The 6 signs of insanity!

Over the years, insane people have ruled the world and through their insanity, proven to the rest of us that we were extremely lucky to be born and raised the way we were. But before we start rejoicing and gulping down tequila shots and raising toasts to our sanity, we should stop and consider the six signs of insanity that are not always apparent. πŸ˜€

You know you are insane if you display –

1. An excessive desire to smile broadly to yourself in public. But beware, this could also mean that you are in love, as I discovered after a rather surreal weekend.

2. A tendency to stare at people for a long time, with no visible change in your expression other than winking at the person from time to time and wrinkling your nose at an imaginary stench until the person who’s being stared at either slaps you or walks away disgusted.

3. A burning desire to hum the tunes from the movie Speed whenever you are in the elevator, irrespective of whether there are other people around you.

4. A habit of picking both nostrils at once when in a dinner and holding your fingers in there while sucking the strands of noodles.

5. A lack of common sense when talking to someone from whom you need a favor and repeatedly threaten him/her that you will steal their underwear the next time he/she is sleeping.

6. Your private parts in public.

Judge yourself. Are you sane? 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.

66 thoughts on “The 6 signs of insanity!

  1. @Oxy
    Good for you!! πŸ˜€

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! πŸ˜€
    And welcome to the club! πŸ˜€

    No No NOO!! It’s not! It’s been written with public interest in mind! πŸ˜€

  2. @2 – happens (or has happened) to most women..
    @4 – is disgusting! yuck! eeiyoew!
    @5 – with gender, the tone of the threat changes!!
    @1 – awwwwwwwwwwww!

    I am sane by your list.. Yeay! I pass! I pass!!

  3. First I m curious to knw what u r?? πŸ˜‰

    Someone recognizing the traits…. shud be on similar line :DDDD

    Btw I cud smile…irrespective of …whether I knw a perosn or nt… even on road while crossing and somebdy is speeding up…just smile…and they wud stop and let u cross πŸ˜›

  4. @Aparna
    hehehe! I never had any doubts you’d pass! πŸ˜€
    And just to state an obvious fact, “Apu pass ho gayi! Apu pass ho gayi!”

    Haha! I guess you’re sane… Very sane… And sometimes, it takes one to know one! Go figure! πŸ˜€

    Hehehehe!!! πŸ˜€
    I won’t walk away! πŸ˜€

  5. I always thought I was insane, but according to your list I only qualify point no. 1
    Hey, maybe u could expand the list… i’m losing my belief in myself here πŸ˜‰
    lolz… nice post

  6. @Dinu: Ya… even I think so…

    @Nik: hmmmm…. is it true? πŸ˜› (who is it? πŸ˜‰ )
    And the second one was insane..! Oh did I say insane? πŸ˜›
    And BTW nice post.. πŸ™‚

  7. @Smallstar
    Haha! Good for you! πŸ˜€

    At some point, all of us are insane! Expanding the list would dilute the effect, man! πŸ˜€

    Haha! Thanks! πŸ˜€

    Hahahahaha!!!! Good to know! πŸ˜€

    No, man!! It’s writter in public interest!! No one’s been epitomized here! πŸ˜€

    No No!! It’s not!! Trust me, it’s been lying in my drafts much before you displayed Point 1 today! πŸ˜€

  8. @Vishesh
    hahahahaha!!!! All the best! πŸ˜€

    Shhh… I’m only kidding… You know me better… πŸ˜€

    hahaha! Aren’t we all? πŸ˜€

    @Quirky Indian
    It depends, my son. It all depends on will power and how hot the noodles are! πŸ˜€

  9. @Nikhil
    Is it like you have to have ALL the traits or just any one? πŸ˜€ πŸ˜›
    Cos I don’t have the last two πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  10. 1. Arent u doing the same thing in the pic in ur blog? πŸ™‚ So r u ….?
    //A burning desire to hum the tunes from the movie Speed// :O :O i didnt know Speed had any hummable tracks!!! there was just this background music!! Now thats really insane πŸ™‚

  11. Private parts and nostrils, not so much.

    Other things, I qualify.

