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Its 100% an amateur's attempt!
On a beautiful evening, I decided to go to one of the temple in my locality. I go for the darshan and pooja & then a few minutes chit chat with the priest.
Then I decide to come out & thats when i notice that something has gone missing.
ITS MY SANDALS!
I start looking for it. Its a small temple & the place wasn't crowded or anything ,
just a few people were there. And i had left my sandal in a convenient spot, its impossible to get lost..
After few minutes not knowing what to do, i go inside to tell ask the priest of what i should do now.
He was actually shocked to hear this.
He came running outside and exclaimed "In our temple?! It's not even crowded, it HAS to be somewhere here!".
Then he went out & looked around at all the ladies and said "Check if anyone has by mistake worn someone else's Sandals."
" FIRST TIME EVER IN THE HISTORY OF THIS
He along with the other aunties in the temple started looking around now searching for the MISSING SANDAL!
Wait wait wait... I then realize, i have missed out telling one MINOR important detail. Everyone is looking for a ladies sandal.
Oh ohhh... I missed telling you as well, din't I? It was my DAD's Sandal that i had worn that day.
After I crossed the age of wearing daddy's shirt - i changed my focus towards Sandals.Not just dad's but also mom's.
I give them even chances! ;)
So this fine day - i wear Dad's sandal and take a cool walk to the temple-to end up standing there totally embaressed now- wondering how am i going to ask them not to look for a ladies sandal but men's.
I now make some BRAVE move (knowing there are going to be some laughs!). I move in and gently tell the priest " Actually, It wouldn't look exactly like a ladies footwear....but...but..."
And thats when this aunty gives me a very WEIRD look & asks... "So how does it look then?U mean the one with no design or flowers?"
I do this little embaressed hehe... Some times aunties just dont get it do they?! "No aunty...its actually more like men's sandals. You know... !"
I cant hide anymore "... Its actually my Dad's! Its mens footwear!".
WHOAAAA! The whole bunch stops searching in the ladies section & looks @ me It now looks like everyone is looking Through the glasses & some almost Jaw dropped! Is it such a huge offence??
PLEASE! Like i broke the code of conduct to visit a temple!!?!
And thennnnnnnnnnn everyone starts laughing... including my friendly nice - uncle Priest!
Then one aunty asks "Such a big girl wearing daddy's sandal?"
ERRRRRRRRRRRRR! Whats with these aunties?!
See i am telling you...some aunties dont really get it -It's only now that my foot has grown enough to fit Dad's sandal.So WHY NOT?!! Such a DUMB QUESTION!
I manage to smile (hehe..) "It was a very short walk,so I really din't mind."( Now get back to searching or leave home before i turn you into ashes! )
One aunty kept looking @ me and went on giggling for a VERY LONG annoying time.
Now the priest smiled and said "May be its some guy who has mistaken your sandal,sorry! your dad's sandal for his! ;) He would get it back. I will let you know when he does"
Well that is all i can take...i decide to smile a bye & run far far away from the sweet giggling aunties!
Like a good girl I thank the priest & all the aunties for thier time in searching & some sweet aunties for their giggles & OUTSMART questions!
I come back home & tell dad the sweet news that I lost his sandals (Probably his favourite?! :( But not to worry, everything is under control. We got him a new one today - which definitely is my Favourite!)
Mom n Dad burst out laughing! I am left thinking.... "How nice of them to laugh instead of getting irritated that i lost something that i should not have worn in the first place, and definitely not lost!?!"
Dad's words were "What would you do?! Its not your mistake! :) " which means - NO ONE CAN STOP ME from trying his new sandals now! IT WAS AFTER ALL NOT MY MISTAKE ;)
Hehe…. Well most of my friends would laugh if I say I am troubled seeing my anger (கோபம்). My college friends or school friends so don’t trust me when I say I get angry these days. I had never been angry then, I was this KEEP COOL always! After I left Bangalore I happened to get my own time to look at this new problem I Face – ANGER MANAGEMENT.
Yes! Honestly – I am troubled when I look at the angry person I am growing into. But one good thing I am a little happy about is – I am able to identify when the monster is about to come out. For some strange reason the “Good me” WARNS people around to leave me alone for sometime & I take my time out to tame the monster and not hurt people around. I am not sure if I do it with everyone but YES! Subconsciously this LIGHT GOES ON & I warn my mom, dad or the loved ones whom I do not want to victimize for this anger that is waiting to take a form. After am done doing that- I am quite surprised of how I knew it was coming & very tactfully avoided hurting loved ones. Ultimately I have identified it coming and controlled it but still I am surprised why I get angry more often than my college days. The work place may not be as warm as it could be, but off late I have managed to keep the place around me cooler than how it was when I initially came here. And to my surprise unless am forced to be rude I have managed to keep cool at work. Here is the funny incident that makes me Smile (a little bit shame hiding in it) when I think about it every time.
-> What is the best way to keep a check on your temper?
-> How do you manage ANGER?
-> Is it possible to be ABSOLUTELY ANGER FREE?
