23.7.08

I need a pair of roller skates...

I need them desperately. I wish I had not thrown away the ones I had a few years back. I also wish that I had learnt how to walk around or run around on one. At least it would help me run!

Of late I have had two individuals in my life -- both girls -- who seem to mirror me to the point that I want them to disappear. I am not kidding. And for the life of me, I cannot get over the irritation of having someone (oh no, make that two of them), echo everything I say, adopt my words and magnify them so many times over, that I am left thinking, 'Uh, didn't I just say that?'

A friend remarked that it does seem pretty flattering. I told her to think twice and many times over if she really thinks as such.

So I have been waiting to buy this particular author for a few days. Yesterday one of these ladies was with me as I was about to buy the one copy that I found after days of rifling through numerous book stores. What did she do? She pounced on that one copy! Doesn't matter that she has heard of the book from me. Today she tells the same friend (the one who thinks I should be flattered by the attention) that I wouldn't have let AB take it away from me for the world.

I go to a coffeeshop and a common friend mentions it to the same lady. She wants me to take her there. I go and buy a certain eyeliner. She buys it.

The other one is equally entertaining and as exasperating. She has a fascination for everything 'hip'. Partying in south Delhi, hanging out with 'firangs' and living in Defence Colony! She is fond of me for all the wrong reasons -- because I have guy friends with whom she can party, firang friends who seem to be the new 'in' thing for her and the fact that I live in south Delhi. One morning she climbs up the stairs of our common office building and tells me and a friend, "I have just come from Defence Colony!" with a famous flick of her hair.

Needless to say for a few minutes I was hysterical with laughter. But now I am going hysterical with sheer dread because I meet both items everyday by dint of working in the same vicinity!

Will there be any respite?

15 comments:

sayoni said...

hahahahahahahahahahahaha. Never thought 8 years ago that this day would come :-) *Have we really known each other for that long? Please tell me there's something wrong with my math*

You should do stuff which is more challenging to imitate (like dinner with me).

So there's this girl at work who shamelessly adopts my opinions as her. I've practically stopped talking to her after one day when we were discussing a movie which she liked & I didn't, so I was telling her why I didn't like it. Next week, she starts talking about the same movie & tells me she didn't like it. Because of the SAME REASONS I had given her. Imagine.

Ok v long comment. Practically a blog post. Sorry :-(

Arjun said...

Was passing by.... and couldn't resist a comment... Dilliwalla hoon!!

most people would be glad that there's someone wishing to emulate them.... your scenario is slightly different though!

Interestingly I didn't know Def col was so HIP!!

Avaran said...

oh wait wasnt i just planning to move into defence colony? muahuaha....
and once u tell us th name of the coffee shop and th book, maybe that too!!!!

well, anyways, all i can say is, it does say something abt u that u wanna run away from this!

and sayoni, why do u hav to stop talking to someone because they changed their opinions.. some people are just not emotionally strong to believe that their opinions are actually strong or right... i know a lot of people like that....

AB said...

Sayoni: Eight years! Whoops! Really?:D

When IS dinner?

And you know what I feel like! It completely makes me go arrggghhhhhh! And please blog once again. I miss you and Jay both:(

Arjun: Hey there! Do you feel glad when someone emulates you? Ok let it happen to you and you will know *evil grin*

Well tell my friend that Def Col is not 'hip'! I would like to see her flick her hair at you and say 'HAH'!:P

Avaran: What does it say about me? Pray tell...

Can you spend time in those people's company really?

Avaran said...

aah well, i really cant stand the company of any person who doesnt have their opinion about stuff.. in fact, ignorant people who ask 'Brasil is a good football team, no?' right on the day before the start of a world cup, is my only bigger turn off in this regard... but i also admonish myself as being arrogant and choosy for my attitude! so.....

and what it says about you is that, IMO, u are a independent thinker, and dont care to be pampered... ok, something like that, atleast... :D

Avaran said...

and ya, for the record, i dont stop talking to them because of that... though they strictly remain off my list for a long conversation the way i like!

SMM said...

Hey my office is in Def Col...thanks for telling me that its such a hip place :P *Flick of hair*

Avaran said...

hey, Iv tagged you... yeah, TAGGED!

AB said...

avaran: Hmmm I guess. I am not stopping talking either!

smm: :D Mah pleasure!

Divya said...

Imitation is the best form of flattery? Hey its cliched i know but oh well... Try imitating them back na :P

AB said...

divya: EXTREMELY difficult!:)

Anonymous said...

Right then, anonymous girl person again. This is Jesse. I'm 21, smart, funny, vivacious. I describe myself with a biased perspective of course. Currently residing in Singapore. Are you too polite to tell these girls to bugger off or can't they take a hint?

Sputnik said...

AB, you slimy bitch. Haha, I like your post. You learn jazz, right? Ask them to teach you some farting tricks. You need to get rid of the airs you’ve started putting on.

AB said...

Jesse: Hey smart girl! Biased perspectives are completey accepted in the world of blogging, no?:-) There are some cases where neither of you can bugger off, can you? Things are not simple really -- for instance the first person in the blog for example has happened to read this post and is upset about what I've written.

Sputnik: I guess I know where THIS is coming from! You must have mastered the tricks of Jazz yourself hey?!

Sonia said...

make them meet each other, they'll be confused cos they'll be doing the same thing (copying you) and they'll each assume they're being copied.
and then you step away and laugh at them.

or take them to jazz class and ask them to do splits like u do. :P