Friday, January 23, 2009

Snapshot of one's life...

I sneeze. I drop the phone in my hands. I bend down to fetch the phone and the pen in my pocket slips. Trying to grab the pen, I drop the phone again. I miss the pen anyways. It bounces away to glory only to hide itself under the desk. I get the phone first. I try for the pen next. I crouch, bend and stretch myself to a crazy yoga position and reach under the desk. An abbreviated moment of stretching and twisting later, I find the pen and rise up fast, only to bang my head against the corner of the desk. The reflex makes me bend again, this time with more agility and with cartoon birds flying around my head. Only a moment later I realize that the water cup on the edge of my desk had been tripped by the bang. Trying to save the computer and other accessories from any more inundation than it had experienced in the past, I open the drawer with haste to fetch some napkins. The drawer door hits my knee hard enough to make me squirm with discomfort. The phone rings. I pick the receiver, only for the already entangled phone wire to snarl with the mouse wire. The receiver hesitates to reach my ears. Mouse refrains to let go. The flood on the desk spreads uncontrolled by the napkins. I am on the verge of sneezing again. I sit right there enjoying every moment of it as a habit of mine!

There you go...a snapshot of one's life!!

18 comments:

Aparna said...

LOL! Could relate to this very much since things like this keep happening to me too.

Aparna said...

And yeah, there couldn't have been a better description of an incident like this, than this one. Very well-written!

Gradwolf said...

it's a like a 2 minute cartoon clip. you should ask someone to draw...

Gayatri said...

and you ask me if i'm in rehab! :P

narendra shenoy said...

Brilliant!

Nandini Vishwanath said...

Why are you giving a snapshot of my life? :)

Hawkeye said...

ahaa. nalla post.

maxdavinci said...

Bean/Kramer?

your the desi version i guess...

Anonymous said...

very familiar.. I remmeber now. It happened to me a few days ago :)

Preeti said...

U really shud make this into a cartoon strip like Adi says...and ur character wud only use one-liners... ;)

Arun Sundar said...

Aparna,
Looks like I'm joining your club. And Thank you.

Grad,
Can you draw?

Gayatri,
Lol...easy to ask questions you see! :)

Naren,
Thanks.

Nandini,
I know ma'm! Birds of the same feather flock together!

Hawkeye,
nandri.

Max,
I find Bean insane. Kramer genuinely funny. So neither.

Anon,
Everybody has their day, I reckon!

Preeti,
ha haa...one-liners :)

buddy said...

brilliant!!

Jegu said...

Well written..!! I enjoyed watching you do this.. :)

-=A.R.N.=- said...

Whoever said life is mundane anyway...

Raz said...

cld ve loved to see a pic of u clicked at that v min! :)

Mohammed Musthafa said...

haha...my god...been a while since i laughed so much cuz of a blog post! excellent!! sriously...it was like your describing my snapshot...i'm bookmarking this post!

Vijai said...

o***a,

onnume illatha matter ra eppadi da oothi perusaakura? romba vettiya iruka nu nenaikuren :) :)

evalavu bore adichitu anga irukurathuku bathil inga vantha tour polaam la jolly ya?

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