On my birthday I get a call while at work. The caller says “Ma’m, you have a courier to collect. I am waiting at your office gate”. It wasn’t one of the good days I was having at work. I was first puzzled because after coming to Chennai office no one but my dad knows this address. I was so sure that it’s not a parcel for me; I ask the guy whom it is addressed to. He says my full name with my last name. Surprised, I ask for the sender. That’s when the monster starts dressing up for the show, but I failed to notice it. He says there is just a Smiley -> . I was so not able to smile on hearing that, I reply – I don’t accept anything from smiley. You can take the parcel back and cut the call. He calls me again and says “Ma’m I am still waiting – please come and pick up your parcel” And YES! The monster is out. “You don’t tell me the sender. I have told you clearly, I am not taking it unless I know the sender.” He said “Ma’m that’s not written.” Monster says “ Well, don’t you have an office? Do you take anything and everything from people & deliver? Call up your office and ask who the sender is, if you still do not get to know you can very well take it back because I would never come to pick it up unless you tell me who had sent this”
After almost 30 minutes since the first call this guy reveals the sender’s name whom I least expected. And this good friend of mine who was listening to the entire thing came to my desk and with a smile asked “Are you not going to pick it up?”
I tell him I do not like the whole idea. He said we would go pick the parcel and get back. After few minutes little reluctantly I leave with him to the Reception. And man I see this shaky guy with a basket of beautiful Dutch pink roses and a carry bag that had a cute teddy bear! I felt so bad when I saw how shaky that guy was – I looked at my friend and couldn’t help smiling (a sorry smile - you would wonder how that looks, trust me it aint the best smile! ;) hehe ). I went forward and said my name – this guy with a shiver in his voice said “Happy Birthday madam. This is for you”. I felt like banging my head on the wall that moment on seeing how much I had scared this fellow over the phone. I felt really very sorry & told him “Thank you very much :) and SORRY I made you wait so long. I was a little uncomfortable to take it not knowing who had sent it.” Man what a smile I got back!
We carried that teddy & flowers and walked back to the ODC. It sure would look funny carrying a teddy and walking around at work :P I couldn’t help my self from laughing at the whole thing. After we came to our seat my friend who helped me carry the flowers back, told me “Maruthu, you know what is expected from you in this scene? First thing, you should have actually got excited when there was a call on your birthday saying you have a parcel to be picked. Second, you should have got CURIOUS to go and see what the gift is and then enquire about the sender…BLAH BLAH! That’s how girls usually react on their birthday when they get a parcel. What has happened to the TAKE IT COOL Maruthu I saw one year back?”
His words made me think, not all that he said made sense but yeah to some extent he was right. I should not have reacted that way. I felt sorry. Myself and this friend were in the same batch during the training days – first month of my work. After a year and for the first time we were in the same project working together. I realized that I have changed from how I was then, I am not taking things as light as how I used to take. Is it for good or bad? My major concern is “My temper”. I am consciously trying to keep a check on my temper. I am doing my best not to let it go out of control. But it sometimes goes off….even before I could catch the monster. Trust me after I started to realize this – It has come down to a considerable level.
PS: Most of the time the good me – pops up like a warning message saying “Maruthu! NO! Don’t lose cool” And I never click on Deny button when that popup comes but always on Accept! But what if I fail to get those popups in future?
WORDS OF TRUTH – I never getaway just like that when I know I have been rude, I always get back and say “I AM SORRY! I shouldn’t have!” but I wish I never have to apologize but control my anger before it is late.
I am taking measures to control my anger - and I have brought it down to some extent now. I still would want to bring it down.....
Tell me how you win your anger!
Trying to be anger free,
I am resuming singing after a long time now(After almost one and half years). Hope you like it...
And thanks a ton to all the friends who had wished on my birthday last week.
I am uploading my version of one of the favourite song which happened to be on loop in my player on most of my days while i travelled to work in bangalore by bus. The long drive & a hectic day in wait - did not turn me off, because the songs i chose to listen at the start of the day had that magical power. Trust me...there is nothing magical than a great music to start your day with a sparky smile. :)
This one helped me .... Do let me know if you liked this version of the song.
I have a dream by Marutham - BB
I have a dream by Marutham - Dial Up
WOMAN - Such a powerful yet such a delicate word!
Every woman in this world is special. She is always special to someone - someone she might know she is special to or someone she doesn’t even know that he/she exists!
Women hood is bestowed with great responsibility. Some of the responsibilities we are yet to explore. A woman symbolizes – Great power, Endurance, Kindness, and a lot of patience!
Past few years I have met many women who had helped me learn what to be and also sometimes what NOT to be. For every woman who had helped me in this learning process, I take great pride to THANK them! Thanks to all the wonderful women I have met in my life – women who are my family, Friends, Peers, Colleagues & Great supporters!
PS: A small note to all my girl friends is that – with great power & freedom come Greater responsibility. Most of us know that. Never let your principles slip – because nothing in this world is worth for loosing your principle & sense. Know what you do & do only the right! Never complain for what you are, there is always someone to make you better –& stop looking around for that someone, she is right here- ITS YOU!
Last but not the least – there still are sincere – understanding and wonderful men who respect womanhood. I salute them all for being what they are! We respect you! By the end of the day- we are all only Human beings.