Bang my head, pull my hair!

Ever been around people who would make you want to bang your head on the wall?? I’ve been, a couple of times. In fact, I encountered one only yesterday. And I didn’t have to go very far, he was right here in my house. And that’s my cleaner.

Now, my cleaner is otherwise a very nice helpful person. Very hardworking. Very humble. An absolute blessing I must say when it comes to helping me with the sundriest(wonder if that’s even a word) of chores. The best thing about him is the ever-smiling persona he sports even when asked to do the toughest of jobs or when faced with a house that many a times looks as though it has been hit by a typhoon.

BTW he is very innocent too. Or so he wants me to believe. And that’s what makes want to pull my hair and bang my head on the wall! It irks me when people try to be ultra naive or make an effort to be sweet. AAARRRGGH!

Yesterday, I boiled milk and I spilled a small amount, ok a fair amount, on my cooking range. My cleaner, the innocent soul that he is, came in to the kitchen, saw what was very conspicuous and asked me, ‘ Oh the milk got spilled, huh??’. πŸ™„

And then a few minutes later, when he saw the AC dripping water droplets he asked in the most ignorant way possible,‘ Oh the AC is leaking, huh??’. πŸ™„

And then again, a little later he saw a few dark scratches on the coffee-table, out came, ‘Oh the table got scratches, huh?‘. He was unstoppable yesterday! And I was on the brink of losing my sanity.

The incident(s) made me realize that he is not alone in this world of ‘innocent’ people. There are many.

There are those who, right after you’ve seated yourself aboard a non-stop Delhi-Doha flight, ask you the very pertinent question, ‘Oh so you’re going to Doha, huh??’.

Or when you’re glued to your book with the title written in bold on the cover for even an ant to see and you’re just about to crack the Da Vinci Code, you’re fielded, ‘ Oh so you’re reading Dan Brown, huh??’ πŸ™„ πŸ™„

I remember the wife of a very dear friend of my father’s who had this stating-the-obvious-while-trying-to-be-angelic syndrome. She had taken it upon herself to explain whatever we spoke or did, word by word to her husband, who BTW would be sitting right next to her.

For eg. if my brother smiled she used to say, ‘Nokku, M’etta, Raghu chirikkunu (Look,Raghu is smiling)’ or if my mother served them tea,‘Nokku, M’etta, CK chaaya undaaki (Look, M’etta, CK made tea)’.

And each time she would be more excited and more upbeat than the previous, with her loud louder loudest laugh!!

To this day each one of us in my family have a rollicking time reminiscing about those moments when Aunty visited us, although I’ll have to admit when I actually lived those moments years ago, they did make me want to bang my head on the wall.

When Namnam was born, I came across such kinds aplenty. Every time I told them I was blessed with a baby girl, they used to reiterate what I said with a question,‘ Acha ladki hui hai?’ and even go a step further to say,‘Koi nahi, agli baar ladka hoga(Never mind, next time you’ll have a son)’

Here I’ll admit that more than wanting to bang my head,I wanted to bang THEIR head on the walls and pull THEIR hair!

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67 thoughts on “Bang my head, pull my hair!

        1. So u r Sarojamma huh πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

          D: Nah, Saroja Kumari! Swar, she takes strong offense when people misspell or mispronounce her name.. so you better be careful πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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    1. Awww… I’m not first after all 😦
      But poor you, Deeps, to have non-stop commentary from your ‘helper’ πŸ™‚

      D: The good thing is he is efficient and very honest, Pals, which is something I’m thankful for because here its very hard to find people who are both efficient and honest. But at times thse ‘non-stop commentaries’ really get to me and I’ve to use all my power to ignore him πŸ˜€

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  1. perhaps life wont be the same without these people around…dont you think?

    D: Yeah sure..for one, people like him give people like me enough fodder for blog-posts πŸ˜€

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  2. So you wanna bang your head, huh? Pull your hair as well, huh? πŸ˜‰
    And you have a servant, huh? πŸ˜‰
    Nokku, Deeps ee post ezhuthi…
    Nokku, Deeps kalla chiri chirikunu…
    Ayyo nokku, Deeps enne kollaan varunneeeeeeee….
    Odikooo… thirinjum polum nokkandaaaaaaaaaa…………. πŸ˜‰

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  3. Ha ha ha…it takes all kinds to make up this world! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ That aunty is really classic I say!

