April 18, 2009
what a bad IDEA sirjee!!
what do u get when u combine a superbad day with a supercrazy phone network???---a miserable ultrafrustrated feeling which makes u want to go mass killing all the ppl in IDEA and VODAFONE services ( which apparently are the two network parties facing the problem 8 out of 10 times) and then change into a superhero costume and topple all the towers in the network just to get even!
yess ive been having problems and major ones at that..phew!
problems which have been bruising my ego.
problems which have been humiliating me by making me scream "whaaaat? sorry i dint get that (again)" at the rate of an average 3-4 per minute.
problems which have made me consider going to an ENT specialist fearing the root cause might turn out to be something different than just a bad network! *shudders*
it was only when i could hear every word of the hushed conversation between a couple in CCD which 4 of my friends could'nt hear a word of, that i was convinced my ears were doing absolutely fine! hallelujah!!!
but ive been trying to desperately find some positive in the whole thing--learn from me, O depressed souls of the world, LEARN!! :-/
by the way do u think i could write a self-help book..do u? do u?? *rubbing palms in glee*
-----firstly, i have learnt wonderful ways (103 to be precise)of making someone repeat what they just said without knowing that its because i could'nt hear a word of what had been said the first time around.heehee
but unfortunately this always seems to fail when most needed--because it is times like these that the entire curiosity element just gets to me and the desperation clearly shows through a screeching wailing "whaaaaaaaaat?? i caaaaaannnnttt heeear youuu" now this initially worked a bit because that someone in question had a lot of patience and could mindread that i might suddenly collapse on the nearest possible thing in my room and burst out into angry tears, but like they say, patience like old shoes eventually wears off and understandably so after a long working day.
so now we have reached a point where i just get a cold "golden words are not meant to be repeated" (with a huge sigh to add to the effect)and no amount of screaming "its not MYYY fault" helps..hmpf!!
neways so where were we? ahh the positive that has come out of this NID (network induced deafness)
sigh! 103 ways fall short when it comes to some smart ppl i know :(
but on a much more serious and sentimental note, much to my irritation, exasperation, humiliation, frustration--i have realised that this is the best way to know who'd have patience enough to deal with me on those not so sunny side-walks of life...i mean imagine, what if i was actually hearing impaired or something?? or on a more realistic note, 50-55 yrs down the line, when i turn old and deaf, i would still be equally curious to know what ur saying and imagine i would pretty much be senile too at that time, and that phrase could have disastrous effect on my psyche--i would feel let down..sad..depressed...worthless..friendless...hopeless...DEAF!! noooooooooooooooooo!! *takes a deep breath and reminds herself that shes not there yet and that she should note down whom to pester at 70 without having to suffer a traumatic heartattack*
-----even though this has caused major issues and frustration at times, there are days when im utterly happy because im doing all the talking...i mean sure, the other person talks too but u know the story..sigh!
if the topic gets anywhere near things i dont want to hear or something rude or nasty is being said about me, (yea my friends are pretty direct about wht they think...noone cares about my feelings i toldya..sob sob!)then i just go and mask the sound by turning on the fan or something.
yeah trust me!! that is enough stimulus for the NID..so u can imagine how bad it is *goes into depression*
----have been having far lesser number of fights over issues which under normal (read 'sans NID')conditions, would have cropped up far more often...
but since im sure that my CNS wont be able to manage the strain after being exhausted enough in an attempt to guess those golden words, i have been avoiding even treading into that territory.pathetic phase of life isnt it?? *rolling eyes*
besides people can be awfully curt when they are upset or angry..who knows i might be labelled "DEAF" and the worst part is they might be screaming it in my face and i would be "WHAAT???? i cant hear you..whaaat did u say??"
uff!! chuck it..im better off without those issues being brought up..we've got newer issues to handle neways like "PHONE NETWORKS"
-----ok this one i dont know to be happy or sad about---my vocubulary has increased by atleast 245 swear words..its a different thing that they are being hurled at the IDEA admin guys only in the mind till now...but someday soon, when i get through their super-busy line, im sure they'd go crying home!! :-/
-----my phone bills will come down a notch i guess which isnt a too happy situation as well..its kinda like saying "il'l spend less money on booze now because ive been diagnosed with cirrhosis"..u get the drift dontya?
besides i have been contemplating going somewhere far away and abandoning my phone in the hope that itll save everyone having to say/hear "whaaat?" (i soo hate the word now i tell ya) the frustration...have also been contemplating going without a cellphone throughout my remaining life (u know the 'cool hermit' kinda way..whaddaya think? huh?huh??).
another terrible but strong option is flinging my cell phone against the wall and breaking it into tiny pieces so that i will never gather the courage to ask/buy another one after the lunatic act..
somehow my dad though is pretty amused with the idea and has been encouraging me to go with the second option..hmpf!!
besides there is a suspicious looking pauper in my family who has been eyeing my new phone for quite a while now and suggesting we trade phones since it could be the 'phone' and not the 'network' (the sole reason for me to believe tht it can never be the phone)---the evil mind of an older sibling i tellya!
ohh just in case u wondering and sniggering at me thinking im a fool to think this way when i can just change my network, then let me tell you---changing networks would mean having to change my number and im extremely, idiotically, totally sensitive about changing my number in a crazy kinda way (maybe its got to do with the fact that its been with me all these years through the thick and thin of life..in sickness and in health et al *ok before this sounds like marriage vows, i better stop*).
so to cut the long story short---save ur energy and dont suggest a network change..
and dont u dare say i am a sentimental fool, because what to do? we are like that only! :-/
anyways so here i am---stuck up with phone problems and now to add to it, the realisation that im just not cut out to write self-help books i guess..sigh!
no matter how much i try searching for the needle, i cant avoid gazing long at the hay and freaking out (ohh that reminds me the sun is shining a lil too much in goa these days and im literally melting..i wish i could just packup and go holidaying to the north pole or something.
maybe if that big fat man with the white beard really exists, i could ask him for a solution to this major phone-network-crisis---neways he'd be free till december.thats when the gift wrapping starts doesnt it?? *dreamy look*
*WARNING IN HEAD---u are digressing*
ok ok *pushes the warning sigh away and continues* so we were talking about the damn blasted @@$#%$%^#%%%$$ phone, network, IDEA, vodafone, NID, and poor little adamant-about-keeping-the-same-cellnumber-me, squashed amidst all this trying to figure out what exactly is responsible!
who can say when the network clears?
---only time..only time!!
and who can say what the ear fears?
--only time only time!!