Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I was tagged

I was tagged by ZillionBig to do this one.

I am supposed to list a few things that annoy me. To be honest, I am not overly fond of tags. I fail to understand why some people would spend some of their precious time reading about what turns me on or puts me off. Moreover, a lot of our blogger friends have recently posted on the same topic, so things are getting a bit boring. But since I promised him to do the tag, here are some of my pet peeves. But there's a twist. Instead of doing a tag on things that annoy me, I decided to do one on people who, at times, bug the hell out of me.

1. Those who are never on time. (Read elder daughter.) People who are never on time for anything irritate me. My daughter feels the sun rises when she gets up and school starts when she reaches there. Every morning there are some shouting matches in the house but lessons in punctuality are yet to be learnt. The madder I get, the more unhurried she becomes.

2. People who are good in mathematics. Those (read husband) who have been born with the ability to understand this dreadful subject annoy me senseless. Not just that, they also love to show off their talent even in their sleep. The other day, just before my daughter's exam, I had to nudge my husband awake to solve a rather complicated problem. He mumbled the answer and the process without opening his eyes. It was annoying as hell. As a punishment, I have decided never to talk to him again while he is sleeping. The silent treatment will serve him well.

3. People who think food equals love. (Read mother-in-law.) Those who go to the house of a diabetic with a box of sweets or insist on feeding some fried stuff to heart patients bug me. I have never understood how feeding the wrong kind of food to the people you supposedly care for, express your love. And if you go to some one's house with apples instead of gulabjamun, does that mean you love that person less?

4. People who thrive in clutter (Read mother.) As a child I was always cleaning up after my mother. Fold a Saree here. Pick up the book there. Straighten up the wardrobe. And now as a mother, I am doing the same thing. Some jobs never change. My mother claimed she could not function in an organized household. As if I believed that. She simply knew she had a daughter who cleaned up rather well. Extremely, extremely annoying.

5. Men, rather boys, (read brother) who think dangling smelly socks and sweaty shirts under noses, practising karate chops on unsuspecting bodies and pulling braided hair show heartfelt love for their sisters. The gullible, adoring, hero worshipping sisters, (read me) also have to deal with horrid pranks, merciless teasing and blackmail threats. (If you tell mom I smoked, I will tell her you were making naughty eyes at that boy.) So annoying. Ask me. Had to deal with that till he left home. I am on my knees right now offering thanks for that big mercy.

6. People, ( read me) who lose their temper at the drop of a hat. You are always on tenterhooks around them. You never know when Mt. Etna will decide to erupt. So after a rather fierce eruption, daughters are in tears, husband is in the ice-cream parlour and I am watching an Ekta Kapoor serial. How annoying do you think that is? And don't you even dare laugh at this folks. People who laugh at my anger top my annoyance chart.


And finally, number 7.


Those people (read you) who come to my blog, read it quietly and leave without any comments. I hate it. Honey, I have eyes. and I have FEEDJIT. I am not so bad at math that I can not calculate. The number of people visiting my blog and the number of comments I get do not tally. So Lexington -Kentucky, Patna- Bihar and London- U.K. , stop bugging me further, okay?

Ufff. Now that I have finally got all that load off my chest, I can look forward to some interesting reading. So I am passing on this rather annoying tag virus to my blog buddies

SJ , because she is a superwoman and I would like to know what annoys her. Purnima, because she has a rather whacky sense of humour and she will make this one really interesting. Meira, because I loved the post she did on her Mangalsutra. And lastly to my daughter Ishita because she wanted to do this one. And because she writes rather well. And if you (read those of you I haven't tagged) want to take this up, please feel free. I guess there is always some space in our lives for some more annoyance.

77 comments:

sujata said...

You are a wodehouse never doubt that!! Am on the floor lady LMAO!! I hate ppl who are good in maths..and whom were you making naughty eyes at? I want a post on that..

ZiLliOnBiG said...

I was like, Loud HAHAHAHHA reading your point 7. How could you take away which i wanted to write but never thought about???

