Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The ‘Lame’ Excuse


This New Year’s resolution was to take morning walk on all days. As usual, the resolution remains just as a resolution and tamper finder is regularly irregular..

The alarm bell rang with piercing sound.
In the morning, when still in bed, tamperfinder think of various reasons to put the morning walk off.
Any pain on head, hand or knee……...no
Then look thro’ window……. any chance of rain or moisture?
What’s the time? Is there any chance of getting delayed today’s schedule…?
Has newspaper come? Is any special news?
Has the movement of the men and traffic lessoned?
Is there any visitors’ expected at home?
If answers to all these questions are acceptable, he may think of going out.
Then think of in which direction he should go for a walk. Today, it was postponed to evening and later to night!
A health conscious friend reminded him of brisk walking.
Hence decided to leave all lame excuses and walked fastly..
In the morning, there are so many interesting things to see in Thiruvananthapuram city. It’s not a city in the morning but just a village…no buses, trucks, whistling noises. …..
The city is quite, and also refreshingly unpopulated empty street, exercisers and dog walkers…..

The darkness spread all over the area, the street lights are on, the road and field cannot be distinguished, thanks to Public works Department…..Few street dogs do not like the activities of tamper finder in roaming their area, as if it were their sense of duty …….

He has been thinking about various things to be done at office in perspective planning.

The road and gutter are existing side by side and only an expert civil engineer is able to say which is road or gutter
Eventually it happened.Tamperfinder find himself landed in a gutter….about 1 meter depth
Now understood that he cannot think and walk at the same time!

The right leg ankle twisted….limping and hobbling…he slowly returned to home, this time without thinking anything…
Put a bandage around the shaken ligament part………and now nursing the leg ……..
Now find another reason for not going for morning walk
A ‘Lame’ Excuse.
Is there any gender advantage in withstanding pain?
Some wild thoughts came to mind while nursing the sprained leg. Of course, woman can withstand more pain because they create more pain to self and others!
Piercing little cute nose, ears……………..Are these not causing them any pain?
Pain is something we feel emotionally also .That’s why tamperfinder considers pain of broken heart is severe than that of labor pain.
Tamperfinder usually has pain in his eyes…..treated few doctors also….finally found the spoon in the tumbler is the reason for that.

After the “accident”, tamperfinder moved out only with a bandage.
People started asking him ‘what happened’?
Now going to office putting bandage inside sox….nursing the shaken ligament, tamperfinder passed 3-4 days.
General election is forthcoming.
People started canvassing for their favorites…
Tamperfinder also went along with them making an impression that he too is active in campaigning.
‘Comrade’, ‘u need not come with this damaged leg’ said one friend.”We’ll call u if required”.
“Thank you” vanished tamperfinder
Nursing the bandage, walking with pain, tamperfinder now saying ‘lame’ excuse to all.
During morning walk today, after covering the Thiruvananthapuram city for a kilometer, Tamperfinder finds his friend in a scooter on ‘morning walk.’
U are quite unexpected here? Said tamperfinder.
“Because” she replied,, ”my physical trainer told me to cover a distance of 2 kms every day. Today I didn’t have enough time so I took my scooter and now covered even 3 kilometers!!! She said in a triumphant mood
Yes, that’s another way to keep fit.

Moral
Pain means different things to different people and different things to same persons at different times and…