And Then, I Dreamt About Shoelaces… :)

Dreams And Shoelaces 🙂

I dream a lot, sometimes while driving, sometimes while sitting through a meeting, sometimes while talking to someone and mostly, when I’m sleeping (thankfully). I have this ability to phase out of a conversation in an instant and start dreaming about something totally unrelated and it usually takes a slap or a hard punch to the shoulder to break my reverie.

I dream about a lot of things – women, alcohol, fame, money, glory, women, phones, happiness, women, books, people, friends, enemies, work, office and women. I sometimes dream about women too, but not always. Er, was that a bit too much information? Shit, I think it was!

Anyway, I digress. The coming of the new year has been tremendous to my spirits. By spirits, I mean the type that is usually consumed orally. But otherwise too, my state of mind has been generally quite a happy one, with lots of hopes and dreams about what the new year is about to dish out. One thing I know for sure is that I’m gonna remain the Divine Yo-yo that I’ve always been. What strengthened my belief in this was an incident that happened last evening, when I was having a conversation with my friend about the lamest of lame topics – shoelaces.

Yeah, I was actually having an intelligent conversation about shoelaces with a friend of mine over a smoke, and he suggested that it was unfair for a person to spend more than 3 seconds in fastening a pair of shoes. He wanted to invent a self-tying shoelace or something that would save us our time. He had obviously never heard of Velcro.

I gently reminded him that many shoes don’t even have laces nowadays and that people don’t actually mind spending a bit more than 3 seconds tying the laces. But the guy was adamant. Maybe because he had been drinking all day long and he wasn’t in his senses; maybe because he was just being stupid, as always, I don’t know, but he was really adamant about the fact that we need automatic self-tying shoelaces!

So, I ventured a bit and actually started dreaming about the possibility of automating everything in life. It wasn’t a very good dream, as I had quite a few pervert thoughts (as you can guess). I started giggling to myself at those thoughts, when this guy decided to slap me on the head quite hard. It was quite a blow – it made me fall off the parapet and land face down on the ground. It wasn’t that high a parapet thankfully but three feet can feel like three hundred when you fall face down, and unexpectedly.

I got a text message from the guy this morning apologizing for his actions as he had thought that I was laughing at his idea and that though he still believed the idea was worth a shot, he shouldn’t have hit me on the head.

I replied to his message, “Thanks, I needed that.”

He obviously failed to see the sarcasm behind that and sent a smiley back. What a world! What a start to the year! 😀

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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.

26 thoughts on “And Then, I Dreamt About Shoelaces… :)

  1. Ha! You moron! I’d hit you again and again! And I wasn drunk!
    I hit you cuz you hit me first! How did you forget that?
    nice blog btw.. you have some talent boy!

  2. Hey Indeed a nice-way Nikhil… Well Shoe-laces, hey not the trivial of the things, But I wouldn’t be like your friend insisting that there should be automatic self-tying shoe-laces, well coming to the automatic-everything!!! do give some clue buddy! so that I can automatically (of course in a very-pervert way)start thinking about automatic-everything…

    And I could now see that You dream less and less about women.. If you want anything Happening like, as you mentioned in the previous post How you have very less and less serious affairs with women….. And for more n more serious affairs, you should dream more n more about women,, More n more than you have mentioned here…

  3. @Hitman
    I shall NOT welcome you to MirrorCracked! 😛

    Haha! happy New Year to you too, pal!:D
    Yeah, the moral is probably drink and smack! 😀

    Hehehe!!! You have to be included in a very elite club for me to tell you that! 😀
    Thanks anyway, I’m not that desperate also! 😛

  4. Guess you are keeping up your word on writing funnier, weirder and more insane posts 🙂

  5. Heehee.. 😀
    Expected from u.. So did he finally come up with an automated shoelace system..??? 😀
    “…conversation about shoelaces with a friend of mine over a smoke..”
    And I thought you resolved to quit smoking! 😛

  6. I know ! wouldnt this world let you even dream in peace ???

    Btw, did anything happen to that ground you fell on? Size does matter, you see 😀

    @ Shefaly : ROFL. should be the other way around !

  7. Nikhil, you are amazing. Seriously! To dream of women 4 times in a paragraph! Wow!

    Happy New Year!

    And, could your friend be unaware of a condition called ADD which precludes acts like the 3-second-shoe-lace-tying thing?

  8. Hmm…I can give u a list of things that I would need to be automated as well…unlike your pervert thoughts..! Though I am sure they can be there in ur next blog LOL 😛 and would make quite an interesting read again! 🙂 Cheers!

  9. Its better than your f(r)iends playing table tennis after getting completely drunk and hitting imaginary balls! 😐

  10. Talking of shoelaces, i did come across these very interesting ones here in NY. They looked like little springs, and apparently you just had to pull on them to ‘tie’ them. That was it.

    Maybe this was what your friend needed 😉

  11. Moral of the story..dont drink on any high altitudes, don’t discuss shoelaces or wear a lifejacket next time …will soften the landing…

  12. Quite a way to start the new year.. The fall was needed; so what if it was from slap and not cuz of the entangled shoelaces.. Hehehe… A Very Happy New Year..

  13. Happy New Year to you. I hope this year will bring you better dreams and women. Heh heh.

    Sharing a funny quote: “You know you’re getting old when you stoop to tie your shoelaces and wonder what else you could do while you’re down there.” – George F. Burns

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