I too get annoyed with silent visitors....But offlate i dont care about number of comments....You know , my first ever blog pot was begging readers to comment on my post.

Nice post, had fun reading it....
Link to my first post: http://zillionbig.blogspot.com/2009/05/hi-everyone-please-commet-please.html

Onkar said...

The piece is so absorbing and so hilarious. Pl. come up with more such stuff.

Jyothi said...

Ha ha ha....I am laughing my head off...and I hope that is annoying you...;-)

Totally agree on the comment and visitors tally part...I always thought I was rather good at Math...until I met my husband....Good thing....I handover ALL maths doubts from kids to him....and I am glad I never asked him any doubts while he was asleep...I wouldn't have been able to gulp that ego...:-)

Great Post...Similar to other tag posts...yet different... ;-)

SJ said...

oh noooooooo....

Zeba Talkhani said...

Haha. Loved number 7. I feeel the same. U r sooo like my mother. U r U r U r!!! and the tag isnt that Annoying. It is fun to read and i loved reading yours!!

SJ said...

ohh no was in response to being tagged. "ROFTL (I know you hate that word) LMAO, LOL, HAHAHAHAHAAAA......gulp I doubt I can be funny as you" This is the response to your tag.

Sharmila said...

Am with you on number 6 and 7. I recently removed Feedjit from my blog ... the whopping number of visits thumbed their noses at me ... and my comments section had a few dumb lines like 'yum.','great recipe.', 'so nice.' ... etc. And the number of people who actually read a whole post can be counted on a single finger. :-)

anamika said...

:))...Quite a interesting one but u know I was wondering is there any one close who doesnt annoy you at all...

From my side I always leave a comment after reading your post so I guess u can count me for it.

Ranju said...

I too have never been good at math, Sigh...

Reg No.7, same thing happens to me. But I am not bothered about how many people leave comments...I think many people see blogs like they see magazines; not everyone writes to let the editor know how much they like it or what their opinion is about an article...

Smita said...

lol @ the comment on the visitors who leave without leaving a comment. I hope that they are scared enuff now :D

But yes I totally agree with ur view on Tags!!! I run away from them always!!!

And I totally agree with u on 1st, 2nd & 3rd ;-)

PURN!MA said...

awww...i love your daughter for being a late riser. :D
and seriously, i tried real hard to muffle my chuckles...but they came out hysterically..and I end up topping your "annoying ppl" list! :)

will do the tag for sure. a bit tied up..mebbe during the weekend?

kavita said...

APARNA....i don't want to annoy you..so hi.....about maths expert..i am with you completely...it was fun reading you...and yes..how's your baby?

kavita said...

Checked your comment response....i am glad your baby is fine.

Nazish Rahman said...

hahaha....that was really interesting, n thank god i comment whenever i visit your blog...lol!!!

i just wonder if those ppl (your husband,mom,mother in law & your bro) that u've mentioned read it...then u r then in danger mam..lol!!!

Sakshi said...

GULP!! ok am commenting here so that I don't come under the list of ppl on number 7...I am already in the top at my husband's, son's and SJ's list. Need a change..

But your list sounds quiet good to me..everyone bugs me as if I am so buggable!! Ok waiting for Ishita's tag coz I know she is the only one who can beat you at writing and SJ's am scared that I will be mentioned there as top annoyance...

Sakshi said...

Btw I come back here often to see other comments and your reply...hope you won't count that visit of mine too....

Aparna said...

@ Sujata, sigh, the story of my life. Wanted so much to be Dickens.And I am not telling anyting about my eyes, naughty or otherwise.

@ Zillionbig, I am shameless when it comes to comments. Count every one of them.Glad you liked the post.

@ Onkar, thank you. Coming from you, it was priceless.

@ Jyothi,Thank you.I really wanted to make this a little different. Hope I succeeded.

@ SJ, oh yessssss. You have been tagged.And Thanks for LAME. Thats 'laughing at my expense' for the uninitiated.

