Tuesday, October 2, 2007

This and That

S and I went to watch this movie - Loins of Punjab, over the weekend.

The movie: mindless entertainment, one time watch, has some funny moments. Amateurish at best. Its a good thing the movie is just 90 mins.

But I mention the movie outing here not for the movie but to tell you all about this family/group in the movie hall. The family has two mommies, two daddies and two little girls. Now what's special about this family is that the girls are around 2-3 years old (from what I can tell) and one of them is wearing those squeaky shoes kids wear.Movie, children wandering about in squeaky shoes - get the connection? What the hell!!!!What is wrong with people? By all means get your children to a movie and I am even OK with them walking about on the steps in the dark but SQUEAKY SHOES?Too much for me to handle.

So we watched the movie with the squeak squeak and in between calls by one of the mom's loud 'G!G?G?!GGG'. One of the girls is called Jia and the mom is trying to get her attention by calling her 'G', the little girl oblivious of her cool nickname is not paying the mom any attention. I am no expert on parenting but there are things you just know are stupid.
I only told S to kill me if I ever take our kids to a movie wearing squeaky shoes.

P.S: Oh, did I mention that both the mom's were wearing cocktail dresses to watch Loins of Punjab? I don't mean to be mean, but ... Lol!
I have been having nightmares that my deep, dark fears are going to come true today and our cricket team is going to get beaten badly, shattering the beautiful cloud I have been keeping myself afloat on.
I recently realised that I have had all women bosses in my four and a half year career. Six of them, so far. Women bosses just exist on two ends of the spectrum, they are either superb or they are nightmarish. There's no in-between. I have had an equal share of both. Not bad at all!
I am re-reading one of my favorite poetry books - Gulzar's Pukhraj. Although I can recite most of the book, with page numbers, I am discovering that his poetry says different things to me every time I read it. And that I LOVE the Urdu vocab more than I think I did.
Of various quotes from Shantaram that I like, this one is almost the favorite: "We trust people either because we see a lot of ourselves in them or because we see what we want to be like in them."


Dusty Fog said...

the same happens in church too.It's is so bloody insensitive of the parents to do that. Mum once calmly picked up the kid with the squeaks, removed the shoes, and let the kid go scot free. Post mass, she handed it over to the parents without a word. I can only hope a message got across, which I highly doubt. Then again, we do our bit and hope for the best....what say....: )

Ashwin said...

I've noticed... people in bombay are really good at dressing up inappropriately. Denim jackets in summer, coctail dresses to movies and malls, and some of the dresses are so shiny!

Of course, I could be wrong, it might not be just the people in bombay

Also, unless its a casual occasion, I'm always inappropriately dressed too :)

The Nomad said...

Hi Ashwin, I think its people everywhere.Though the reasons might be different ...

In a bigger cities which lends anonymity people may not care how they dress just because they are not worried about being judged by people they know OR may be they are doing what they think is 'cool' to fit in!

In a small city, where every 2nd or 6th or 20th person is someone you know, one may be wanting to make an impression, create an image, and then if our one has a horrible sense of fashion - disaster is what you get!

Different routes but the same result!Don't you think? :)

The Nomad said...

@ Dusty ... I like your mom!wish i could do that!!But I think you can't take some liberties without age on your side.

And squeaky shoes at church?Really?