According to the latest news bulletin on NDTV, Joe King has been arrested. NDTV`s Barkha Dutt said CBI had detained Joe King and will be questioning him the next three days at an undisclosed location.
Apparently, the whole World was looking for him for long. Besides, premier detective agencies like CIA, MOSSAD, RAW and MI6, common folk were also looking for him. Nobody knew how he looked, but everybody was looking for him. Don`t ask me why they were all looking for him, coz I am still trying to figure out. There is nothing on him, available on the internet yet. Even Wikipedia, which has a page even on the flea that resides under my neighbor`s dog`s tail…doesn`t have anything on Joe King.
I wouldn`t have known that somebody as dangerous existed till I met Leena in Satyam Computers.
When I was first introduced to her, I said: “Hi!”
God knows why, but she also said: “Hi.”
Even as we wondered what to say next, I jumped the gun and said: “I have heard from the rest of the team that you are a good at work.”
She smiled. A few microseconds later she frowned and asked me: You are Joe King?
I was pretty surprised, for I had just then been introduced to her as Jamshed Velayuda Rajan. I maintained a straight face – it is really difficult to not get angry at somebody who forgets your name in a few seconds – and replied: “No Leena, I am not Joe King.”
Having realized her folly, she got defensive and said, “I was just checking,” and left.
Next, I was introduced to Shalini. After regular talk, she said she was from West Bengal, which got me all excited. I had spent three years in West Bengal studying 5th, 6th and 7th – I know it doesn`t sound as swell as saying “I spent three years in Boston studying at the Harvard Business School,” but then who cares. Anyway, I told her that we stayed in Ballygunge Military Camp and I studied at the Ballygunge Kendriya Vidhyalaya.
God knows why she immediately shot back: “You must be Joe King!”
“I said, no…I am not Joe King.” I was put off by her rude behavior and decided not to talk to her.
Over the next few days I heard a lot of people asking me if I was Joe King. It was scary…how could they think I was Joe King, when I was not. Maybe, he looked like me. Maybe, he was my height – 165 cms. Maybe, he was a make-up expert and before I joined …had masqueraded around the Satyam Campus as me. I checked with my boss why everybody was asking me if I was Joe King.
“Aparna, why is everybody asking me if I am Joe King?”
She looked at me for a while. Probably because she didn`t expect to be so direct on such a sensitive issue. She said: “Maybe because in this company full of techies, it is difficult to find somebody who is Joe King.”
Ever since, I have made every attempt to distance myself from Joe King. For a while I sported a mustache, later a goatee …so that people don`t think of Joe King when they see me. But it never helped.
Now that Joe King has been arrested, I can rest in peace. When I called up my wife and told her that my evil look alike – Joe King – has been arrested, she shouted over the phone: “You must be joking!”