Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Gone To The Dogs... Singular In This Case And What A Singular Case This Is!



So i get up one Sunday morning. The birds are chirping, the buffalos are mooing and all is right with the world (cue for a random soothing beethoven concerto). I take a warm shower while singing the latest and greatest from himesh buddy's hits (and hence driving away all single and multiple celled organisms in the radius of half a kilometer. Forunately yours truly is not inhabiting a very prosperous community and so there's no danger of breaking wine glasses here). I hum the same tune in low key while dressing up so as not to drive away my parents who are waiting for me in the next room so that we could go to church together. And then it happens... i step out to get my shoes and notice that (horror of horrors...) that there's only my left shoe is there in front of me. I quickly put on my sherlock holmes hat and start searching around the vicinity for the missing object and if possible the guilty culprit. Nopes... no sign of former-latter and i am about to explode into some choice unreadables... and thats when dad walks up to me and hands me the previously-lost-but-now-found shoe minus some bits of leather round the leg input part. What have we here? I zoom to the part where the bits of the shoe are missing and it looks like some random stray dog had adopted the thing to be its play toy of the day (or night, in this case). Out of all the shoes spread like tantalizing mines between the gate and the door, the creature had the sense of mind to swoop on the most expensive one on which i had shelled out more than 1.5k. And it lasted more than 2 years too and... then i burst out laughing when i realize that the brand of the shoe was "red tape" of all things. Yeah right! If anything had to go to the dogs, then that would be one of the tops in the list. With that out of the way, i rub my hands and wiggle my toes while thinking up what my next pair of shoes should be (no laces and plain black will do, i guess). With a smirk on my face, i put on a pair of "back ups" (you know, the ones one wears when one feels like giving one's feet a suicide mission). Ah well... what's life without a few pains in the you-know-where. Provides good blog fodder though (as my good-old-blogger friends already know and what our bad-new-newbies will find out very soon ;).

9 comments:

Aditya Kulkarni said...

I love it when stuff like this happens. It only means you can buy new stuff :)

I've "accidentally" lost my phone in the past so that I could get a new one. Ditto for watches.

This is a very powerful insight, my friend, especially when you're a kid and want new stuff everyday :)

Rejoy said...

@adit
u bet dude! and whether i am a kid or kiddin, its powerful stuff, both ways... cheers!

lemonade said...

wat a perfect pic i say!! :)
so have you bought the new shoes yet?

Rejoy said...

@lemonade

if the reality of the incident was half as pretty as the pic, i would have forgiven the beast his/her crime immediately... all was forgiven though after i became Mr. New Shoes the following day...

Supernova said...

Ah! So finally dogs have one utility..too bad i wont ever be benefitting from it coz i n canines r generally nt in the same radius.

BTW, this new template of urs is dsnt let me read comments...the background color n font color gets merged.

Rejoy said...

@supernova
canines r not the only way to let ur stuff go, so do brainstorm bout it and let us know... or better still, blog bout it ;)

btw, corrected the "invisible comments" problem... thanx for the heads-up

Supernova said...

I have blog to let my stuff go..so y bother with canines. If ever i go for a pet, it'll be a cat, nt a dog for sure.

Nt a bad idea..i can blog abt dis canine n feline stuff..thnx :)

Reni said...

hey, my mp3 player's gone swoooooosshhhhhhhh.....i'll die without music man!!....this is a CRISIS!!!!!
hehe, i'll try ur technique.....

Rejoy said...

@supernove
excellent!

@reni
hold on little sis... (looks in pocket, sees a black hole with close to infinite gravitational effects, rubs hands in despair)... just a little bit longer sis and i'll get u an ipod... just add it to the Promises Queue u got from me... round the world with an ipod. How does that sound? :)