The past 48 hours have been terrible, to say the least! I am so frikkin frustrated! I am going to take it all out here, venting the steam, ranting and raving about the little injustices of life and the fact that a simple moment of calm can be so elusive! Aaargh! I am so full of shit… er… I mean, I am so full of anger!

Monday started as usual, with the blues and my suicidal mood. I woke up groggily at around 8, reluctantly took a shower, which, unfortunately, woke me up, thus ruining my mood further. I snapped at everyone in the office and was in a lousy mood for most of the day. A long day in the office and at nine in the night, when I reached home, I was in a worst mood of my life. I attributed it to my weekend exploits and the consequent hangover! πŸ˜€

Tuesday was slightly better to start off, and got worse as the day wore on. A long, long drive to meet a client, who lived on another planet for all the trouble, and then the drive back in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a stifling, hot day ensured that my mood would be no better than the previous day.

I started pulling my hair out at around 2 in the afternoon, when for the tenth time, the power failed and the computers shut down in the office. At 2.30, when I had around twenty strands of hair on my head, my computer crashed: “Boot Sector Fail” screamed the monitor at me and shut itself down, never to boot again. In my head, I smashed the screen of the computer, smashed the whole computer into tiny pieces, set fire to it and danced around the make-shift bonfire butt naked, singing a native African tribal war song, and then pee’d on the fire. But in reality, I just sat there in front of the computer with a strange smile on my face and humming the African war song softly. My colleagues thought I was nuts. πŸ˜€

Then, when I went to smoke, I realized I didn’t have any matches. I walked across the street to buy a box of matches, only to realize that I had left my wallet back at my workplace. I mooched a light of some other loser who was smoking nearby, and went back to the office, and realized that the power had failed again and the AC was not working. I caught a glance of myself in the mirror and the hair on my head looked so promising and pull-able. My fingers itched! πŸ˜€

When I finally gave up and left for the day, my long drive back home became longer because the battery in my phone died and I had no music to listen to. The one hour drive from my office to my house became unbearable as the traffic was unnaturally pathetic. Oh, that’s not the end of it. If the day had ended thus, I’d have been happier! I was twenty minutes from my home when the skies opened up with all their fury and drenched me to the bone. The only thing I really hate about riding a bike in heavy rains is the small, irritating puddle of water that accumulates in my underwear, making my squirm in anger! Aaargh!!

I slept as soon as my head hit the pillow and woke up at 4 in the morning today. Great! Add insomnia to the list of disasters! My life sucks, doesn’t it! πŸ˜€

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

28 thoughts on “Aaargh!!

  1. Possibly related posts: (automatically generated)

    * a gray day

    Wow, WP knows how to deal with you πŸ˜€
    It happens buddy, where is your GF by the way? GF’s can do miracles when you are in bad mood (provided she is not the reason for it) πŸ˜›

  2. man, everybody out there, is in the same boat. and as of u and me, same fucking boat same fucking seat !!!

  3. Hahahhahaa….remember most likely to have?????????? well i was in same mind frame on Monday……so so lousy…and sad with pain.I took an off…….well Suda is right? You should have spoken to your gf!
    Or a lovely starbucks can do wonder-does it to me!
    fruity πŸ™‚

  4. I love when it rains in bangalore !! πŸ˜€

    You atleast don’t have to write 53 experiments in your record book, prepare for 100 entrances, go to different coaching classes and eat,drink,sleep,talk books!! Your life is way better !!

    “African war song” ?? :-O

  5. @priya: 53 experiments? wtf!seriously did they give to you as holiday homework,or is it a collection rusting with time?

  6. Hullo! I have read your “Untitled” and liked it. I’ve already told this to you on orkut.
    Monday and tuesday, pretty much the same feelings.. πŸ˜€ And oh yea, my life sucks too!
    The post which was anti-cupid was good πŸ™‚ I “own” a blog too!
    Btw, I’m sure you wont be able to place me. I’m Nitin’s friend.

