Mumbai. Manish Kumar, usually pissed off with his slow Reliance data connection, was able to watch a 3 minute video clip on YouTube without the usual buffering pauses, thanks to his tangled earphone.
“I wanted to listen to Himesh Reshammiya’s Hookah Bar song in the middle of the night, but my brother was sleeping and I didn’t want to disturb him by turning on the laptop speakers,” Manish told Faking News how the unthinkable happened.
“I searched for the song clip on YouTube and clicked the link – the whole process took 5 minutes as the net speed was slow,” he recalled, “While the YouTube clip loaded, I decided get my stereo earphone from the cupboard.”
After trawling through his underwears and notebooks in his cupboard, Manish was able to find his earphone in another 5 minutes – the gray bar on the YouTube clip had advanced by 3 millimeters by then.
“I felt like throwing away the data-card for the nth time, but was distracted by the wires of the earphone that had got entangled again,” Manish said.
“They curled like Suhel Seth’s hair and were shapeless like Mukesh Ambani’s Antilla,” he described the gory details of how his earphone looked.
After summoning all his patience, courage, and problem solving skills, Manish embarked on the mission to entangle the earphone.
“I almost tied a knot once and had to untie it carefully,” he recalled, “Each loop had to be unraveled only to discover a new loop; I swear I saw more twists and turns in a single earphone than those in all the copied suspense movies of Bollywood.”
Engrossed in disentangling his earphone, Manish couldn’t confirm how long it took him to straighten the earphone, but the whole YouTube clip of the song had loaded by the time he got success. GPRS and 2G (not the scam) experts claim that it must have been at least half an hour.
“But it was a pleasant surprise! I could listen to the whole song without interruptions,” he claimed.
The earphone, which was kept in the cupboard by Manish after listening to the song, had tangled up again when reports last came in.