Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Few Mannerisms I Dislike




One of my relatives, an overtly affectionate middleaged Aunt, recently visited me..A very warm and cordial lady she is, as always, but my nerves knot up at her very sight because of the very many irritating habits that she has..the worst being kissing in the manner of spitting!!!

I warmly welcomed her but ensured I maintained a safe distance so that i dont land up to be her prey. She gets hyper when it comes to affection ....spewing,smooching and smudging her saliva on the face of her victim ,all in the name of a maternal kiss…Ruining my well combed, shampooed hair by continuously rubbing through it with her fingers as though I am her pet Pomeranian is another brutal act of love! And can you believe what happened on my wedding day? My reflection in the mirror told me that the beautician had done her job well. Reluctantly I bowed before my bounteous Aunt for her blessings….I knew this would happen and was extra cautious. But my very emotional Aunt ensured that she chinned me up and blessed me by passionately splodging the makeup on my face which was just out of the parlour with her damned saliva.In a jiffy her next spurt of affection made her comb her fingers through my well set hair which finally stood out like horns on either side....she grinned contentedly and proudly at all who watched the show much,very much to my embarrassment!!Thus i hate over affection!!

Colleagues peeping into my system ..that too at office when I am busy sorting out escalations…....on top of it asking questions like “Madam busy huh? Unfeelingly tugging at my hair clip or ear drops at that point of time inspite of knowing the tension coursing my veins.

Reading news paper is something which I do on a daily basis..please note, I read only the supplement..Imagine when you are curious to the core while reading the most hyped gossip, how disgusting it is to have someone peeping from above or from the side trying to read bits and pieces of it!.....the culprit usually will be my better half tweeting!!! I hate it!!!!

I love going on a vacation to my home town to eat good food and for meeting my dear and near ones..Thats when my mom tells me..”please ensure you meet so and so aunty and so and so uncle's daughter's wife..oops I meant daughter's cousin.."they enquired about you..how sweet of them”!!
I agree it is very sweet of them to enquire but mom fails to realize that it is just a polite, customary, meaningless enquiry!! When I crave to relax and enjoy at my home she expects me to go meet people and give them that fake smile ..and usually the conversation with such people goes like this.....

Hello Vineeta..how are you…where are u working these days
(I would have answered this question every time I met them)

The next one will be..Ooh my sister's son's kid works there..do u know him???
Yes,yes(snide), it is very easy to find that sister's son's kid among 2 lakh people working across 5 different buildings at Bangalore)

And haven't you travelled yet?? That’s baaaad…my son went 5 times to Antartica and now he is in Switzerland on a new project..
(So?????? Good for him!!)


Sigh!!! I some how fake a headache to get out of that place before mom comes with another request to meet another family who falls under the similar category!!!
That is done......But the worst is yet to come...my overanxious Mom gets visibly disturbed....she announces to all and sundry about this awful headache that tortures her dear girl.....My father is urged to fix an appointment with a doctor friend...paracetamols litter my room,"how do you feel" questions nearly drive me crazy!! Finally I get bundled into a doctor's clinic....So much for an overanxious Mamma...even when iam fit and fine!!

New people new likes new dislikes and it goes on..NO ESCAPE!!!!

23 comments:

Arun said...

Amazing Writeup and its soo true within the lines..have experienced the newpaper issue when i was staying with couple of friends during college days! Was fun reading your post :)

ഹാഫ് കള്ളന്‍||Halfkallan said...

good one ..
ബന്ധു (ശത്രു) : എന്റെ വല്യപ്പന്റെ കൊച്ചപ്പന്റെ മകള്‍ടെ ഫര്താവ് അവിടെ ഒണ്ടല്ലോ .. നിനക്കറിയില്ലേ
ഞാന്‍ : ആണോ .. എനിക്കറിയില്ല ..
ബന്ധു (ശത്രു ) : മോന്‍ അധികം ആരോടും സംസാരിക്കാറില്ല alle .. കുറച്ചു സോഷ്യലൈസ് ചെയ്യണ്ടേ ?
ഞാന്‍ : :-) (മനസ്സില്‍ : ചക്ക *()&*()(**_)

Aparnaa said...

