with your opinions. I'll be waiting. Till our next tete-a-tete, have a happy weekend.

Send your polls, opinions and comments to: thegirlnextdoor1@hotmail.com



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