SGD said...

Had a hearty laugh reading your tag!!!

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Hi Aparna

Greetings!

Hilarious stuff ! Really enjoyed reading this. Most of it is real & true. Life is like that !

God Bless You & Have a great day.

Ram

Swatantra said...

Hey!! I had the same feeling when i read the first few lines!!

I loved reading your tag.. You are amazing at writing!! I had a good laugh!!

Aparna said...

@ Sharmila, I am not removing Feedjit anytime soon. Thank you for visiting and commenting.

@ Zeba, I am honoured that you think I am like your mom. Thats a great compliment. And I am glad you liked the post.

@ Anamika, You are right, everybody annoys me at times. And yes I know I can count on you for those beautiful comments.

@ Ranju, I cherish each and every comment. So it bothers me when people do not respond.Hope you liked the post.

Priya said...

i am afraid..........i am....how i hope ur feedjit must have stopped working and have not recorded my last three visits just to read the post on and on and get a good laugh in a moronice atmosphere of the office...

now i am jealous of the increasing number of comments under this post of yours... :D

how i wish..people could have read my mind because i lack the expertise to write each and everythig i feel, and specially when it comes to "Comment"... *Sigh*

:D :D

Aparna said...

@ Smita,I never had so many comments on the first day, so I think people are suitably scared. I am glad you agreed on some of my pet peeves.

@ Purnima, take your time. I promise you will enjoy it once you start writing. And after writing on rains and getting pregnant, you dare laugh at me? Shame on you!

@ Kavita, please go ahead and laugh. The others have done it already. Thanks for your concern. As you can see, the baby is rocking.

@ Naazish Rahman, you said it, I am in big trouble. Hope nobody reads it.

@ Saakshi, You can come back as many times as possible. BTW, the reason I didnt tag you is because Ishita wanted to do that. So you can not escape from this mother -daughter conspiracy. Think fast and build one list of yours.

AnjuGandhi said...

I dont want to join your hate list.
most of the time when ever i Visit anyone;s blog I try to write something. ( even I want the others to reciprocate) but now onwards i will make it a point to write something.
i wait for atleast the regular members of my blogging family to write somethin. and i wait and wait till they oblige.
and when strangers write it is a feeling of WOW u r most welcome

Ishita said...
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Aparna said...

@ SGD, I am glad you liked reading my post. I always look forward to your comments.

@ R.Ramakrishnan, thank you. I am glad you liked it. I hope you will visit my blog again.

@ Swatantra, thank you. I also enjoyed writing it.

@ Priya, reading blogs in office? tsk tsk. Good you enjoyed.I am becoming shameless regarding comments na?

@ AnjuGandhi, I know I can always depend on you to leave behind some encouraging words. Last week when my computer was down, I was pretty upset I could not read some of my favourite bloggers. You were one of them.

Nona said...

Darn Feedjit! I better leave a comment! :)

Love the references you gave... read elder daughter, read husband, read brother... :)

Guruprasad said...

good fun post! :)

and how does it matter if people lurk on your post? there are many people i know who religiously read some blogs but don't feel like commenting ever... i think its their choice... i am actually honored that they make it a point to always visit and read!

Ms. Neha Gandhi said...

hahahha... i loveddd ur post...
so smart...i think m gonna read it again now...
great job at something u did not want to do... :)

SJ said...

Ooo I like LAME. I think I will be using that from now onwards! You got more?

SJ said...

hey I come to read your blog 3- 4 times then I show J. So don't believe that feedjit ok?

ani_aset said...

Present Mam :)

It was a lovely read Aparna...enjoyed knowing about people you hate :D

P said...

Awesome.. see that wat i like... humor in all forms! :)

and tempers are not all bad... i guess you got ur wish cause I see 30 comments!! :)

btw... pl. tip me how u added tat visitor calculator on your blog.. i have tried it and failed miserably on multiple accounts!

Sucharita Sarkar said...

I am scared of annoying you, so I always leave a comment when i visit.

