Thursday, July 31, 2008

Problem in hand...

One spends the evening pondering how to solve the problem in hand - I mean, the problem in real hand. Not for the first time, but for the umpteenth time. After having enough experience in tripping, falling and slipping stuffs from hands, one matures to the next level by dropping a whole plate of just-cooked rice with effortless ease, spilling all over the place. The next half hour is spent diligently and actively cleaning the carpet, to leave behind nothing but an aggravating back pain and an empty bottle of gatorade.

The plate almost would have fallen and broken into pieces, but one sprucely averts such an act at the last moment with some smart juggling act, to end up with the plate being upside down in the hands and whole lot of saadham all over the floor. But hey, the plate was saved. And during the whole episode and holding on to the plates in criss-crossed hands (thanks to the impromptu juggling - seemed like it might take a while to unfold the hands!), one ends up laughing his heart out, as the already confused roommate gets all the more confused not sure whether to help clean the carpet or to cook more rice or to join in the laughter, as such a situation is otherwise considered a repentant one.

Shouldn't one look above and say, "God, yaa You sitting up there, listen carefully - the jelly hands You have blessed me with - first of all, thank you very much for that. And be informed that there is nothing in this world that I have touched and not slipped from my hands. And You better have an answer for every single slip, when I meet you! Alright?"?

12 comments:

SLOGGER said...

Thank God, I never played cricket with you, you would have pissed me off....

maxdavinci said...

small advice..

saadam, kaapi ellame ok

just dont try to carry your wife!

gradwolf said...

Ever kept the plate at the edge of the table and tried gilli danda?

Oh, you don't even have to try!

Narayanan said...

ensoi......
this is just but ur reflexes races a split faster than your brain and confuses ur motor nerves !!!

so the next time .u spill......

Rayees Ahamed said...

only rice thaana ?


sambar , rasam , oooorga on neat white shirt ipdi ethaachum extra irundha innum nalla irundhurukkum :D ....

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Oh God, I'm also like this. Clumsy to the core. I guess you did not want to use this word no? :D

I fall as I stand man! I walk crooked. I guess I will blog about this too sometime. I realize I have quite a lot to say!

Idling in Top Gear said...

May be you should try out for the Indian cricket team. I hear the slip cordon is full of people with the same problem! :)

Prashanth said...

Aahaaa... I feel sorry! We get to eat Saadham only in the night... and that also dropped! Paavam!

Worst thing abt dropping the plate now is that, we have to get back cleaning the whole mess! No AMMA!

Arun Sundar said...

Slogger,
That's why I stick to Tennis. (And if you wanna know about my cricketing skills, goto Flushing in New york and ask the pakistani guys there)

Max,
I'd never. She is a little fat.

Gradwolf,
Yaa dude, I dont even have to try. Summavey gilli danda dhaan.

Narayan,
Enna ezhavo?! As my mom says, "Kai'ya vechundu summa irukka mudiyaadhu!!"

Rayees,
What a sweet heart you have?!

Nandini,
Atlast I find a company. Shall we start a club?

IITG,
Yaaa I'd love to, but I hate the game you see..

Prashanth,
Tell me about it!! Cleaning the carpet from sticky rice can be voted as the 'worst federal punishment'. Yebbaa, thaangala.

sthitapragnya said...

U seem to be my long lost twin. I honestly cannot think of anything I haven't dropped. Rice, rasam and other edibles to a TV. Yes! u read that right, a TV!! Beat that!

rahman said...

tried coke over a keyboard yet?
my personal speciality :)

@ idling in top gear
LOL!! I totally agree

Ela said...

That´s why i decided to remove the carpet from my room and buy a dozen of plates just for myself!