As long time readers of my blog know, I suffer from foot-in-mouth-itis. Foot-in-mouthitis can be described as a common affliction of extrovert, irrepressible females of a certain age who end up speaking or doing things without thinking of the consequences.
And one thing that readers of the blog don’t know is that Kid#2 suffers from “Me-want-Me-Grab” syndrome. And that he thinks that “Ma-ka-maal” equals “Mera-Maal”
It leads to interesting stuff.
Case 1 : I sleepily walk into the bathroom to brush my teeth in the morning. Pick up tooth brush and grope around for tooth paste. No tooth paste. Switch on light and confirm, No effin toothpaste. I distinctly remember having a tube on the shelf. Give up and fish out a fresh tube. Later I investigate and find that Kid#2 has taken it upstairs. Damn! Don’t even ask why he did not open the spare stuff cabinet and take out a fresh tube. He wanted – he took!
Case 2 : “Borrowing” my Ipod and ear-phones.
Case 3 : Sigh … my Blackberry
Enter sad doleful veena sounds here
Folks, not too long ago, I owned a Blackberry. But then I had Kid#2 some twenty years ago. Ergo, I now have no Blackberry
And dumbass that I am I did it to myself.
I kept grumbling. See, the thing is that I wanted full BB services. I even offered the honchos in command of telecom services for office to pay for them BB services. They declined for reasons best known to them. Hence I could not get the darn BB services on my phone (its a corporate connection).
I bitched about it, said “Without those services BB is a piece of shit”
Never ever ever ever say such things in front of your kids, because they are wondering how to use such stuff in their favor. Purrfectly understandable, as long as you are not the parent!
Especially kids who are glib and excellent at marketing spiel. Why the shit is he training to be a mechanical engineer I wonder!
Well he discovered that I had a Nokia E66 in my drawer. He scented blood. He sales talked me into handing over my BB to him willingly!!!
I could kill myself!
I still could not see what had happened.
Then he activated my much longed for BB service on the said phone.
He showed me the screen that now looks so smart.
Then he said, “Thanks lady, its been a pleasure doing business with you”
Its then that it hit me!