Apart from the work on the field, the social media handles of the numerous police forces too keep making headlines for its interesting posts. Be it using memes to explain a traffic offence or immediately put someone who makes an offensive statement in a spot, the handles’ popularity has been on the rise. However, Pune Police’s official Twitter handle went one step ahead of this by inviting all the singles for a ‘chai date.’
It all started with a netizen writing to Pune Police if they were willing to take him on a ‘date’ since they were his ‘last hope.’
The message prompted them to invite all citizens of Pune for a ‘chai date’ with the Commissioner of Police. They urged those interested to come to their office by 5 PM on Friday. They also asked to send details to confirm it.
How about a chai-date with @CPPuneCity for all the members of twitterati in #Pune ? We look forward to host you at our office at 5 PM today. Those droppin in to show some love please confirm here by 3 PM & we shall take details on DM. #BeOurValentinePune #ValentinesDay2020 https://t.co/ATzaqm5Eg1— PUNE POLICE (@PuneCityPolice) February 14, 2020
Later, they shifted the timings to 6 PM so that more people could join in.
Pune, care for a chai date with @CPPuneCity— PUNE POLICE (@PuneCityPolice) February 14, 2020
On your demand, we have even revised the meeting time to 6:00 pm
Just make sure that you confirm your presence on Twitter, latest by 3:00 pm#ValentinesDay2020 #BeOurValentinePune pic.twitter.com/66hwEps3Fh
Several netizens had a hilarious take on it, one said he'd prefer coffee over tea, another asked if smoking was allowed, a user delivered film dialogues to them and another asked them to request their bosses to give him a holiday to attend the meet. On the other hand, one thought it was a good opportunity for them to discuss the problems of the city. The handle replied courteously to most of the comments.
You will not need a holiday! We never compromise on our duty, we would not want anyone else to do it either - please join if you get free early by 6 PM #ValentinesDay2020 #BeOurValentinePune https://t.co/GGoUmo4BYF— PUNE POLICE (@PuneCityPolice) February 14, 2020