Man Hires ‘Secretary’ to Reply to His WhatsApp Family Group – His Name Is Ian
Man hires secretary for Whatsapp family group. | Photo credit: Representative image
Family groups on WhatsApp are the bane of our existence. Time and time again we tend to mute them so that we are not constantly bombarded with “hello” messages.
While this is one way to fix the problem, a man named Zain Yaqub came up with a rather hilarious troubleshooting tool for the same. He hired a man named Ian as his “secretary”.
What is his job one might ask? It is clear and simple. He must reply to all messages on his behalf in the family Whatsapp group. A video was shared on TikTok by Zain’s brother Zach Yaqub showed the cats where Ian responded to the cats.
“Sorry, it’s Ian, I will forward this message to Zain and get back to you when he replies,” said Family Secretary Yaqub’s standard message. The latter decided to play along. While his father was extremely nonchalant in asking him to send his love to Zain, Zach was baffled.
For this, Ian actually shared his LinkedIn to show off his professional attributes. The family had fun watching the events unfold in the group discussion. Some users found it hard to believe that Ian actually exists. Zain’s dad actually stated that he exists and that he also met him on a Zoom call!
Shared on TikTok, the video went viral for obvious reasons. He collected a lot of views. Internet users also had a lot of fun. One user actually suggested, “Start inviting the secretary to family events instead of Zain.”