Tuesday, May 26, 2015


When I saw a friend of mine clicking away rapidly framing the sky I asked him, "What on earth are you doing?"
"Clicking pictures."
"I know. But why can't you simply frame tight for once, focus hard and take one good photograph instead of clicking so many inconsequential ones." I wanted to use the word 'stupid' instead of 'inconsequential'.
"Chill dude," He said. "I have enough space on my digi-cam."

Right he was. He had a 8 GB SD card inside that tiny digi cam of his. I recollected those days when I used to have the old film based camera where I could only click a finite number of photographs after which the film roll had to be changed. It helped me value every click of mine by making me less wasteful. I realized certain limitations are a blessing in disguise.


The Menu

I was having dinner with friends the other day when the verbal histrionics of a lady by the adjacent table called for our attention. She was talking to one of the waiters in an animated way. She was there with her husband (probably) who was sitting rather quietly beside her. The woman was arguing about the non availability of one particular dish in the restaurant which according to her should have been there. The waiter was trying his best to explain her that they don't serve it but the lady wasn't interested to lend her ears to him. In the end she stormed out of the restaurant promptly followed by her husband. When the waiter came to us, one of my friends inquired about the matter. The waiter told us that the lady was demanding a Chinese cuisine in a place where they didn't serve Chinese. We friends looked at each other and then laughed out at how stupid people can be. Later I thought how often we frustrate ourselves by demanding that one cuisine which life hasn't kept for us in our menu. And thereby lose out on the time when we could have enjoyed what the menu actually had.