And by the way, " People who are good in mathematics" bug the hell out of me, too, as i am the sort who still counts on fingers.

Ranju said...

yes, I did like this post...because it's a very different one!!!

Surya :-) said...

i completely agree with u on point no.5.
do all the sisters in the world have same problem with their beloved brothers?

in my case rather we(me n my sis)used to fight a lot, sometime over food n sometime over occupying a space in front of TV and of course for the remote.

I really miss that now a days...
Now she is in abroad n we meet up once a year :( how sad???

hey u can try removing the word check and all...tht makes it cumbersome.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

Hahaha! How well you write! Enjoyed reading this. You should take up tags more often! *ducks at the well-aimed shoe!*

And btw, first time here AND I've left my imprint. So you can definitely 'heart' me! :)

shankar.n said...

haha.. nice post.. quite funny too...

happened to land in your blog in a random surf.... at first i decided to just read the first post and quit silently.. then when i came to ur last point (reading without commenting)made me decide not to annoy you further...

so... just make a note... visitor from Chennai - TamilNadu, India has visited and also commented... unlike the ones from Lexington -Kentucky, Patna- Bihar and London- U.K.

If possible, wl comment on all your posts, when i get to read them..

Aparna said...

Hey Nona, May be we should try putting feedjit on facebook. It is turning out to be more dangerous than the mafia games you are so fond of playing.

Guruprasad, trust me,it is an honour when people come and read my post. But I feel more honoured when they leave behind a simple line like 'read your post' at the end. It makes my day.

Hi Neha, I am thrilled you loved my post. Yeah, I did not want to do this one. Felt compelled but as I started to write, kind of enjoyed it.

SJ, where's J? And where's that blasted gun?

Ani_aset, haha, that was a good one. Hope you will be a regular from now on.

Hi P, all the widgets that you see on my blog, (including feedjit) have been put by my daughter. She constantly plays with all these things. Will direct her your way. She will explain.

Aparna said...

@ Sucharita, thank you, thank you, thank you for saying that you are annoyed by people who like to flaunt their mathematical abilities. And you can never be annoying.

@ Ranju, thanks a lot.

@ Surya, believe me I did not mention even a quarter of the things my brother used to do. But still, brother-sister bonding rocks.

@ Mamma Mia, duck duck, there's something coming your way! Incidentally I have been tagged 2 more times. Will have to do those posts also.Welcome to my blog and visit again.And dont forget to leave behind your imprints.

@Shankar.n, your position has been duly noted.Please do visit again. Will keep an eagle eye on the feedjit.

sHiNiNg sUrYa :-) said...

ohh in tht case ur brother is just like me :p

A Childhood Journey said...

Hey,

#4 is so true for me too. Folding saree for mom, picking things after her and now doing the same for the husband and the daughter. Finally, found someone who shares the woes!I say this because there are very few who have to pink things after their moms :-)

SJ said...

hahahah...Ask Ishita to tag Sakshi, if not the girl will post only in 2011! The more people bug her the better!!

Tararumpumpum said...

It annoys me no end when
1) ... people try to invade my personal space and time
2) ... friends / family force me to do things at gunpoint (do this or else...)
3) ... somebody wakes me up soon after I have dozed off
4) ... I see things like water and electricity being wasted
4)... people write comments like ...Oh! I love your post, it was great... your write so well... I totally agree with you... LOL... hahahaah....heheheehe...hohohoho... and SOASF

(Can't think of any more right now)

:)

Sumandebray said...

Aaailaa!!!...
Sabko dho daala!!!....

It was a great reading

Ajit Ray said...

Why don't you do a Dickensie version of the same post (but it would be difficult to top your current one)? You told me that you don't want to be branded. Show both the sides and let the readers decide!

Archana said...

Interesting post, just happened to come across your blog. I can relate with the 'those who are never on time' bit, I can't stand that. It bugs me. Especially with my Indian friends that casually write it off to working on 'Indian Standard Time'. Grr, so annoying!

