a la carte
May 15, 2008
This might seem random, but it is how I ordered:
(*) Why do smokers go in groups (like women go to restrooms)? If one smoker asks another smoker to accompany, the person feels “obliged”.. strange, like doing a favor (to whom?).
On a related note, I guess they too have active and passive smoking: passive-smoking is smoking others’ cigs?
(*) Why cant we have baby-like concentrations? Kids and babies get immersed in what they are doing- it could be as deep as building something with lego or as abstract as staring at the sky. They dont care about the surroundings or the people and do it with full dedication and concentration till they get bored. Retaining such ability as adults is a great virtue.
(*) Arrogance and patience- these are two opposite traits and both need their space for a person to be balanced. When one of these increases, the other decreases and vice-versa.
This topic cropped up after some unique encounters/conversations with certain museum-piece desis. And that is when I feel I could just walk away like a baby without bothering about social norms.
(*) Phone conversations reach their closing time when more than 2 “what else”-s are uttered in one call, IMs end when more than 2 “hmmns” are typed consecutively, but does email communication stop when the purpose is served as a reply? should(nt) it be more formal and end with a thank you note?