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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Friday, April 27, 2012

The woman that she is

We were on Sardar Patel road heading towards adyar and onwards to LB road when suddenly we felt a jolt while waiting at the signal.

Three head turned. We spotted the motorcyclist struggling to get his bike straight. The driver got out of the car to inspect the damage- bump in the rear bumper.. Ouch!

He biker surprisingly waited and came forward to tell us " the vehicle backed up and that is why I crashes into it"

"No, we dint and you know it" she said.

Seeing the commotion at the signal the traffic cop made an entry, asking he vehicles to pull over to the side of the road. He walked away leaving us to discuss and sort it out..

"the vehicle backed up and that is why I crashed ma'am. Plus you can claim insurance"

"I don't buy it, and this damage is not covered by insurance. So give me something, am not asking for the entire amount, just a portion"

By this time the traffic cop on duty had changed and the new cop was amidst us trying to make sense of what was happening.

"I don't have any money on me, only 120bucks where 100 is for application for and 20for a ciggie" he chuckled sweat dripping from every pore on his body..

The cop made some noise about calling the nearest station so we could file an FIr, but quietly suggested to the biker to sort it out else it was bound to be painful long and expensive.

" ok ma'am, I'll give you the money on 15th", the biker said .. My dad works at XYZ, mom is unwell at home and I am a freelance web designer. What more do you want to know? I like at Abc st a my name is advit* .."

"can't you call and ask a friend for a loan? I can't be chasing after you.." she countered..

"hello machan, this is ankid here da... Bla bla bla" he spoke for a minute before hanging up. No luck ma'am. 15th I'll give it to you ma'am, 1800 bucks..

The cop- call your home, let them speak to your mother.. We can't believe all this story you are feeding us. Your license has Another city address and you don't have papers for the bike"

He called, spoke abt the sun, the moon and the accident and hung up before passing it on to her..

" see, I dont mind waiting but what guarantee do I have that you will pay up? Give me something as surety.. Give me your watch.. I shall return the minute you pay" she gave him the ultimatum..

After a few mins of deliberation, realizing he had no choice he gave in.. They exchanged addresses and we went on with the day wondering if anything the biker had said was genuine..

The traffic cop made sure both parties understood they were acting on their own will and he had no hand in their compromise..
And lo behold, within an hour he called our driver and said he had made arrangements and the money was ready!! We met him around 4 and took the money..

He gave my friend's address back and asked for the paper where we'd noted his down.. Strange character!

I was so proud of my friend for not backing down, or giving up.. She stayed so calm and Infact reasoned with him... Way to go babes!!

No, this is not a piece of fiction.. It happened for real on Tuesday afternoon ..

*names changed

Sunday, April 15, 2012

This Monday.. Regret not..

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can't build on it; it's only good for wallowing in.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

For all you Dog Lovers...

Prince Floppy.... :-)

10 Things Your Dog Would Tell You

1. My life is likely to last 10 to 15 years. Any separation from you will be painful: remember that before you get me. 

2. Give me time to understand what you want of me. 

3. Place your trust in me- it is crucial to my well being. 

4. Do not be angry at me for long, and do not lock me up as punishment.

5. You have your work, your entertainment,and your friends. I only have you.

6. Talk to me sometimes. Even if I don't understands your words, I understand your voice when it is speaking to me. 

7. Be aware that how ever you treat me, I will never forget. 

8. Remember before you hit me that I have teeth that could easily hurt you, but I choose not to bite you because I love you. 

9. Before you scold me for being uncooperative,obstinate,or lazy, ask yourself if something might be bothering me. Perhaps I might not be getting the right food, or I have been out too long, or my heart is getting to old and weak.

10. Take care of me when I get old; you too will grow old. Go with me on difficult journeys. Never say: "I cannot bear to watch" or "Let it happen in my absence." Everything is easier for me if you are there, even my death. 

Remember that I love you................

Monday, April 2, 2012

The Oracle Cards

Few years ago, when in Pondy, i met a friend V, and as we wandered the floors of Casablanca, she mentioned "Oracle Cards"- how they were very nice, each card had an image and a message that you read into with the book that came along with them. I was truly fascinated [ever since i had my Tarot reading done] and i probed further. That evening when we met again for coffee, she had a wrapped parcel in her hand, that held a box of Oracle Cards.. I was so touched and overwhelmed! 

Welll, it has been 3years since and i hadnt even opened the stack of cards, blame it on work, blame it on "time hadnt come".. But last evening, when i met 2 other friends, one of who is a Tarot reader, we got around to talking about these cards, and she asked me what my deck was.. First thing today morning I pulled out the box and texted her "Healing with fairies". I then opened the box, took out the book and saw much to my surprise, the cards had butterfly on them... :-) 
 The cards with the pretty butterfly on them

 A random card pulled out to show the message & image

I did fan out the cards, pick one and see what it said for me... And then, glanced through the book till i landed on the page with the message to understand the same. Quite fascinating indeed... Infact, a friend said "its quite addictive..." hmmm....