Laddoo Singh has left the following message on my Orkut page:
Laddoo: i like to make stranger friends that why i m addii like to make stranger friends that why i adding u.......chalo aap aapne baare me kuchh batao
He could not have hoped to make a "stranger friend" than me in this lifetime!
Common sense (File Not Found In My Hard Drive) tells me that these messages come in because the first question Orkut asks you is your "relationship status". And if you are single, you can't blame Laddoo for trying his luck.
So I've changed my "relationship status" to "committed". The word, used in a sentence, can be understood thus:
"I have committed a grave error by registering on Orkut as single."
There is really very little choice Orkut offers in the relationship status drop down list. There should have been a text box in the form. (evil laughter)