A moo point, basically …

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Being mean and Red-eyed and all that

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Thought 1: The one where my conjunctiva is affected

I currently have something which looks like conjunctivitis (Nice little red eye), seems like conjunctivitis (Nice little red eye) but is most probably not conjunctivitis (No pain, no itch). It’s like the teflon version of the real thing – non-sticky, non-gooey. What this does mean though is that I get to wear cool goggles (specifically an awesome-max aviator style 4213 Copper Polaroid pair of sunglasses) to office and give my colleagues infinite opportunities to mock me. One of the suggestions received is worth pondering over – “You need to totally try out for the movies dude. I’m sure there’s a shortage of Rajni-lookalikes. ” Gah.

Thought 2: Be mean, be happy

There are, as far as I can see, two distinct benefits to being mean to other people. By being mean, I mean actually genuinely intending to be mean. It’s not as easy as it seems. Like all good things, it takes a lot of practice. The advantages are –

1. You get to be mean to people. It’s like one of the best things ever which grows on you, like the black thing grows on the Venom villain of Spiderman.

2. If the opposite person is not really a mean person (which is mostly the case), (s)he will react to your meanness by being meaner (more mean? meanier?) and nastier. And then, you make him/her feel guilty about being mean, which is like the cherry on the icing or something.

It’s kind of like that scene from You’ve Got Mail, where Meg Ryan is jilted (but not really jilted) by Tom Hanks when they decide to meet up after deep, soul-searching online exchanges. Or the part where Tom goes to her apartment to make amends but she ends up saying that she can’t be mean like Tom Hanks because he is a genuinely mean guy. And then she feels guilty that she said this. (First movie scene – here. Second – too lazy to find). Good stuff. And I should probably mention Spoiler Alert! here, I guess.

Thought 3 : Blank

No news is good news‘, they say. But if you say ‘No thoughts are good thoughts‘, it’s not quite the same. Who changed the emphasis?

(Update: The eye is better – less angry, maybe. The doc says it actually is a viral conjunctivitis, which actually is a somewhat cooler version – less fussy/messy and still an comparable sympathy provoker)


Written by sujaybedekar

August 7, 2008 at 2:29 pm

Posted in arbit, Movies

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  1. hey…howz ur eye now?
    take care!

    Anusha Reddy

    August 8, 2008 at 11:00 pm

  2. @Anusha – Hola! The eye is better – my 15 minutes of fame (and Tamil rockstardom) are over, sadly. And yes- thanks for the comment 🙂


    August 8, 2008 at 11:49 pm

  3. @Anusha – Hola! The eye is better – my 15 minutes of fame (and Tamil rockstardom) are over, sadly. And yes- thanks for the comment 🙂


    August 8, 2008 at 11:50 pm

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