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Sunday, 26 October 2008

Tag time

So this time I have an enthu set of people who want to do the tag... Infact, pressurized by one of them to fulfil my davaa of tagging them. I am not taking names though. ;)

Following are the rules for the tag.

1. No altering any question.
2. No passing of question allowed. That means all the questions are to be answered.
3. Pass on the tag to atleast 3 people with the same rules. Drop a comment in their latest post to let them know that they are tagged.

If the rules are not followed, bad luck will gherao your blog for 10 years and no one will comment on it for 10 years. This is true.

Finally coming to the tag. I give you random - human traits, situations, values, virtues, vices etc. You have to say how far or how closely you are associated with them and an incident that relates to it (duh! which features you, necessarily). In case you haven't understood, I'm doing my own tag... so read it and follow my footsteps. ;). It's gonna be long, but nevertheless, do it.


1. Laughter ::
This is one thing I cannot control even in the worst of all the situations. I have tremendous appetite for laughter, anytime, anywhere. I know its rude to laugh sometimes, but I am shameless too in that regard. And most importantly, I still enjoy a hearty laugh over a joke that was cracked 9 years ago by my dad at Goa.
Situation ::
Me and my mum had been to the building ka secretary to pay the society tax. Now, my mom can imitate exactly the way the secretary speaks. Thus, when she opened her mouth to speak, I started giggling. Not knowing how to disguise this laughter, I pulled out my cell and started playing with it as if someone has sent a hilarious sms. By now, mom was looking daggers at me, yet equally amused. This time I rushed out of the house even without saying "Excuse me". and My mum had to say "maybe an important call". I swear, I won't step again into that house.

2. Embarrassment ::
Everyone find themselves into an embarrassing situations once or the other. I fall in to embarrassing moments, thanks to my own stupidity.
Situation ::
On my way to the International Airport, Mumbai,
the car driver asks me : apko Sahar janaa hai??
me : nahi nahi... international airport.
As soon as I said that I realised my folly. Not to mention, the confused look on the driver's face.

3. Truth ::
Truth, as said, is bitter. Telling the truth may not always be rewarding. Probably it's the best way to suffer, as you have your conscience clean. So, yes, I take a dose of this medicine. And do the courageous act.
Situation ::
This happened when I was in 11th @ BMCC. It was the very first time I had bunked a lecture. It was Maths and I had the most dhakkan, mosquito voiced prof. called Pharande. I was hungry and we friends decided to head for the canteen. Last lecture, he'd assured us that we would get our Maths marks after 2 weeks and not before that. So I assumed it safe to chuck this lecture. I will not forgive that person for the rest of my life because he'd distributed the papers and even said "those who did not attend will not get to see them ever again!!!"
I cared less. And I couldn't even keep my big mouth shut. I came home and told this to my mum. The lecture thereafter, lasted for 1 whole hour.

4. Lies ::
Lie is not a lie if it benefits someone. Hell, it has benefited me every time. ;) True, I ain't no Gandhi to speak the truth and put myself into foot on axe situation. But then, I stop all small, negligible lies. For eg. I will never stoop to saying something outrageous to squirm out of something. I would rather face the music.
Situation ::
Again in college. Me and P, had a rendezvous with one of the Bank Branch Manager for our college magazine. This fellow was our princi's very close friend. We had tried our level best to get an appointment with him, which his P.A. kept post-poning. Finally, he gave us an appointment on the day we'd booked ticket to see KHNH. Result, we didn't go and didn't even inform that we wouldn't come. Result 2. Branch Manager sent a mail to princi saying students are irresponsible and have no value for time.
Next day, princi sent for us. And our prof in charge was shivering because she was at the receiving end of our princi's wrath. P hadn't attended the college that day, so it was up to me to save our skin.
Princi : I recd letter from Mr. R M. He says you did not go for the meeting? Is it true? (Kindly...he was always kind to students. No wonder he's still favorite among students)
Me : Yes Sir. I was about to come to you Sir. There was a lot of confusion on the part of his P.A. Infact, he never informed us when we should come.
Princi : Oh that's ok then. R is my friend... just give me your questionnaire, I'll ask him to mail me his answers.
Phew!! I was saved. It took every ounce of my courage... looking at him eye to eye and lying.

5. Loneliness ::
I don't feel lonely often. I enjoy my own company. So you keep me home alone for a month and I wouldn't complain.
Situation ::
Definitely doesn't mean, I never felt lonely. Just recently, when I got my DL results, none of my family members were here to share the joy. I had got good grades and I would have loved to see their reaction personally. I informed them by phone and only congratulations were given. I could see no smiles, no pride. That was the time I felt like crying out of loneliness.

6. Pride ::
I haven't achieved anything great to feel proud of myself. I guess, i need to do something BIG to feel my pride. The only time when I was proud of myself was when...
Situation ::
Mum was @ Singapore for whole 2 months. That meant I had to run my house. Right from dusting to paying bills and also attending my classes. I was so unsure of my capabilities, specially cooking. I couldn't even boil water. But I guess, I have inherited my mum's genes. My cooking was classique. ... It tasted exactly the way my mum makes it. BOY! was I proud of myself.

7. Forgiveness ::
I could/ can forgive, but can never forget. Specially when I am hurt/ felt offended and when I know that it wasn't unintentional, I definitely can't. I know this isn't something that I should brag about, but I am incapable of forgiving people for their wrong deeds. I will certainly find my way of soothing my burns by seeking a revenge. After all, I believe in Tit for Tat.
Situation ::
Exam time, S promised we would go together. I make it a point to reach always 1/2 an hr before. After repeated calls to her place, I come to know that she, supposedly, conveniently, forgot that she'd to pick me up. I ran helter-skelter to be on time for my exam.
Next exam, I gave her a dose of her own medicine.

8. Hypocrisy ::
I'm a hypocrite alright. And so is everyone.
Situation ::
Many a times I have found self-contradictions. I say something and I realise that it isn't how I behave. Can't actually remember a situation, reason being there are many. All the same, I stand guilty.

That's the end of my tag. For those who do not know, it's like question paper, people. It gets distributed and you write your answers, without copying.

I tag Mukta, Nitin, Jinu, Shantala and Ajan.


  1. hahaa... question paper? a tag!?
    LOL!!! :D
    i've heard of pharande sir at BM... :D nice tag, this one! :)

  2. @ Rayshma,

    WHAT!! U heard abt Pharande??!! aaw, Please don't tell me u r his bhanji's son's niece's daughter's MIL's poti!!! NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!


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