Thursday, March 07, 2013

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Cat got your 'tangle'?

If you’re the kind of person that gets tense over the most trivial matters, you haven’t really seen a kitten with a piece of string, or a strand of a broomstick…or, well just about anything. Give her something, anything and you’ll suddenly feel like your problems in life were equal to a feather that would just blow away at the slightest breeze. But for the little feline, even an ant becomes a question of life and death.

It has to conquer. No matter what. No matter who.

Ok, before you furrow your brows any further, let me get to the point. Today, I saw our neighbor's kitten (that sometimes makes itself at home in our living room) finally meet its match. Yes, ladies and gentleman. The kitten today, came face to face, with its nemesis. The kitten…

Ok, ok, I’ll say it. The kitten met the earphone cable.

One of the biggest and the most mysterious problems I’ve ever faced in my life is the earphone cable. I suspect it was created with the very purpose of frustrating a person so much, that it could easily double up as a hanging noose (that might be an exaggeration, but just so).  But let me tell you this - The earphone was definitely invented by a sadist. Yes, that’s my opinion. I know, you’ll say “come on, it is a modern day wonder, it has made music all the more personal to us and all that blah blah.” Yeah, yeah, yeah. But I kid you not. The earphones might have been a source of joy (still is) for people of all ages, but… the earphone cable. That’s the one we didn’t reckon with. And pssst, you know what I think? I think… in reality – The earphone cable has life in it.

I’m telling you. At one point in time, I even contemplated spinning a spooky tale around it. I might still do it some day. But suffice to say that it is indeed one of the greatest mysteries of this planet. Try as much as you like, you’ll never be able to untangle the head phone cable the way you want to. No siree. It’ll have you in knots before untangling itself. On its will. Not yours.

And today. I watched in pure joyful horror, the kitten untangling this…rather, trying to untangle this mystery. And oh boy, what a spectacle it was. It’s too bad I didn’t have my camera charged (my cell phone camera is a different story, let’s not even go there), else I’d have posted a video here.

But it gave me immense sadistic pleasure in the thought that I was not the only creature having to put up with this electronic serpent. Plus to have finally given the kitten something she couldn’t proudly leave at my feet and walk away with that mockingly majestic swagger of hers. Ha. Toing, Toing (wiggling my bent finger at her face).

I think the next time I see the tiny paws tiptoe into our living room, I know just the thing to dangle in front of it.


PS: On a totally different note, I’m having to announce with great regret that today, while deleting spam comments, I accidentally deleted all comments, including my own, from my last three posts. Sorry about that. Will be more careful the next time. Damn you, spam (hey, that rhymed). :P