  7. My life sucks big time too. If I start telling you what happened to me in the last 10 days, you won’t stop crying for the next 5 hours. Buttttt, I can’t write all that here. So be happy and know that there is a bigger loser alive. 😦

  8. Zen wisdom – or is it desi folk wisdom, can’t quite recall…

    I complained I had no shoes, till I saw a man who had no feet. Om Shanti! πŸ™‚

  9. Yuck, puddles in underwear! Crashing computers, no light, hangover, bad traffic, wow. That was a Monday from hell. I feel for you, but at least you made it all sound funny, in a sweetly pathetic sort of way. πŸ™‚

  10. eeps really puddle in underwear is too gross πŸ˜€

    you try to take things one at a time ,but sometimes days attack u at once πŸ˜›

    have a nicer next week πŸ™‚

  11. Jus think it was raining beer. I think that cud make u feel better. Its funny that ppl wont care if they are drenched wit Champagne…. πŸ˜€ but water… its irritating. haha.

  12. Nikhil… I just hate to say this… your mishaps make for great reading and laughs… sorry if that sounds selfish, but I had the best giggle… its been days. Nikhil… just think… you got through 40% of the workweek… Friday night will be here before you realize and you can reboot for another week… hopefully a bit happier week, cause you are still funny when you have good days… I had a visualization of some poor dude all pissed off, borderline losing it, riding a bike and then the rain starts… πŸ˜‰ it’ll get better

  13. @Suda
    Yeah man, WP knows how to treat me… And if you’ve read the cupid post, you’d realize that I’m currently single and ready to mingle! I broke up with that girl almost a month ago! πŸ˜€

    I wonder when the boat will capsize!! πŸ˜€

    Lol… Laugh away! πŸ˜€

    Please take care machi! I’m worried.. don’t go to work for a month! Sit at home with hubby macha and blog away to glory!! πŸ˜€

  14. @Priya
    Nooo!! Don’t remind me about all that shit!! I’ll have nightmares, coupled with insomnia!! and yeah, african war song, goes something like this:
    “hullaaa – hullaaa – hoo – hoo..” this phrase gets repeated often! πŸ˜€
    And yeah, I’ve seen this clip! Amazing, isn’t it? πŸ˜€

    you’re right, I can’t place you. But I’m glad you liked the book. Thanks for visiting.. Keep coming here for more laughs, because my life is never-ending comedy of errors! πŸ˜€

    Let’s have a contest.. Who’s the bigger loser?? What say? πŸ˜€

    I think its just wisdom! something that I lack! πŸ˜€

  15. @Mariacristina
    Heh! heh! heh! I know! thats the only way I can smile the pathos away! πŸ˜€

    Thanks! I’ll try! Hope someone gives me a frikkin break! πŸ˜€

    Thanks! I really hope so!
    And a champagne rain!! Wow!! I can smell the booze!! πŸ˜€

    I’m here to make people laugh!! πŸ˜€
    I am glad I could evoke a few giggles out of u… Kinda makes my day! But yeah, I’m really looking forward for a better week! Thanks a ton! πŸ˜€

  16. We’ve had two looong powercuts here this week, granted they are almost unheard of, and so I can understand your frustrations, computers crashing, ack. As for the puddley underwear, great line, sorry……..

  17. the frikkin break ‘ll come ,dont worry macha πŸ˜€

    i think u were almost screaming out when u wrote this post πŸ™‚

  18. @johemmant
    In india, power cuts are routine! So are back-up generators!! But my office lacks this facility!! Aaaargh! πŸ˜€

    Yes!! I was amost on the verge of screaming! πŸ˜€

  19. @Priya ..the grass seems greener on other side but student life is way better than job life

    @Nikhil…African war song???/ this bonfire dance is usually related to Red Indians…But what the heck..the description of venting anger & frustration is really good. Hope rest of the week is going well

  20. Ohh I forgot.. Being a specy myself I would say driving in rain with specs is most problematic thing..Neither u can take it off nor it serves any purpose in heavy rain. I can deal with other things associated with heavy rain.

  21. @Reema
    hehe… yeah thanks… the week went on well and I’m enjoying my weekend now! πŸ˜€
    and being a specy, i sympathize… πŸ˜€

  22. After I stopped giggling long enough to think (hee hee), I got to thinking that India is not much different than Beirut where I grew up (power failures). On the one hand, one wants to sympathize, but it’s kind of difficult when you’re so damned funny. It’s difficult to master the art of fluid sarcasm and storytelling all at once.

    Nikhil, your entertaining tales are a sure way to get one to relax. πŸ™‚


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