23 February, 2012

Things People Shouldn't Do....



1).... Wait till the battery is 1% to plug in your phone for charging.  The power might just go off, you know. And if you have the kinda luck I do, then automatically assume that the power WILL go off.


2).... Procrastinate going to the loo because your favorite scene is playing on telly. Accidents happen. Ones that you won't even be able to justify.


3).... Not keep back-ups of everything you own. Digitally speaking, that is. One wrong link clicked, one 'bad sector' in the hard disk, one teeny mistake - POOF! Every single song you painstakingly downloaded, every GA episode you love, every Word doc with your entire life's worth of 'outpourings', every assignment you caffeinated yourself for... Gone. Erased without a trace. 


4).... Take someone for granted. They might just decide NOT to be your doormat anymore. They might decide to just up their behind and leave. And then you'll sit there and be amazed at the 'them' shaped hole in your life that sucks all the happiness out of you.


5).... Fight with your better half and then try to get even by staying up till three a.m. talking to every member of the opposite sex you can think of. One word for anyone who thinks it's a solution. UNCOOL. And I will only congratulate your better half for have a screaming match with/dumping you. 


6).... Philosophize too much (especially when you're in your twenties and thirties. Or younger). Why? People start thinking you are going through a bad phase. They bring you fruit to alleviate the unhappiness. And sympathy. And lots of long, slanty looks. 


Most of all, people shouldn't lie. O.k, maybe 'lie' is a blanket term. What I mean is that I get when you're lying because you've bad grades or you broke the best crystal vase or about a missed assignment or being late because of last night's party or forgotten deadline. I get that. 


It's when people lie about inconsequential things that I don't understand. Those small white lies which have no real consequence except make you seem the way you want to seem. Fleeting words strung together just that second to make people believe your fake point. Lies that people don't bother hauling you up about because they are that small. What pleasure do you get in getting people to believe in your white lies? Not like they matter. Not to you, not to them, not to anyone... except in that one second before someone changes the topic.


I don't get it.


O.k, I admit, the rest of the post was a ruse to write about all the lying. But I realized suddenly just how much some people do it and I can't talk to anyone about it. I scared a couple of clueless souls with all my restless, disjointed sentences about liars and left them wondering if I had finally gone over to the dark side.  


The frustration wanted an outlet and thereby the blog post. 


O.k, I'm done here. The ones who snoozed can wake up and leave. Bbye.

101 comments:

  1. Point 1,2,3 noted for ever.

    1) Was on a VERY important call and battery goes dead. This happened just today. It seems this point was written for me. I don't know but I am lazy when it comes to charging phones. Hell! I don't even notice that the battery is low!

    2) Accident never happened. But I always go when I just can't control.

    3) About back-ups, life just taught me a lesson. My dearest cell phone fell when I was in a ride in the amusement park :( :( :( I do have the back up but it was not updated.

    About lies, I don't lie much but I hide, not my facts....Its like "don't ask me....either I will hide or I will lie" and I prefer hiding.
    But you toh chill maro ji! Ki fark painda hain!!

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    1. :D aap toh my twin soul ho ji...
      And koi fark ni padtha, that's the whole point... Then why lie?

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  2. things we people do!!!
    and about the lie....sadly we all do that...wantingly or unwantingly! Thr doesnt even exist a word like that I know!!!

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    1. Not too many people lie without purpose...

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  3. 4<- the best one... and also not be someone's doormat either.
    And i would say even if you lie it should be the one which really doesn't get on ur self conscience. :)

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    1. Yus! And the one people need to know the most.
      Conscience and hurting other people... Both criteria appy :)

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  4. There is something I have noticed and actually deep inside like the best about your posts.. Its that it gets interesting towards the end...!! I maybe the only one feeling it this way.. But then hey.. I am commenting on my behalf right.. So.. I was saying that your posts get interesting towards the end and the venting about the ''thou shldn lie'' was nice.. Strangely i had a smile.. Maybe it was because the pointers above were just a bit funny (especially # 2 )

    anyways.. Hope you are feeling better now....!! Take care n keep smiling :):):)

    cheers

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    1. It is not a conscious decision macha... I think it turns out like that ezhuthi varambol. Thanks

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  5. best ruse ever.
    i agree with you on the lying bit. white lies, especially those that people say to show themselves in a better light, are absolutely uncool.

    i loved #5 the most!

