Blue and Not Sweet

Meeing man who has been sternly warned not to exhibit any of the annoying behaviour that have so long been his joy and pride. We won’t go into the details of what entails ‘annoying’ here, it’s fairly wearing out. But said man has sheer genius talent in this and brings forth new annoying habits.

Blue squarish thing with buttons is flashed in my face at every opportunity. Let’s count the times it’s whipped out…oh, not, it’s strategically placed on the table in full view. Presumably since I don’t take adequate notice of it, it is snatched up every now and then to be tinkered with. Let’s count:

1. During discussion on when the said restaurant chain had been set up. Google search yields nothing. Waiter called upon to ratify my mostly accurate guess.

2. After picking up only one word from my sentence..’chess’. I am challenged to win a game against said blue-squarish thing. When I decline, I am treated to a long, involved description of said owner’s weekend itenarary spent losing to the said object.

3. On being questioned whether jhula-type chair on which man is sitting can break under his weight, I muse…dunno, the torsion… I am greeted by loud hooting and a proclamation that “THERE’S NOTHING CALLED TORSION. I can’t remember its exact definition just then so of course blue squarish thing is summoned to help again. Tch, tch pore thang he, it proves me right. But of course. Why do men invent toys that make them look like even bigger fools than before?

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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 August 20, 2007, in Battle of the sexes, On a lighter note.., XXFactor series and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. “Why do men invent toys that make them look like even bigger fools than before?”
    hehehe! 😀
    Seriously, did he actually do that? Jeez!

  2. 1. I was still in college when such chains were set up, perhaps Bagalore is shade better than Mumbai in that respect.

    2. Stats against the BB
    Easy – Win1 Lose 0
    Hard – Win 2 Lose 1
    Very Hard – Win 2 Lose 1
    Master- Win1 Lose 2

    How does that correspond to weekly losing?

    3. Lookup once more.

    An argument won subtly is not lost.

  3. Toy-boys love their toys? wow…
    Ideasmith seems to have very interesting men in her life!

  4. by the way, you should have either had a toy or should have had another boy with such a toy and then the fun would really begin…..
    Precious advises Ideasmith to be armed with such toys in the future so that she could be entertained better while the kids are at play!

  5. @ shub: ‘Said man’ did not invent the toy but some other man did 😀

    @ Stranger: You had fair warning.

    @ Precious: Interesting??!! *sputter sputter* IdeaSmith is tired of toys, games and toy-boys. But forever delighted with the unintended amusement that their capers bring (and the toons they result in!)

  6. Haha! Nope I meant, did the guy in question actually google for the restaurant/lookup the word etc? What a show-off!

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  8. @ shub: I hope he’s read this comment. 😉

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