Friday, 31 October 2008

Random Observations

So seeing how I'm being totally unable to successfully finish off that piece, I've decided not to deny you guys good reading. To that end, I'm bringing out the little postlets I've been storing away for the past two weeks. Here they are:




People need to make up their minds. Seriously. You can't call me 'immature' one day and 'young-at-heart" the next. One's a good thing, the other's not. I don't mind being called either, just not both.

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*sigh* I cannot accurately describe the perils of coming out of the agnostic closet to a hyper-religious mother. I came close to it not so long ago, and it wasn't pretty.

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Indecision sucks. A lot. It's really crappy that people crib about me being childish and noisy, and when I stop being so, complain that I'm too quiet and moody. What do you want, really?

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Mother can't speak in normal tone or at normal volume anymore. I guess 17 years of screaming at 4 and 5 year-olds has taken its toll.

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How to freak out hotel cleaning staff: When you leave your room, leave in the dustbin a sanitary napkin and a condom.

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My brother needs help. He says he has trouble sleeping in our room because it's too hot. He also makes it a point, every night, to turn the fan speed down to 1.

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Drunk driving is fun. Before you all get ballistic on me, I mean getting drunk and playing NFS. Oh, it is so much fun to crash other people's cars on purpose. They honk like frightened little girls!!! *hee hee hee*

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Any arguments about the brilliance of cinema are utterly useless in the face of this one comment: "My singing show is on." That statement is like the thunderclap on the Magnum in CounterStrike. Lethal first shot.

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It's brilliant to hang out (and get mildly drunk) with old, old friends who you don't get to see very often anymore. It's kinda freaky when, based on the duration of your relationship, they start looking to you to define love, though.

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I hate Alexander Graham Bell. Thanks to him, one's attachment to another person is measured purely by the number of times that person is called.

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We are slaves to habit. And our subconsciousness. Like when iced tea is served in a small wine glass with an overly long, obnoxious straw, 8 out of 10 people will drink with the straw when it's infinitely more comfortable to bung it somewhere and drink straight from the glass.

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Here's something you don't want happening to you: You go over to your Creative Director with ads to be approved, tell him that an email awaits him, and he turns to you slowly, saying, "I've got a sinking feeling about this," only to inform you a minute later he was referring to a malfunction in the height control on his chair.

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Who am I?

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19 member protest rally:

Jagjit said...

Totally love this post! Esp Slaves to habit. In my office people have dense Lassi with straw. Think about the effort they put into it. Nice post!

Trinaa said...

#3..atleast they only call u moody..me? they generally want me to c a doc..huuumph!!

#4..ROFL!! haha..poor u :P

Jhayu said...

@ Jagjit.
Firstly, welcome! And the people in your office need help. The only way to have lassi is to ensure that one gets a white moustache. Educate them!

@ Trinaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
Heh. I have recently been told (by someone you are acquainted with) to go see a shrink. Hmph, indeed.

And I should probably put #4 in the context of my mother's being a kindergarten teacher. =P

Menaka said...

here's a third word that describes you - baby!!!

Bell himself hated his invention coz it was such a disturbance but then as u rightly say 'we are slaves to habit'

Trinaa said...

pich..dude..did that someone also tell u to double, triple, quadruple d A's in my name? double huumph!

n i understood that much..my mum being a teacher too, i noe at wht pitch they tend to talk in!! :P

Still thinking said...

I'm just glad you're writing and there should be nothing random abt that :)

Is the hotel cleaning staff a result of experience talking?

I just plain like you Jhayu so hell w/ the moods :D

Scary question the last one!

Over Rated said...

I agree!! My mother was the most close to angry when I came out of the agnostic closet ... she didn't even shrug when I opened other closets ...
although now she's closer to my way of thinking ....

And the last question can easily be answered with the help of a contraption made of the following: A magic eight ball, A Paolo Cohello book and a generous dose of medical marijuana ...

Jhayu said...

@ Men a.k.a. Warrior.
Yeah, baby!

*sheepish grin* Just wanted to say that.

And see? So it turns out I have deep meaning hidden in the deep dark corners of my posts without even knowing it. = )

@ Trinaaaaaaaaaaaaa.
= )

And no, with kg teachers, it's a whole different league. = P

@ Still.
There's nothing random about me writing, it's just the observations that are.

;-)

I like you too! What a coincidence! = P

Scary, but one that needs constant answering.

@ Over.
Yeah, I'm not trying that. Also I don't think I want want to know what other closets you opened...

The only decent thing that Paulo Coelho ever wrote was 'Eleven Minutes'. The mj, I dunno about...

Pratz said...

slaves to habit wala point -- so damn true!!!

Preeti said...

my god jhayu...

those were some truly mind blastingly funny one liners...

YOU ARE GOOD, BOY...!!!

and i pity your mom. she might be having such a tough time raising you. YES...i bet she's still raising you...brat...

and all that bullcrap about you being the sufferer goes to prove what a superimp you are.

and what's with the Graham Bell thing, ha...? ha...? ha....?

:-)))))

i am so glad you finally posted something...

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
Where have you been???

Never mind, I already know. Hmph. And yeah, go on, take my mom's side. I'll join you there... I don't know how she handles me! = P

That Graham Bell thing refers to my innate disability to call people.

fishbowl said...

Ha ha! The last one is totally nasty!

Preeti said...

i have been places...nice nice places...hahahahaha...

ah ah ah...do i detect conceit...noooo....anything but that...you know you can very successfully achieve the optimum adorable quotient without resorting to conceitedness and other viceful attributes....

and yes...i take the side of all mothers in this and parallel universes as well as the underverse...but if you'd like to join the team then i am sure all mothers would be highly excited at the prospect...

and i also really wonder how she handles you...tch!!!

ah...ghanta singh...what does the woman (if any) in your life feel about this handicap i wonder...

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
I'm not being conceited, I'm slightly pissed!

And what handicap may we be referring to?

We still love you, though!

Preeti said...

Why are you pissed, dearest...?

Handicap refers to 'innate disability to call people...'
so if you are not the calling types then...hmmnnn...people liked to be called at times, you know...

and we know they still love us...thats what makes things ... hmmmnn ... worthwhile...
and we have no doubts about loving you...absolutely none...

Preeti said...

aaarrgghhh...
i just got what you are referring to...

shit jhayu...

next time...i promise. and i dont break promises.

oh man...im such a tubelight ... such a rotten tubelight...

now stop sulking, please...or else i'll feel more wormy than i'm feeling right now...

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
Yes, as I'm finding out now, people do like to be called...

And don't feel wormy! I was just kidding!!

Preeti said...

Thank God...
wrong idea to be angering saviour knights...

Jhayu said...

@ Preeti.
What you don't realise, fair maiden, is that saviour knights are not prone to angering...

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