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October 24, 2005

More Monday Madness.

Monday came. Monday left. I have no idea what transpired in-between. The weekend continued to live today, inside my head. I continued to live in the past. And poor Monday drifted away unnoticed. You see, our sleepy little town has little to offer by way of entertainment on weekends. So, comparatively, last weekend absolutely rocked! We had the best get-together cum reception party! The kind that you think of, in bits and pieces on weekdays like today, and laugh to yourself while your office colleague tries to watch you unobtrusively with a kind of mild curiosity because you see he is also in a daze; it's Monday for him also!

Anyway, here are a bunch of random thoughts (just tell me, when are they not? I hate predictable adjectives!):

* The fun part of getting to know people better is the strange chemistry that it leads to sometimes. It's quite simple, really. Normally, we interact with people we move along with all the time in familiar patterns. We know person x behaves so and we behave accordingly. When we interact with people whom we don't meet on a regular basis, we (or I) don't have a planned reaction-response pattern leading to quite a few unpredictable interactions. I mean, it's not like I plan a response for other people, it just comes automatically. Anyway, this uncertainty makes the interaction pretty interesting, if you look at it objectively.

* People like to categorize other people, slot them into nice little boxes - "she is quite a serious girl", "he is very shy" and so on. Irrespective of whatever labelled box people put us (me?) in, I get tired of it after a while - bored of being a stereotype holding the torch for that category. At different times in my life, I have been categorized variously as being silly most of the times, serious always, and a recent addition to the list being that I get tensed at the drop of a coin (Come on, I am allowed a cliche' once in a while!) No matter what it is, I get bored of it pretty quickly and then try to jump categories without making it look artificial. I mean even a funny guy will someday tire of hearing his friend say, "Gosh, you crack me up, man!". Anyway, to my credit, at-least I have experimented with more than one labelled box and maybe will get to test few more stereotypes soon.

* People are fun.

* It's the cleaning afterwards that's not.

* I like people who are comfortable with other people having fun their own way. I mean, one person's fun might be another person's "Oh, that." but it's just nice if we can get together and be comfortable with each other's individual ways of having fun - something like I like to clean the kitchen and you like to clean the hall, let me not try to make you clean the kitchen - now, that's what I call a disgrace of an example (I really need to clean the kitchen and the hall now). What am I saying here? Will someone kindly explain? :)

* Sometimes, during a normal conversation with someone, let's drag k here (just because it's fun to pull his leg :)), I tend to make a statement, call it an observation, if you will, that is 95.8% true. So, k responds with "Oh, is this what you mean?" and proceeds to answer with whatever response he can muster while watching a given sports channel on TV. Now, after listening to his response, I realize that what he understood is not what I exactly wanted to convey (the remaining 4.2% of it, that is) but now, I am too bored to correct him and our conversational veracity stands at 95.8% now. Is that acceptable? (Do any of you remaining readers out there have any idea what am talking about? :)

I apologize profusely for this nonsense and wish you wouldn't look at me (or my blog - must we dwell on trivialities now?) in that really weird way.

17 comments:

kamal said...

Hey RS,

I think your neural network is wired all wrong. :)

btw, worst examples possible :) (Can you better that!, with something better?) (trying to be you here).

BUS said...

I am confused just like I always am...but I see that u also r..so am happy...

weekend was defly fun...and I can still feel the music and dance in the air...

TJ said...
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TJ said...

Interesting!
But do you think, there will be a 100% match anytime??
Words are limits of thought[as Kasthurisays].

It means, even when K says something that appears to be 100% same, it is just his choice of words is same as yours. Not that, what he meant using them is what you interpretted.

Am I making sense??

Subha said...

RS,
You know, I read many of your sentences twice trying to get it straight in my head..Monday's daze, I think, is going to extend till Friday for me given the abysmal weather and dull chores..:(
Yeah, it was an awesome party..there are some memories/moments that I won't forget soon.

Anonymous said...

We had a BLAST on saturday night ! It was total fun all night ...

-Vasu

Parth said...

Is is the alcohol? The company? Cleaning of dishes? Cleaning dishes with alcohol? Several things can go wrong or right on such extreme events in small towns. I am not surprised at the confusing texts and subtexts in the post. :-)

phil said...

rs, i so wanted to comment... but...err.uhhh...umm...uhh...err...
???!!!

:)

Gayatri Gidwani said...

Hey...
hmm whats all the hints about cleaning the kitchen huh? Taking digs at people using a little euphemism eh?!

But really...I do totally agree that its nice sometimes to be put into a different stereotype by people you don't meet so often :)

-GG

RS said...

kamal: sigh, I guess so too. And no, certainly not me :)

bus: I have come to realize that's a good state to be in. So, when's the next trip to Lex?

RS said...

tj: Thats an interesting thought! I see what you are saying...the link seems to be broken?

subha: well atleats Monday is behind us now..glad you had fun :)

Vasu: I know! Saw you in the videos :)

Shiva said...

RS-
regarding the conversational veracity, I think you are at fault to start with because you tend to make an observation/fact that is just 95.8% true very well knowing that the other person cannot make out anything sensible when there is a sport channel on - and this is a observation/fact which is 100% true that you have already realised :)

RS said...

Parth: Not alcohol, definitely the company and the dishes :) I think I confused myself with this post!

phil: :)

GG: Ah, that was just to get you to comment, didnt you realize :) ?

shiva: Now there's a sensible point I missed!

Sriram C S said...

@RS - Brilliant really. I don't undestand a word of it, but its brilliant...in koundamani style, ithai appadiyE neenga thanjavur periya koillla kal vetta sethukki vacheenganna ungalukku pinnaadi varra santhathiyar atha paarthu padichu ozhunga nadanthukkuvaanga!!! :P
@Subha - And you were speaking of growing up in your BLOG...

RS said...

sriram: thanksh for the compliments - nalla ottara madiri teriyardu :)

Brat said...

it will take forever to understand this ... all I can say is, it was a cool party !!!!

RS said...

brat: :), lets do this again...next year!

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