Thursday, July 3, 2008

Hel-m-a-idiot!!


So they have the helmet rule quite strict and to-be followed in Chennai now. But it got me thinking…so the rule is meant ONLY for the rider. There is no such rule for the pillion.

So let’s just look at that for a minute. The pillion and the rider are on the same bike. Traveling at the same speed!! You would think that they’re both at equal risk if they were challenged by gravity! But no the people who made the rule probably thought “oh but the rider is always ahead of the pillion…so he is obviously going faster …duh u dumb blog writer…the pillion is never at that speed….he’s always behind!! Naah! He doesn’t need a helmet!!”

But human beings are essentially dumb. I mean you have to admit. Look at the helmet again for example. The purpose of the helmet is after all to protect our skulls. So you would think we would be smart enough to just stop doing whatever it was that we did to potentially crack our skulls. But noooooo…what do we do…we go and invent the helmet…and go right back to our old skull cracking ways!

Then of course there is the matter of undermining our intellect. Which I’m not surprised by, considering the above mentioned 2 stories. So getting right back to undermining our intellect…lets pick up a bottle of shampoo and think about it. Now the instructions on the label…are they undermining our intellect or what!!?? Who …I mean WHO needs instruction son a shampoo bottle….and even if they did…I really don’t think shampooing their hair would be one of their top priorities anyway!

(And now I seem to be doing the same to you...what with the supporting visual of shampoo and all...like you don't know what it looks like!! But what the heck...i liked the picture...the yellow brings a certain 'sunnyness' to me page :-) )

Ok back to the bottle...Don't miss the toll free dial number they have to go with the instructions…like we would get all confused and would need to call customer care for assistance! “so the water goes on before AND after??? Oh my gosh …I thought we didn’t need water at all…!!”

Then there are of course the airport announcements… “Do not leave your baggage unattended.” Oh darn am I really not supposed to do that!!! Just when I thought I’d leave my laptop bag and suitcases in the middle of the airport and go for a nice refreshing stroll!!

(and a supporting visual yet again...just to help u conjure up that image :-) )

Then of course there is the 'fool proof' method that the security check guys use. They ASK you…”are you carrying any sharp objects?” Now they obviously think this method of cross questioning and lie detection is definitely more accurate than their x-ray gadgetry the airports have provided them with to check!! So they make you stand there and ASK you. “Are you carrying any liquid items” Like I have alllll the time in the world to first go through ‘twenty questions’ and then the X-ray…I might just leave my bags unattended if you make me do all that!




13 comments:

Scribblers Inc said...

Are you a blogger??:)
Life seems to be mostly full of rhetorics, but then thats the way life is..."a box of chocolates", you never know what you gonna get!!"
Thanks for tripping by...

wishes,
Scribblers Inc.

mayz said...

lol...dat was hillarious...me likes...gonna come back for more :)

rushabhgandhi said...

lollzz.....

N about the toll free number... Just dont read it... Do call them some day and ask anything weird about that product...
I have tried once...!!! :P
and the experience is worth recommending.... :P

Nice write up.....

rushabhgandhi said...

llolllzzzz ......

All the 3 segments...... hilarious..


*Regarding toll free numbers on shampoo bottles... Try calling them someday...
I have done it... :P and tell you the experience is worth recommending.. :P

rushabhgandhi said...

Oopss.... i just dint see this :P
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Friendly nextdoor guy said...

pah!!
paradoxic society, gotta live with it

Sutta said...

Haha!!
If only we had more of 'YOU'! :P

Kenny said...

Just stumbled upon ur blog...n i'm so glad i did..cause that was hilariously funny!! N the visual aids did help a lot :D
Just think of it as a part of living in a weird, weird world!!
Like the blog..will definitely be back for more..hope to c u around in "Blogsville" ;)

Shishir said...

Speaking of Chennai roads, what's a helmet going to save when you have the rest of you "exposed" to the fine lane-driving skills of the share autos and Sathyabama college buses...

As far as the overall "sentiment" of the blog goes, well...look at it this way: How many people have a job today coz' they decided to put that dumb number on the shampoo bottle? Its a whole new industry spawned to answer the umpteen dumb questions people actually do have - The great CALL CENTRE industry!

Cheers!

humbl devil said...

rofl...
but not as funny as your last post...hehehe

ashoo_aks said...

You should come down to this place! u would get N number of examples to extend this blog..maybe endlessly!! for eg->
1. At the road crossing-> 'look left/look right'.. c'mon! who needs to look arnd!! its my own sweet pathway!!
2. Comment on a coke bottle-> 'Open with hands' ohh! why did i get the wine opener for it then! idiotic me.. should have seen the instructions first!!
.... n so on...
guess we got quite better after the independance!! LOL!!

b said...

There's a 'redneck' saying...where's your sign...and it infers that if you we had one it would say 'STUPID'. I will have to admit that signs have appeared because of me...my sign says...well you know.


http://torristravels.blogspot.com/2008/07/learning-to-be-glamorous.html

smile!!!

b

Gagan said...

Hey thr....Just scrolled and reached thru....loved wat I read, every single bit of it. And by the ways, I live in chandigarh, and here the rule says that even if the pillion isnt wearing a helmet....u r dead meat! And ya, that counts for women pillions too....now how gross is that? Everytime I need to take my girl friend for a ride, i need to carry wo helmets - two! And ya,I agree with the yellow color lightening up ur page....it really did ;)
And hey, the airport authorities are crazy enuf....they wud take u into a seperate question room even if u jokingly say that I have a bottle filled with liquid armor! They are this crazy....haha!

Anyhow....m blogrolling u....dont wanna miss out reading u more!

Cheers!