Tuesday, September 27, 2005
I can never forget my days as a call center employee, coming home at 4 a.m., and trying to sleep, only to hear a bloodcurdling "Ammaaaa...Thaayaeee..." at 10,000 decibels! And you knew it was an Amman festival!
And I would be left at the mercy of "Neeeli.....soooli.....moooooooolie" for the rest of the morning. The darn songs would actually be played from a temple five kilometres away! If I were an Army General, I will definitely use the "uluvuluvuluvulu" (chorus noise made by female Amman devotees with their tongues) in place of the existing methods of torture for war criminals!
I thought things would get better in this new city. Grossly mistaken! My nerves have been SO punished that even little noises have begun to annoy me now!
Note to my music-loving neighbours: If you want the whole world to know that you like the "Woh Lamhe" song from 'Zeher', just call a dial-a-song programme on TV, don't DRUM it into my bleeding ear everyday!
Note to my colleagues: After probably years of Windows usage, I'm surprised that you are still stimulated by the default Windows sounds scheme. And it is very kind of you to let me know each time you receive an instant message, or when someone in your friends list enters or leaves messenger. Thank you.
Note to ALL mobile users: AR Rahman's Airtel ringtone is a masterpiece, but it's TIME you stopped using it! Especially when I'm standing in a crowded bus, and my hands are not free to strangle you.
Note to stupid baby next door: I know that Old MacDonald had pigs, cows, cats, dogs, and dinosaurs in his farm. But did you know that I have a licensed rifle to use against stupid babies that scream E..I..E..I..O from 5:00 to 6:00 every single morning?