Saturday, February 10, 2007

Mouth-Not-Shut.com

My boss asked me "You don't have tea/coffee na?"
"No...not unless I'm really sleepy....so in case I'm ever having tea during a meeting, it means I'm bored and falling asleep"
Pause. Serious tone. "You shouldn't have told me that"

There are basically, a LOT of times like these, when I wish I knew when to shut up!! Maybe the reason why a lot of my friends tell me "Kitna bolti hai yaar", "Achha bas, shut up" or "Zee man, you're giving me a headache"... is because I don't quite talk through the day at work (nothing intelligent to say you see....so I just keep shut) and when the evening comes, I suffer from extreme verbal diarrhea...diarrheoa.. (or however the hell you spell it). None of my giggly girls would ever accuse me of talking too much though...let me assure you...cause they beat me hollow at it ...but it is a serious issue otherwise....especially when it comes to keeping secrets!!!!

You see, as a kid, if someone told me a secret (as evolved a secret as "I think Kevin Arnold is cute"...(remember him? Wonder years) ....) we'd cross out hearts never to spill the beans (I'm not sure why these qualified as secrets in the first place....not like our parents would lock us up just in case we ran off with him....what were we thinking man!!!). But the larger point being, I would run back home and write it in my diary and the secret would be offloaded

Now, life is slightly different. Now I'm this big fat lazy bum who finds it a herculean task to maintain her tax file (which I'm assuming is one of the most important files in the world) so maintaining a diary of "daily events" would be quite something. Though hey, it's tons and tons of fun looking back at your diaries when you were thirteen and laugh at the ridiculous problems you had in life.
"The character of Scott has changed in Neighbours (remember " Everybody needs good neighhhhhhhhbouuuuuuurrrrrsssssss").... How will I ever go on with my life? " Tears blot the words
"Jonty Rhodes has hurt his hand....what if he's not able to play the match" Tears again...
"I can't fit into my jeans anymore"....
Ok so that, is a valid one!! And continues to exist!!!

So the point being, now I don't have a diary and I don't know how/who to offoad my secrets to..so it's even tougher to keep secrets at this point in life...so I make a trade off and never keep any about myself. My life is an open book no one is interested in even flipping through anyway (sigh sigh sigh sigh)

On a tangent, it's worse when you're told to keep a secret and another person is also told the same secret and asked to keep mum and you're both trying to hold a straight faced conversation when the secret teller is having a hearty laugh at your expense!!!

So next time you tell me a secret, and do go ahead and tell (coz that's what really spices up my inconsequential, unhappening life) despite this post....please be aware of the trauma I'm going through to keep it to myself......so YOU OWE ME ONE!!!

(Ooooh boy....arbit blog!)

17 comments:

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Anonymous said...

Z I really worry for you at times

Anonymous said...

Lovely cousin

Is this for me? You have all my secrets and then some!!!
Im worried for me now....or is this just an invitation for me to bring out into the open my sordid life ...that never fails to leave u in splits....

Nice one.....secrets seems to get more perilous as we grow older and they seem to reach more people as well.....

Anonymous said...

"I don't quite talk through the day at work........so I just keep shut" - YOU SURE ABT THAT??

Nimrata said...

oh man .. r secrets in school were like the worst ever.....!!! in fact 'worst' is too mild a word to describe how bad they were...

anonymous lovely cuzin (we all know who u r btw...hahahahaha).. she's got me very very worried too...!! ..i think i'm gonna get her a diary asap...
yes yes kettle's..its true.. there r some 'grave worthy' secrets only u know off that i have yet to share with all in sundry ...!!
key word being YET....!!

Ruchika said...

Hmmm... so is this like a warning to people not to tell you their secrets?! :-))

nutty said...

I completely understand ... I hate secrets myself! Jo hai so hai .. I just wish the rest of the world would get with the program!

Anonymous said...

uve become a cause of worry for a lot!!!...lol!!
this sure will spice up your inconsequential, unhappening life!!:)

Anonymous said...

its true that if there is a secret b/w 2 giggly girls...then the other 4 will get to know automatically !! so is that still a secret ?

Roy said...

Hi ..

watz knocking at ur door??

I think this would be the perfect song for this not so stupid post:

http://www.lyricsfreak.com/j/john+mayer/my+stupid+mouth_20074338.html

Cheers ..
Roy

beanpole said...

please sign that NDA now (non disclosure agreement for the uninitiated)

cardamom said...

" Spilling the beans (secrets) is better tan eating them up, coz at some point of time you end up farting out the secret loud"

Baked beans u see.. :P

Cool said...

No more secrets from me to you anymore :)
so what i told will tell later not happening

Adarsh said...

secrets !!! wow !!! sacchi !!!
bas ho gaya.... aur secrets k baare mien nahin bolna hai kuchh :)
diaries are so very cute ,..... really... i hv the names of the 'players' whose wickets I took in our daily gully cricket :P and of course the runs that I made... he he
Priceless.

Zee said...

anonymous, who are you? Thanks for worrying anyway. i worry for myself too...

LC, secrets become seriously secrets as u grow older! and yes they do spread like wildfire too...hahahaha

anonymous, though i know who u are :), yes compared to how much i talk outside work, trust me i'm shut at work most of the times...esp during meetings!!!

nimrata, hmmmm, let school secrets be...they were a "class" apart...and yes a diary is much needed...my own life gets more public by the minute!!!

ruchika...hehehehe.......no plsssss tell all!!!

nutty, hehehe, virgo trait acting up again! :) but there's a certan joy of secrecy too...

anonymous 1, yes yes lose some sleep over it! :)

anonymous 2, that's what you think ;)

roy, :) yes very appropriate!

beanpole, not on ur life!!!

cardamom, quite an expression!! hahahaha!

cool..... sob sob sob sob!!! plsssss tellllllll

adarsh, i have runs and scores written of matches that south africa and india played in 1993!!! diaries are such fun!!

arpana said...

the secret is ... (is it gonna be safe with ya?) ... abhishek loves me though he is engaged to Ash :D

manish said...

hope you don't write all such secrets in your diary :-))...the red diary (remember DON) !!