    And yes I meet my share of looneys with every step of my matrimonial mish-mashes!! πŸ˜† :mrgreen:

    D: LOL..I’m waiting with bated breath to read about the next set of loonies you’ve come across or are in the process of coming across πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  4. oh, same here. I always wanted to bang YOUR head and pull YOUR hair !!! When will ever satan grant me that wish ! Sigh 😦

    D: The day you go and clean his bathroom, satan will grant you that wish 😈 😈

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  5. Ohh u have empty head huh?

    ohh u have hair also huh?

    One more doubt frm this lil innocent brain of mine!
    Are u a psychic by any chance?? I mean why can’t u stand ppl making conversations & statements? Bahhhh!!
    So do u do all the talking thru ur mind?
    Are u like Prof Xavier or something? πŸ™„

    Poor fellow..does he even know tht u r humiliating him publicly?

    I think all human beings have the right to make statements! And if its hair pulling u want,I’ll do it for ya for free!

    Now let me make some random statements..hmmm..or a song even!

    β™«Bum….Bum…Bum…Bumβ™«

    I feel pretty,β™«
    Oh so pretty,β™«
    I feel pretty and witty and gay,β™«

    And I pity,β™«
    Any girl who isnt me today,β™«

    Lalalalalalalalaβ™«

    I feel charming,β™«
    Oh so charming,β™«
    It’s alarming how charming i feel,β™«

    And so pretty that I hardly believe im real,β™«
    lalalalalalala,β™«

    See that pretty girl in that mirror thereβ™«
    Who can tht attractive girl be (which one where hum)β™«
    What a pretty face(Hum)β™«
    What a pretty dress(Hum)β™«
    What a pretty smile(Hum)β™«
    What a pretty meeee(Hummm)β™«

    I feel stunning(feel stunning)β™«
    And entrancing(and entrancing)β™«
    Feel like running and dancing for joyβ™«
    for im loved by a pretty wonderful boy! β™«

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      1. Precisely what I meant to ask too, Saksh!

        Innocent Bratty, awwwwwwwwwwww….you’re shoooooo shweeeeeet to have shared that song and finally come out in the open about your true identity :mrgreen:

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    1. daaaaaaaaaaa….did sakshi bite you or something ??? what has happened to you my dear brother ???? sob sob enganey undaayirunna chekkanaaa !!! no wonder you are still single bro !!

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  6. Excuse me Deeps, I tend to forget what the whole post was about after reading certain explosive comments…psst…psst Ohh did ya know that Brat was in real a girl, huh? πŸ˜€

    Is your cleaner someone who looks like Johnny Depp? πŸ˜› Maybe, he was trying to have your attention πŸ˜‰

    To me he doesn’t, but to you he may look like like your Deppy, you never know πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    “Nokku, M’etta, Raghu chirikkunu” OMG, that really punched me right on my funny bone πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    D: You should hear my brother give an account of those days…I still cant stop laughing thinking about his versions πŸ˜†

    If you happen to pull your hair or somebody else’s, could you do a favour? Send them to me as I could use them to make my magic potions :mrgreen: πŸ‘Ώ 😈

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  7. πŸ˜†

    yea.. such people exist and are very irritating!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    so, how did your helper finally keep quiet huh?!! :mrgreen:

    D: I stopped reacting to what he was saying and kept glued myself to my laptop ;).

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  8. ROFL at the post and even more at the comments :D. What about when you are trying to calm a squalling little baby and always almost always someone has to come up and say “Entha? Kutti karyaano?”

    D: I know!! Annoying to the core!

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  9. I know one guy for everything thing he shows only one emotion ie surprise.Inspite of hearing the same thing again and again he shows astonishment.

    D: πŸ˜† πŸ˜†

    β€˜Koi nahi, agli baar ladka hoga(Never mind, next time you’ll have a son)’—this is the common thing one to get here who have girl child. I think more than we they are worried cause we have girls.

