Aug 27, 2007

Breaking the Sabbatical...

There is no reason for this blog but to break my sabbatical from blogging. It isn't even intended for public reading. I know, I know. I did promise a faster and a more interesting next post, but somehow didn't get around to it. A peek into my page the other day revealed that my last post was a month ago. And i actually felt a twinge. I seriously doubted my communication capabilities then. The previous 2 drafts, that I intended completing the very day I had started them, seemed lame. Infact, I don't even feel the need to write on them now. Trust me, I tried. For the past 2 days, all I've been doing at work is staring at the (dumb) lines I had written [Yea, Yea. This IS what I do at work!] Staring, typing, backspace-ing, staring, typing and deleting. The titles always seem to pop into my head first and then content. This time- no title, no content. So I'm just going to keep going with a few nagging thoughts and see where this heads.

Issue #1- My Tale of Woes.

Quite a few people have been telling me lately that I'm a cribber. I laughed it off at first and then (as alwayz a little late) I realized that, sadly, it is true. Soooooooo, I decided to make a pact with myself- that I wouldn't crib to anyone anymore. And even if I do want to, I'd make it short. I mean, why would anyone want to listen to the history and geography of my silly problem! [Don't refute, guys. I KNOW I'm right on this. I can't handle them myself , so why you?] I'm going to try and solve it internally before letting it out!

Issue #2- The **** Face Syndrome.

Certain people have this uncanny ability to irk at a glance. Nothing to do with their physical appearance, really. Just that certain actions and words of theirs ruin the chemistry of history, bringing it to this. I alwayz knew my temper wasn't the best but now, all I have to do is look at certain faces and my blood starts boiling like a cauldron! Instantaneously a dozen abusive words find their way to the tip of my tongue and I literally have to hold myself back from uttering them out loud. Worst part? It irks me more that it irks me in the first place!

Issue #3- The Selfishness Streak.

Some are born with it, some acquire it, while some others try to implement it because they are told it helps survive. Funny huh? All through our childhood, parents go on and on and on about how sharing is important but all of a sudden in the World of the mighty adults [fuelled by the Darwinian theory of 'survival of the fittest'] it is only right that we claw, bite and gnaw our way into excellence. It doesn't matter how many trees are felled, it doesn't matter how much blood is shed, as long as the end is good. It certainly is a sad,sad situation!

Issue #4- The Feud Fetish.

I've alwayz maintained that I don't like fighting. I hate being the object of one or even worse, being in the midst of one. Which seems to be happening a lot lately. Which is why I kinda feel maybe these guys actually have a fetish for it! I feel like I suddenly have a cabbage for a head which people really relish eating. I don't get it (and I really don't want to) but everything I do or not do, say or not say is an issue. Silly to me, important to others. I guess that's where the problem is. To me all that bickering, bashing and bitching is such a waste of time,energy and emotion. Bury the hatchet and everything is back to normal. So, what was the point in getting all worked up at all?????

Issue #5- The Mad Ad World.

This is a serious turn off. 30 min program, 20 min ads. I was surprised when I was looking at the T.V guide last Saturday when I noticed that the program me and my sis wanted to watch was scheduled for 10-11.55 pm. Pretttttty long right? No points for guessing why. All we got was Glimpses. The show, Shah Rukh Khan, the show, HDFC, the show, a baby, the show, Big B! Takes allll the fun out of a relaxing T.V experience. To top it all, none of the ads themselves make any sense. Some silly man cooking a meal for his silly wife and trying to talk silly stuff which happens to be an ad for some even sillier anti-ageing cream! A Mad Ad World in a Mad Mad World!

There's lots more where that came from but I guess this should do for now. I feel a ton lighter getting these thoughts out and Breaking the Sabbatical.....


Winds of Change said...


Firstly, bout u cribbin.....eone is diffrnt! i keep cribbin bout soo many diff things....u dnt hav t change urself for nethin....n ur not eating ppls head off or sumthin ok????? dont b do u mean to say dat v shud also watch out b4 we crib bt stf to u?? stop this crap u mnky....n bt ppl eatin ur sure im on that list......gta sort it out.....n u shud know dat watever hapnz btween us, vr gna b the same nutty frnds blabrn
bout the ads....i cant comment on nethin much......its a pain neways.....

luv u loads

A.Johnson said...

If all your talking truly bored me Preeti, you would never have seen me sit by your side all those times we've hung out.

I've come across the types before and they don't find me lingering around them again. I usually take off the the closest dark corner the moment I see them approach.

You and Olive are exceptions.

I don't know why, but I'd rather that you talk till you drop, than not.

If we mean to you as much as you would like us to be, then don't hold back. Even if we maybe unable to help. It serves as a sense of satisfaction that you find us close enough to express your problems to.

I feel, venting can really make things feel a whole lot lighter.

beetlejuice said...

ruby n andu

appreciate the luv n read the next 3 issues iv added n comment on thm too :)

another funny thing...issue #1 seemz to b everyonez fav...itz the most talked abt one (i knw thr R juz 2 comments rite nw bt 2 otherz cald me after readin it bt dint comment here)guyz guyz guyz...tis is beyond the luv u hv for me...ul knw :)

besidez...juz another reminder...tat thr wr 4 other ptz in tis...wud b nice to get commmentz on thoz as well! ;)

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Winds of Change said...

oh btw....jus wantd to let u kno after i read the first line of issue#4...dat i SIMPLY L.O.V.E fightin u kno....i mean i hope ive always maintained it dat way......nonsense....mad gal!!!!!