“And with that, our first mission was successful! Cheers, ladies!”, announced the probably bully cum leader of the group.
“Beta testing was successful. It’s time to move to alpha mode,” she continued.
“Can someone please tell me what’s going on here? Beta testing?”, said the new girl.
“Right. I’ll take it from here, Fatso and Snarky”.
“Yes boss!”, the girls quipped.
“So, let me introduce myself. I’m the person who runs this group. I’m Nerdeshwari, but you can call me Nerdi with an i”.
“Hi… Nerdi with an i… I am..”.
“Let me cut you off there. Doesn’t matter. Your new code name is… *drumroll*… Dumpee.”
“Because I just got dumped?! How creative!”. Dumpee was not impressed.
“We prefer not to spend too much time on things like names. And these code words are convenient. They help remind us of our deepest insecurities”, Nerdi professed.
“How does that even help?” Dumpee was outraged.
“Because… I’m sad to say this but more often than not, insecurities make us who we are. They dictate how we behave with people. They define our actions!”
“That’s… true. But there are so many other things that also define us. Why don’t we use them as code names?”
“Yeah, why don’t we just become Instagram models and show the best representation of our lives to everyone around us? Be “flawless”?”, Snarky instigated Dumpee.
“What she means is, we are so used to expressing positive traits about ourselves, but we are so hard on ourselves when it comes to the negative ones, to the point that we disown them, even though they’re very much a part of us”, explained Fatso.
“So, we want to include you in our group. We’re the Insecurables. We’re a bunch of girls with different insecurities and flaws. And we want to help other people who go through insecurities, much like us, in day to day life”, Nerdi explained to Dumpee.
“You’re the last member of our superhero team, if you accept. We move to our next phase in which we help people like us, by interacting with them in person. Could be anything between a five minute conversation to a day long date. But that’s the end of it.”
“We believe that this generation lacks conversation. That people are too preoccupied with being perfect around others that they end up hiding 90% of their true selves. Only to realize at a later point, how f**ked up their life is. At that point, they find it impossible to find a shoulder to cry on, because that breaks their perfect illusion of happiness”, Nerdi continued.
“That… Almost sounds noble. But what’s in it for us?”
“Nothing monetary or materialistic. Just trying to make the world a better place.”
“Better than using that time to feel sorry about ourselves, eh?”
“Roger that!”, exclaimed Dumpee.
“So are you in?”
“Yes! So is this it? The four of us? Nerdi, Fatso, Snarky and Dumpee?”
“Oh no, there are more. There’s Sulky, but you’ll never see her in broad daylight. She’s like a vampire that way”.
“Ya we put her on night duty most of the time.”
“And then there’s Chandler”.
“No, a girl, Phoebe’s neice from that some show called Friends. She’s the funny one.”
“How does she get to have a normal name? Cause I really thought the naming scheme was starting to resemble that of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, Dumpee interjected in jest.
“Yeah, Chandler is different. She picked her name out herself, once she came to know of our arrangement. Also, she’s not really Phoebe’s niece. Though she has a great sense of humor. ”
“And layers and layers of unresolved issues…. What? Not in the mood for some dark humor?”, quipped Chandler, making a comical entry.
“So that just leaves Sulky”, Dumpee counted.
“Yeah, you’re not going to see her before the crack of Dusk. But make yourself comfortable. From now on, this room, is your second house”, said Nerdi, wrapping up the introduction session.
“Third, I already have two houses”, Dumpee winked.
“Great, we have have a sponsor for our noble plans then!”