Thursday, October 23, 2008

It cannot be explained, You have to experience it!

Useless fellow
I am so accustomed to these words that even while going on the road, if I hear these words, I turn my head and look around to check whether someone is calling me.

Listening to these words, I responded “Yes Dad! What happened to you?”
Dad shouted at me “Nothing happened to me. Useless fellow, you are good for nothing. You kept your stinking undergarment on my brand new shirt”
With a composed demeanor, I said “Cool Dad! Cool. Why do you unnecessarily raise your BP? Look at me. How cool am I?”
Looking at my gestures, Dad said “What? Cooool? If you pose yourself to be cool again, I’ll get you married”
These few words hit my ears like a torpedo. I jumped out of the chair saying “Marriage! NOOOO!”

My Dad approached me and took my hand in his hand. He asked me what my problem is.
I said “The actual problem is that I don’t understand when I should get married”
Dad said “Fool! It’s simple. When every girl around you looks hot, it's time you get married”
I said “In that case, I should have got married in my sixth class itself”
Dad said “So, you deem it’s high time you should get married”
I said “No Dad, I need some more time. I want to enjoy my life for a few more days”
Dad said “My dear Useless fellow! You will definitely enjoy the first few days of your married life”
I asked “After that, what happens?”
He said “It cannot be explained, you have to experience it

Listening to this conversation, my Mom rushed towards me and said “Bujji, If you get married, you feel very comfortable as if you ride an ‘S’ class Benz car”
In no time, my father retorted saying “Yes, with a meager mileage and a hefty maintenance. It won’t take you much time to learn about the failure in the suspension system, augmentation of noise pollution and application of breaks almost all the time, even without your knowledge. You feel as if you are pushing (not riding!) a broken ambassador”

My Mom said “I got married on Wednesday. So, don’t get married on Wednesday. It’s an inauspicious day to get married”
Dad retorted “Why is ‘Wednesday’, an exception?”
Mom said “Don’t believe Dad’s words. Look at this photo of a beautiful girl whom I searched for you. She graduated from a reputed college”
I shouted “Gosh! 34-40-34! What’s her shape?”
Mom said “Round is also a shape, right!”
I yelled “Her teeth come out. Moreover, she looks visually impaired and aged
Mom said “While speaking and laughing, she can use a hand kerchief to hide her teeth. You are always there to look after her, so why do you bother about her eyesight and age”
I cried “She looks dwarf!”
Mom said “Shut up! Five feet does not make her dwarf”
Watching this conversation, my Dad couldn’t stop laughing. He said “Relax! Mom is playing a practical joke on you. The lady in that photo is your grandmother’s cousin”.
Staring at my parents, I murmured “Thank God! You saved me!”

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Quest(ion) Urself?

a) How many trees are there in your street?
First Person : Sorry, I can tell you about the apartments. But, t..r..e..e..s… No way !
Second Person : Trees! No chance… I live in the center of the city.
Third Person : I never find much time to count.

b) What is the amount that US Government has decided to pump into the market to rescue US economy?
First Person : Around 700 billion dollars.
Second Person : Yes, A lump sum rescue package. 700 billion dollars
Third Person : Exactly 700 billion dollars Can you see yourself in the shoes of any of the three persons above?

Are we so busy that we don’t find time to notice petty things?
What kinds of things interest us?
Is our job, the most precious thing in our life?
Is our thinking aligned with the amount of money, in the object we see?
Does the neighborhood matter to us anymore?
Are we narrow-minded?
Have we become selfish?
Are we letting our morals down?

Is your answer “Yes”, to any of the questions above?

Have you ever planted a tree in your locality or at your home?
Have you ever visited an old age home?
Do you remember the time when you donated food to the needy?
Did you ever teach a lesson to any child in classroom?
Do you care about the little kids deprived of education?
Do you respect every person around you without discrimination?

Is your answer “No”, to any of the above questions?

Do you want to do some of the good things mentioned above?
Are you not getting enough time to do those good things?
Are you not getting the opportunity to help others?
What stops you from doing those good things?
What stops you from helping others?
Don’t you think that only a coward takes excuses?

Dear Friends,
A coward dies thousand deaths, but a brave person dies only once. You need not prove that you are a brave person, but confirm your identity as a human.

PS: Don't consider this a lecture. Consider this a stressful session. Help others. Rediscover your soul.