Astutely yours

A wise person is one who learns from past experience. Hmm….the men in my life seem to have been wiser than I. Ever heard of pre-nups? My love life seems to consist of meeting people who are experts at pre-any attachment contracts.

What is this about caveating? On a first date, I get to hear how committment-phobic a guy is, why he can’t stand people with extreme viewpoints and what his opinion of fine dining is. These aren’t just ‘getting to know each other’ small talk, they’re caveats that can and most certainly will be brought up in due course of time. Okay, I’m going to list out my caveats for the next guy who dates me.

I am very emotional. And moody. And tempramental. Sometimes mad. Sometimes brilliant. Fairly inconsistent.

I do like my family. And listen to them sometimes, even if I don’t agree with what they say.

I hate making desicions about food. If I want something in particular, I’ll ask for it.

I will ask for what I want. And I will tell you when I don’t like something. Anything else is an assumption.

I talk a lot. And think a lot. I like people who do both.

Oh well…I don’t have the class of the lady who said that ‘diamonds are a girl’s best friend’ but what the hell, I’m going to keep them anyway!

I’m reading a book called ‘John and Mary’ (more on this later since its interesting) It talk about the complicated mind-games men and women play at the start or even before the start of relationships. Whatever happened to plain old ‘falling in love blindly and madly’?

I’ve been doing all my thinking AFTER getting into relationships. Well, that’s probably not prudent any more. It seems like one needs to approach a potential relationship the way one handles one’s finances.

Invest wisely. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket. So multi-date.

Don’t gamble foolishly. Hence pull out at the slightest sign of trouble. There are other interesting propects waiting for you anyway.

Don’t let cash lie around idle, put it to use. Similarly don’t sit around single and brooding. Plan every micro-second of your ‘dateable’ time so you’re always seeing someone, fixing another date, getting to know someone else, scouting new avenues to date and brushing up on dating skills (read! watch movies! blog!)

Keep records of everything. And recycle. Oh god, how I loathe this policy when it comes to relationships…..someone stop me the next time I burn that lot of photographs and love letters and go on an ‘erase memory’ spree!!

Oh, well, maybe I just should turn astute when it comes to lurrve. 

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About IdeaSmith

IdeaSmith is the digital doppelganger of Ramya Pandyan (intrepid train-traveller and frequent spouter of post-midnight rhymes and rants). As IdeaSmith she battles obscurity and slays boredom with her stories about men, books, digitalia and Mumbai. She performs live and also blogs, tweets, Instagrams, Facebooks, +G’s, Youtubes and Goodreads all as IdeaSmith. Ramya is a blogger, digital storyteller and spoken word performer. She also runs a forum for aspiring writers called Alphabet Sambar. Tweet-bomb her at @ideasmithy.

Posted on November 1, 2006, in Hormone hangover, Survival Guide. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Your list does not sound much like caveats. It just reads like
    1 – You are normal like everyone else
    2 – Parents have instilled culture
    3 – Will have anything when hungry
    4 – Can talk…
    5 – … a lot

    As for the ‘erase memory’ part, not sure you would want to do it. Don’t think these blogs will be the same without all those memories 😉

  2. “Oh, well, maybe I just should turn astute when it comes to lurrve.”

    but then it wouldn’t be lurrve nemore, would it? Ne way, what’s wrong with being foolish. It may cause a little heartburn, but you pick up a lot of fun along the way 🙂

  3. All the best for your heartburn and let us know of the fun! 🙂

  4. We love, we hate, we live, we learn……..and the we WRITE about it…hahahahah!Any cash incentives from past relationships should be in the form of a Booker I tell you!

    As for being astute , dig this:

    One of my girl friends, got divorced and then at the settlement asked for her share of the jewellery, sold it for an unimaginable amount, used the money to fund a holiday to India, to show off new American boyfriend and would be husband…..all in the span of a year……

    Some women are really astute!!!!!!!!!!

  5. I’m curious, how do you manage to hate men so much and want their love at the same time?

  6. @ Yeda: Am positive I’d want to do that. And blogging about those memories is an effective way of getting rid of them the cathartic way. And yup….will keep this blog posted on the success (or not!) of my new desicions..

    @ n: I think I have only a handful of ash left after all that burning now. 😦

    @ ratz: Ah…the things they never taught us in school!

    @ Observer: Dunno…am just masochistic I suppose.

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