You thought Jaypant was fictional? No, he crawls the web, sending emails to innocent damsels like my wife under creative aliases like 'shubham friendship'. Here's one she received today.
From: shubham friendship <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Shubham here , Sorry to disturb u.
Hi,Sorry to bother u this way. (No kidding!)This is not to trouble u but to ask u for friendship. (How are the two different, exactly?) If u reply, i'll take it that u wish to know me as friend n then we exchange mails.Actually i had an Orkut account. But Orkut was too much weird. People posting any scraps. So i noted ur id from it and then closed it. and now i ve dared to mail u. (Wow, a new business model, Goodbye social networking!)About me , i'm Shubham. 30 years n i'm mechanical engineer n now well settled in Mumbai. I m married for 4 short years n got a beautiful daughter on 1 yr. My family s most in priority for me. (I can see that.) My parents are in Kolkata n all my family members are proud of me. (No shit, wait till they read this.) But i'm no sant-mahatma. (You don't say!) I take life as it comes n enjoy it to fullest. I ve my share of things which i keep it to myself. But to tell u humbly, i'm not a bad man. (Ladies and gentlemen, the epitome of humility!)But like all people in this world i also have dreams n ambitions. So i go for it ..What i'm looking forward in this friendship is :1. Mailing n may be chatting on gmail, if u r comfortable.2. No exchange of phone numbers or addresses.3. Just frank n true discussions on life , friendship n our dreams.
(The three bullet points of a highly effective Jaypant.)So do i take it that we can be net-friends?Really n eagerly waiting for ur answer.Take care n good luck for ur family n life.(Now you know, that his Orkut search include married women.)
Shubham (a.k.a. Jaypant)