Me too!!!

This is a "me too" post. Inspired by Aparna's wonderfully-written post , to appease Anshuman's demand for a new post, and also for Mehul, who has been very patient, this is a list of things I have decided to put a stop to:

1) I will stop accepting friend requests on Yahoo, Orkut, etc. from unknown people. I know, I know, I have made a lot of good friends on communities like these, but it is too much of a strain on the resources to have to weed through all the creeps to get to the "few good (wo)men". So, I am going to give up all the potential good friends I may have made on all these communities and messengers by refusing to friend anyone whom I don't already know, either personally or through debates on some forum or through reading/commenting of blogs.

ETA: It's so much easier on the concience to press the ignore button now that I have made this decision and posted it in immortal prose on the blog!

2) I will stop letting pesky, peristent salespeople get under my skin. I am going to work on developing a thicker skin when it comes to pushy salespeople who try to sell you things that they think you need, from "anti tanning face pack" to "massage oils that will reduce fatness". I will calmly go my own way without snapping back at them, just smile and say "No thanks", because, after all, it is their job. But more importantly, I will not get worked up about the fact that they thought I was too fat to be walking around in the store or something like that, and was desperately in need of "massage oils that will reduce fatness".

3) I will stop wasting my time arguing with trolls on Usenet newgroups, Orkut communities or even in real life. I will not try and enlighten anyone with my more rational and lucid thinking, because most of the times, the posts are made just to get a rise out of people like me, and to make us feel frustrated that there are such close-minded people in the world. So, I am giving up arguing with people who resort to the Argumentum ad Capslock or the Chewbacca Defence. Because there are some fights that are just not worth the rise in blood pressure.

4) I will stop day dreaming about Superman and about the actor who plays him in the movie, no matter how dreamy his eyes are! If he looks too good to be human, then he probably isn't human.

5) I will stop letting a month pass by without making a blogpost!


**That was a real short list! Will try and add to it over time...**

7 comments:

Aparna said...

Hey...great resolutions...but you really want to give up on superman? really? think...

Ok, ok don't think much....he is all mine. Thanks :D

Tanushree said...

Huh, I said I would stop day-dreaming about him. That doesn't stop me from collecting wallpapers, cellphone themes, and watching the movie again and again. BTW, that is the only one thing on the list that I haven't been able to stop.

mehul said...

Thanks for the honour ... but the demand for more frequent blog updates still stands.

I agree with aparna ... do you really want to give up dreaming of superman? ... I don't think you should ... :)

Take Care ... and I do hope you continue with your resolutions.

spiralarchitect said...

wah...who is superman...its a bird that flies..thats all....start dreaming about Thor...or maybe Daredevil....or sinister Batman...am sure Val Kilmer looks better than this guy...oh by the way C.Reeve cannot be replaced....
as for the resolutions...i expected something better....concrete...
i guess its one of those days when i am very acerbic...
cheers

Tanushree said...

Hmm, these are not resolutions, per se. These are things I am going to stop doing. So, in essence, negatives. Resolutions are positives :)

ExpatJane said...

I like your list so much I'm linking it on my blog.

The first one really clicked with me as I feel I'm constantly denying the "be my friend" requests. You summed it up nicely.

Thanks!

Aqua said...

:) you should read my review on superman ...men don't like the new superman coz he can look hot wearing undies outside in :)