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Sunday, 5 May 2013

Humour in daily life


This post has been published by me as a part of Blog a ton 39 :the thirty ninth edition of the online marathon of bloggers where we decide and we write.To be part of the next edition,visit and start following Blog a Ton.The theme for the month is "Break".


 Humour in daily life

Everyday life is full of incidents which we normally do not remember. We lead a life which   moves at a pace  where we  perform  routine jobs as they occur in our day to day activities.   But there are certain  occurrences, which otherwise insignificant, irrelevant and nondescript  at  the moment when they  manifest, flash on occasions  when something similar   is experienced  and  encountered . These perspicacity make us laugh and compel us to give vent to our feelings by viewing them in the same perspective. Now now , I  am beating about the bush  and keeping the readers in suspense.

Coming to the point, I will relate certain incidents which actually happened. When these memorable incidents occurred they were just pooh poohed as uneventful, commonplace and unpretentious. But when series of similar happenings and adventures occurred they became entertaining, enthralling and provocative  for  the  family.  My Husband has always been a very pleasant, piquant and humorous person.  But there is another side of his personality.  Objects  break easily, and  indubitably  by his touch.  After he finished his studies he was engrossed in doing nothing in his house in Tattangalam, a  village in Kerala.His Mom had  ordered   a carpenter to make some chairs. The   fellow brought one as a sample.  The chair looked quite sturdy. Mr. Menon asked him innocently whether it will bear his weight. The Carpenter said, ”Why  are you putting such a question? You sit on it” As soon as Mr. Menon sat on it  the chair broke  and scattered like a pack of cards.  Hey, hey hey laughed the whole family. The poor carpenter. Imagine his awkward feelings!!

The scene now shifts to Delhi. The next breaking incident happened only a few days after our marriage.  Those days in summer months people used to sleep in the open.(there were no A/Cs then. The year was 1959). We too slept in the open on ‘charpoys’( light bed with  knitted ropes)  At night I woke up suddenly and did not find Mr. Menon. I was startled, when I found him in deep sleep on the floor. The charpoy had broken. He did not even feel that he had a fall. Ha, ha ha ha  I could  not  control  myself. I wondered how he fell down and was  not even aware of it!!

   Some months passed. The whole family went for a movie. We were about ten of us. It was a very serious movie.  A tragic scene was going on. There was pin drop silence in the hall. Sobbing sounds of some women was breaking the silence. “Tharrack”, a loud thud reverberated in the hall.  The chair on which Mr. Menon was sitting had broken and he was on the floor.  Later on he told me that he had slept.

Still another breaking episode occurred when we were invited to a relative’s house for dinner.  They had laid  their new cutlery on the table.  After the dinner, while keeping the plate on the table,it slipped from Mr. Menon’s hand and broke. It was very embarrassing. The expression of my Aunt  clearly displayed  her  exasperation  but did not say anything because that was the first visit of the “son-in-law” to their house. Afterwards, when I related this incident to my parents,  they could not but laugh uncontrollably.

  I remember one more funny situation of  breaking. It was Mr. Menon’s day of retirement. He had a very sturdy revolving chair on which he had been sitting for five years. While handing over charge all of a sudden the revolving chair broke and down fell the boss!!  The office staff helped him to get up. To   make the atmosphere light an employee remarked, “Sir doesn’t want anyone else to sit on his chair.”  Everybody had a hearty laugh.

After his retirement we shifted from Government accommodation to our own house. We had ordered new furniture.  He was sitting on a new easy chair, watching TV. We were all shocked and stupefied when abruptly and suddenly the chair made a squeaking sound and was about to break. He swiftly  abandoned the chair. The chair was fortunate to escape his onslaught !

Thankfully that was the last incident of breaking which I know. American Poet, Langston Hughes said, 'Like a welcome summer rain, humour may suddenly cleanse and cool the earth, the air and you.’' Find memorable and humorous moments in everyday life and remain fresh forever!  


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23 comments:

  1. Hahaha...Fabulously jinxed--that's what I can say!!! It’s been awhile since I've read a hilarious explosive like this! Thank God, Mr Menon didn't break that new chair :)))
    Great entry, Usha. All the best!

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    1. Thanks Panchali. I love to read your remarks

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  2. Hahahahaha i loved the "sir doesnt want anyone else to sit on his chair" bit hehehe....my entire family would relate to this because they are fed up of replacing stuff that i break...

    All the very best for BATOM!

    Shreyasi

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    1. Thank you Shreyasi for visiting my site. Your comments are welcome. Do you also break things. I would love to read your story.

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  3. Those were queer incidents. Mr. Menon's la'affaire with chairs.
    Was there any investigation ever why chairs have a dislike for Mr.Menon and vice versa?

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    1. Thank you Anil. Your comments made both of us laugh.

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  4. This was a humorous post. Thankfully the last chair was saved.

    In my childhood days same thing happened, anyting I touched, broke but not chair and charpoy of course.

    This is midas touch of a different kind...ha ha ha :) :)

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    1. Thanks a lot for the beautiful comments Midas touch.... I wish it was!!

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  5. that was hilarious!! and a lovely take on the word too!!

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    1. Hi little princess welcome to my site. Your beautiful comments have made my day. I love your name.

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  6. awsm humour... really in daily life some of such incidents occurs... love to read the post mam...:)

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    1. welcome to my siteThanks a lot Janvi for your your words of appreciation.

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  7. My sister does that...break stuff..not chairs but electronic gadgets etc..so I can relate..:D

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    1. Welcome to my siteRinya. Thanks for the comments.

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  8. with each break moment he has break his own record of breaking,enjoying read.

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    1. Welcome to my site Cifar Shayar.Happy that you liked it.

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  9. Loved the last line!! It seems that this is exactly what you have followed!!.... another thumbs up for that philosophy from me!! You have always found reasons to smile all throughout life, what with Mr Menon giving you every cause to do so!! Smiles and better luck for Mr Menon after his retirement age!! :)

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    1. Thanks Nanka for the beautiful comments. Keep smiling,Dear.

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    1. Thanks Aativas. Mr . Menon enjoys reading comments about him. He is always cheerful.

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