One More Promise…

I am usually a man who keeps my word. I don’t make promises I can’t keep. But recently, I’ve been on a breaking-promises spree. It all started with the these words:

“It was a dark and stormy night…”

Peanuts enthusiasts will recognize this as Snoopy’s favorite (and perhaps, the only) opening line in his novel. In my room, I have a poster of Snoopy, hunched over his typewriter and typing out these words, and these serve as a sort of inspiration whenever I sit to work on my third novel, which is chugging along at a snail’s pace. Sadly, these words proved ominous yesterday.

It was a dark and stormy night as I did my best to balance my ancient bike as I raced along the empty streets of Bangalore, at midnight, returning home after a particularly heavy dose of stupidity and insaneness after seeing the movie Sarkar Raj. I won’t even get into how bad the movie was, because, honestly, I can’t. I slept through it. πŸ˜€

Anyway, as I was riding back home, I passed a store whose name was “Promise General Stores” and all of a sudden, it hit me that I had to write a statement of purpose to a friend of mine who was in Nebraska. I had promised him that I would send it by Monday evening (Indian Standard Time) and I had completely forgotten about it. I hope he does too! πŸ˜€

This is the hundredth time I’m forgetting to write things this week. I had to send out some press releases the other day and it completely skipped my mind to do it. I was sitting at my desk and wanted to check my mail and opened Mozilla, and when I saw the home page I completely forgot why I was sitting at my desk. I just browsed some hot chicks’ pictures and went out for lunch. πŸ˜€

Even writing this post, I was supposed to write something on Bollywood and the movie Sarkar Raj, but instead, I was sitting with my WP Dashboard open and thinking what to write about! I think I have Alzheimers!! Help! Is there a doctor in the house?

My ex was probably right when she used to say that I don’t keep up my promises! In my defense, I have amnesia! I don’t even remember my middle name! Do I have a middle name?? πŸ˜€

Anyway, here’s a promise I intend to keep: I am gonna post this after this sentence! 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.

16 thoughts on “One More Promise…

  1. hmmm… interesting πŸ™‚

    Now, lets see if you are suffering from Alzheimers! So, whats your first name Nikhil? πŸ˜›

  2. So you had a X? You remember this and still claim being suffered by Alzheimers? Whats the progress of finding a new one? And what are the chances of redemption of old one? (“one” is flexible word here, replace with your own) πŸ˜€

  3. hmm…well don’t forget that you bumping into buses isn’t it good…and well you might have been drunk…

    why don’t you try to forget smoking πŸ™‚

  4. If u could recollect all these for this post..den i dont think so u have amnesia πŸ˜›
    n nice tht u forgot writing the abt the movie..i already read the same in 2 or 3 blogs πŸ˜€

  5. Heylo thr !
    Thanks for ‘intruding’ into my blog and leaving it in good taste :D…so glad tu kno yu have Alzheimers!!! i have too…same symptoms…(and more, i think…but dont remmbr any to put into words…except one tht was hugely shocking to me too!)

    havent gone thru th entire blog; thot wud comment on this one b4 i forget πŸ˜€

  6. @Nova
    Hmmm…. I dunno… I guess i don’t remember! πŸ˜€

    Wellll, the search is on! hehehe… I’ll keep u posted on developments! πŸ˜€

    Thanks!! Thats all I need right now!! hehehe… πŸ˜€

    Say, thats a good idea!! Yikes! πŸ˜€

    @Dr. Reema πŸ˜‰
    I passed the test!! hehe… Guess I don’t have alzheimers! magar, yeh toh recurring problem hai, beta! πŸ˜€

  7. @Rekha
    hehe.. I know what u mean… I’m tired of reading reviews everywhere! πŸ˜€

    Lol… Thanks for visiting MirrorCracked! Glad u liked it here! πŸ™‚

  8. When do we get to read your second novel??

    I’ve read your First Book and i loved it!

  9. I got the book sometime in july last year and I remember finishing half of it in the bus ride back home πŸ™‚
    i still go back to it sometimes, dig it out of my bookshelf and read some of my favourites again….. (Like when i have a vtu sem exam the next day and i dont feel like studying?…Hehehehe)

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