Friday, October 17, 2014

Story of sorts in three letters



Son's birthday and notification of my pissed off status
Shernaz M [shernaz65@sundry.com]
Sent: Thu 22/04/2014

Hello. I'm sure you are very busy or at the very least, believing that you are. I haven't heard from you in ages. Must admit I'd have hoped for a mail when Sunny had colic but I didn't get one because you must have been busy. You know, Tanya, I don't get why you must be so spoilt. I know you are upset with me because I didn't gush over your ad but Nitin is a very demanding husband. He'd had a bad day and you remember he was not even all that sociable over dinner. I just couldn't...Tanya, you don't know how it is.

Anyway, Sunny's birthday is on 24th July. Please come. I was thinking of having a theme party. Can you suggest something? Don't worry. I only want an idea. Not any further assistance. I know 'you're busy'.

-          Shernaz
P.S. – Why do you work for a company called 'Bullshit'?

Re: Son's birthday and notification of my pissed off status
Tanya Gaya [Tanyag@bullshit.com]
Sent: Thu 23/04/2014

Hi Shernaz! Given that you are swilling around with sarcasm all the time, it took you a long time to write this letter. And yes. I was busy then. I am busy now too. So consider yourself lucky that you're getting this email. And yes, I was hurt that you didn't respond to my ad campaign. And I was even more hurt when you used my ad to wrap Sunny's nappies.

Anyway, I'll come.

As for a theme, how about you use the theme of the Universe? Position yourself in the centre of the room...because you know, if there is a 'Universe', you'd fancy yourself in the centre of it, won't you?

And I work in a place called 'Bullshit' because it's clever and the name is a tribute to the philosopher Harry G. Frankfurt. (He wrote a book called 'On Bullshit' where he very eruditely differentiated the notion of 'bullshit' from 'lie' and 'deception'. Get the book. It's a great read and is published with very absorbent paper that you might find useful for Sunny's nappies.)

Also, why does it surprise you that I work in a place called 'Bullshit'? You were a lawyer, weren't you? 

Tanya

Re: Re: Son's birthday and notification of my pissed off status
Shernaz M [shernaz65@sundry.com]
Sent: Thu 22/04/2014

Hmm...Frank Herbert, eh? Very similar - the stuff that comes out of your mouth and Sunny's butt. Whatever. You work in a company called 'Bullshit'. You employee of the year yet? I like the Universe idea, thanks!

2 comments:

Puneet said...

LOl :) u wrote this?
its so funny.

mukta raut said...

yep.thanks!