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My Pet Peeves

It's been a long time...reason: people have been irritating me left, right and centre. Ok, make that politically correct: I was unreasonable enough to let all and sundry to get on my nerves...including a painstakingly typed post which vanished when i tried to publish it...I know, I know, "it happens"...Anyway, here is a list of my pet peeves, well, make that stronger... these are things I hate....truth is, if the law of the land didn't prevent it, I would have shot the offenders(yes, I know, "hate the sin, not the sinner", but still each of us have our own secret fantasies, right?) So without much further ado, here goes the list....

1. People without civic sense:- This group primarily consists of a variety of nasty neighbours ranging from those who play loud music at the dead of the nite (yea, I enjoy music too, but 1:00 PM in the nite is a bit late for it !!) to those who encroach onto your front yard, the moment you are out of town, to hang their dirty lin…

My True Love...

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Or so it seems :) I usually don't fall for these kind of things....but couldn't resist putting this up !!!Your True Love Is a CancerWhy you'll love a Cancer:
Cancer's loyal and sincere heart makes your own sensitive heart melt.Caring and devoted, a Cancer will take the lead in pursuing you - and not give up!
Why a Cancer will love you:
You're laid back enough to deal with Cancer's little mood swings and freak-outs.A fellow homebody, you know how to make a Cancer comfortable and at home with you.

Doctors

A spouse who is left behind in the middle of a waltz without a partner...a baby whose lullaby was never sung....

Whenever you thank a doctor for being there for you and later fondly remember how he/she helped you or your loved ones are these people ever remembered? These happen to be the doc's family...who get left behind when the doc jumps out of bed in the middle of the night to answer an emergency call...who sacrifice the smile from life's precious moments so that the doc can put it on his/her patients' faces...

Life's Little Pleasures

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I experienced one such moment when I saw these....


....these are Neela Kurunjis which bloom once in twelve years, in the Western Ghats. Thanks to everyone who made the visit possible.

Corporate Weirdos - Part 4

Recently sighted a species in the corporate jungle whom I shall name the 'Child Adult' (CA). The distinguishing character of a CA is extremely childish behaviour in very adult like situations. They have an excessive attention seeking disorder too. Whether it be in office, in meetings or in corporate parties these CAs indulge in childish squeaks, moans and pranks to draw attention to themselves. In office, they usually hover around the boss's desk with no specific purpose than to waste their time, the boss's time and everytime else's time. They are the ones to whimper to the boss that seniors are being insensitive. (Its another matter that their expectations of sensitive behaviour exceed that of a child from a mother. Being sensitive to a CA means not getting frustrated about their screw-ups in work despite accepting all their pranks with a smile, and even accompanying them for lunch as soon as they are hungry and no, they won't go alone as "I don't lik…

Where Should I Be?

These days my school mail group which is otherwise mostly dead is seeing a flurry of activity...the topic of debate is whether one should be in America or India...A majority of my classmates are in US (hailed as the land of opportunities by the most recent addition there and as the land of homesickness by one of the earlier migrants)

This weekend when I was back in my hometown, I met two of my classmates who were on vacation from US... both of them seem to be quite happy in America, so much so that when we (hubby and self) asked them when (and whether) they were planning to come bac to India they didn't even have to blink an eyelid before saying not anytime in the near future...and in the next breath they also added that they wud love to return bac at a later date...And that set me thinking...And I ended up jumping into the mail war in my e-groups with my take on the issue...Felt like reproducing the excerpts of that mail here ...

Good to see the serves and volleys going bac and fo…