reinvented telegram

@SIMPLYD (83210)
Philippines
January 30, 2012 4:01am CST
The telegram is one of the quickest means to be able to send a message to our friends and loved ones , a long time ago. But it was now made obsolete because of the advent of cellular phones and the internet. However, on TV last Saturday, it was shown that the telegram was reinvented. The following were how it was reinvented ; 1. Singing telegram – a singer is made to sing the recipient’s favorite song as directed by the sender. 2. Strip-o-gram – I had goose bumps seeing the man strip in front of the woman being wooed by the sender . 3. Dancing Telegram – Dancers were sent to dance while singing , in front of the recipient. Yes, they do cost more, but it gives the recipient an utmost delight being given such special way of expressing one’s feelings. However, I don’t like the strip-o-gram.
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7 responses
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Jan 12
Hi SimplyD The Telegrams were the best ways to communicate in the days when there was no cellphone and the Texting services. A few days back, dad got an invitation for a Marriage ceremony of some of his friends son. He could not go and tried to send a Telegram instead. The shocking news was that he had to travel almost half the town to find that facility. Later, at the Post Office too, the officer told him that sending an SMS or an MMS will be a better and reliable option than the Telegram. Unfortunately the Postal Departments in my country and many other places around the world, are now becoming more confined to sending parcels and packets (here we have a different breed altogether called the Courier Agencies - which will accept only Parcels and Packets) - Thanks to the Cell Phones and SMS
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
I am amazed that your father would still want to send a telegram, when he can just text the person himself. It would really be fast if he did that. We should thank the cellphones and the internet for facilitating our communications to all people in the world.
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
31 Jan 12
Dad still feels that there are many chances that the texting will not get delivered at times and also he has some problems in understanding how to send the sms. There are still many people who prefer the older ways. I had in fact asked him to call up and convey his wishes - but his preference of a written note of message is more acceptable to him and he says (even I feel) there are times when a mere sms txt will not suffice and reflect the right sentiments
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
4 Feb 12
Yes, your dad is right. Sending SMS to convey one's message doesn't convey the real feeling of the sender. But if it is written or an effort was made to send the telegram, it becomes personalized. Thus, it gives the recipient a wonderful feeling of being given such an effort.
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
2 Feb 12
As much as I would like to receive a strip-o-gram (woman stripping of course!), I shudder at the thought of having such a job. It would be so embarassing, not only to the one stripping, but also to the recepient if they happen to receive the strip-o-gram in a public place. Now, if I were to receive it privately....
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
3 Feb 12
I could start out with the chicken outfit and do a strip back to my normal clothes!
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
3 Feb 12
It was shown on TV, that it was a man dressed as a police. And he had a big belly. If i were sent a strip o gram, i guess i would not let him strip.
@ybong007 (6658)
• Philippines
1 Feb 12
In the past a telegram only means one thing, bad news. It's the fastest way to notify anyone about bad news in the family the fastest possible time. I said that because I can't recall anyone sending a telegram to greet them happy birthday or any special occasion. At the one you mentioned has some twists to it.
@kukueye (1761)
• Malaysia
31 Jan 12
wow,so many types of telegram where all of them trying to put more personal touch and dynamics into the message , sadly all this now can be done online while the world wide web , the person can record him/her doing any dance any songs and post it to the recipient while email , mms , video conferencing , youtube sharing and facebook sharing and so much more in realtime or just record it.!
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
Well, i think the senders have their own preference, that's why they like it in live mode. Like the singing telegram, the recipient likes Charice so much, that's why the sender really inquired as to who looks and sings like Charice, and indeed the recipient thought at first that it was really Charice who came to sing for him. Just the thought that the sender really took time to search for a Charice look-a-like and could sing just like her, made the recipient so happy and important.
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
I think it's a great way to bring news to your loved ones. It's more personal and special, I think. But then again, the mobile phone and internet does give convenience :)
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
31 Jan 12
Yes, those reinvented telegrams really conveys the nice intention of the sender. It really touches the heart of the recipient.
• Philippines
30 Jan 12
I've experience being sung to via a singing telegram back in the late 80s up to the early 90s. My ex-boyfriend used to send me a lot of those, much to the delight of my grandmother and almost all the female members of the duplex house I used to live in with my cousins. Yes, it was fun and delightful. But I laugh now when I think about those days because my ex used to always request the song, "Sana ay ikaw na nga". Look where that got us. Hahahaha!
@SIMPLYD (83210)
• Philippines
30 Jan 12
Indeed, you kept experiencing that! Yes, i also experienced getting a singing telegram from a suitor also. The song was nice and it was Tagalog also, which i forgot as to the title. It was a nice experience. Though, i don't like the sender.
@lilaclady (28240)
• Australia
30 Jan 12
yes I guess the old telegrams are long gone now with the internet, I remember the day at weddings all the telegrams were read out, I wonder if they read out emails and texts...