On My Way..

while I drive to work every day, there are so many things I notice on my way which make me smile, think and regret few things in life, sometimes.

Couple of incidents that took place last week still come back to me, like..

1. I was right behind a school bus and there were kids of age somewhere around 7-10. There was this girl at the back seat and looking at the traffic from the glass window. She looked straight into my eyes, while we were at a signal waiting, she smiled and waved at me. I felt super duper happy and waved back with a flying kiss 🙂 In that instant her friend noticed and asked (I’m guessing) who was I and whether she knew me. To which the girl shook her head and said something to her, the friend gave me a weird look and made somewhat a bad face and went away. The girl again looked at me and smiled, the bus moved, I moved and the smile on my face? Intact, till today 🙂

That girl, her smile made my day and I was so happy the entire day in office. Someone somewhere unkown to me made my day by just passing a simple smile 🙂

2. I was taking a right turn on a triangle junction, which is a little traffic-ky and you have to slow down whatsoever, slow down almost like halting. At that triangle, there was a lady on a two wheeler with not more than 1 year old baby standing at the front. As it is it looked dangerous to have such small baby standing on a riding vehicle, and to top it, when she applied the breaks, the baby fell down and somehow was found lying down between the vehicle’s two tyres. The very moment when I reached that point and had to halt. The first feeling that came to my mind was WTF! How can that lady even think of taking this little baby on a ride? I felt very very angry. I stopped the car to get out and help pick her baby. There were others also who ran for help.And the baby, that baby was crying incessantly, it fell right on its stomach, and the cheeks were so red with the rash, my heart still cries when I think of that scene. Anyway, the best part the baby was not hurt much.

While on my way ahead to office, I kept thinking of that baby. What would have given that lady courage to take such small baby on a wheeler, that too a two wheeler? Was she in need to anyhow go somewhere and had no place to keep her baby? Or was she completely out of her mind to do such a thing? I kept wondering, I still wonder. What makes people do such things? I know either there is a dire need or just plain simple ignorance. But whatever, that day the baby could have badly hurt too or worse-died! My hear aches, even today !

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Wordy Wednesday-22-‘Didja tell your son this?’

20 Things a Mother Should Tell Her Son

came across this on the web…click the above link to original site

1. You will set the tone for the sexual relationship, so don’t take something away from her that you can’t give back.
2. Play a sport.  It will teach you how to win honorably, lose gracefully, respect authority, work with others, manage your time and stay out of trouble.   And maybe even throw or catch.
3. Use careful aim when you pee.  Somebody’s got to clean that up, you know.
4. Save money when you’re young because you’re going to need it some day.
5. Allow me to introduce you to the dishwasher, oven, washing machine, iron, vacuum, mop and broom.  Now please go use them.
6. Pray and be a spiritual leader.7. Don’t ever be a bully and don’t ever start a fight, but if some idiot clocks you, please defend yourself.8. Your knowledge and education is something that nobody can take away from you.
9. Treat women kindly.  Forever is a long time to live alone and it’s even longer to live with somebody who hates your guts.
10. Take pride in your appearance.
11. Be strong and tender at the same time.
12. A woman can do everything that you can do.  This includes her having a successful career and you changing diapers at 3 A.M.  Mutual respect is the key to a good relationship.
13. “Yes ma’am” and “yes sir” still go a long way.
14. The reason that they’re called “private parts” is because they’re “private”.  Please do not scratch them in public.
15. Peer pressure is a scary thing.  Be a good leader and others will follow.
16. Bringing her flowers for no reason is always a good idea.
17. Be patriotic.
18. Potty humor isn’t the only thing that’s humorous.
19. Please choose your spouse wisely.  My daughter-in-law will be the gatekeeper for me spending time with you and my grandchildren.
20. Remember to call your mother because I might be missing you.

Wordy Wednesday-21

This is an extract of an article read in Times Life supplement sometime last year! The title of the article says ‘Let ‘butter’ sense prevail!’

Often we are at a loss how to react to a particular situation. At times ,the weaker amongst us allow others and society in general to dictate our actions. This can lead to messy situations since we are responding to what others feel, not giving in to our own instinctive reactions!

You may or may not feel insulted, but those around are eager to convince you of your humiliation, saying things like ‘How could he have insulted you like that! You must give it back to him!’ OR ‘ Poor you, I can imagine how you must be feeling. Don’t worry, your time will come!’

So much so that you are forced to to stop smiling and start worrying about what exactly is wrong with you and how come you never noticed!

If queen Kaikeyi had followed her instincts and stayed happy at her stepson Rama’s ascension to the throne, she would have chosen a life of happiness and splendour for herself. Instead she allowed her insecurities to be fed by her maid Manthara, insisted on her Bharata being crowned king and Rama being exited; as a result she lost her husband Dashratha and ultimately died a lonely, brokenhearted woman!

