Tuesday, November 08, 2005

What NOT to do

I am gearing up for 2006. I have list of resolutions of not what I want or intend to do, but I should NOT do. I really do have nothing better to do for the moment so here goes.
* I will NOT sleep for more than ten hours a day (afternoon siestas are not included in the 10 hours. Also, if I sleep less than 10 hours the previous day, then I need to make up for the loss the next day even if I exceed 10 hours)
* I will NOT finish two boxes of chocolates at one go simply because they are there (But maybe if there are five, I could take it up as a challenge)
* I will NOT put off paying my bills. Not paying them does not mean that eventually somebody will forget that I owe them money. It just means that I have to pay them twice as much
* I will NOT fight arbitrarily with random people on the street for ogling, being rude or being bloody minded enough to get in my way just to irritate me. (Auto-wallahs are not included in this. I will fight with them anytime, anyday)
* I will NOT put off filling petrol in the car because, unlike what Richard Bach would have you believe, machines CANNOT run on air. I will keep trying though.
* I will NOT jump red lights except when I am getting late and others around me are jumping it. (I live in Delhi, so you know what that means. he!he!he!)
* I will NOT exceed the speed limit. Above exceptions apply
* I will NOT demand or expect gifts (People who do not live in India, this most definitely does NOT apply to you irrespective of how many clothes/chocolates/perfumes/etc you think I have. I always have room for more)
* I will NOT honk at those who do not whiz off the moment the light turns green. Does not apply if somebody is honking behind me. Then I join junta in the honking.
* I will NOT make excuses to not exercise unless I have had the five boxes of chocolates, it is too hot, too cold, there is too much to watch on TV, we have family or friends visiting, I have to attend social-dos, there is too much work or if I need to catch up on lost sleep.
* I will NOT worry about job/height/weight/age/health/money/finance unless I get fired, get shorter, fatter, balder, unhealthier or poorer.
* I will NOT spend too much time or effort on making silly lists that I have no intentions of sticking to. No exceptions.


Anonymous Payal said...

Making lists is always better than actually doing things, I find!

Oh, and you could add this:

You will NOT put off updating your blog till you have "nothing better to do" or till those people who do read your blog almost die of boredom for want of something new to read!

4:00 PM  
Anonymous hathirpithi said...

Hey Payal,
since we are into making lists
1.I would like to see daily updates on your blog
2. Maybe I should start charging for every update on mine :-)

8:16 AM  
Anonymous Nitu said...

So in 2006, you are setting the rules and the exceptions. Here is a follow-up list for me for 2006 inspired by your blog: Rule # x: people not living in India should not read blogs.
Rule # y: I have created one autowallah-fighting monster. In future, I will not train people to fight with autowallahs.
Rule #z: During my December trip to India, my one point agenda will be to monitor my little sister's driving.
Hathirpithi, start praying NOW.

9:45 PM  
Anonymous Anitha said...

Going by your past record, I think your New Year resolution should be to make no resolutions ever. Keep blogging :)

6:18 PM  
Anonymous hathirpithi said...

Anitha, thanks and the point about making resolutions is that doesn't the thought count?

Nitu, get my gifts. I am not driving you around anywhere, instead I will retrain you on how to fight with autowallahs. You have become a softie :-)

8:18 AM  
Anonymous shilpa said...

hathirpithi, please to save me from autowallahs and the dilli aunties who ask about my non-existant wedding date. in return i shall keep my amreekan accent under wraps and resist from carrying my evian bottles :)

1:52 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

Thanx for dropping by my blog.
not to the mention the very interesting won't dos, and hey keep up the fight. But spare the ones ogling ;-), they are just so desperate. But you can't resist to fight, just stare down at their shoes, most oglers happen to wear Action shoes and are conscious of the same, an old fren once observed.

11:25 AM  
Anonymous Hathirpithi said...

Shilpa: Will save you from autowallahs, but only a wedding can save you from the aunties :-)

Anthony: Good to see you here. Interesting tip. Action shoes, huh? Will definitely try it at least once.

8:25 AM  

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