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  6. I like the new blog look PeeVee. Thanks for the reminder to back up everything. I haven't done that in a while. And agree with you on most of it and the lying...though I found myself wondering how the lying was connected to the other stuff. Am I just thinking too much?

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    1. Really? Thanks :)
      Nope... not just you, maybe the lying has a connection to esteem and perception isssues..

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  7. All Points taken and duly noted - Your holiness :P

    I can stand any amount of white lie's to the face, back, knees etc but when someone is flatulent and lies about it - I`m extremely tempted to turn into Dexter.

    Great to see that you have wrung in the changes, The page finally seems to be loading faster. So clap for yourself :P.

    Cheers :)

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    1. What am I? A Pope? :P

      :D trust you to poke fun at my serious funda :D... Flatulence it seems..

      YAYAYME!! :P

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  8. I've found myself lying for what I believed was the greater good. Was it the right thing to do? Only time will tell really.

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    1. THAT kind I get. It's the small white pointless ones that I don't. Like I said.

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  9. seems like you had to get a lot out of your system... a good rant :-)

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  10. HAHAHHA ranty much eh? :) But We do those things. Like the first and second one, its so common! :P Cant help :)

    And no one sleeps when you are talking. :P

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  11. well i wont lie, i have done almost all of them :P (except the 5th one for a simple reason that m still single) :P
    and yeah, lying and hypocrisy are a big NO!
    good post!


    sarah

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    1. This is more like a check list for you then :D Thanks

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  12. Hey Peevee,

    My first here :)
    So so true - the battery charging - same pinch - sigh. I never learn.
    Inconsequential lies - yes,I have seen the lot. Some more so attention seeking (ASB) and less so entertaining. But well, they sure make life colourful in their own way ("white" lies?) - ignore my craziness.

    Happily happy to bump into your blog ! :) Am off to read fiction now :P

    Cheers !

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    1. Welcome! And your name makes me crave something... I don't know what :D
      Tell me how you like the fiction :)

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  13. Guilty of point 1 so many times but my stupid phone goes off when its only 5% :(
    point 4 needs to be adhered to by all not good ..


    will keep in mind

    Bikram's

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  14. I have always loved your honesty. :) Keep writing.

    P.s is it me or did you blog load super duper fast!! Mine is so slow!! :p

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    1. Thanks love...
      Decided to go minimalist, hence the speed :P Now everyone will stop complaining :)

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  15. 3 and 6 have always kept me on tenterhooks. Hence my favourite! :D

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    1. Haha... First one to say anything about 6 :)

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  16. That 6th point...yehi hota hai sahi mein. Actually I agree with all of your points!!

    And blog is a place where one 'should' turn his head and fingers, if looking for an outlet for hopscotching thought. So you don't need to worry about that sudden change of topic. :-*

    P.S: Your blog looks so refreshing!! :]

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    1. Thanks love... Long time since we ran into each other na?

      Really? Not drab?

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  17. Ah....have to agree with all the points. And add to it how Ms Goody good left her mobile forgotten in her lunch bag and her maid dutifully washed the dabba with the mobile latched inside it:P And how she lost 7 years of photographs to a single FORMAT DISC command. And that telly watching thing, God, li'l bit of pee doesn't matter, right?:P

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    1. Wow... that is called a dhulaai if ever there was one :D

      YEWWW :P It doesn't?

