Sunday, June 19, 2011

If your happy and you know it clap your hands!

The bell rang and it was time to go home. It was just one of those days when you felt like talking to, well, nobody and all you wanted to do was sit by the window sill and read a book. We all have those days don’t we? Well today was one such day. 

The scorching Sun shone high up in the sky spread the warmth and yellow all over. It was like the Sun desired to display its power and might. I felt like surrendering, my head did the great job of being a pain and I could feel the stinging pain running through every nerve.  Then I saw it, the bus approaching us waiting passengers. We all hurried to get a seat and although my favourite seat was taken, I found another comfortable and convenient one. As I settled down with my bag and baggage (Yes, I carried junk and stones to college, dummy!) the conductor came around collecting money screaming ‘Tickeeets’ in his screeching voice. I just felt like yelling at him to just keep his mouth shut but of course that would result is pathetic consequences so I decided against it and continued reading my book. 

At the next stop this rather peculiar man and his child walked into the bus and headed towards the empty seats next to me.  What I first noticed were their peculiar mouse like features. The small squiggly eyes that glare at you and give you the shivers, the ugly unkempt teeth, two of them popping out almost and of course the weirdly shaped nose and the small face all together. Father and daughter had similar appearances and they had this manner less behavior of staring at me reading like I was committing some crime. 

First the kid was eating this milky chocolate and then she took out the wrapper and began dropping chocolate all over the bus seats with her father just telling her to ‘push it off the seat’ , her father glanced at me giving them the its-not-your-house-for-god-sakes-look!  Next she decided that she wanted to worsen my sulky mood and began falling on my bag smearing white chocolate on it, she cunningly acted like she was reaching out to her father and began putting chocolate on my bag. I immediately wiped it off for fear of insects. This daughter of his was seriously an annoying creature.  

As  if that was not enough she took out a book of her own and began reading aloud. I saw on her label that she was in grade 1. She started reciting ‘If you happy and you know it’ and boy! Did she know them? No, she just kept saying the same If you happy…line over and over again you know as if she just wanted to annoy me. I was going to storm out shouting, but we had almost reached our destination. Going by facts, usually I say kids are adorable and I love baby-sitting because I think kids are the easiest to manage.  This child though proved to be an exception. Yes, she was totally born to irritate and infuriate me. This creature started imitating the way I read and kept pulling her hair front and then pushing it back. As If it was necessary. Then she made her father get up and went to his seat and then again came back to her seat and continued the same process. I almost lost count of the number of times she did it because I was overtired.  I was almost asleep when this first grader stamped on my feet so hard that I almost screamed. Luckily the bus came to a halt and it was time to go. I jumped out of my seat and quickly paced towards the door.

It was over. After effects: Moody behavior, Pathetic and ever so nuisance creating head ache, irritation, screaming for no reasons, bad weekend. 

That’s exactly what kids can do to you. Evil souls they are sometimes don’t you think?

Sonshu <3
I've been visiting blogs, If I missed out on any please do let me know :)

NOTE: This is a note regarding the competition I was planning to conduct soon enough. It is obviously going to be a short writing inclusive competition so all of you please do take part. But before I have the competition, i would like to know how many are interested?


  1. I like the humor and the way you put your thoughts into this :)

    RE:thanks..i really hope to regain it ^^

  2. ha ha ha ha ha
    seriously dats an interesting incident....
    yeah evil souls ;)
    i'm interested in d contest....vl write sumthing atleast...

  3. LOL, some children are miscreants for sure. Especially the more pampered ones, who get what they want and are never prompted if they go overboard.

    Nice witty post. :)

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  4. Sonshu,

    Remember your childhood, not that you are much out of it now. LOL. So you had encounter with She Denise the Menace. Best of luck in future.

    Take care

    PS : I thought you had migrated as did not see you in my space for so long.

  5. @Ayu: LOL. Thanks a ton ayu :)

  6. @The Aspirant: LOL. :P heheh sure, please do. Loooking forward to it.

  7. @AB: How true, pampered she was :P Chiii, very irritating :P

  8. @Jack: Yuss, but I was never irritating like she was esp to random strangers. :)

  9. LOLX.... You poor soul! I've never taken a city bus by myself yet so I don't know how my experience would've turn out on a moody day. Yours sound awful though. It really was your bad day wasn't it? God bless that child and her father. They might not be so lucky next time with another moody person.

  10. Lol! .. evil souls in angelic form! :P

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