Friday, June 19, 2009

When the going gets tough, the tough eats ice cream...

Now that the honeymoon period in my new house is over, reality has started sinking in, and well, not everything is as hunky dory as it is supposed to be…

1. It seems like we don’t employ people, they employ themselves. Like for instance, one evening, a boy in jeans n T shirt turns up and asks for clothes to iron, even though we never called any laundry person. But we thought it’s rude to refuse him, and we give him our most expensive clothes and he disappears for the next 10 years…
2. We employ a maid who stops coming after a week. Then a new one walks in and says she will work. We let her, no questions asked. Then she disappears for three days and we don’t know her name or contact number and we also don’t know how to abuse in Hindi…
3. Our apartment doubles up as a mini zoo where we get regular visits from insects, lizards, pigeons and a particular cat which wakes me up every morning by jumping in through the window…
4. Then people who claim to be unstable and sick suddenly seem to get back to normal human tendencies and I realize that the problem was with me, and not them; and I find myself getting high on ice cream and cribbing for four hours to a patient padosi on a moonlit night, coming up with the “Bucket Theory” after we reject the hypothesis of “compartmentalization”.
5. Finally, the bad news is that my oh-so-perfect room mate who makes the perfect rice and who shares the perfect life with me is supposed to be transferred to Chennai by her oh-so-imperfect company. So I am back to square one, back to waiting (for a flatmate this time) and back to uncertainty…

FRESH UPDATE: My oh-so-perfect flatmate isnt leaving after all!!! n we are ecstatic... paradise regained...
and due acknowledgement to Soumya for the title of the post!

2 comments:

Aditya said...

Breaking News: The "oh-so-perfect room mate", i repeat, "oh-so-perfect room/flat mate" is not leaving. A quick update plz!!! Get sum "NICE".."TAAZA KHABAR"..on dis page....

Shimonti said...

@ aditya
yes loser, she aint... n u remember ur declaration, i repeat the SIGNED declaration!