Friday, January 16, 2009

A tribute to the not so FAIR sex....

sometimes life is so unfair...i know thats sucha cliched statement and u already kno this post is fulla my rants :P not really... i am a person who truly believes giving gives happiness and taking only leaves u feelin guilty and uncomfortable... but at some point a gal reaches saturation (Read men are from mars women are from venus!) i kno that book has inspired me lots mayb cos its the only one i ve read in life :D but seriously that almost seems like the story of my life and love ...mayb thats y it took me nuff interest to read it ....

there are many things money cant buy ... love is not one of it anymore... as lotsa ppl say and many ppl think and some people believe...but wat my life has taught me is that appreciation is one of it...it is probably the rarest commodity to get today and hence it is the biggest gift anyone can gimme.. now u kno y all my readers are so valuable? that wasnt said for the sake of readership but truly after all u do .. the least u can get is a smile of appreciation that u ve made someone happy with ur efforts...

like i had writen in my spiderman post... power does not bring in responsibility anymore..its more like someone has the power, some other the responsibility, someone else accounted for and yea the doormat does all the dog work! no m not talkin bout jus the work done or talent shown.. even love expressed ... wen not appreciated (note i din say reciprocated) is the worst thing money or anything u do for that matter can never buy... its jus so elusive!

y am i talkin all this shit? no m not in a good mood u got it rite! and i don even have the rite to trash it on my gtalk status anymore since m gettin married and anything i say in my status seems to be understood related to that! cant i have my usual mood swings :) ok if u don believe me lemme quote a small instance here...

There is young maid in our bangalore house say around 18 yrs old, who falls sick, and her sister (who happens to be even younger) comes to do the chores, i get pissed i tell my mom if she gonna let her do the work i will call the cops rite away for child labor!.. i am seen as an insensible idiot :( who lives by the text book rules ... mom promises to not let her work from the next day...so i look at this almost 8-yr old kid with her torn frock shown all her bak... and with that picture in my head i go to work... its disturbing me all day...i walk thro commercial street (as usual!) on my way bak home and those cute kids wear that i always love to watch and jus waiting to buy for someone n dyin to have kids jus for that sake! invite me inevitable.. i buy some and give this kid outa sheer selfishness of gettin the pleasure of buyin those cute stuff and takin away the guilt of makin the kid work for a day in my house and most of all make her promise that she will go to school regularly henceforth! *interval*

what happens next? she starts comin everyday to our house hopin to get something.. doesnt care bout school anymore.. tries to steal some cds... talks arrogantly to my mom...says that the dress already got old and she needs more after2 weeks... finally runs off with some 100 bucks and never comes bak... what do i get in return? everytime she does something i get all the scoldings like she is my kid! well words go like.. u think ur mother teresa ... u go buy that gal some crap she got on our heads... u jus dono who to trust... ur an idiot of the first order.. ur a fool bcos of u we lost a maid now.... u do all ur social service crap somewhere.. wat u think of urself don show off at home...etc etc.. i was left alone with a tear,... no i din have the heart to curse that kid even then ...i did it for my own pleasure... and i got bak nuff for it!

so that aside... y this title u ask as always... i kno ive always tried to be politically correct and try not to sound feministic... but wat the hell i am a gal and i need to relate wen the unfair sex sends unwarranted accuses in the form of forwarded emails.. oh yea they have this line always with it that says fwd to gals with a sense of humor only! i do have a betetr sense of humor than u wen the joke is on u :)

so this forward mail called 'guys rules' which has been comin to me for almost 3 4 yrs on a regular basis now.. always made me feel sick and irritated tho i never usually relate myself to gals (as most of u know!) with least gal friends to talk to know their attitudes and as most of my readers are men too i don even think of writing anything against them... but there were exceptions.. and this is one such post that will definitely start a controvery! but hey this thing made me feel too unfair on the part of the guys... which i ve quite learnt by experience is a basic characteristics of that gender...no wonder we are called the 'fair sex' and it took me too long to understand this!

so here it goes: My comments are in strong and bold letters! these are not my personal comments, infact some i don even relate to..like shoe shopping n stuff.. but yea 'i' here represents women as stereotyped to be as such!( i am not so.. but whats-ur-problem-even-if-i-am kinds!) :) and the 'u' here truly represents men who follow these rules.. if ur an exception don take it to heart... else pls do.. if u have one that is!

PS: excuse me for some words here.. i jus cudnt let out the frustration without the rite words!

The Guys' Rules
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At last a guy has taken the time to write this all down Finally! , the guys' side of the story. (I must admit, it's pretty good.) We always hear "the rules" from the female side. Now here are the rules from the male side.

These are our rules!

Please note.. these are all numbered "1" ON PURPOSE!

