Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Blah!

It took me almost 2 weeks to learn the route to my new office here. I used to get down at wrong stops (I use public transportation, being the environmentally conscious person that I am), walk in the wrong direction for a mile then take an auto who dropped me back to exactly where I started. Having no direction sense sucks. And all the one-ways here are of no help either. I mean, one should be able to take the same route one took from home to office, to get back home. People wonder how having lived most of my life here I still cant tell one road from the another. Direction sense, I don't have it. Ok? And yeah I lied about that environmentally conscious thing. I don't use my vehicle because I don't want to get lost.

Since I am in a bitchy mood let me talk about another common skill that I don't have. I cant throw. If you are laughing, let me hurl this coffee mug at you oh wait, I cant! When I try to throw something, its like gravity suddenly decides to show its might and the object lands right where I am standing (a feet away if I am lucky). This has never been a problem for me, in my line of work I don't have to throw anything (except may be an exception) but the problem arises when I have to cross this play ground near my place. Everytime I cross this park a tennis ball comes flying over to where I am, followed by screaming kids who go "Aunty ball, Aunty please ball". To save myself from a lot of embarrassment I pretend not to hear them and quickly walk away. I must admit I feel very guilty but what the heck? Serves them right for calling me aunty. If you are thinking why don't I just avoid the park, direction sense, I don't have it!!! I don't know any other route.

I should stop complaining, should also stop getting stressed. Today Deccan herald carried two articles Stress Causes Cancer and Stress may not cause Cancer. Either way getting stressed is not good. Also I saw a Santa Clause in an auto yesterday. May be he lost his way too. Holiday season is here, I should lighten up.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Aunty? :-)

Auntyyyyyyyyyy :-)

Arunz

johnny boy said...

LOL.. hilarious.. Shradha aunty, you rock! :)))
Hey I have noticed this actually, most girls cant throw far... But its not your fault, don wrry! :) Its jus bcos girls are generally much weaker, at the shoulder...
Listen to this - we play cricket on our terrace, and often the tennis ball lands in the adjacent terrace. Usually there is this neighbour of ours, who studies in that terrace and we ask her to throw the ball back to our terrace (distance is jus 5 feet between both buildings). What happens all the time is - one of us have to go down all the day to pick up the ball, cos her throw wud not reach our terrace!!! :)
[No, we dont play in the terrace, jus cos that girl studies in the adjacent terrace! ;)] lol

johnny boy said...

Throwing exceptions is fine, provided u 'catch' them properly :))) In my case, i don even have to throw, if i write a piece of code, an exception is guaranteed :D lol..
So the most important part of my code, is the exception block, cos the program control is sure to come there :) lol.. It is almost like a constructor in my case :P

~RAUL~ said...

Aunty !!!! Too too good... i just love those kids...

"Except maybe an Exception" ....good one...

And was that Santa driving the auto or he was just another passenger ??

Swathi said...

tat was quite a funny rant...

yaa u need to relax n take a chill pill :)

Someone said...

=))
=))
(Use these emoticons on YM to get the meaning)

Shradha said...

Arun Please Aunty antha kari beda, illandre sari iralla nodu ;)

John I am not very clear abt ur intentions of playing cricket on the terrace ;)

Rahul Santa was just a passenger, his reindeers must have given up looking at the traffic here.

Swathi I am taking deep breaths..inhale....exhale...ah feel better :)

Supriy Are u laughing coz those kids called me aunty?

(Thanks for the hint, I cud not have decoded tht msg on my own :p)

Anonymous said...

Yen madteeya? :p

Auntyyyyyyyyyy :p

My driving/direction sense is thus: "Keep going, eventually, 'in the long run' you'll reach some place" :))

Arunz

Shradha said...

Nam appa police commissioneru...

I wish I cud come up with a better line.

susubala said...

So poor to note about your ramblings on the Karnataka street...

realistic dreamer said...

LOVE this post! its so hilarious! :D
fav line- "serves them right for calling me aunty!" ROFTL :D