Callertunes are so much fun. Gives us a chance to show off and make the caller listen to our favourite song instead of the boring monotonous telephone ring. I have also, not so long back, decided to have a caller tune and started to shell out 30 bucks a month.

But I was just wondering what awkward situations can it put the caller into. Whichever song we choose, it will never suit all occasions and obviously we can’t change it according to situation we are in. The biggest disadvantage of a caller tune is that the person who has set it doesn’t get to hear it, so at times he won’t even remember that he has subscribed for one. Talking about awkward situations, I take up a few case studies in typical MBA sytle…

Case 1. I call up a happy-go-lucky kind of friend of mine who just lost a dear relative of his, to convey my condolences. He is very upset and I want to do whatever I can to get him back to the cheerful mood that he always is in. So, I call him up. And I hear….

yeh jawani..hai deewani..
aah meri rani ruk jao rani..
dekh zara peeche mud ke…
chali khana aise mud ke..

and suddenly he picks up the call. Imagine what would your situation be, for some time you would be thinking why did you call..๐Ÿ˜›

Callertunes can spoil well made plans also. Your fiancee calls you to discuss her plans of a wonderful honeymoon. She calls you all excited and hears Kishore Kumar singing for you…

ย Zindagi ka safar..hai yeh kaisaaa safarrr…
ย  koi samjha nahiii…koi jaana nahi..

If u realise what you just did without really doing much, just pray that she doesn’t call off the engagement…

A good callertune played for the wrong guy is as bad as the earlier case.Assume, you just got married and your father-in-law calls you for the first time ever and he hears…

Tadap tadap ke iss dil
se aah nikalti rahi…
mujhko sazza di pyar ki,
aisa kya gunaah kiya…
ki lut gayeeeee…
haan lut gaayeee…

or this…

ra ra ra….. ra ra ra…Ishq hota nahi… sabhi ke liye…yeh bana hai.. yeh bana hai.. yeh bana hai.. yeh bana hai..kisi kisi ke liye…

His next reaction would be ” Arre suno Riya ki maa… humne kahi koi galti toh nahi ki na..”ย  =))

Worse still…it can be really embarrassing for your family members too.:) Say you are at a party, half drunk and you change the caller tune to a wrong one by mistake. Just a small mistake in the caller tune code while sending SMS. As worse as it can get…your very orthodox grandpa calls you suddenly and hears..

Ab jo mile hai toh…
baahon ko baahon me
rehne de saajana…
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sachche ke jhoothe hain..
honthon ko honthon se
kahane de saajana na naa…

And you pick up the call with a nice dharmendra style hello..” Hellllloooooo… babuji… (hick)….prraaanaam (hick)…”

Aaj kal ke bachhe, ram ram, kya mere bachho ne apne bachho ko yehi sankaar diye hai…

I think you better not go back home for at least two years..๐Ÿ˜‰

Murphy’s law – when things go wrong, it can really get messy.
Your newly married boss asks you to go to his house since his wife’s computer was not working properly and she needed someone trust-worthy to correct it as there is lot of confidential data in it. You being a family friend too, go to their house.

Your boss calls you on your personal number for the first time since you were continuously not reachable on office phone.As bad times come in a bunch, you never expected he would call and he hears the wonderful caller tune you had set..just that he heard it at the wrong time…

ย Makhmali yeh badan ki nazzakate haseen…ย  chura ne le mere dil ka chaain yeh kahin…ย  jisne bhi banaya hai tujko woh kamaal hai…ย  aur uss kamaal pe tu bemisaal hai…

I am not quite sure how he would send you your resignation letter by courier or by email. May be he would deliver it by hand to you at his house.๐Ÿ˜› ( with a bunch of goodies, I guess… )Bana banaya baat bigadne me bhi waqt nahi lagta. You got an IIM A call. They call you to inform you that you got selected and they hear Altaf Raja screaming at the top of his voice…

Tum toh theree pardesi…saath kya nibhaoge….subah pehli…ting ting.. subah pehli gaadi ssseeee…ghar ko laut jaaoge..

Well, changing a decision doesn’t take much time..does it?

The worst thing of all is that we very proudly pay for all this every month.๐Ÿ˜› Age-old sayings are a passe. The new 21st century proverb should be “Choose your callertune carefully.”

What’s my caller tune? Call me up and listen for yourself… ( After writing this.. I am seriously wondering whether I should keep it or not )๐Ÿ™‚

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