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Took the cue; Stopped calling

I always used to be proud about the fact that I kept in touch with people even after college. That has gone down the drain now. It has been ages since I gave many of them a call. One reason being I am sick and tired of being the one to call, and never be called back.

Some may call my attitude as an instance of an inflated ego. But, I see it as

Me: Hey, how are you?

Other person: I’m fine. How are you?

Me: Great. How’s work?

Other: Oh, it’s fine. How’s yours?

Me. Just the usual. Ask question..

Other: Answer. Repeat my question..

Me. Answer. Ask question..

Other: Answer. Repeat my question..

and so on..

until, I run of questions, and am forced to say an awkward bye.

OR

The other person says: “Hey, listen. I’ve got some work now. I’ll call you later” where later roughly translates to never.

I kept calling people, even though many of them seldom called me back. After a while, I realized,

  1. Maybe they simply do not want to be friends with me.
  2. Perhaps, they just consider me a pain in the wrong place.

That was when I stopped calling people. I have now changed my habit to calling people twice or thrice without them making calls. If I do not get any calls from then in a while, I take the cue and stop calling.

One other reason I have stopped calling is…

Frankly, they don’t give me a damn or take me for granted. Both of which I am not okay with. So, damn you. I do not mind not being your friend. Perhaps, people might say I am being too touchy. Say what you may, that is how I feel. And I am entitled to feel whatever I want!

I reiterate, I am sick and tired of calling up people who never return calls.

Besides, there are perks to not calling people up.

Firstly, saves me the money.

Secondly, good riddance.

P.S. Oddly, I have never felt this kinda way with my school pals. They are just them. We call each other during an Alumni meet, or just like that. It never felt awkward even once. Dominicans rock 😉

A pain in the wrong place!

A few minutes back a somebody came by our bay at work. Two people from my team started conversing with him about weight loss. Yes, weight loss that is right now being discussed somewhere by someone.

So what is it about this mundane topic? Is it some new(read easy) way to lose those extra pounds?

NO. It was not.
It is just that…
HIS VOICE WAS SO DAMN ANNOYING that it felt like I had a thousand bees buzzing inside my head. It is not the kind of annoying where you hate someone’s voice. The voice simply hurts you.

Every few seconds he would say something, and I would cringe. The words he spoke barely registered in my mind. At those moments all I could think of was,”Will you please get out of here!”

I literally tried to rip my head off. But it just wouldn’t come off 😐

I swear, his voice was so freaking painful. It was as though the little vamp Jane from Stephenie Meyer’s novel was doing something to me. Speaking of vamps…
I was overcome by so much murderous rage that I wanted to turn into a vamp and bite his freaking throat off.

“Will you please bloody shut up!” I wanted to scream. I don’t know what hell is like. But if it is like his voice, I bloody wouldn’t want to visit 😐

I almost had tears in my eyes, that I made a dash to the women’s restroom with my hands clasping my head. It wasn’t until a good five minutes that the headache subsided.

I couldn’t come to terms with what had just happened. Could someone’s voice be as painful as driving a stake through your heart, and twisting it so damn slowly that even death sounds better than pain? Well it was!

He was a pain in a very very wrong place. My head!

I swear this is the first freaking instance where I am using the words “bloody”, “freaking” and “damn” so much. That’s how bloody painful that was. DAMN!

Why three is not company!

A friend of mine recently went for a movie with a couple of his friends. Throughout the movie the other two were so very engrossed into looking into each others eyes, whispering into each others ears and making funny noises in the dark. And my friend? He was stuck with a boring intolerable movie, and a huge tub of popcorn with nobody to share with.

“I felt so stupid”, he told me about the experience later.

That is why I wonder why a couple of friends ask you out for a movie? I have my own theory though, on why they ask you to give them company.

1. If the couple are so deeply in love. Then it is because they are scared that someone (Relatives/Friends) they know might see them, and report to high command (Dad/Mom).

The above scenario is bearable, because you know beforehand they are going to TOTALLY ignore you. And they are friends, so its okay.

2. If the couple are not really a couple(and just “Hi, Good morning!” friends). They neither have any intention of becoming a couple, nor do they have the restraint from flirting. They don’t even admit that they flirt! It is a no strings attached non-relationship with the philosophy, “Lets have a good time.”

They are even more hell-bent that you go out with them than the couples. Reasons being, they don’t want a long list of people(Friends/Family/Colleague/YOU) to come to a wrong(really?) conclusion that the two of them are flirting.

Real couples are a far better deal when you compare them with them.They say, “It’ll be fun”. I promise you their idea of fun includes

1.You desperately texting on your phone, and they having flirty conversations.

2. You ordering a cappuccino in hopes of getting rid of a all-day-long headache, and they laughing around a fully melted low-fat gelato from Fresco. And more annoyingly you have to gulp down your coffee so slowly that it becomes cold coffee. I hate table manners where I have to wait till they are done (Which is forever)!

3. You checking your watch a thousand times because your(mostly MY) mom is going to kill you for being late. They mocking you about your(MY) mom and her broom.

And that is why they say, “Two is company, and three is a crowd!