Talking my way out of difficulties

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Too Big To Fail.”

I would go talk to some people from my past, who have created problems for me, ( either with rude whisperings, not so behind my back or with comments to my face) and try to tell them that I am not guilty of those accusations.

For example that Pathology professor who pretended as though she could not recognise me, when I went to her for a scheduled extra class, because she said I didn’t come the day before( which was the day she had planned to conduct the class) and not the day I came( which was the day I was told to come).

Or to the Hygiene Secretary of my hostel, who put up a stinker on my door, saying” Please put your wastes in your basket and not on the floor outside, for these are obviously remnants of your meal”- Someone else had eaten food and thrown what remained outside my room and she thought I had done it and put up one of the dreaded ” Stinkers” outside my door. ( It hurt my 18 year old feelings).

Or to the Secretary of the place I worked in previously, who spread malicious rumours about me and tried to make life difficult for me at all times. I still plead not guilty.

I would try to meet these people and talk to them from my point of view- hopefully, I could convince them.

Or maybe I could laugh with them at these incidents and lighten up the atmosphere- who knows ?


Do we waste precious time ? Are we using our resources to the utmost? A very interesting perspective from

Pockets of Chaos

Spring ahead! It’s still winter, yet it’s time to set our clocks forward one hour, another example of bureaucracy at not-working! I believe that Daylight Savings Time was instituted during wartime to make the most of daylight hours. At a time when blackouts were not power failures but enforced curtain-pulling, non-lighting, sitting-in-the-dark realities, every hour of the sun had to be squeezed dry to achieve the survival of our country. Farmers and amateur Liberty gardeners needed daylight for crops and everyone needed the food. The war machine was on full blast, building planes and tanks and bombs, and so on, to fight the greatest evil the world had ever known.

As with so many government ideas, this “temporary” fix soon became permanent, like the income tax. The enforcers of this dumb idea, ignorant of or cavalier toward its negative impact, insist that this “law” protects children waiting for buses, for…

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The Day Dreamer award


I have been nominated for this very funny award, which I have chosen to accept, called the Day Dreamer Award. I was nominated by Ritu of ” But I smile anyway” at I want to thank Ritu who writes very funny posts almost every day, so much so that I look forward to her hearty and down to earth posts every day. She is a fellow Enid Blyton fan and an avid book reader like myself. She has two children and so do I. She loves children and so do I. She has a cat called Sonu and I have one called Sunshine. But there is one difference – I personally love and prefer dogs to cats, any day. It just happens that I keep a cat.

She has set me a challenge which is  to describe your dream dinner party, complete with your dream dinner guests!

My dream dinner party would have just my husband and I, with my children. It would be at home with the lights dimmed, soft music playing. All of us would be seated around the table, and food would be served to us by invisible hands, bringing us food as we wish for- our wishes would not be spoken aloud but would only come to our minds and the food would appear. Plates would be cleared as if by magic. Courses would appear on their own. We would be sitting on cushions which would be soft and relaxing. The music would lull us into a near dream state. Dessert would be healthy and fruitful. During dinner we would dance and the music would be exactly what we wish for but without words. Our thoughts would be captured by the musicians and played as music by adept hands. The dinner would be followed by gifts and each of us would choose anything we wanted and the best part would be, there would be no bill to pay.

I would like to pass on the award to the following blogs :





My challenge would be that you write about your one unspoken dream for yourself, how you wish to see yourself in the future. 

Here are the rules:

1. Thank the person who gave you the award.

2. Complete the challenge they set you.

3. Select a blog or blogs that you want to give the award to. (The amount of blogs you select is unlimited!)

4. Tell them about it and set them a challenge.

Satisfied, responsible, loving, strong and in the present- that is my own circle of five.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Circle of Five.”

1. A no-complaint person : I would like to spend time with someone who has been stoically strong in times of trouble, to the extent of always praising and having no complaints midst everything. I know a father who has 4 children- 3 of his children had the deadly disease cystic fibrosis- his wife, he and the daughter who was well, spent their entire lives, caring for their sick children(siblings), with no word of complaint. One day the mother died, out of sheer exhaustion and did any of them complain ? No-they managed to celebrate her going. Basically, spend time with a no-complaint person.

2. A person who takes responsibility : I would like to be with someone who can take responsibility for things that happen in his/her life. I have been with too many people who are so willing to palm off responsibilities on others, blaming others if things go wrong and making the world a miserable place.

3. A person who values the love of children, animals and of living beings not -so- high- up in order as adult human beings: Love is important here- someone who can reciprocate love in whatever form it comes to them, and from who ever.

4. A person who has strength of character : It would be great to live and work with people who have the strength and courage to stick up for what they think is right, come what may. They may or may not be able to justify why they are what they are, but they are what they are, and proud of it too and that makes a lot of difference.

5. A person who lives for the day and does not store up too much for tomorrow : I like to be with the  easy- going person, with no hang-ups and worries about what will happen tomorrow- for all we know, it may not happen and if it does, it may not be as bad as we think it will be.