My Top Three Pet Peeves

Note to my reader: This post is a part (#3) of ’30 Day Writing Challenge’ that I found on Pinterest. The challenge is a collection of simple writing prompts.

Hmmmm, this is a tough one.

First of all, if you are like me who always struggle to keep up with the “urban” terminology (I coined it from “urban dictionary”, if that makes sense….?!), here’s what Google Mahashai has to say:

“pet peeve
       noun informal
       plural noun: pet peeves
              something that a particular person finds especially annoying.

              “one of my biggest pet peeves is poor customer service”

Thank you, Google. “Jahanpana! Tussi great ho!”

Now that we have established clearly the meaning of the essence of the post, let’s start listing. (Thank god, it’s just three!)

1. When people do not maintain books/magazines/newspapers properly.

It is not exclusive to just my property; even theirs and public (as in library or shops) property. I just cannot take somebody “irresponsibly” (yes, that’s what I think it is of that species of a person!!) turn pages which leave them crumpled or folded or the worst – end up torn! Or folding the book while reading it! Not folding the newspaper neatly (at least take little effort!) after reading! Staining the book, somebody writing/marking anything even with a pencil in my borrowed book!

(The exclamations at the end of every sentence are self-explanatory. Just in case you still didn’t get it, that portrays my irritation and anger!

Sad that I am just using one at each sentence.)

Just this one pet peeve has the potential to give me nightmares!

2. Tourists who act as if they own the place.

I am just back from a family holiday trip to Horsley Hills and this is something that I have witnessed during my trip.
I hated, literally hated those “tourists” who sit near the silent scenic views of the valley and play (the so-called melodious) songs with full volume! It is a totally different thing if they are the only ones there (even then! Just shut everything up and take in the nature, PEOPLE!!!). What’s the whole point of you going for a quiet holiday?! And moreover, YOU ARE DISTURBING THE REST OF THE LOT, dammit!!! (Apologies for swearing, but can’t help it.)

Then there was this other stupid lot who sit there and compare, with all the loud voice they can gather from their throats, the seemingly similar other picturesque scenic beauties they have previously visited! Why the deuce can’t you just SHUT-UP and be in the present and too?!

For all such species of people out there, here’s some free advice which you should be taking:

post-50395-Everybody-should-be-quiet-near-SuB4Note: Its not just exclusive to a stream!

3. People who don’t read – even worse, are the people who ” (I) don’t understand – why should I read? What’s there in reading?”


Well, don’t understand how you are just not dropping dead!

There you go! My top three pet peeves. Share some of yours too, dear reader. I’d love to know you more. 🙂


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10 Things That Make Me Really Happy

Note to my reader: This post is a part (#1) of  ’30 Day Writing Challenge’ that I found on Pinterest. The challenge is a collection of simple writing prompts.

  1. Smell of paper, petrol, paint, fresh coffee powder aroma, petrichor
  2. Baby’s cackling laughter
  3. Reading
  4. When I am Creative
  5. Learning
  6. Colour
  7. Sending and receiving letters
  8. Fruits, flora, and fauna in our garden.
  9. When I am left alone with a book, and something to drink and munch on
  10. When someone takes the effort to speak the language properly

♫And these are a few of my faaavourite things!♫

Frankly speaking to you, my dear reader, its been quite hard these couple of months – to start or do anything and to keep at it. And hence, no posts on my blog lately. I want to do many things, but I am unable to get myself to do anything. There are lot of brilliant ideas flowing constantly in my brain, but getting myself to execute them – such hell! (A quick google search attributed my symptoms to low dopamine levels. I am working towards getting my levels to normalcy. 🙂 In a healthy, safe, organic way, btw! 😀 )

And so, when I found this writing challenge full of simple prompts on Pinterest, I was more than thrilled. I need not even write all this explanation. But, me just getting myself started by just jotting down a simple list, prompted me to actually to write here. Although there’s nothing really great or important that’s been said so far, it-actually-feels-GOOD! *deep satisfied sigh* I published a post, you see!

See you tomorrow with a brand new post!

Effects of Synaesthesia – On Me.

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              I read about Synaesthesia sometime ago and was intrigued by it; but the spark got fueled when I encountered its phenomenon in an episode of The Big Bang Theory where my (or should I say, our) favourite Dr. Sheldon Cooper was shown exhibiting it. (Notice [Spoiler ahead!] that he says the fudgsicle tastes like the speed of light, but not the speed of light tasting like the fudgsicle. That fella’s got some personality, doesn’t he?) 
             I mean, who doesn’t like some colour or taste or smell, or any other sense of stimuli for that matter, in an otherwise monotonous experience. So, I started researching – reading various scientific papers and watching various youtube videos – about it. Weird it might sound, but I secretly (not anymore) wish I were a Synaesthete. Well, I did not find it negatively affecting anybody who has it, and moreover, I find it – kinda cool. And, it is found that most creative artists have Synaesthesia; even more a reason to want to have it! 😀

            Also weird of me, is that when somebody says – or as I would like to call, “claims” – that they have Synaesthesia, I get jealous; and that jealousy wakes up the inner “gossiper” (read: b***ch) in me. For example, one of my favourite youtubers, Anna Akana said in one of her videos that she has Synaesthesia; and this is what my brain had to say: “OH! Look at her all bragging she has (in the mocking tone) Synaesthesia, and hence, creative. As if she is one of the greatest of creative people in the world! I’m sure she’s making it all up for this video, to make money. Hmmmh! (in the mocking tone) Synaesthesia! Creative!
            LOL! That’s how stupid I can get. And believe me, when I say she is one of my favourite youtubers, she is one of my favourite youtubers, and I know and acknowledge the fact that she is a creative person. No doubts about that! But, you know, one cannot argue logic with a “gossiper” (read: -you know what-), can they? 😛

            But, if we closely observe, each one of us have Synaesthesia at a very basic level/form – how do you perceive the physique of two individuals named Bouba and Kiki respectively? So all this “interest” and “spark” in the topic, and all the research I have done made me ask myself some scientific questions, and a few, two to be precise, personal questions – Do I exhibit Synaesthesia? If so, how or what are those traits? And it so happens that I do exhibit two traits (that’s how many I could observe/recollect for now). They are:

1. My mind always perceives the number 5 in the ball-point ink blue colour, but only when it’s written, not printed. Though I realize the fact that it’s in some other colour (in that instant) not in blue, my mind likes to perceive it in the ball-point blue.
2. The cursive written number 2 (see below) reminds me of bearded man (no one in particular). I never know why, but it’s been like that since I can remember.

               So does that make me a Synaesthete? Probably, just as much as anybody else. Are all Synaesthetes “highly” creative? Probably. Probably not. Does people who do not have Synaesthesia become less creative than their counterparts? NO!
               I believe that the level of one’s creativity depends on how much one nurtures it. Nobody is an overnight “highly” creative/talented person. And no neurological condition, can become a measuring/deciding tool for that. It’s just what it is – a condition. And what about all the “research” I had done on the topic? You will know soon. 😉

              So my dear readers, what do you think of Synaesthesia? Do you think anything of it at all? Or am I the only “weird nerd” here? (Just so you know, I am not really a nerd. It would be a disgrace to nerds if I am termed as one.)

Image: That’s my work. 😀