Sakshi said...

When I am here now and see that darn feedjit showing an Umreekan flag and hooting Dracut, Massachusetts arrived...I almost faint!! (no no am not pregnant) Am scared that if I don't put my mouthprints here you might come behind me with a cane like my old headmistress...gulp!! You managed to get 48 present mam with that one 7th point!! I need to SOS Ishita and check out what happens at home. Btw am waiting for Ishita to tag me so that I can do it bcoz my ego doesn't allow me to do that tag just bcoz you know who tagged me???

SJ said...

What did I tell you? ;)

Sai Charan said...

Dear Aparnaji,

My God! Such hilarious stuff you write, really hats off to your patience to pen down so much of humour into one single post.

This piece of writing is simply outstanding; it invites not simple smiles but just - uproarious laughter.

You write lines such as this and want the reader to stay quiet? – “So after a rather fierce eruption, daughters are in tears, husband is in the ice-cream parlour and I am watching an Ekta Kapoor serial.”

In the above line I laugh only because of one reason - you watch an Ekta Kapoor serial? - How can you ever watch a serial especially after an outburst of temper?

And you put a rule - not to laugh? Is it justice on your part to put such restrictions after writing such comedy stuff ?

I’m very very sorry to say - I broke that rule in a 'big' way... Ha ha...

I add my request to Onkarji’s - please do come up with such “spellbinding” posts in future.

My goodness, this style of narration is so gripping - I bet, everyone who read this post definitely gave it their full attention.

So you track down your readers through “Feedjit” - Ha ha...

You are not fond of tags? Well, at your leisure, do read my new post "Tagophobia, Fear of being tagged..."

I will definitely be a regular visitor on this blog and will write my comments everytime I visit - thanks to your "Feedjit" :)

Well, keep writing more, wish you good luck.

Cheers,
Sai.

JD said...

:-) that was a good one aparna. loved the references..
i liked the way u praised ur husband and ur bro's ref was hilarious..

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

well, I was going to go away without commenting actually but now I can't coz I'm toooo scared!!

Usha said...

My first visit to your site and I loved your post! Absolutely hilarious..... Also I have to point out that I would have written even without reading your point 7 :-)

Kishore Choudhary said...

loved it but i have to read it again...will back soon

Rajesh said...

That is clever. Looks like you have covered all the people whom you know. I am with you on the 7th point.

lala said...

The madder I get, the more unhurried she becomes. - Reminds me of my elder sister... not that many dared to get mad at her.

I am sure your husband will miss you asking him questions while he's sleeping

I was bugged by my sister a lot... I was truly and utterly elated when she finally left home for college. Now we live in the same town.

And about people visiting blogs and not commenting, that hurts... really. great tag by the way.
P.S. - a few hits would be mine... i read posts as soon as they are posted but unfortunately don't always have time to comment straighaway so i come back.

Aparna said...

@ Shinning Surya, all brothers are the same I think.

@ A childhood Journey, I know, it is strange picking things after our mothers. Nobody really believes me when I say that.

@ SJ, Ishita is planning to tag her. But dont tell her yet. Its a surprise.

@ Tararumpumpum, good to get hold of your annoyance list. Oh dear, did I invade your personal space and put a gun to your head when I told you to read my blog? Sorry.
And even though I dont really like LMAo, LOL kind of comments, I am rather addicted to 'you write rather well' kinds.I think its because when I worked in an ad agency as a copy writer, nobody appreciated my writing! So sad.

@ Sumandebray, thank you. I hope I did a good job as a dhobi.

@ Ajit, I would love to do a Dickens or a Hardy. Nobody seems to let me do it, including myself...is that confusing or what?

Aparna said...

@ Archana, thank you and welcome to my blog. I hope you will come again.

@ Sakshi, Dracut Mass. duly noted.I think from now on my posts will come with a statutary warning....'Caution, you are under surveillance. Please leave comments.' Seems to be working.

@ SJ, I think you know your friend pretty well.

