07 March, 2006

When You get a phonecall from a 0900 Nr at 3 AM!

a couple of nights before, a night that i've spent up late working for finalizing my Graduation Projects Analysis phase deliverable report that I had to yesterday, when I woke at 6 AM as usual, I found a missed call on my mobile! Just when my mum woke and told me that the phone rang around 3 AM!
The Number: 090099330!
DAMN THOSE 0900 Numbers!
A bunch of those 0900 Numbers (extra paid numbers) for those who don't know, call people to promote for there services, I got some calls from such numbers in the past years or so, on both my old Fastlink Number and my Current Umniah Number, all of which were promoting for service related to “Getting to know your other half”, “Getting to know new people and create relationships”, and “There's no more reason to get board with our services”....!

BUT THIS TIME TO CALL AT 3 AM IN THE MORNING, I DON'T NEED NO DAMN HALF, I DON'T NEED NO DAMN FRIEND, I DON'T NEED NO DAMN RELATIONSHIP.... I WORK 18 HOURS A DAY GOD DAMN IT, I CHARGE MY MOBILE WITH THE AMOUNT YOU CHARGE FOR A MINUTE ON THOSE DAMN LINES, I DON'T HAVE NEITHER TIME NOR MONEY NOR INTEREST FOR YOUR DAMN EROTIC LINES!

DUH!

Anyway, Calling Umniah's customer service the next morning at 7, the helpful guy out there “Sleepy but helpful” traced the number and told me that it's licensed for a TV channel called “ZAWAJ” or marriage!

IN MY MIND, THE SAME PARAGRAPH WRITTEN IN BOLD JUST ABOVE THE PREVIOUS ONE IS PLAYING, I don't wanna annoy so i'll keep it for my self.

I DON'T NEED NO DAMN MARRIAGE FROM THEM! I KNOW HOW TO GET MY PARTNER, AND FOR SURE IT WONT BE THROUGH OUT SUCH STUPIDITY!

Now talking about erotica, For real, those 0900 friendship lines and their promos are nothing but a bratty way to fool some closed minded youth and steal their money, is it a mafia going around in the arab world with those numbers and TV channels just like the mentioned above!? It's a bratty way despite the terminology used is polite in comparison with “truly erotica”!

I don't know why, but I feel that “Dirty Erotica” is spreading here in Jordan within the last couple of years, gradually rising during the year 2005, give it a look and think about it: all these 0900 “relationship builder” lines with their Ads in freely distributed ads newspapers, all those Ads around about Message Centers “that makes you relax” in newspapers and their flyers and cards spread on parked cars, all those Cheap Night Clubs and discotheques with lights outside more than inside and a bunch of Philippinos and Chinese women with extra make up standing in their entries... Yeah, Really, I'm not really liking the fact of all those hidden “prostitute-a-like” import women spinning around amman! It's feeling like a Bangkok here in amman with them......

Forget about Firas's observations for porn VCDs downtown cause those exist in there since ages, “Jora Mall” was even known for those stuff since the days of bad quality video tapes, not to forget some hidden downtown Cinemas that DO SHOW porn on their big screens.

Neh, I'm not really liking it, I don't want my Amman to be a Bangkok, though I'm feeling nowadays that I'm in a small Bangkok in Amman with all those stuff around..... Would someone wake up and bring some else's attention to it! I'd rather be in a European erotically exposed and legally controlled city than Bangkok!

And for God's sake 0900 lines, if you read this and get convinced that I DON'T CARE ABOUT YOUR “Bangkok” then please DO NOT CALL ME! I have a project to work out !@?#$%^*!$#$%~$%$^^$%^^#$+=&^$#(

Technorati tags: Amman, New, Bangkok, 0900, 3 AM, phonecall

5 comments:

madas said...

Hi Naseem,

I hear what you are saying, and i do agree, and please dont misunderstand what i will write, because i am really a person who believes in the rights of people to have a decent life, and I also want Amman to be safe for my kids. But let me play the devil's advocate a little bit here, dont you think it is actually good that Amman is becoming an open society where everything is available? I mean hidden prostituion always existed, which was dangerous and misleading. What happens if Amman allows people to choose what they want to do with their lives...then people dont feel pressured to pretend they are something that they are not or to do anything that they do/dont want to do. the society becomes more honest and less judgemental...

nasimjo© said...

thanx madas,
indeed,and thats my point when i said that "I'd rather be in a European erotically exposed and legally controlled city than Bangkok!"...And here its still hidden , illeagal, yet available in a slazy low level way!

a notice also is that quite a number of the young generation is simply "LIFE BLIND", they are going after everything but what is in their good of interest..

Roba said...

I agree with Madas on the opensociety bit, but these numbers and all the annoying promo messages are SERIOUSLY getting on my nerves. It's a complete invasion of privacy.

Firas said...

Well your self could not afford calling these numbers all the time, but a JD0.5/VCD is dirt cheap, which makes it much easier for kids to get it!
I think these 0900 are way safer than anything else! You see if you are lonely, desperate and welling to blow away a fortune then what the heck.

Madas dear, I do agree but let’s be practical: WE ARE NOT READY FOR THIS!
And if the government legalize the adult industry (wither it’s strip clubs, adult magazines, etc) they'll be committing a political suicide!

Now, no matter what, young woman will be forced into prostitution, so from a moral stand of view, the government under no mean should legalize prostitution.
These girls need help, they are just not aware of it.
Personally I can’t see myself encouraging someone to abuse their body even if they are welling to do so, it just ache my heart.

The privacy issue! I think I’m so lucky; I barely get any spam messages! I once was bombarded with some messages, so I got their phone number from Fastlink and called them up and they removed my number from their database.
When you sign up a contract with you wireless provider ask them specifically not to share your personal information >>>AND<<< phone number with any other third party!
If it’s not on the contract, then add it. Most probably the employee will give you a stinker, but who cares.

nasimjo© said...

In revesrse order:
Firas, hmm, Yeah i had that option in the contract, but im an open source guy after all ;) this option may not apply on my ethics! I guess my bother was more about this 3 AM thingy!!

And hey, most of those prostitutes nowadays in amman are from eastern asia, (I told u its turning into a mideastern BANGKOK)!

0900 ARE safer than those cheap CDs, but That is not a way to promot their services, at 3 AM!

& Yes, it will be committing a political suicide,indeed with such parlaments!


Roba, not the 3 AM touch ;) GRRRRRR!