Context: Lately a portion of my mind is preoccupied with thoughts on selecting the stream for A for next two years as she would be completing her tenth grade this year. A says she likes Biology but she’s not keen on becoming a doctor. A also says she likes Maths and doesn’t hate it. She has ruled out other streams of MEC , Humanities et al.
Reaction : Last Sunday, as we waited at the eye hospital for A’s annual checkup, I kept walking around the rooms, reading the posters on the walls. As I scan those posters that had content on human organs-eyes, wonder at the amount of research that must have gone into it, gaze at the multiple degree qualifications decorating the name on the name plates on the doctor’s rooms, think about the tremendous positive impact these people must be bringing in the lives of innumerable people, I wonder if BiPC is the suitable choice for A. Next moment, I glance at the other rooms that are holding the equipments that must be used in diagnosing and treating the ailments and making the lives better. If it were not for the engineering skills in designing and manufacturing these, would the former set of people be able to achieve what they were achieving ? At this thought I wonder if MPC is the right choice for A. Why do I change my thoughts so soon ???
Context : I am in a public place like a Metro train or an auto. I see a female with open hair or I see a male with long hair or big beard.
Reaction : I feel like tying the hair closer with a rubber band or shave the beard off. Why do I have to bother about others’ hair ?
Context : V, A and me were having dinner at a small Punjabi food joint. I saw a family walking in and notice the dress of the teen girl.
Reaction : I comment to A that the top the girl was wearing is pretty. Next moment, as the girl moves forward to sit at the next table, I realise that it is not a top but a gown and nothing is worn as a bottom. Why does this happen to me always ?
Context : I try to re-organise stuff and empty the contents of two watch boxes with the intention of merging them all into one and freeing up the other one to use for another purpose. The plan doesn’t work out and I try to put them all back as they were initially. But how much ever I try, I fail to succeed in closing the boxes with their lids.
Reaction : A comes to me , gives a big smile and shows me that I was trying to close the boxes with the swapped lids. Why couldn’t I figure this out earlier ?
I know I am weird sometimes, but that’s just me 😜