(C/D)are to be bored?

(Update @ 12-Apr-2007 4:28 PM) New verse on Prose and Verse

Never approach Google for advice. Especially for advice on how to pass time if you’re really really bored. Why? Because if you do, you’ll end up finding what you’re looking for! That missing piece in your life, that spark, that colorful rainbow, that really amazing feeling close to euphoria when you’ve found your life’s worth! Yes, all that and more.

Little tidbits from what God Google blessed me with on things to do when one is really bored. As always, smarty-pant-responses in italics by moi –

– Try to not think about penguins (Tried. Failed. Miserably.)

– Watch TV, repeat everything said in an Italian accent (Tried. Amazingly successful. Family refuses to talk to me now.)

– Throw a surprise party for yourself. Turn off all the lights, then turn them on and yell “Surprise!” Act shocked. (Didn’t try today. Sounded way too desperate. Maybe tomorrow.)

– Go up to a salesman and ask “May I help you?” (No comments)

– Go to grocery store in a bathrobe, slippers, and a towel around your head. Rubber ducky optional. (Not my kind of thing. But I would like a rubber ducky. A yellow rubber ducky.)

– Make a list of things to do that you’ve already done. (Done! result? I can do a lot of useless in any given period of time.)

– Laugh uncontrollably for about 3 minutes & then suddenly stop and look suspiciously at everyone who looks at you. (Not tried yet since I’m already at a risk of being carted off to a madhouse. Not tried YET.)

– In alphabetical order, list all the words you know (I bet this will definitely keep me occupied for the next 2 decades)

Make orange juice and complain to partner that it doesn’t taste like apple. Proceed to throw the contents on partner’s head acting frustrated. (No. My family doesn’t love me that much anyway, so I might be pushing my luck with this one.)

Dress up like Queen Elizabeth. Ask everyone to call you Her Royal Highness and refuse to speak unless called so. (Yep, you guessed it right. I dont talk to anyone now. Everyone around me seem doubly happy about something. I wonder what.)

– Put up the Christmas tree. Say it’s for Easter. (Done. I have one job less for Christmas this year!) (Kidding, ofcourse. I might say stupid things, but I’m not stupid myself.)

– Complain to God that Jupiter has more moons than we do. (Did that. God said the more I complain the longer He’ll make me live. So I asked him why only the Queen can have crown jewels, why not me. I think I’m gonna live to be 200!)

Caveat: Do not try all these together in the same place at the same time in front of the same set of people. They might not give you an internet connection at the lunatic asylum.

Disclaimer: I’m not responsible for the repurcussions of the above actions. I don’t know you, you don’t know me, so you have no business doing what I say. For external use only. Batteries not included. Shake well before use. For office use only. Store in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. This article does not reflect the thoughts or opinions of either myself, my company, my friends or my non-existent cat. Offer valid till stocks last.


12 thoughts on “(C/D)are to be bored?

  1. what exactly was ur search string!!!

    the laughing part sounds cool..i shud prolly try it out at coll tomorrow ans look suspiciously at my math ma’am!!!


  2. This blog is a brilliant find! I’m trying to remember how I stumbled upon it….
    Honestly, if I’ve had a bad day, there’s nothing like Thought Process to cheer me up and remind me that there are other people in this loonybin planet worth hobnobbing with.
    Yes, you’re hobnobabble.


  3. Sharan – I dont remember the exact search string..should’ve been ‘things to do when bored’ and please let us know what the Math teacher said/did 😉

    Princess – I remember, I remember!! Thru witnwisdumb and I reached witnwisdumb thru DesiPundit 🙂 Or was it Meghalomania? 😕 And yes, lets round up all the loonies and start a club!! you’re right, Princess, it does feel good to know there’s someone as crazy as yourself 😉


  4. Me – Would you consider poking Mrs.Me with a toothpick (forget a knife) 😉 And no, I’m using a slotted screwdriver on a head that has just one horizontal line, not a plus kinda thing like the phillips head.. now if you didnt understand that, sorry! that’s all I could explain 😦


  5. ROFL Good one (or is it Good ‘many’:D) 🙂

    AWESOME(I am beginning to notice only now-I am supposedly using “awesome” more often that u actually do !!) IDEAS (I seriously wanna meet the person who penned down these suggestions in his/her web page) and I loooooved ur replies…


  6. …why should I ?

    I am not the one who is bored at work…

    Ok I understood what you are saying. I couldn’t think of any other reason why you need to tighten the screw everyday. The over enthusiasm in solving this is because there was a point of time when I had to tighten the screw on the cooker everyday and I hated it.

    May be you should take it to the local paathra kadai and fix it…


  7. I’ve been wondering what that word on your blog’s url means? “pathipat”. I parsed it path – i – pat. Is that right? What does it mean? Or should i parse it another way? Does it have a meaning at all?


  8. Rohit – Glad people could realize that at least now 🙂

    Nithya – ‘Awesome’ is an awesome word, isn’t it? 🙂 conveys so much! And if you wanna meet the person who came up with the ones on pouring juice, dressing up as Queen E and the Christmas tree: meet me! 🙂


  9. Same Anon – What makes you think I’m at the asylum?!! I’m not. If I can escape once, I can escape again, no? 😉

    Me – same cooker problem eh? veettukku veedu vaasapadi! For the effort I put in taking it to the pathira kadai, I can buy a new cooker. Which, matter of fact, is what I did 😀

    Manoj – Ah, finally! someone asked! there’s no meaning to it, just a machine-generated userid at work – I was so irritated that whatever I chose for the url was already taken, so I just put the first thing that came to my mind!


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