i expected…

There are a lot of instances when people walk up to you and start off something with an “I expect…”. It’s invariably things we never want to listen to. I usually act dumb :D—like I did when I joined in a PR company long back (and hated it from Day 1). On my first day, my boss told me “The fact that you are a scorpio tells me that you like working by yourselves and despise taking orders. I expect you to be ready to handle our new client from next week.” Aah…what did she know!? What’s the connection between a scorpio and me? To hell with astrology and zodiac maniacs who make such (obviously meaningless) statements. And yes, I acted dumb and quit the place after 2 more weeks—right on the day prior to the client’s press conference 😀 (That hopefully taught my boss a lesson or two on how different scorpios are from me!)

Anyways, the reasons I write this post are two: one, I really don’t ever understand why people should expect anything at all from others; and two, I found a certain ‘expectation’ statement made by a friend extremely strange—and hilarious!

I’ve been introduced to a lot of expectations from others…which I almost always don’t meet :D…and especially so, if it is anything to do with sacrificing my sleep, using my brain (mainly the part of it that supports memory) or cooking. I have missed many a bus/train (and a few flights almost!) because I find gravity at its strongest while I’m in bed—especially on the eye-lids. I have misplaced just so many things in life that if they’re all bought back to me, I could probably start a curios shop! And for the cooking…should I even dwell on this topic? Well, maybe just one instance, where I once let a fish curry get burnt out of recognition and had to tell my mother something to the measure of: “a lizard fell into the bowl, and I had to scrap the whole thing.” And then give her a sad face.

Well, in spite of being irritated at the fact that people always expect something or the other from each other, I have actually started seeing sense in it—apparently, that’s the way of life. But till date, the only statement that has made me see absolutely no reason or sense in it is when this friends of mine saw me and said: “I expected you to have straight hair with curls at the end!” And I said, “!!!!!!!!!!”. Couldn’t help, but that was the best response I could offer…and I wasn’t even acting dumb! As far as I know, that was one of the most stupefying remarks anyone ever made in the history of conversation! Why, why, why would anyone expect another to have straight hair with curls at the end?? If “wish” was used instead of “expected”, well, I see some reason in that…maybe that’s how he likes it. (Though it still doesn’t explain the fact that it might not suit me 😀 !)

Well, after my momentary surprise, I just could not control my laughter…and I had to actually suppress bouts of it and act normal and polite—I’m generally a polite person unless someone tries real hard to make it not so. How I laughed that night! Gosh! “I expected you to be taller…” (ok, maybe he is real tall); “I expected you to be fair/tanned…” (ok, maybe he is so); “I expected you to be a guy!” (ok, maybe he is gay!) But “I expected you to have straight hair with curls at the bottom”!!???  How does it matter in any which way?

Look forward to knowing the strangest thing someone ever told you! This one is, by far, the best in my collection!

 

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13 thoughts on “i expected…

  1. Hehehehehehhe
    that was indeed hilarious !!!!!
    One of my friends once said somethin like dat .. “I expected you to have long hair!”
    What’s the big deal.. It keeps growing anyways..

    It gets really weird sometimes.. Yours was really funnyyy 😀

    Keep postin … I just love readin ur posts.. 🙂
    byeeeeeeee
    anu

  2. Hmmm… Apparently the person who told this to u is in love with u! You can make out from the words in the sentence, the spacing, the usage of the nouns and verbs… he’s madly in love with u! 😀

  3. @Nik/Scorpria – I also felt so. Completely agree with Nikhil. Whoever that person was is totally in love with you and madly crazy about you. 🙂

    @Scorria – please dont give me brogun bones 😛

  4. Scorpria, don’t take things niks says very seriousy right now.. since he is in love, he thinks everybody else is also sailing in the same boat… 😀 😀

    Very hilarious post… put a smile on my face! 🙂

  5. @ANU
    Thanks a lot…yea, i kno what you mean…long hair, short hair….eird world, i say!

    @RJ
    Ummm…Do you drive? I’m sure you lose your way all the time…i hope yu know wot i’m tokin abt 😀

    @Nikhil
    I agree wid Sakhi’s “he is in love, he thinks everybody else is also sailing in the same boat”…hehehe…And yur comment is a lil freaky…i hope he’s not an english professor!! I really hate grammar! 😀

    @RJ (again)
    If i ever meet you, am sure yu’ll have at least 50% more number of bones than yu have now 😀

    @Sakhi
    Yes, i think Nikhil is in a deeply turbulent sea…hope the boat doesnt sink 😉
    And thanks, glad i put a smile on yur face 🙂 All girls are pretty when they smile… 😉

  6. I expected you to have straight hair with curls at the bottom???
    lol, some imagination people have…
    In my case people usually imagine loads after talking to me on phone (am supposed to have a good voice) but I always surprise them in person 😀

    Funny post for sure 

  7. @ RJ
    Cheers! Thanks man! You’re the only one here supporting me! 😀

    @Scorpria
    I hate english grammar too… but i can’t help it if i’m good at it! 😀
    Your voice probably had that particular lilting tone to it, that soft soothing quality that make the protagonist’s mind very light, causing him to imagine all the good things in life like a gentle breeze and the soft-swaying fields of maize… The maize connected his mind to freshly boiled corn (which the protagonist probably loves) and the word corn evoked memories of a corny joke that a girl who had straight hair with curls at the end told him a long time ago, and he jumped to the conclusion/assumption that you have the same hairstyle…
    Maybe…

    @Ken
    Hehehe!! When aren’t you NOT confused!? 😀

  8. @Nik – Always buddy!

    @Scorpria – Yeah I drive. But I have somebody showing me the way all the time 🙂 I think you should also have someone like that 😀 Here’s a true sense of that chance – waiting endlessly I guess 😛

    Mr. Protagonist – You concur?

    Miss. Charming – We all waiting to hear from you 🙂

    @Scorpria – I dont mind few extra bones if that will make you change your mind 🙂

    @Nik – I might get disfigured a bit – so dont ignore me after your success 😀 😛

  9. @Ken
    Thanks. As for the confusion…well, as is apparent, its a free add-on yu get wen yu join wordpress 😀

    @S
    Hehe…Thanks. “(am supposed to have a good voice) but I always surprise them in person :D” That’s a good one!

    @Nikhil
    I suffered from short-term illiteracy wen i reached your comment 😀 Pardon the lack of comprehending capacity…and hence, no reply to tht! 😀

    @RJ
    !! You are hopeless…and possibly more so than Nikhil 😀 …anyways, the apt support for him…keep t going 😀

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