1. Men ARE not mind readers. - yea they are tube lites

1. Learn to work the toilet seat. You're a big girl. If it's up, put it down. We need it up, you need it down. You don't hear us complaining about you leaving it down. - you just complained!

1. Shopping is NOT a sport. And no, we are never going to think of it that way. - yea its not, shopping is another form of entertainment and it takes some maturity to kno sports is not the only form!

1. Crying is blackmail. - indifference is not human

1. Ask for what you want. Let us be clear on this one: Subtle hints do not work! Strong hints do not work! Obvious hints do not work! Just say it!- yea we already know ur tube lites, we got it at the first hint!

1. Yes and No are perfectly Acceptable answers to almost every question. - there is something called 'doin it for u' which leaves us with a 'maybe if u want to' but yea how will u understand what that means?

1. Come to us with a problem only If you want help solving it. That's what we do. Sympathy is what your girlfriends are for. - what exactly is ur boyfriend's a**-hole for?

1. A headache that lasts for 17 months is a problem. See a doctor. - that means i need to c a lawyer u idiot! oh yea ur slow at getting hints rite! :P

1 Anything we said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all comments become null and void after 7 Days. - find someone with a short term memory loss

1. If you won't dress like the Victoria's Secret girls, don't Expect us to act like soap opera guys. - ur already acting like one here!

1. If you think you're fat, you probably are. Don't ask us. - if u think ur balding... don walk with me wen we go out! (since ur clearly shortsighted to see the extend we go to just look good for YOU !)

1. If something we said can be interpreted two ways and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, we meant the other one . - i jus heard u say 'm a loser'!

1. You can either ask us to do something Or tell us how you want it done Not both. If you already know best how to do it, just do it yourself. - u don have to tell it.. its apparent that ur good for nothing

1. Whenever possible, Please say whatever you have to say during commercials. - well sorry i love commercials, cant take my eyes off them to waste time on u!

1. Christopher Columbus did NOT need directions and neither do we. - don waste the goddamn gas and my precious time for ur useless ego's sake!

1. ALL men see in only 16 colors, like Windows default settings. Peach, for example, is a fruit, not! A color. Pumpkin is also a fruit. We have no idea what mauve is. - yea ur ignorant...so? wats ur point?

1. If it itches, it will Be scratched. We do that. - very much! we will fart wen u want us to tip toe like a delicate darling in that high heels to ur friends party...

1. If we ask what is wrong and you say "nothing," We will act likenothing's wrong. We know you are lying, but it is just not worth the hassle. - exactly y it wasn't worth tellin u wat was rong either!

1. If you ask a question you don't want an answer to, Expect an answer you don't want to hear - y do u answer where u don have to... shameless?

1. When we have to go somewhere, absolutely anything you wear Is fine...Really. - watever makes u think m dressin up for u? don u c the million other eyes on me! :P (so u do kno it and want it rite... y r u in complete denial?)

1. Don't ask us what we're thinking about unless you are prepared to discuss such topics as baseball, the shotgun formation,or golf. - don marry me unless ur ready to go shopping for shoes everyday! :P

1. You have enough clothes. - u watch enough tv!

1. You have too many shoes - how come u noticed? i thought u have better work!

1. I am in shape. Round IS a shape! - thats a good one... flicked from somewhere.. get real! don cry after i leave...

1. Thank you for reading this. Yes, I know, I have to sleep on the couch tonight - one thing i accept :) but y just tonite? remember? we dont have short term memory loss!

i always considered women a mystery, men are so open and easy to understand! i jus cant get along with gals and they unanimously hate me i dono y! but i so wish i was a guy so i can fall in love with a gal madly... i think she'll be truly worth it physically and emotionally and morally....

Disclaimer: Like i said none of these are my personal things, its jus to get bak at this email forward i used to get... as lucky that i am.. i ve got a guy who is too broadminded and loving to be sterotyped into any of this... i had to say this cos my wedding is around u ppl shudnt take this personally! A guy with such an attitude wouldnt even be my last choice :)

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Man!!! Have u got back at the Email forward or what!!! Seemed more like a boxing ring than a blog post..:) But u know what, most men today (i know there are exceptions) are not like that.. I think they have are lot more considerate and a lot less dogmatic. And rightly so!!! and as fair as the Life's not fair bit goes.. I dunno if u've heard this before, but as politically incorrect as it sounds "Life, they say, is like a nigger's left ball.. Its neither fair nor right"!!!

Nice post..

