Friday, February 13, 2009

Random Thoughts - 2


I go pffttt grrr %$#*@ when....

-When autorikshaw drivers/vegetable vendors/bus conductors speak in hindi instead of KannaDa. “kahaan jaana hai madam?” We all must sing the famous song from Prema Loka - "KannaDa barodilvaa...?"

-When people (non Bangaloreans, yes) pronouns KannaDa as “Kannad”.. *sigh* Just have to live with it I suppose.

-When women in bus (boo hoo had to travel in BTS for a week) talk loud and walk all over my feet and dont even apologise after that. *eyes watering* "that's alright, I like the pain. Sweet agony" .

-When people raise their eyebrows and say - "ooohh you are from that college-aaa?" as though we are outcasts. Yes smarty pants. We drink, dope and dance naked?? Any problem?

-When my married colleagues (ex-colleagues actually, the present one's mind their own business, sweet) show concern over my future (unknown) married life. They ask- “you STILL haven’t learnt how to cook?” *gasp* oh Lord! it’s a crime isn't it under IPC section -fill number-? They'll put me behind bars isn't it? Noooooooooooo....

-When people (read Non Veggies) ask me “Are you a veggie?” .. I say yes, they continue - “ you are missing something in life” or “how can you not eat meat?” or *with a smirk* “you really don’t wanna taste this chicken/fish/crab/octopus/other slimy stuff”.. For the 900,689,455th time, NO. I have no wish to eat fish/chicken/crab/other creepy crawly slimy stuff which might have had other animals'/humans'/ birds' shit/waste/litter. *YUCK*

-When people ask me to sing and then talk some random stuff - "andhaage, nim maga Mahesha innu alle kelsa maaDtidaana"? Madve yaavaaga?" Ugh!! And I have to sit and wait for them to finish. After a while- “ohhoo sorry pa.. sorry, shuru maaDu".. What do I do? RUN of course .. Nah I just smile and say "parvagilla aunty/uncle"

-When people chat during concerts. I mean, why come there and talk? I once sat next to two ladies who went on and on and on about their neighbor’s daughter who had delivered a baby -"oooo what a fat baby she delivered! healthy veryy healthy" (in tamil). I couldn’t change my seat as the place was packed. My tolerance level peaked when one of them said “I hope this boy (artist, yes) finishes his Hindustani sangeetham soon. It is so boring”. Huh? "This is not Carnatic music concert Maami... Remember you were given an invite? Did you use it while frying appalam? (for KannaDigas, its HappaLa). Ah thought as much." I was fuming ...

-Mirakul ad on Etv Kannada channel. Whatever..

-Atif Aslam. His flat and tuneless singing will kill us all someday. Somebody just shoot him. This World needs peace.. Shoot him. please please pretty please...

-Reality show hosts get on my nerves. Why do they scream so much? "AAJ HAMAARE SAATH HAI THE ONE AND ONLY, SUPER HOT..." Yapppaaa...IRRITATING..

-A pothole near my office. Nothing, just felt like including it here.

That's all...

21 plate meals:

Ranjitha said...

A very cute post Shrutha .. :)
I bet you hav elots more to add to the list as well :)

Shruthi said...

@Ranj hehe yes I do have so many things to add.. I can rant anytime anyday ;)

jargonjagran said...

I think this one deserves to be in the list ... when prospective brides/grooms meet and folks on either side start the name dropping session... nimge Nagraj gotta ade SBM nall kelsa maadtaralla... vijaynagar 6th cross nall ideeralla .. avru nam bhaav maida na akkana chikammana sodaraa maava na anna... namge bahala chennagi gottu.. avar gotta ivar gotta.. yenu yella industrial tycoonsu page 3 celebritiesu.. if you ask me this whole system of arranged meetings and arranged marriages is a big sham... if you ask me its a pity that need your dad and your mom to find you someone to marry ... hayya .. Within the confines of this system the only reason someone is gonna get married with someone is because it seems to be the norm to do so and probably the easiest way to get laid ... I think marriage should be the end not the means you seek to a relationship... wat a pity.. think abt it .. anything that we choose to make a part of our life.. we reason it out, think abt it , choose debate, starting from the pair of jeans you buy, to the car you buy , to the house you like , to the color you like ..and yet when you are probably making the biggest bet of your life you do it with the blindfold of confidence from the 20 minute conversations with the other person and scholarly recommendations of people.. Excuse am I the only who thinks this is Dr Frankenstein's sinister experiment .. coz if you don't think so then look over your shoulder hez probably lurking around in eligible circles of conjugal networks..until next time hala hala

Shruthi said...

@Adi Yes I agree, this name dropping session is indeed tiring. I think it kinda breaks the ice you know; ‘some’ topic to converse about hehe

Marriage is a personal choice. Though I don’t buy your “easiest way to get laid” theory. You have options you know. Find a hot girl, hit on her, get drunk and get laid. I mean, you can try that? ;))

Well no, its more than the physical aspect I feel.

Personally, finding a partner makes sense coz I don’t wanna grow old and then feel lonely. But but but , this whole arranged marriage thing freaks me out. One of the nightmares of being single I think is this. I am petrified you see. God! Why me *sniff*..
I wonder how a girl makes up her mind to marry someone whom she has just met. Maybe it was easy some 20 years ago. Sample-
Girl: Neevu drinks ‘maaDteera’?
Guy: except on Thursdays’ bere yella divasa drinks maaDtinri..

Then the girl would run to her mother -“avru drinks maaDtaarante.. nange ee maduve ishTa illa”.

