Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Ignoring Signs

We all have heard the joke where the guy who had the hobby of reading signs, was travelling at night and got eager to read the newly installed board at the top of the pole. He climbed up the pole and read the sign “WET PAINT, DON’T TOUCH IT”.

Reading signs especially warning ones are an important task. Ignoring them could be fatally dangerous (traffic signs) but sometimes turn out to be fun for others. Just thought of sharing an experience of my childhood where ignoring signs can turn out to be hilarious.

When I was small, as kids it was a habit to do things prohibited for us. We would play in the mud, eat tiffins in the cycle park imitating to ride the bicycles of our elders and the most fun was plucking flowers from the garden where they had big boards of “Don’t Pluck Flowers.”
There was a friend of us who wished to always take the front lead in the mischief so was the one to be caught the most. He would be caught for bunking classes for we would all run and hide while he would be busy drinking water near the teacher’s cabin just to show off. He would get the scolding from the seniors for breaking the spokes of their cycles while he was paddling it with the lock in it (thanx they never beat him). He would be caught for plucking the flowers for he would keep them in his pocket even if we plucked them.

The day I want to share about is the Annual intra-Sports meet of my school. We were very excited about the events and each one of us were participating in atleast two of the events. First we had the parade and then we moved for the competitions. The seniors were displaying their talent they had been learning in their Karate classes which gave us time to change from formals to pajamas. It wasn’t supposed to make us more comfortable but we were just following the tradition of our seniors. The room where we were supposed to change was filled with seniors and they made fun of us to go and change in the open space only. They were changing and were not letting us in. The sack race was supposed to start in 15 minutes. We all went to the back of the ground which was mostly empty and a part was covered by three sides with construction which and had drinking taps. We were kids and changed it their only. Now, this fella couldn’t take it so easily and thought of doing something innovative. The back of the construction had a small passage which was meant for the drains which was used to pass out the ground water during the raining season. The path was just big enough to let a medium built guy pass through it. The end of the path had a well and the pathway was swampy and hardly had I ever seen anyone going through it. Now this was the place which was covered on two sides by construction and third side by the boundary of the school. The narrow opening which was there to enter was not visible to anybody except us. We were prohibited to go to that area and even had a warning hanging there. The friend of ours asked us not to follow behind and went to change. In less than a minute we heard his cries for help. We ran to the opening and saw him standing just wearing the underwear. We were stunned and it took as 3-4 seconds to understand that there was a chameleon right on the lower end of his track pant which was lying on the ground. He was too scared to move and couldn’t even pick his pant lying infront of him. We ran and called the worker nearby who drove away the demon and took out our friend from the disaster. I remember that till then we were scared like hell for him. What if the creature kills him? We believed it to be poisonous. After we came for the race and stood in the line we were madly laughing on him and telling everyone nearby about this. I don’t know if we were slow because we were laughing or what happened but none of the 5 of us made in the top three of that race. 

I have also opted this post for a contest conducted by colgate, not to ignore warning signs.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Love and types

Love is something which is not so easy to define. And ofcourse there is no true or false love. Every person has got its own version of love. The only way possible to define love is to divide it in categories and let everyone choose their version. Here are the basic types of love.

Unconditional Love – A feeling of completeness when the other person is around. The world seems to be lonely and useless without them. You enjoy every short moment spent with them. The feeling of holding hands is more wonderful than one of your achievements. You could go to any extent to keep that person happy. It’s one of the endangered types of love.

Friend zoned love – It’s the most common type of love. A person loves the other one and they have a gala time together. Celebrate occasions, have parties, outings and do all kind of mischievous activities. You like the company of the person and the person resembles a lot like you. Once your love is put in this kind it’s always be gonna there the same way.

Status Love – This kind of love is just a metaphor for the easy way out to fame/success. People try to be with the person with a good amount of beauty, brain or money. They may find out a lot of fault in the person but still be with them to improve their social status. This kind of love is growing at an exponential rate. Doesn’t matter how much the two fight when they are talking on cellphone or when they are alone but in public they are very comfortable with each other. This kind of love doesn’t come with guarantee and has a good rating of expiring early.

Unexpressive love – This kind is restricted to a certain group of people. People who are not so expressive and generally restrict their interaction with opposite sex fall mainly in this kind of love. Whenever someone is very polite to them or tries to be friendly to bring them out of their small world, they fall in love with that person. For the first time someone was close to you and you fall for them irrespective of their qualities. However, it’s quite difficult for them to express it.

Stupid love – A kind of love which happens to me often. This is generally done by the celebrities for their good looks or talent. You find every detail about them and fantasize about them. It goes until some close substitute for them doesn't come up. 100% of people are affected by this love.

Tough love – This is faced by people in love with possessive people. They don’t feel comfortable with their partner being friendly to everyone and sets wall around them. The partner has to undergo a tough situation of either living behind the walls or take the partner out of the walls. This brings complications but if both of them understand each other well, the bond is quite strong.

Love for friends and family – The purest kind of love anyone can imagine. The bonds which can’t be broken and it’s always fun to have them around.

                            WHAT KIND OF LOVE YOU ARE IN?
Mention the type of love you are in and share your experiences. Help people find love and share love.

I don’t consider infatuation or lust as a form of love so they couldn’t make to the list. If someone wants to add another kind of love to the list, just comment it below.