Thursday, June 28, 2007

If Men Got Pregnant...endless possibilities

Go this email the other day and it got me thinking and thinking really hard, I came up with endless possibilities. Some were hilarious, some downright unrealistic, some outright chaos, some interesting and some were hmmm.........Ok some were cruel!!!!!!!

But then its not everyday that you come across an email that tells you what will happen if Man got pregnant....... this gets you thinking and you can give a free rein to all your imagination prowess!!! Arnie did a fine job of not only getting pregnant, but actually delivering a baby in the labor room. But all that was in Junior a movie that had him playing the role of a pregnant Man@@##!!

If Men Got Pregnant.......(Oh, If only!!!)

* Maternity leave would last two years... With full pay. ( A man at home for two full years without work......God save the women from this me no Man will have a good feeling about the whole thing)

* There would be a cure for stretch marks. (But then guys do not wear midriff baring clothes, except when they are swimming perhaps, so may be they can continue without a cure for the stretch marks..:-), Imagine the amount of stretch mark if some guy ends up delivering 3 or 4 babies!)

* Natural childbirth would become obsolete. (Ahhh.....this I agree to without a second thought)

* Morning sickness would rank as the nation's #1 health problem. ( My friend is pregnant, I pity her the morning sickness part, "Guys are not comfortable when they see someone puking", her husband says.....this will serve them right!!!)

* All methods of birth control would be 100% effective. (Who's gonna have the control here???)

* Children would be kept in the hospital until toilet trained. ( The hospital is gonna become one noisy and messy place. There are plenty of critically ill patients and we need all the quiet and space we can manage in hospitals. So, can we do away with this privilege, please??)

* Men would be eager to talk about commitment. (Men talking about the C word, hmmm everything comes in a circle)

* They wouldn't think twins were so cute. (Not to mention triplets and quadruplets and I m forgetting the rest of the terms now......)

* Sons would have to be home from dates by 10:00 PM ( Gals the call is all urs!!)

* Briefcases would be used as diaper bags. (That would be an interesting sight to behold!!!!)

* Paternity suits would be a fashion line of clothes. (Fashionable no doubt, to forget the unpleasantness of the Court Room!!!)

* They'd stay in bed during the entire pregnancy. (They just can't do this, its just something beyond their capacity)

* Restaurants would include ice cream and pickles as main entrees. (They will now understand Perity's predicament when she has ice cream cravings at 'Pone Bara Baje' in the night)

* Women would rule the world!! (Thats not a bad thought at all)

Huh....don't think they can ever accomplish this. Women look better being pregnant and doing the honors of bringing new life to earth. I guess that for a women nothing can ever surpass this feeling of awe, power, joy and humility all at the same time!!!

Guys n Gals your comments and thoughts on this plz......

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Back to work, back to reality and back to slogging!!!

The illusion is over and I am back to work and back to reality. But I must say till the time this lasted it felt good really good. They say that all good things must come to an end, so my vacation is over. Travelling opens up an entirely new world to you and you start seeing things in a completely different prespective. I saw and observed many things and over time I will try to air the expriences here. I don't know how successful I will be in this, but I am determined to give it my best shot.

First things first, I just fail to understand what joy do people get by harassing others for no apparent reason. May be they derive a strange joy by harassing people and seeing them in helpless condition. The immigrition guys at Calcutta, I dont know what the hell kind of work they do and why the hell are they being paid for? After getting the boarding pass it seems that one is required to fill up an immigrition form. Now if someone does not tell this to me, how in the world am I supposed to know? We went to the immigrition counter and at the last moment we were told that we need to fill up a form.

They Immigrition guys were getting ready to close the counter and we had to rush to the other counter to get the form. The lady who gave us the boarding pass was not in her desk, I must tell you she was one lucky lady, I dnt know what would have happened had she been present in the counter! Now the real fun began, the guy in the immigrition then said that we cannot go as we have to show that we have an amount of $500 per person before we can board the flight. My brother had told us specifically what amount was needed and we were carrying that.

That Gentleman was hell bent on harassing us and when I asked him what is the solution to the problem is, he just kept repeating like a fool "This is not my rule, it is the Govt of India's rule and I can't do anything about this, but I can stop you from boarding the flight" Fed up with his constant bantering I replied "Well it cannot be your rule, we live in a democratic country so it has to be the Goverment's rule. Now could you please show me the rule that states that we need to carry $500 per head?" This got him and he mumbled something incoherent, and started some serious discussion with another fellow. After a few moments he did not say anything, just put his signature and the required seal without a word of complaint.

I never knew that the Government of India rules could change so easily, huh!!! I am tempted to change many rules now......I just wonder if someone fell in to this trap what will happen to those poor fellows, and I am sure many people have suffered due to this. I just don't understand what joy did he get by doing this? The Government has put those fellows to serve us public properly and they only seem to end up creating more trouble instead of helping us. Will this ever end???

Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Days just dragging by...

This week seems to be never ending and today is just Wednesday. Two more days to go for the weekend, and the workload seems to be getting more and more. Is it that before one goes on a vacation, they have to work their butt off? Honestly these days, I dont even get the time to breath properly......

Tying up loose ends to make the work flow smooth in your absence takes a hell lot of time n energy. Sometimes it feels I better cancel all my plans and stick to the work here. That seems easier, I think I am getting tempted to do this, better stop dwelling about it, before it is too late!!! A vacation is long due and I better head there without any thoughts.....

Everything takes a backseat, I am in the mood to relax now!!!