you click on someone's profile
there's the Poke X icon
you click on it
thats when you recieve the most threatening message you could ever have faced : You are about to poke X..he will be informed about this on his homepage
Things around me started to go into slow motion...my past flashed before my eyes...I felt like a warrior on the Indo-Kargil border about to make a decision that would change my life!
With a nervous trembling finger I hit poke
I thought something huge would happen with smileys and graphical images appearing all over my screen...my id getting blocked by my college server...and I was gearing up for the worst...
There was a prompt on my screen
You have successfully poked X
Not even an OUCH???
I realized the obvious : AM SERIOUSLY JOBLESS AND ABSOLUTELY INSANE...
Whats the point of the whole poke idea?? vetti 1 telling vetti 2 that am vettier than you are at this instant???
Now I wonder : 1) why did a dozen friends torture me into joining FB a congested version of orkut??
2) why did I accept the invites?? :P
3) why am I a regular now??
Well my 'realization' pretty much answers question 3...coming to think of it now...one sweet cousin of mine put me up to it...for some reason long forgotten...scrabble I guess...(dont worry you still are one of my favourite cousins! :P)
P.S - 1: as with the step by step poke experience...if you can put up with something as @#@^%$# as poke, you wld infact call the instructions intellectual
P.S - 2: the finger image that appears for poke is distantly funny....