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  10. Oh so true!..when i am working my MIL will ask me evry time..will the maid not come today:):)…This type of obvious questions are all the time asked…

    D: ha ha ha,I know πŸ™‚

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  11. All you ‘innocent souls’ with your ‘huh??’ ‘huh??’ ‘huh??’ ‘huh??’ questions, wait till I pluck all your hair out,hmmmmppphh 😈 😈

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    1. Congrats..Starting ur own hair salon huh

      D: No, a garment shop. And the first bulk delivery will be at your doorstep..you’re in dire need of some clothes :mrgreen:

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  12. Oh my, what a great post πŸ™‚ Reminds me of a movie that depicts this comically. Each time when two people meet, one will ask such innocent questions and the other one will answer totally opposite πŸ™‚

    D: Reall? Which movie is that?? Must be a hilarious one!

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  13. 38 responses πŸ™„

    When did u post this.

    D: On a weekend πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    Sigh! I so need to get bk into comfortable running shoes to run b/w blogs and :grrrr @ my damager πŸ‘Ώ

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  14. LOL U cracked me up with this post Deeps πŸ˜‰
    What an idea for a post πŸ˜›

    Sigh! Sometimes when Su calls me saying he hs left office, I ask him if he is coming home πŸ˜› He replies that he is gng to adavi i.e Forest πŸ˜› πŸ˜› Err, do I belong to this category too πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜‰

    D: ha ha ha..oh yes you belong to that category 😈

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  15. Yeah we have all met those people who think repeating the obvious with a question mark shows a great sense of humor /wit/conversation…
    As for the Koi Baat Nahin-just imagine how I felt hearing it twice! And no I didn’t actually bang anybody’s head. They were not just worth it.

    D: I know..after a point you just feel that way. They’re just not worth our attention!

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  16. This post is just a rocking one! πŸ˜€ Lots of fun, and nice comments thereby πŸ™‚ wonderful!

    D: πŸ˜€

    Actually, really there are some people who annoys others but very little time they could understand what they are doing!

    D: You’re absolutely right!

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  17. ROFL πŸ˜€ what an entertainment..a friend’s servant (thankfully not ours) is one namuna too. he is very hard working, but he is too dumb. and trust me, innocence is still fine, but dumbness? oh man!! you ask him to get a glass of water when someone is sitting, he will ask – kitne glass paani chahiye! sweep the floor – kaha pe jaadu maarna hai? cook rice – kaise banana hai? and such questions!!!! you are blessed lady, be happy πŸ˜›

    D: That does make me feel better πŸ˜€

    PS: in my post, the bashing one was for other friends. you were the one who replied to me. remember? πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    D: Yes I do..I was just pulling your leg πŸ˜€

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  18. ha ha ha my current maid is just like ur cleaner, the whole day she is trying to find out and point faults acting very innocent

    sigh

    D: I’m learning to ignore my cleaners’ irrelevant remarks..suggest you do it too, it will help πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  19. lol!!!.. that’s a fun post !! stating the obvious a lot of times is just a conversation starter..;-) .. a lot of these people don’t really know that they annoy the bejeezes out of other people when they do that !!

    D: This is exactly what R said when I gave him an account of what happened πŸ˜€

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  20. A common scene in movie halls when you meet your friends…hey you have come to watch a movie?…

    D: LOL…oh yes, I’ve had such friends in my life a plenty πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

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  21. Oh, there are such characters around us !!!

    Ppl meeting in a temple ask – “Enna koyilukka ?” What ? Temple(a) ?

    D: LOL

    I know its funny to read thru ur post, but when actually you experience it, it certainly irks you.

    D: I know!! You’re absolutely right!

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  22. he he he he Sorry sorry I had to ask, well hilarious episodes you mentioned yes we do this, ask veyr naive question…

    Like what irritates me here in uk the most is
    “Oh you are Bikram, What would you like us to call you”

    I reply
    BIKRAM

    duhhhhhhhhhh what else ..

    D: LOL…I know..must have been the ultimate rolling-eye moment for you!!

    Nice one have u not heard , if you ring someone on there land line number they will ask “where are you”, or or
    the best one “Who is this”.. You called me dude.. he hehehe

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