Two types of people

There are two types of people in the world. Those that watch TV for entertainment (melodramas, crime serials, family sagas) and those that watch TV for information (News, National Geographic, Animal Planet). Then they get married to each other.

There are two types of people in the world. Those that feel cold even when enveloped in hot lava and always keep the AC off and those that feel hot even in meat-packing units and always keep the temperature at freezing point. Then they get married to each other.

There are two types of people in the world. Those that think that a great holiday is one in which they lay down all day on the beach and stay up all night at the local pub and those that leave no monument unseen and no tourist attraction unmapped. Then they get married to each other.

Often these two types of people give up and get divorced. Equally often, they go ahead and make other people.

The make little people who will not eat their pulpy carrots and peas unless they are watching Tom and Jerry and a few years later weep gigantic tears because they are not allowed to watch TV past their bedtime.

They make little people who want a snuggy blanket, five pillows and two teddy bears, all on the same bed. They will leave the AC on in all the rooms and curl up into balls while sleeping because they slept on top of the blanket instead of under it.

These little people will want to go on holidays on which they want to play in amusement parks, splash around in water parks and ride on the banana boat at the beach and do it again tomorrow and the day after and the next holiday and every holiday after that until they turn fourteen and tell you its ‘un-cool’ to go on holidays with you.

And strangely enough, these two people who fought over the TV and the temperature and the meaning of  a holiday will grin a bit like retards and give in to every reasonable (or at least lawful) demand of these little people. Life teaching them, that not all compromise is bad.

And sometimes, even strangely fulfilling.

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6 Responses to Two types of people

  1. nita mukherjee says:

    What a great post, and so true to life!

  2. Shahid says:

    Sounds like everyone I know. Lets not mention names however because some of these people tend to have very good long term memories and they remember such things for the rest of their life…….

  3. Pranjal says:

    And sometimes these big people will not give in to the demands of the little people and will use high level melodramatic dialogues like “kya yeh din dekhne ke liye tujhe pal pos kar bada kiya tha?”

  4. Nikhita S says:

    Shabnam, I love your writing!
    This post made me smile 🙂

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