Wednesday, December 21, 2011

It's a Long December...

So this friend called me up randomly. He was in his super-peppy mood, which I so dislike.
-“Heyyy!! What’s up? What plans for new year?”
- Groan!!! “Why?”
-“Because we are all going partying.”
-“Can you be more specific, when you say, ‘we’?”
-“It includes you as well.”
-“Don’t you know by now that I DO NOT PARTY?”
-“You were so much cooler in college.”
-“I wasn’t. I just didn’t have better things to do.”
-“And now you do?”
-“I have to watch the India-Australia test match highlights.”
-“But aren’t you going to watch the live match as well?”
-"What’s your point?”
-“Come on!! The world is going to come to an end in 2012. This is your last chance to live it up.”
-“If it does come to an end and I am being very optimistic here, I assure you I have better things to do than party all night.”
-“Yeah, like watching highlights of test cricket.”

So that got me thinking. What IS it about this holiday season that gets everybody excited like Anna Hazare? What are we celebrating exactly? The end of a miserable year or the beginning of another?

Especially if you are in Mumbai, it’s a nightmare with the cramped space, the overcrowded dance floors, the toxic smell of smoke and alcohol AND being charged the entire bonus pool of my company this year for one night. Definitely not my idea of a ‘celebration’.

If I did have a chance, I would spend it differently, so so differently…

9 comments:

Smita said...

Actually too much fuss for just another day!!

Mili said...

Well, spending it differently is just another way of celebrating, isnt it ?

Rachit Aggarwal said...

Nicely concluded. I believe there is nothing to celebrate, we are just looking for another reason to escape from this monotonous life..

~ Mohit said...

Celebrating. That always gets me into thinking mode ... I really am never sure what is it about celebrating non-personal occassions but then guess thats how it is :-) in any case ... You mentioned you would have wanted to celebrate it differently ... Which is ?

Ankur said...

Hmm...so what would you be doing differently?

Nefertiti said...

@smita
tell me about it. I am dreading the new year.

@mili
it's just taking advantage of the long weekend and going somewhere where nobody else will go because everybody is partying hard.

@rachit
to each his own. I am also bored to death, but new year bashes just increase my boredom quotient.

@mohit
yeah the 'celebration' of universal events (could be anything) robs the novelty of it. Just makes me feel a part of the 'me too' bandwagon.

@ankur

umm... some things are best left to the reader's imagination :)

Carpe Diem! said...

I so totally agree with you! I keep saying this to everyone. I'll be more than happy to celebrate the New Year's on 5th January and Valentine's on 18th February but ON the days they're supposed to be celebrated, I'd much rather sit at home in my pyjamas. Everything is twice more expensive than it regularly is and the service isn't even half as decent as it regularly is. What's the whole point of ruining the supposed to be special days then?!

Makk said...

would not it be a good idea sharing....how would you celebrate given the choice?

:)

Nefertiti said...

@carpe diem
all the real celebrations are done in pajamas... remember that :)

@makk
actually no, some things are not shared... :)