@Sai Charan, Thanks a lot for that beautiful comment. BTW I just read your post. I am really glad you liked this one.

@ JD, My husband can be really funny at times. And what I said there was absolutely the truth. And my brother, no matter what I say, was a great entertainer too. Cant imagine my childhood without him.

Tararumpumpum said...

Na re, ki bolcho :)..you didn't invade my personal space when you asked me to read your blog... (I read it anyway) And yes, even I believe you write superbly well (Bundle of contradictions, that's me :) )... and why do you say, nobody ever praised you as a writer... remember Singapore... Derek :)

Aparna said...

@ Roshni, good you did not do it .Feedjit would have haunted you forever.

@ Usha, welcome to my blog. I hope you will do so again. I hope in future too you will post your comments.

@ Kishore, thank you. Your words mean a lot.

@Rajesh, thank you.

@ Lala, what can I say, brother sister duo is deadly.Always expect some fireworks.Thank you for taking some time off and writing.

Varsha Shrote said...

Hey there,
I completely agree with you on "PEOPLE WHO THINK THAT FOOD EQUALS LOVE." Even my MIL is the same---my FIL is diabetic,but still she'd make HALWA for him once a week because he loves it...gah...what happened to their wedding vows that they'll take
care of each other till the last breath...

The Panorama said...

He he ..I dare not leave without a comment:-D You have a nice Blog. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for reading my blog and leaving a comment:)

Margaret said...

What a tremendous, fabulous post Aparna. It was a laugh a minute! Absolutely love the way you write.
We all get annoyed over certain habits of others but you brought it over in such a hilarios way.

Looking forward to more of your writing. :D

nsiyer said...

Good self introspection. Getting tagged does some good. Thanks.

mithunkotian said...

since FEEDJIT will tell you that I was here anyways, i thgt tht i might as well announce myself :P nice post btw..will keep chking(n commenting) in the future

rahul s said...

people annoying mathematics?? n as a punishment neve talk to him while he is sleeping??...........
ha ha...very good..poor fellow...what vill you do when he see you in his dream.? eh.your silence will hurt hima na?? :-p.

Suma said...

:) :) :) :)

i'm guessing you are feeling much better now.

food = love,i so understand that.

and i'm mt etna in my family.

loved the post, aparna

Miss M said...

APARNA!

Aami finally blog ta update korlam! :D A little late I know, but better late than never right? :)

R. Ramesh said...

thanks friend for your continuous encouragement..and best wishes

Sujata said...

Interestinf blog!

Keshi said...
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Keshi said...

ppl who arent punctual piss me off to no ends, seriously! :)

Keshi.

Aparna said...

@ Tararumpumpum, how can I ever forget Derik? And Singapore?

@ Varsha Shrote, thank you for understanding about the sweets and the diabetics part.

@ Panorama, welcome to my blog. Please do visit again.

@ Margaret, thanks. I hope you are having a wonderful time with your family.

@ Nsiyer, thank you. Please do visit again.

Aparna said...

@ Mithunkotian, I am glad you decided to leave your comments. Feedjit would have hunted you down otherwise.

@ Rahul s, My husband actually is suffering my silence. He really is missing it.

@ Suma, thanks a lot. Glad to meet another volcano.

@ Miss M, saw your blog. Keep it up.

@ R.Ramesh, thanks a lot.

@ Sujata, thank you and welcome to my blog.

@ Keshi, aren't they irritating? these people who are not punctual? Welcome to my blog and keep visiting.

Meira said...

lol! See, this is why we send tags in your direction. You complete them so well. Thanks for tagging me, will take it up soon.

Joyeeta said...

Hi Aparna,

Finally came down to this one to post a comment on...Point 7 did it for me!! :-)
Read most of your newer posts, loved, laughed and admired them. Although I dont know you at all, yet seems like I do...you come so clear thru each of your posts.
A great piece of art you have here...of creating magic with words!
BTW I am an ardent fan of Sharmila's blog, n followed you from there.