Nice one girl.. the only prob is u aint regular.. write more often...

moonlite:D said...

well, finally you showed up here!!
such gaps are not accepted again,,, argh ;)

good you told me what irritates you(esp colleagues), I'm sure gonna do that, from next month :D

good post buddy, but chill... coz, as you say NO ESCAPE :)

ganesh said...

Good one Vinee...I can relate to so many of them...especially the mom's request of meeting relatives (whom I want to kill :)) even the news paper one is good... But the only complaint is that u are not regular :( Keep writing and as always...this is a beauty :)

blunt edges said...

hello vineeta! so how are u? are u still working 'there'? u know my cousin's wife works in the same firm. do u know her by any chance? so u haven't travelled yet ha? that's bad!!

my job here is done! :D

moonlite:D said...

lol, good one bluntu.... :D

Vineeta said...

Thanks Arun..but aint that absolutely disgusting??

Halfkallan-Thaank u soo much

Aparna-Sheer lack of time and these days iam getting soo busy at office that i seldom get time to scribble :( Thanks again for reading:)

Moonlite-Probably from next month ull find an irritating creature beside u!! all the best..come soon..Iam ready!!

Ganesh-Thank you soo much..haha u wont believe i feel the same when it comes to meeting people...and about being more regular..i shall try my best :)

Blunt--grrr U know what i feel now..Thank God ur not a relative or a family friend..else iam sure i wud have ended up giving u that nasty fake smile of mine which i myself dislike!! Thanks a ton for dropping by :)

Anita :) said...

ahhh i sooo can relate 2 this one..." Ohh you work at abcd? my neighbours daughter works there...her name is parvathy...do u know her.."

well abcd had 6 offices in bangalore , and i dint even know the name of the guy sitting in the adjacent cabin.
:D

Vineeta said...

Anita-lol..very true..this is the only sad reason i hate meeting people back at my hometown...

Smrithi Sandeep said...

vini and I liked this one, Colleagues peeping in ur laptop and saying “Madam busy huh?"...

What an irritating thing..

first of all the Peeping is some how ignored/forgiven...But that comment can never be forgiven and they do that all the time...
Jobless ones!! I HATE THE CORPORATE WORLD.. ITS LIKE a B-GRADE MALLU MOVIE....

Vineeta said...

Smrithi-hahah dont know y few poeple love peeping into someone elses screen..hope they realise now or later...Thanks di for dropping by :)

Asif said...

Vineeta, hilariously whined. :D
It’s a fact that everyone might have come across such situations in life and obviously might have disliked as well but the way of presentation is simply superb.
Still laughing at the lines, “And haven't you traveled yet?? That’s bad...my son went 5 times to ANTARTICA” :D :D :D
BTW does your mom know that some medicines taken through injections are capable of reducing headaches within seconds thus making you ready for another meaningless meeting? :P

wise donkey said...

the newspaper is horrible:D

and the antartica trip the worst:)

wedding day one too much !

yenthadotcom said...

That was a fun read. I too know of elderly who behave in such awkward manner.

Vineeta said...

@Asif..Thanks a ton..u been away for a while is it? Shh dont even talk abt injections....me scared :(

Wise Donkey- hehe thats life :)

Yenthadotcom-Thank you soo much :)

Gireesh said...

thats one of the very straight and from the heart writing..
gud1
keep writing :)

Vineeta said...

Thanks Gireesh :_

ram Pyaari said...

how true!!!

raam pyari said...

also am following your blog now:) hope that is ok.

Arjun P S said...

Nice, Good design, good topics and good contents. Keep it up.

Asif Shaik said...

Helloooo :)
Where are You? Really missing your posts :(
Hope everything is fine !

Vineeta said...

Ram Pyari-Thanks a lot :)
Arjun-Than you soo much
Asif-Yeah iam back.. not sure how often i can keep blogging.. will try my best to be regular..hope all well with you:)

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