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  18. hmm.. Nice Post. And I won't be a hypocrite and say white lies that I don't. Sometimes I find myself saying exactly the kind of lies you mentioned -inconsequential that nobody would care... As soon as I utter them , I would feel..OMG why did I say that.. there was no need. Now I take a very serious effort not to do that. But they do escape from my lips once in a while. Add me to your hate list. I just did not want to be a hypocrite and say that I don't lie like everybody else.

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    1. :) The very fact that you accept you shortcomings, count for something no?

      I'm nobody to go around 'hating' people, Madame, for I'm far, faaaaaar away from perfect myself:) It's when these lies start becoming a part of one's every day life that it becomes a problem.

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  19. RIGHT! You cracked me up at some places :D
    by the way. Nothing new to you. but hell yeah! new to me! You have been awarded at my den. Mind to take a peep? :D

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    1. :) Aww, sweetheart, thank you so much <3

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  20. excellent points

    i like this also
    A comment is to a blogger what chocolate is to the obsessed. Spare yourself the guilt and leave either one for me:)

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  21. That is sooooo true!!!!
    I'm so sick of the pointless lies. One day you come and say,"The sun doesn't bother me. I don't wear sunscreen." The next day you complain about how much you're going to tan.
    It doesn't change my life in anyway and I don't even want to know.
    People just don't get it do they??

    I loved the post!!!
    ROFL@ your friends thinking you went over to the dark side!!!
    And yeah, people so should not do those things!

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    1. EXACTLY what I was talking about :)
      Thanks..

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  22. White lies?Hmmm It's Pisces behavior,I read in a Linda Goodman.If someone is getting some happiness out of it,let them.But then next time the person tells you a "fact" you'll add a pinch of salt before you digest it..

    P:S:My battery is running low and I am procrastinating the activity because I cannot bother to my lazy bum from the couch and search for the charger. :-D

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    1. Pinch? I'll need whole sacks before I can deal with this one :/

      RUN!! Switched off phones take a full five minutes to restart no? Five minutes of wasted time :P

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  23. I haven't read your blog in sooo long! So glad I did today :)
    Oh, and I liked the way you said, If what you really want is for me to visit your blog, just mail me the link.

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  24. So manyyyyyy comments already... ! Mine wil get lost among all your other plans..! I dread commenting here, i swear! :P
    And I have a crink in my neck, nodding to each one of them peevee. #6 , tops the chart for me!

    This Post brought a lot of smiling, in my otherwise dull day..!

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    1. Never, ever. My ladies' comments never get lost, ever. Cross my heart.
      Good :) Because as opposed to One Life., Silence needs some happy:|

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    2. Ha :) Im so glad they dont!!! Gosh. Look at the amount of people that love u. incredible!

      And and.. Silence Unplugged is for the otherworldly soul that i am! :P Lost cause, more like.

      One life is my baby! :) The usual me that i am! :D i gotta balance both my sides!

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  25. Hey, yes, comment is to a blogger what chocolate is to the obsessed. And lemme tell you, the chocolate I received from you did strike a chord with me. :)

    Thank you for stopping by! I'd like to read more of your writings.
    Love! :)

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  26. ohhhh by the way! LOVING the way your blog looks! TOTALLY CLEAN AND DASHING!

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    1. Reeyali? I have been feeling kinda iffy with it... :|

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  27. haha :D I like the way you weave sense around the main idea you want to present. :)
    My lame rating for #5 is 10 on 5 :D:D Gee,Its that uncool :D I wonder what kind of people do this :D
    And YOU girl, are clueless about your versatility :), about how you can write just about anything and everything under the sun and that too wonderfully :):)
    Envy! Huh!

    Did you watch the latest GA episodes ? The Valentine episode made me cry and smile alternately. Only GA can do that, no ? And you know what, my hard disk seems to be sick, I have no idea where to back up 55GB of GA. It'll be cruel if all my sitcoms vanish :{

    And yes, your page loads faster than ever. :)

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    1. Look who's talking, iPad owner :P

      I've reached only till S08E12 :\ have been too caught up to download.
      If mine vanish, I'll like die.

