Tuesday, September 06, 2005

Twitch in the tail

It's funny how some things have this strange effect on you. If somebody's voice suddenly goes hoarse while talking to you, you get this urge to clear your throat. And remember that favorite prank while in school? You want to irritate someone just for time pass, just run your finger nails on the black-board (Exhilirating experience, huh?). Each time I clean my ears with an ear-bud, for some godforsaken reason, my eyes start to itch. Can you believe it? My eyes. And this has different effects on different people. That's what makes it so much fun. My wife's throat acts up every time she does this. And remember that concentrated 'nimbu' squash you had in summer? Did your throat go sore or your ears? With me it's always the throat; it would happen so much that now I start clearing my throat at the very mention of squash. And then there are these weird things like deja vu' and all happening all the time. Sometimes I feel, we're not humans, but some kind of loony guinea pigs, planted on this planet by some loony guy sitting in some other planet, planet years...errr, light years away. And..pray what's it about yawning being contagious? You open your mouth, and the entire room lights up with all the other pearly whites shining and the air suddenly going all warm and danky due to the bad breaths. Sheesh! But well, I guess these are all the manufacturing bugs we come with. After all, the great God of knowledge and good beginnings Himself had to make do with a pachyderm's head. But it didn't stop him, did it?

Happy Vinayaka Chaturthi to all of you!!

16 comments:

Prerona said...

Same to you Ram. Abt ur musings, everyday a few more of these little incomprehensible human mysteries are cleared up. some day, they will be solved and explained. there'll be nothing amazing or 'funny' or curious left. we will then know ourselves for machines. you will know the exact cells, chemicals and their reactions that make ur heart feel a certain sweet heaviness sometimes when you look at ur daughter. so are we just a mass of cells and chemicals (like jimmy used to say)? can all emotions, feelings, thoughts be explained scientifically?

Ash said...

Hehe, cute one, Ramana :)

Best wishes and greetings to you and your family too :)

d4u said...

Happy Ganesh Chathurthi 2 u 2:-)

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

Yup, em mice made us . Didnt you know?

Happy Ganesh Chaturti to you too!

KJ said...

thinking abt running your finger nails on the black-board, gives me goose bumps.

happy ganesh chaturthi to u n ur family.

take care. have a nice day.

V said...

Have been missing a lot.. not anymore :)

Parna said...

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi to you too :)

and nice ones you pointed out. have not been able to figure out the mystery of a contagious yawn as yet :)

Khushee said...

When I clean my ears, my nose goes all twitchy, and I mostly end up sneezing :D

manuscrypts said...

thats support to the template theory.. had written about it sometime back, and had some good discussions.. oct 2004, check it out.. :)

phatichar said...

pre: :)

Ash: thanx..

d4u: :)

cynic: mice?? now that's an interesting theory.. :)

KJ: yeah, goosebumps is the thing.. take care.. :)

V: missing...what?

Parna: yeah...that yawn thing's quite something huh? but i'd read some scientific psycho explaining in terms of loss of oxygen in the area around you when you yawn etc.. donno how much of it's really true.

Khushee: that's another one in the long list.. :)

manuscrypts: will check it out one of these days :)

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

I am not sure, but I think we learnt all this as conditioned reflexes. It is a bit of psychology, as you might have read about Pablov's dog and his ringing bell experiment.

GratisGab said...

Your eyes itch when you use an ear-bud? LOL! That's a first!

phatichar said...

sudipta: yeah, pavlov...reflex and all, read about it zeons ago :)

gabby: I swear! :)

Parna said...

you have been tagged :)

phatichar said...

parna: oops.. :)

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