Now, things have changed, a girl might not be sure if she wants an arranged marriage you see.
Girl: So, do you smoke?
Guy: No no..
Girl: *Impressed, she smiles and continues* Maybe you have an occasional drink?
Guy: illappa..
Girl: Oh..
Guy: Naanu bari “hala hala” kuDitini, sandhya vandane maaDtini.. aDige maaDtni.. hiTTu rubteeni.. aavaagaavaga statue game kooDa aaDtini..
Girl: err…

jargonjagran said...

I din say that ppl get married only to get laid ...but trust me dahling I can't really understand what else you can expect from a 20 min coffee -table conversation with your would -be. With what conviction do you agree to live your life with someone you dont know beyond the airplane conversation.Its ridiculous to search for a partner to last your old - age.. there are better retirement funds out there.. as for the advice .. a little late though :)

I tell you what.. arranged marriage works for the bigoted conformists
who haven't had the will to do something about an important piece of their life.. and are bigoted enough to shun all sense of thought and action and play a hand at the biggest gamble of their life blindfoldedly... you might as well choose your lucky number and pick up the phone and say hi.. The biggest lacuna that exists in society today is the anemia of relationships ... unfortunately Arranged marriages perpetuate this ... for it is the garb of societal acceptance that is accorded to this process that enables individuals to seek refuge for their inaction and callousness ... Its amazing how people agree to the idea ..And the victims to this try to distort and morph the idea of choice to one of luck. the hackeneyed line.."Oh in the end its all the same.. nothing is perfect ..Ull have to compromise .. so its all the same" I really would like plough into these self-righteous wise creatures about how they have turned evangelists of this heavenly practice called Arranged marriage..its more like the Dr.Paul dhinakaran saying come my child .. I will heal you with the touch of the hand of god.. If you respect urself ..get a life.. find your mate.. not your spouse

More to come...

Shruthi said...

I don’t deny that my friend.. My point of view is similar .. Just that in my case I am single. No choice.. I have asked people to look one "suitable guy" andre oLLe huDga (if at all there exists one) for me. Will ask you alsuu to find... find a hunk for me quick. He has to be smart, good looking, witty, rich and a non-smoker please.

jargonjagran said...

yeah i get ur drift.. im too young to get married though

Shruthi said...

Bah!

Gazal said...

there's enuf material for an entire post here shruthi !!!hehehe

shoot atif aslam...nahin yaar !!!

Shruthi said...

@Gazal hehe .. yeah. marriage has always been a hot topic :p
Atif aslam yes Gazal, you would've figured, I don't like him much :D

Maanasi said...

Soopaaar I say!!!!..I ab- so - lutely Loovur you blog....it is eggjactly what i vant to say...vladir putin will also agree....vont he..? Nice conversation you're been having... arranged marriage is very very scary....i do agree...but sometimes, rarely, if the parents know what exactly their progeny is looking for...the result maybe good... what say?

Shruthi said...

Totally agree with you. I ‘hope’ they know what their daughter is looking for hehe.. Dunno bout putin but glad you like ich ;)

Maanasi said...

i put in vladimir putin cos i vas substituting 'w' with 'v'.very russian...so what's with the whole arranged marriage discussion?

Shruthi said...

Aiyo I got that putin funda Maan, not so inane you see hehe.. I meant I dunno if putin will agree ashte..
About the said discussion, arranged marriage is a hot and happening topic.
you see my friend triggered this conversation few days ago.. he thinks I should have a baayfraand but not get married ;) and me thinks Johnny Depp has to come to Bangalore to date me.. *sigh* so there is this dilemma. General dilemma. Should girls agree for an arranged marriage, is the million dollar question? Your views?

meg said...

yo babe. The hindi bit is annoyinnnngggggg. EXcuse me!? Nemgenu kannada baralva?? ANd one bus conductor told me ella ella madam, Addu neevu pants hakondedir taane.. Aadakke. Uselesness. totally. LOVINg it all. And completely unconnected evam is fun!!!

Shruthi said...

@Meg: hahaha pants haakonDirodakke hindi na? whaaat laagic I say!! and yeah Evam is total fun..

Swaram said...

Post chennagide. Can relate to so many of them - the veggie/non-veg stuff, and the 'Kannad' one all.

And about the concerts, its ridiculous we even find people snoring away; why the hell then do they snatch the seats of some music lover?

Katthegenu gothu Kasturi parimala?

Shruthi said...

@Swaram Thanks. Loved the gaade..hehe and snoring during a concert is like ugh!! I feel such people must be abducted by some UFO, like the ad they show in movie halls. Thanks for stopping by.

Swaram said...

U know what? U can hardly find Darshinis in hyd. Hushar illa andhre ondu idli thinnakke enu jaaga iralla. Recently, we were happy we found one close by that too run by Udupi ppl. The person gives instructions in Kannada to the hotel staff. Naavu mathadsadhre Kannada dhalli he replies back in Hindi. How weird is that? Remembered this post of urs. Wanted to sing the Premaloka song ;)

Shruthi said...

heheh yes that’s an apt song. Else you could also sing “yene kannaDati , nee yaake hing aaDti” gender na change maaDbiDi ashTe :D or show Annavru’s photograph..

you would have guessed how bored I am at work heheh

Swaram said...

And what do u think abt my work 2day ;)
Catching up with all ur old posts :P

Anyways, am celebrating. After a longg time, the release is gone and I hv the day free for blog-hopping ;)

Thanks for the ides. Next time guarantee avanige Annavara photo gift ;)