    How about the urge to slap a colleague because he bought the last Snickers bar at the vending machine? Or is that just anger management?

  12. I guess different people have different things which will qualify them to be insane and I confess I share you number 1. I have this insane smile on my face too often and my husband has to tell me: you’re smiling!! πŸ™‚
    And as to some other aspects of my insanity I feel a little shy to share…!

  13. @S
    Yes. Talking to yourself is insane. But only if you are saying to yourself-“You are the best. Don’t worry. Kill everyone else who thinks he is the best. Muahahaha.” πŸ˜€ And also talking to dolls classifies you as insane (Referring to American Pie – 3: at the bachelor party). πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  14. @Smallstar
    Yes, it is, isn’t it?

    Are you sure you don’t have the last two? Coz those are the two most common things around!
    And yes, it is a birth-right, many a time, a constitutional right as well!

    @ S
    Hahaha! How can you doubt yourself??
    Talking to one self isn’t insane.. It’s depressing!

    Yeah! I am!! Which is why I want to see how many other people are in my club!
    And yes, thats the tune I’m talking about!

    Anger management has various levels of architecture…

    Yes!! They do!

    Hahaha! So, guilty on all counts, are you? πŸ˜‰

    Hahahaha!!!! Interesting! I too am smiling broadly now! πŸ˜†

    Hehehe! Good one.. We should christen such comments as “cross-commenting” or something and patent the idea! Linking two posts in one comment…

    All the best, macha! May the Force be with you!

  15. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Insane by your points 1 and 2 !

    Points 4, 5 and 6 are just too gross! yuk, yuk yuk! πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

  16. @Nikhil
    Yup. I am very sure that I don’t have the last two. So are there any reservations in colleges for insane people? Or maybe we could fight for them to include it. πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  17. sheesh!! all my hopes of pleading insanity for many of my actions has been dashed with this post!! hhrrmpppff!!

    *goes looking for another excuse*

  18. Hi Nikhil

    Do you have All Episodes of Ducktales and Talespin in Hindi ? I wanted them


  19. @Sakhi
    haha! Good for you! They’re not gross, they’re facts of life! πŸ˜€
    Thanks! I rather like it myself… πŸ˜€

    Maybe you make them public and see how many people are just as insane as you claim to be! πŸ˜€

    Yeah man, there are! It’s called “Merit Seats”…!! πŸ˜€


    Damn!I was rather hoping you would be! 😦

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! πŸ˜€
    I could help you plead insanity… I can handle myself quite well legally… πŸ˜€

    @Nishkam Jain
    What the fuck!?? πŸ˜€
    Hehehe!!! Are you like serious? πŸ˜€

  20. Nikhil:

    Here is one – I “proofread” people when they speak.

    Now let’s see how many here fit that criterion… πŸ™‚

  21. yeah dude… nice blog… nice post…
    and yeah… I think I just about fit the bill except for the private parts section… πŸ˜€

  22. @Smallstar
    Yes, thanks! πŸ˜€

    Hahaha! Good for you! πŸ˜€

    Lol..! πŸ˜€

    Welcome to MirrorCracked! πŸ˜€
    And are you sure you’re not 6 on 6…? πŸ˜€

    @La Vida Loca
    Haha! Read this book called “Chaos” by Gleick… πŸ˜€

  23. Ist and 5th….and many other points you didn’t mention.

    & I lurk* at your blog often, although I never commented.

  24. @Nik – I am sane. I wanted to be insane but couldn’t do the 4th one after much trying. Is it humanly possible? πŸ˜€

  25. @RJ: keep being sane. You surely will become insane in future… And I can’t wait to see your insane face! LOL :mrgreen:

  26. I believe am sane but with the rate that I am forgeting things,and my mind feels tired I don’t know.pliz help

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