Twenty-Four Hours

If  you knew that you had only twenty-fours hours more to live, what are the things you would do?

I know it’s a morbid question, but I’ve been thinking about it ever since I heard about the guy who died three days back. Well, he was a guy in the prime of his life, much like I am, and he was on his way to work thinking, I’m sure, of all the little nuances we think about when we drive to work – the meetings we have planned, the way things are headed, last night’s dinner, the last person we had sex with, whether or not to buy the new phone, whether or not you can trust these online dating sites, whether or not its time to get the car serviced, etc. Out of the blue, he hit a particularly nasty pothole, lost control of his motorcycle, got thrown in front of a speeding bus on the opposite lane. I shudder when I imagine that it could happen to anyone.

So, to occupy my free time these past two days (and I seem to have a lot of free time), I’ve been making a list of all things I would do if someone told me that I had only 24 hours to live. It’s sort of a bucket list, but not exactly. It’s more of a death-row wishlist.

I would probably start off my last day alive with a hearty breakfast without any stops, without any of the usual healthy crap. I would stuff myself to my heart’s content and head out to get some action. I would probably sleep around all day with different women, and in the evening, drive up to a beach and drink some cold beer, watching the sun set. I would end it all by walking out to the sea and start swimming towards the horizon.

But that’s just me.

I’m sure you can think of a lot of better things to do than having a lot of unprotected sex on your last day alive. Anything interesting that you care to share? Free beer for the best one, if you’re a guy. Free date with me, if you’re a chick.

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5 thoughts on “Twenty-Four Hours

  1. You sound like Charlie Harper from two n a half men 🙂 but hey, if it makes you happy, go for it..

    I’ve been wondering about this since our driver passed away[http://www.aartikrishnakumar.com/2011/06/gone-in-flash.html]… Keep thinking, making a list and changing it all over again ….. Dont know what all i would do if i knew i had just 24hrs…. But i do know i will be out living it up, doing as much as possible in that short duration instead of being cooped up wallowing!! 🙂

  2. @Aarti
    LOL… Charlie Harper, eh? I’ll take that as a compliment. Though, I wouldn’t want to be Charlie Sheen any time soon! 🙂
    Sad to know about your driver, though. Let me know if you can give me details of “living it up”… 😀

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