Monday, September 05, 2005

War

I try not to hate Monday mornings... really I do. So when I woke up today with a splitting headache, I told myself 'Don't blame Monday, it could have happened any other day of the week. Relax, today will be fine.'

I trudged downstairs for my morning shot of caffeine. No disasters there. And then as I looked through the kitchen window I noticed it. Rain. In the night. And all the clothes I'd forgotten to bring inside drenched in it. Crisp white handkerchiefs drooping under the weight of the absorbed water like forlorn peace flags.

'Take a deep breath. Do not flip out. It's ok.' I repeated the mantra to myself as I wrung the clothes out and hung them inside the living room.

A few asprins and a hot shower later, the ache in my head had subsided to a nagging pain. As I dabbed on the war paint, God and Monday plucked the final straw right out of my desperate fingers. There, on the side of my face the first signs of... pimples.

ADULT ACNE? REALLY GOD IS THIS FAIR? IS THIS PUNISHMENT FOR THE MATHS TEST I FAILED IN CLASS 5 AND NEVER TOLD MY PARENTS ABOUT? IS THIS FOR LYING ABOUT MY WEIGHT? IS THIS BECAUSE I FORGOT JANMASHTAMI AND MADE KHEER THAT WAS ACTUALLY HOT MILK WITH SUAGR AND SAFFRON?WHY GOD WHY?

It's official. I have declared war on Monday. The day no longer exists for me. I have washed my hands of it, like fathers do of libidinous daughters in Tamil films.

23 comments:

Rat said...

Join the Club !!!!!

Aravind said...

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alpha said...

no washing/machine-cum-dryer?

kaaju katli said...

Shoes, shoes - Go look at them shoes. Mondays, I tellya :D!

apu said...

I've always been an advocate of the "three-day weekend movement" - you need a third day to recover from the excesses of the first two!

Srin said...

Hehe,ADULT ACNE!Omg,hahahah.Poor you.

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

Mondays are kind of nice, actually. One feels so good to start up again with all the exciting work that was pending ...

(holds nose in place to keep it from growing longer)

J.A.P.

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

rat and aravind - thanks!

alpha - no - i have to make do with limited sunshine in summer and radiators in winter

kaaju - i've already bought 3 pairs this month - and it's only the 6th!


apu - i agree! shall we start a petition?

srin - hmph... your commiserations are much appreciated

JAP - *gasp* J. Alfred Pinocchio?

TomCruiseChellumm said...

Sometime back we had occasion to discuss the concept of weekene. Amitabh Bachan Rasigar Mandram has identified the concept of weekend as one of the causes of the decadence in 21st Century and in association with Bal Thackeray will be launching an action programme against weekends (to save time money energy etc this may coincide with Thackeray's annual campaign against the other source of decadence viz Valentine's Day.
Couple of ideas are being thought out. Shift the weekend to another day more in line with Oriental/Indain concepts. (Tuesday? Monday?Wednesday?) or better still abolish all weekends. Either work the whole week/or play the whole week. Nothing in between

Ph said...

You are a weird man JAP

Charu said...

well not just the libidinous ones - specifically the ones that get pregnant gasp, before marriage. enna thalai kuniya vecchittiye ma :)
as for me, I hate mornings - any morning. having to get up and all that.

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