PAP'S OBSESSION"(jingle, jingle)...hey, mum what's this!....(jingle. jingle)....hu?!hmmm, pap's coin collection....(jingle,jingle)....weird, i never noticed this craze before...aaaah, pap's weird sometimes, i guess...i guess i've got to put it back.... " In many other tin containers and small pouches pap's stored up coins...not the rare ones, just the usual coins...weird!
"nooooo!", i groan..." you can't just up root those plants, mum...it belongs to someone else". Mum looks around stealthly and says,"shhh, don't shout! These are just the stray ones...they wouldn't notice...they've got lots anyways...and even if they want to maintain their beautiful garden, they'd want to pluck out the extras...and...blah, blah, blah..."...sigh!mum should've been a lawyer...she stands up, dusts her saree while triumphantly holding on to the poor plants. what makes matters worse is the fact that that's not the only obsession.
-"did you just dust this place ponni?! OH MY GOD! there's an eenny, weeny particle of dirt here"
-"did you pray today? and yesterday? and the day before yesterday, and oh! we didn't go to church today!!..."
BIG BRO'S OBSESSION OF THE SERIAL "FRIENDS"
"..and like i was saying, that incident just reminded me of an episode in friends...Ross comes along and says, "hey dude, what's the thing about....." and monica says,"hmm, don't really know..." and....HAHAHA!!!....that was sooooooo FUNNY!!", says big bro and wipes the tears from his eyes. i politely laugh along and say,"it must sure be funny when ya really see it, huh?haha...hmmm".
BIG SIS' OBSESSSION OF HER ONLINE TUTORING CLASSES
"so big sis, wazzup?!"i ask. "well, nothing actually....oh yes!did i tell u this? i just got through my 1ooth online interview and as expected they liked me and all, were willing to take me in, which is not so surprising, but the pay was low, atleast not as expected...and yes, i've got a new student and he/she insists on me teaching (which is not surprising at all, you know) and...." -the one-sided phone conversations goes on for another hour...
A FRIEND'S OBSESSION OF DWELLING ON "THE PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE"
"you've got to transcend reni...just imagine that you are happy and you will be happy (duh!) and that's not all....think, think about "THE SECRET"...it's got a scientific basis, you see..."a friend says while i sit back and listen trying hard to quip in my opinions and casual observations...
FRIEND NO. 2's OBSESSION OF MASALA DOSA
"i'm hungry!"whines another friend....i look at her startled and say, "but we just had lunch!" "huh!yea, but i'd like to have a masala dosa...just one...tis been a long time since i had one, you know....hmmm, lemme see today's tuesday aaaannnndd the last time i had one was when i went home last weekend....aaaahhh yes, i had one last sunday.....awww, that's such a long time back....i want to have one NOW!"
MORAL OF THE STORY: we all have obsessions of one sort or the other, at some particular period of time or maybe even throughout our lifetime...it's not an abnormality, ofcourse...just something we've got to live with...ask me about mine, and i'll give you a list :-)...