Monday, July 03, 2006

Fortune teller

I hate these vague fortune tellers. Some wise man or whoever, tells me that "This is the time to try something new." Something new? (All excited and perked up at the thought of landing a plush job that will be make me rich and famous) Like what? But of course, nothing elucidated. The sentence doesn't even end in a fullstop. So how do we interpret an open-ended sentence like that?
Try on a new dress, sport a new hairstyle? Check out the new stylish bags or the shoes at all the friggin' malls? Try walking backwards when actually moving ahead? Sit on my desk and put my PC on the chair and
try typing with my toes? Try making dosai with tissue paper, water and Jasmine oil(that's as innovative as they can get here)? Have a relationship with a gorilla? Replace the nouns with the verbs and the adjectives with the adverbs to invent a brand new language?
How about a new job instead, Dude? One that pays phenomenally to just sit around, chat, blogsurf, and sometimes even post. But of course, no one needs a nincompoop, a dimwit and a psycho running amock polluting their workplace. So what the eff is NEW?
Maybe I should just put up a brave front and walk into some editor's room, hold him by the collar and scream JOB WANTED in his face. For I'm also told Fortune does favour the brave. Hrrmph!

9 comments:

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Very imaginative.

J.A.P.

Priya said...

Is that a compliment or are u being sarci, kind Sir?

Bonatellis said...

want a job? move to Mumbai :)

Urmea said...

Now now Priya - there are other "new" things to try - why stick to boring old jobs and shoes, eh? Don't be all PC - tell us how you really feel! :)

Priya said...

Bona: tks for the offer, but talk abt JOBS, willya, not moving.
U: Am eagerly awaiting your tips, hunbunz

Urmea said...

Hmmm wellll - those tips should probably be on less public forums (fora? sounds awful)
Oh must tell you I'm watching fireworks in Marin country from my window - very nice!

Vishv Sambyal said...

ha ha...well hang on di...nobody is a waste..everyone has sumthing special in him/her...just wait maybe u'll discover sumthing bout urself that u never knew

Rohini said...

Fortune tellers are full of shit. I had one tell me that if I didn't conceive before the age of 25, I would never be able to have kids. My son was born when I was at the ripe old age of 29...

Möbius said...

And the best is when they warn you against something. If that happens,
"I told you!"
and if it doesn't
"My warning helped you"