      YAYAY!! :D

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    2. :D it came as a total total surprise last week :):)
      And no, don't buy the book I reviewed !!! Wait for the e-book :):), though I'd strongly recommend buying memoirs of a geisha :):)
      What site do you follow for e-books ?

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    3. Soon...

      No particular site re... Google. Epub books, I get.

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  28. Also, I'm going to post my first book review tomorrow.
    Read it the first thing when you come online and tell me if it needs anything more :), will you ?
    I'd be grateful :)

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  29. some of the things..i do agree.....especially the loo thing...but i find lots of my family & friends doing it(sometimes even myself!!)...

    http://sushmita-smile.blogspot.in/

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    1. :D haha... I'm sure a lot of people can relate :P

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  30. can totally relate to the battery and loo bit..hah hah!

    I hate lying too...esp when its about stupid stuff. But its sad at times. I mean I have this friend, she would keep telling small lies about her husband, marriage etc and contradict herself at a later date (who remembers all their lies?). And few years later came clean about her bad marriage and divorce. Felt sorry for her suddenly, she had been lying to hide a lot of pain. So if this rant is about one particular person lying too much, beware..something is terribly wrong

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    1. Ouch, that's something I didn't think of.

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  31. Point number 4, completely agree... Have experienced that many times. And still I do that (shamelessly).

    Oh lies!!! We can write a whole thesis on lies in our lives. Sometimes lies that they say just to save their face can spoil our lives beyond repair. We are victims now for our relatives found it normal to lie to our parents, screwing our happiness :(((

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    1. Don't you the worry Jane, things will work out. They have to. Ultimately, the truth always comes out whatever anyone might say.

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  32. Hmmm.. Been there done that. But did I learn? Nope :D

    Now coming to the lies. Damn 2 things I can't stand, lies and infidelity.

    Small white lies I do understand but the others?? No No No. Lying to me is a sure shot way of exiting from my life. This is one deed that I can never forgive. Never ever. Ewww, pisses me off even to think of it.

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    1. :D
      Even my mother is like that. She never even talks to a person who has ever lied to her ever again in her life.

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  33. hmmm.... point 1 is deja vu.

    And lying is something that brings the worst out of everyone - including me... well written (even though I could see through the ruse :-D )

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  34. Interesting points, specially point 1!

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  35. We all going through similar phases or what? :D

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  36. Hahhaha.. How true.. And hey even i always have wondered why do people speak white lies.. Just to make them selves impressive or interesting or something else.. Strange it is.. Even I do lie but only when it is very necessary to lie.

    And about big lies.. i believe when someone lie to us then there must be definitely some reason behind it.. May be the truth is harsh for us to bear or may be something else. I have always forgiven my closed once even when I knew that they lied to me:) I dunno if I m right or wrong in this matter but relationships r more important then all these silly things.. Isn't it??? :-)

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    1. That's why I don't mind big lies as long as the person can justify it. The small lies GET to me.

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  37. woops , some of these are repeated quite often by me ( not always intentionally though ) :P .....oh , i totally agree with point 6 !!!

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  38. Agree with you on all these points :-))))

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  39. Agree totally on the white lie part. I have been on the receiving end and I share your feelings there...

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    1. How do you deal?
      Do you haul them up on the lie or let it slide?

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  40. How how HOW do I follow you? :O

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    1. The buttons are right at the bottom of the page, girl :)

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  41. Where art thou PeeVee? Hope all is well.

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    1. Thank you for asking:)

      Yes, I'm fine, but bogged down by a 100 things all at once... Hopefully, it'll ease out soon.
      It has to.
      :'(

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  42. You have been tagged here

    http://dwithiya.blogspot.in/2012/03/tagged.html

    Would love to hear what you have to say

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  43. Lying lying, something that I hate. As you said, lying on petty issue is just normal. But otherwise. They should be nailed to death.

    PEEVEE! missed reading your blog!

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    1. Erm, I think I said it the other way round. Missed you too around girlie... Self-imposed exile?

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