So the points to take from this are:

You can feel insulted or honored, hurt or pleased, happy or sad, as it suits you! 

Why let others dictate the way you feel? If you do not feel angry, who can ever manage to anger you? With control over the way you feel and react you can manage the situation around you with incredible ease!

There are many Mantharas around, whose life’s purpose is rabble-rousing, who go around feeding on others’ misfortunes and exaggerating the same!

Remember, once you let yourself be led by what they think you should be doing,these same people will also be the first to jump onto the other side and leave you alone!

Overlooked for promotion at office? Enjoy another year honing your skills without the added responsibility. No one can keep a good man down for long!

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.

Wordy Wednesday-20

So, I ordered books,as the return gifts, for the b’day party and I’ve to mention that flipkart did a really great job in delivering them well in time.

No but this is not about the books. This wordy Wednesday is about the  bookmarks I received along with them.

Each book mark has a unique, cute and quiet relatable reason printed on it saying  “reason to use the book mark # ”

I’m listing all of them here:

# To tweet about the book you’re reading! :mrgreen:

# The pizza is here! 😀

# The cab driver doesn’t miss a single pot hole 😩

# The dog desperately needs a walk! 👿

# Something stinks and you realize it’s you! 😕

# Something’s burning! 😯

# Co-passengers outvote you to turn the lights off! đŸ˜„

# The bus has reached the driver’s home! 🙄

# To pretend like you’re listening! 😐

So what are your reasons to use a book mark ?

Mine is: So that the pages are not dog-eared!!

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.

Wordy Wednesday-19

Read it recently somewhere, putting it as is…enzoi!

Q. Should I have a baby after 35?
A. No, 35 children is enough.

Q. When will my baby move?
A. With any luck, right after he finishes high school.

Q. How will I know if my vomiting is morning sickness or the flu?
A. If it’s the flu, you’ll get better.

Q. Since I became pregnant, my breasts, rear-end, and even my feet have grown. Is there anything that gets smaller during pregnancy?
A. Yes, your bladder.

Q. What is the most common pregnancy craving?
A. For men to be the ones who get pregnant.

Q. What is the most reliable method to determine a baby’s sex?
A. Childbirth.

Q. The more pregnant I get, the more often strangers smile at me. Why?
A. ‘Cause you’re fatter than they are.

Q. My wife is five months pregnant and so moody that sometimes she’s borderline irrational.
A. So what’s your question?

Q. What’s the difference between a nine-month pregnant woman and a model?
A. Nothing, if the pregnant woman’s husband knows what’s good for him.

Q. How long is the average woman in labor?
A. Whatever she says, divided by two.

Q. My childbirth instructor says it’s not pain I’ll feel during labor, but pressure. Is she right?
A. Yes, in the same way that a tornado might be called an air current.

Q. When is the best time to get an epidural?
A. Right after you find out you’re pregnant.

Q. Is there any reason I have to be in the delivery room while my wife is in labor?
A. Not unless the word “alimony” means anything to you.

Q. What does it mean when the baby’s head is crowning?
A. It means you feel as though not only a crown but the entire throne is trying to make its way out of you.

Q. Is there anything I should avoid while recovering from childbirth?
A. Yes, pregnancy.

Q. Does pregnancy cause hemorrhoids?
A. Pregnancy causes anything you want to blame it for.

Q. Where is the best place to store breast milk?
A. In your breasts.

Q. Is there a safe alternative to breast pumps?
A. Yes, baby lips.

Q. What does it mean when a baby is born with teeth?
A. It means that the baby’s mother may want to rethink her plans to nurse.

Q. How does one sanitize nipples?
A. Bathe daily and wear a clean bra. It beats boiling them in a saucepan.

Q. What are the terrible twos?
A. Your breasts after baby stops nursing cold turkey.

Q. What is the best time to wean the baby from nursing?
A. When you see teeth marks.

Q. Do I have to have a baby shower?
A. Not if you change the baby’s diaper very quickly.

Q. Our baby was born last week. When will my wife begin to feel and act normal again?
A. When the kids are in college.

 

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.

Wordy Wednesday-18-‘Here’s How’

Here’s how the world puts pressure on us:

>conform to social norms,whether we agree with them or not

>excuse rude behavior or ignore it

>be nice to everyone

>give unquestioning loyalty to family and friends

>look at life as a race to win

>compromise whenever it’s necessary to succeed

>involve ourselves in other people’s lives

>respect bums and no-gooders

>worry about world events

Here’s how we put pressure on ourselves,by demanding that we:

>be in complete of everything around us

>set an example for everyone we meet

>be honest about others all the time

>be tireless in our efforts to succeed

>help the less fortunate

>be infallible in the eyes of others

>be rich,famous and fit

>be wise in all things

>be an important person

>be all things to all people

Here’s how you can free yourself of pressure & take charge of your life:

>before you decide to depend on another person for help,see if that person has really helped himself or herself.Don’t go by words,go by actions.

