Saturday, January 29, 2011

Blow hot, blow cold

A MOMENT of strongly opposite emotions?!? A MOMENT??? You must be joking, seriously!
Everyday living and its everyday moments have come to be just that.

Which is why I'm tempted to write.

IndiBlogger and CloseUp have a Fire Freeze contest going, which I understand is to promote a new toothpaste that'l burn and cool your mouth in a moment. The IndiBlogger contest announcer says:
"What's Your Story? Have you ever had a magical moment when you felt two strongly opposite emotions? Love/Hate? Elation/Sadness? Anger/Sympathy? The desire to move forward yet run away at the same time?"

1. You wake up looking at the clock. You're late to work, the maid hasn't yet turned up at work. She finally arrives, an hour late, telling you she can't wash your clothes, only vessels. You love it that she DID come. You're so bloody thankful even. At least the vessels get done. But hell, who has undies for tomorrow? Hate her.

2. You're stuck in dreaded Bangalore traffic. Freeze. The traffic suddenly moves, everyone's stepping on the accelerator, there's plenty of exhaust in the air. Fire.

3. You love every subzee you make with the chapati to be full of fresh veggies and onions. You hate what your lunch costs you.

4. Hmm chemistry of opposites -- husband loves football, I love watching travel shows. Fight is on for control of the remote. Fire. Little son runs in and cries till he gets the TV onto Cbeebies or Animal Planet. Freeze.

5. Oh my god! Your two-year-old just spent a whole minute or two doing his first "art work". You are filled with pride and joy. You spend at least half an hour scrubbing the darned sketch-pen ink off your furniture,  and his hands. Frustration.

6. Husband makes tea for you at 8.30 a.m. and brings it to you because you have a headache and haven't got out of bed. You'd like to believe it's empathy and The next moment he switches on his laptop and asks you to read through his Power Point Presentation while he gets ready for office. FIRE.

Can't we all just go on?
Have your say here, tell YOUR story, and you might win a prize (maybe even I might):

P.S: Again linking to Aparna! We mommy bloggers, I think, can think of any topic in terms of motherhood only. Vote for her too, everybody. Aparna's contest entry


R-A-J said...

Very well written. I had a smile all through out. Lovely one. All the best :)

Here's my story:

Aparna said...

Nice entry Forever Mother :). Ah those moments of being a mom, plus living in Bangalore too - very nicely highlighted. Have promoted at Indiblogger too. All the best!