Things I Learnt In 2007 (That Are Still True)

Things that are just never ‘right’

  • Office chairs
  • Filing systems
  • Tea made in most canteens, restaurants, dispensers
  • Bras

Things that shouldn’t but do enough work well enough

  • Men (the desi type not the ultra-smooth yurrrgh type) who sell women’s lingerie but don’t know how to pronounce the names
  • Hard mattresses or the bare ground when your back is killing you
  • An 80s hit disco number in the late afternoon and the ‘slow sappy’ playlist at 11:00 a.m.
  • Walking around for 4 minutes (no more, no less) in weather you’d normally consider unpleasant – hot & sweaty, drizzly-muggy or pouring rain.
  • Drinking hot water when you’ve bitten into a chilli and your tongue is on fire.

Things that are sure-fire bad ideas because…trust me, I’ve tried them!

  • Laughing too much before singing. It clogs your throat.
  • Listening to too much Jagjit Singh/ Micheal Bolton
  • Reading books by the same author back to back.
  • Too much time with a new boyfriend: Please note that this is defined as any of the following: Meeting/ phonetime for more than two hours, email/blog comments/SMS/chat messages that cumulatively take up more than an hour, thinking about/discussing with friends/blogging about more than once a day.
  • Publishing a post and then attempting to delete it (people who subscribe to your feed still see it!!!)

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3 thoughts on “Things I Learnt In 2007 (That Are Still True)

  1. soniaraowrites January 8, 2014 at 12:26 Reply

    Somehow, walking long distances in the rain with a barely-protecting umbrella, works for me. I discovered this in 2013 and am now so looking forward to Monsoon’14.



    • IdeaSmith January 29, 2014 at 23:09 Reply

      @soniaraowrites: I imagine that must have something to do with where you are, also. Where I grew up, monsoon spells overflowing gutters, filth collecting in muddy puddles, worms, frogs and broken roads. Blech.


      • soniaraowrites February 9, 2014 at 19:21

        Ah! That too. But things are a bit better now. Atleast where I live 😀


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