>Instead of wondering why things always go wrong,ask yourself why your life always seems to be defined and determined by external conditions.

>Stop looking to people to tell you who you are and what you can do.Everyone will look at your in different ways,and you’ll never really get to know who you are.

>Neither the approval not the disapproval of any individual or group makes any really difference to your life. Set your own realistic or dream-time standards.

>Instead of trying to figure out why XYZ acts this way or that with you,try to find out why you hurt yourself about low XYZ acts.

>People will always want you to be who they want you to be,because that makes them happy.Be yourself and be happy with that.

>When you know where you are going,you won’t be hassled about where everyone or anyone else is going.

>Don’t always wonder: ‘Why do these things always happen to me?’ Ask yourself what it is inside you that attracts bad situations.

>To discover what is right,first you have to discover what is wrong.

>Instead of always crying ‘why me’,find out who this you is that always feels sorry for itself.

>The more truthful you are about yourself,the more you realize what you are not,the less you’ll feel pressurized.

>Don’t stick to solutions that don’t work.If something doesn’t work,try something else.

*please see the ‘Wordy Wednesday’ page for details about this article*

 

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.

Wordy Wednesday-17-‘Real Dorks’

…they blow smoke in your face

…they chew gum on stage

…they think getting away with not paying for something hey’ve bought is cool

…they can’t appreciate anything in anyone

…they believe money is everything

…their favorite phrases are I don’t care and That’s your problem

…they turn the volume in their cars so loud you don’t need a disco

…they smell of terylene plus sweat

…they don’t look you in the eye and talk

…they never say sorry

…they lose control after two drinks-or even without

…their handshake is limp like a banana peel

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.


Wordy Wednesday-16-‘Daffy Definitions’

INFOSYS-Inferior Offline Systems

HCL-Hidden Costs and Losses

HUGHES-Highly Useless Graduates Hired for Eating and Sleeping

IBM-Implicitly Boring Machines

SATYAM-Sad and Tired Yelling Away Madly

HP-Hen Pecked

AT & T-All troubles and Terrors

CMC-Coffee,Meals and Comfort

BAAN-Beggars Association & Nerds

PARAM-Puzzled and Ridiculous Array of Microprocessors

BFL-Brainwasah First and then Let them go

PCL-Poor Computer Limited

SUN-Surely Useless Novelties

BPL-Below Poverty Line

NIIT-Not Interested in IT

CRAY-Cry Repeatedly After a Year

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.

Wordy Wednesday-15-‘Worry’

There are two things to worry about:

>Either you are well or you are not!

If you’re well then there  is no problem but if you’re not then there are two things to worry about:

>Whether you’ll get well or not!

If you get well then there is no problem but if you don’t then there are two things to worry about:

>Whether you’ll live or die!

If you’ll live then there is no problem but if you die then there are two things to be worried about:

>Whether you’ll go to heaven or hell!

If you go to heaven then there is no problem but if you do to hell………….

you’ll meet all your friends there so there will be no time to worry 😉 so chill and don’t worry !!!

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.

Wordy Wednesday-14-’10 commandments’

  1. SPEAK TO PEOPLE: There is nothing as nice as a cheerful greeting!
  2. SMILE: It takes 72 muscles to frown but only 14 to smile!
  3. CALL PEOPLE BY THEIR NAMES: Everyone is pleased when you remember their names!
  4. BE FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL: And others will respond in like manner!
  5. SPEAK & ACT: As if everything you do were a genuine pleasure.
  6. BE GENUINELY: Interested in people.
  7. BE GENEROUS: With praise and BE CAUTIOUS: with criticism
  8. BE CONSIDERABLE: With the feelings of others it will be appreciated.
  9. BE THOUGHTFUL: There are 3 sides of any controversy-yours,theirs and the right one!
  10. REMEMBER: The above !

P.S.

Wordy Wednesdays are created to break the monotony of Wordless Wednesdays.As the name suggests it would contain lot of words- stuff like funny / sarcastic/ love/ life quotes,b’day / sorry / love you / miss you/ friendship/ general messages, poetry in Hindi & Marathi, facts and figures, etc. 

Please note that whatever gets posted under the tag ‘Wordy Wednesday’ comes from the cuttings  found in my old diary-dating back to 1990s. 

The  exact source of these cuttings are not known to me today-blame the memory :( .But these could be any of the following

-news papers,magazines,cartoon strips,teens today,greeting cards, reader’s digest etc. 

If you recall having read it somewhere please let me know the source so that I’ll update with credits,thank you.