Cheers
Arvind

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

thanks arvind

well yea.. most men r not so.. but so sterotypically said in this fwd! but yes i do kno some guys who will fit into some of these... if not all ... i try n stay away :D

Anonymous said...

oiiiiiii where is my prev comment :)
deleted uh hehe !!!
any ways realy nice post da :)
ROFL reading it

Vj

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

hehe yea da did something with the post and deleted all comments too... hehe thanks .. yea i kno ur laufin ur ass off reading the forward mail there :)

LakshmiLakshmanan said...

hi sans! i wonder y ppl r lik dis lik ur"gal maid".hey leav them no one can change these ppl."guys rules" interestinggggggggg!
the light tat u throw on guys is 100 percent true-100 percent false...so gud
LakshmiLakshmanan

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

thanks a lot laks :) keep droppin in ur comements often

Renu said...

LOl:) after reading ur comments to this fwded mail, even i hap posted it on my blog..just took it humorously:)
About that little girl, ur heart is in a right place, where it should be, just because there are some bad elements, it doesnt mean we should we must stop feeling.
and its like that..when one starts a job or life 90% ppl are idealistic...down the line..bearing the reality percentage goes down to 5%, but I really honor those 5% and want to be like them , not the majority:).
So chin up my dear girl:)

Nautankey said...

Phew...The list was short I'd say. Can stadn these things,but when u get mails like "the importance of mother" and speaks about mom then says fwd it to all.Its like total duh..they think ppl read the mail n will realize importance of moms?.

This was the saying which adorned my previous office desk "it is better to have been good and get cheated than to be a merciless soul"..err..somethin on that liens..was targetted at a few colleagues :D..but holds good for ur situation.keep following ur heart,though u may look silly :).

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

thanks renu :) cant agree more

nautankey.. hehe i don fwd such stuff that say fwd to so many or u ll have ill fate ... i think to myself how equally uncomfortable someone else reading it will feel if i do ... n jus let it go

Reflections said...

Oooooooohhhhhh that was awesome....I had a blast reading the answers:-D...way to go sweetheart. Glad to know the impending marriage has not made U all sweetness & light;-D

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

naa.... i hope to remain the same :)

Jayashree said...

I remember this mail from several fwds too. Your comments really brought a smile to my face.
Btw, belated happy new year...

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

thanks jayshree wish u the same :)

Arunkumar.S said...

lOl on the gal maid !

good comments on "GUYS Rule"
keep Rocking !

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

arun

thanks but it wasn't really lol on the maid cos it really hurt... twas like every time she did something i was being shouted upon like i did something... everything she did was my fault henceforth :)

Mads said...

hey i admit it i havent read ur whole post. i came here through someone's someone's someone's blog and loved the title so peeped in.and now my net speed is really horrible in the hostel so i got an error message like many times when i opened ur blog again n again. so before net goes away i wanted to comment..hope u dont mind..

i only read the 1 points(i loved the way u numbered all the points as number 1.hehee damn innovative)and i was loling and rofling away to glory :D
u rock girl :D :D :) happy blogging!! :)

Gino said...

Hello there ,

Happened to read your blog after a long time.... Felt empathetic reading the incident abt your domestic help... Many of us dont fit into the "so called pratical" world which distrusts every person.. And esp. when someone you "didnt" have to be nice, breaks your trust, you kinds get confused by what the world tells you.. i try to sail through this with one thing in mind/(heart).. "You get what you give, but not necesarily from the same person (you give to).." .. You will be showered with more love..Coz, the balance will happen.. So stay nice.. which i know you will... :)
Take care,

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

thnaks gino yes i will :)

thanks mads

u gota read the whole post and comment again.. n i din number everythin 1 on purpose.. it was done in the fwd email.. i hope whoever wrote it got the credits :)

Balvinder Singh said...

On the occasion of the Republic Day of our country, i take this opportunity to present this award to my blogger friends who have made a difference by writing their frank opinions in their blogs as well, as in the comment columns of other blogs. These bloggers have not written any sensational or luscious stories to attract traffic to their blogs, but they have put down in prose as well, as verse, whatever they have felt strongly about, may it be about their personal lives or about a burning issue of the society. The sole purpose of their writing has been to make a difference. I wish that their ideas may fructify and bring a change in the society for better. I salute them all.
Merciless, please pick up your award from my blog.

Sal said...

Sans,
Hilarious! Had a good laugh.
And belated new year wishes!
Cheers,
Salil

Enigma said...

hahahaha, okkk that was a real good one and LOL looks like u were real pissed with the forwards...I am also tired of that dumb forward .....

The blogger formerly known as Sansmerci said...

thanks balvinder will pik it up soon :)

salil
thanks and wish u the same :)

enigma

yea tell me bout it :P

Shades of Grey said...

I have nothing to say about the shitty forward - read it quite a few times myself. About the incident with the little girl, please read "Charity Under Threat" by Paulo Coelho (see link). Thought about that when I read your post and found it apt.

http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2008/01/16/daily-message-176/

swarbrat said...

thanks jane i jus read it ... its awesome one.. i ll follow the blog from now on.. thanks for the link :)