Thursday, July 17, 2008

Life in a fish tank

I had to take my mother to her friend's place yesterday. I really don’t mind helping her, but waiting for hours and listening to them is not that easy. Some days they go on for hours and I have to wait there like a dummy. It’s true that I make contributions for a very lethargic rate of one word per hour. I listen most of the time because it takes an extra effort to talk. I am waiting very patiently for someone to come up with a contest for the laziest in the world because I have a good chance of grabbing the first place. My mother’s friend is the opposite. She had only few hours to catch the flight to another country. She went to and fro at an unbelievable speed (from my point of view) and kept on talking at the same speed. I was horrified. Anyway I was delighted to hear that I will be able to get away from that place earlier than usual. At the end I had to drag my mother out after a long spell of TWO hours because her good friend was having a tough time managing words and work at the same time. In fact she was out of breath. Unfortunately, my mother didn’t notice this and her friend was not ready to give-up talking. So I had to intervene before she gets hospitalized for high blood pressure.

I almost forgot the topic. While I was waiting I had a good view of their fish tank. Four to five creatures were moving to and fro like my mother’s friend. Luckily they didn’t make any noise like her. They moved forward, backward, turned this way, that way and again back. I really felt sorry for them because they will be moving to and fro in that small fish tank till they die. Then again we are not that different from them. (I must thank for the image)


WebbieStuffs said...

I can imagine the situation actually. Yes, it is difficult to listen to those chit chats especially if it doesnt concern you at all.

Great patience you got in there..anyway, it all goes back to your love for your mom anyway.

bintang4 said...

Thanks for being my 1st respondent for my group discussion on BC.

GK16 said...

Hi webbiestuffs,

Yes, it is not easy. But I am happy I found an intresting story at the end.


GK16 said...

Hi bintang4,

It is a pleasure. It is a pity that some of our members have taken a negative approach.


Avril Brand said...

Life in a fish tank! You have a great way with words and I love reading about your experiences.

GK16 said...

Thanks Avril