The following is a real conversation I had yesterday with Mr. X (who will remain nameless to save him public embarrassment :-)) over Facebook chat and SMS.
I was sitting at my computer, and suddenly, without any warning or context, the following facebook chat message from Mr. X to me popped up:
why dont u die
we dont want you here
Now Mr. X is a pretty sober, and mature, Pune entrepreneur, so I instantly realized something was wrong. Assuming that his Facebook account had gotten hacked, I sent him SMS, and the following exchange ensued:
Navin to Mr. X: Did your facebook account get hacked?
Mr. X to Navin: No why?
Navin to Mr. X: Chat message you are sending me right now: why dont u die. we dont want you here. nobody. just go.
Mr. X to Navin: Jeez that was for my friend sorry haha
And on Facebook he typed:
Abu walked past my computer when all of this was happening, and he saw the first facebook chat message from Mr. X to me.
Abu: Did somebody write that to you on Facebook?
Navin: Yes, Abu
Abu (with frown lines on his forehead): But why would somebody tell you “why dont u die.”? You are the best dad in the world.
Thank you, Mr. X, for creating this opportunity!