“Eid and Those Wonderful SMS Greetings … Same Message, Gotcha!”

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 Hiba Moeen 1 Comments


I woke up this noon to find my phone updated with a lot of Eid greetings, ok this Eid my isolation and late sleeping hours explain my phobia but since I try not to be rude I replied each friend/acquaintance one by one, personalizing each text message as it came along, addressing people by their names and later texting those I hadn’t greeted yet.

It took me half an hour to reply and text but what’s worth noticing is that some of us actually forget to correct grammatical errors and at times even the name at the end of Eid text messages, apparently the message forwarded by a person is originally from someone else and that too happens to be from some other person that you don’t even know.  That’s how funny it is that either we are in a hurry or too engrossed in our ‘Eid is for Sleeping’ slogan that we do not notice such minute details.

Today some had forwarded the same message that they loved, “Eid Moo-Barack to you and your family!’ This seems to be hit not just on facebook but has recently become a text message charm. I remember last Eid I got a message with a grammatical error, it read something like this: “Eid Mubarak to you and your family, may this Eid brings you a lot of happiness and blessings.”

Well the next person to forward me the same message was my very own friend who had not bothered to change the mistake but thank fully the name at the end. When I replied back she told me that she had just woken up and was too lazy and sleepy to change the mistake and had forwarded the same message to several other people, that’s how funny these messages could get.

One of the messages was, “Wish you a very happy Eid Mubarak.” I believe it’s either “Happy Eid” or “Eid Mubarak” how can it be both?

For the Nokia loyal market in Pakistan it can well be targeted with a built in message for Eid and occasions like these … after all we represent a good segment of their total market and shouldn’t be considered a niche, otherwise, it could turn out to be a market gap made use of by competitors… Ignore us and let go of an opportunity!

Eid Mubarak to all! May we have peace in our country, a sensible economy and most importantly; sensible politicians! :)

For people like me whose exams are around the corner … happy studying! :D

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