Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Valentine's day - Precious Learnings

Valentine's day - Lesson's learnt today.

Girl's always send mixed signals... its just them. And Its not wired into a male brain to sort them out (no codec available). If I reach out to my magic bag and pull out this year's statistics. For every two hearts that found each other tonight , there are at least four hearts that met with their anti-hearts (on the same lines of matter and anti-mater). For those of you who know basic quantum physics, I need not explain what happens next. The reason for all this trouble is the mixed up signals.

My word of advice to dear girls:
Please, take pity on our simple brains and convey your feelings in simple words, colors or signs... If you want a teddy for your birthday, then you say "I like that teddy very much" just two days before your birthday and you will get one for your birthday. We are that efficient. On the other hand, if you say that a teddy you saw when you were busy shopping for your sandals in a up-market showroom was cute (can any Man quantify cuteness??), two full months before the birthday... you will not get one. Simple.

Its not that we don't try. Sometimes we try to emulate you. The most complex message this one guy could think of is "Wear a red dress if you like me, wear a white one if you dont". How simple can it get... Guess what, the girl wore a red top with a white skirt. Now, what should our friend make out of that. I say, RTFM. Red - Yes, White - No. Keep it simple.

The next two, I learnt from personal experience.

Its pretty much bad idea to go to a restaurant alone on Valentine's day.
The manager was surprised when I said "Table for one please". Since there are no such tables, he ushered me to a 'table-for-two' right in the heart land of valentine couples. All in their mid/late twenties and chattery... I was hoping to order the quickest items and avoid eye-contact with any of the other guests... But that was not to be. There were couples in every direction I looked... except in the direction of the half shining fork and the spoon. Apparently my order (a soup and a chopsee) was not quick enough. Just 40 minutes.

Next time, If I am alone on Valentine's day - I will go to Upahara Darshini.

If you must go to a restaurant, please take a book along.
Say, inspite of all your wisdom (or lack of it) you happen to go to a restaurant alone, carry a book with you. Language, content, genre does not matter.
There are two advantages:
A. Obviously you can pass some time until your 40 minute dish gets prepared.
B. People dont have to think too hard to find out why you are alone on Valentine's night.

A quick recap....
- Girls, Please keep it simple. Red-yes White-No
- No Restaurants on valentine's night (if you see some one single in a restaurant, please don't stare. Its hard being single, its worse being stared at for that.)
- Carry a book. Always.


anandanubhava said...

Your post is on a defensive note, especially last 2 from personal experience! Enjoy staring at pretty girls & laugh at the meaningless banter and flirting!!! Its fun :-)
But one wont be able to do have fun alone as long as you're longing to have a girl & feeling lonely... then you'll be feeling miserable.
I think its time for your parents to help you :-))

Prashanth Kota said...

Its more of a disclaimer than defensive... people are always nosy you see.

This post has nothing to do with longing for something... or feeling miserable... It was meant to highlight the difference in the "he thinks" and "she thinks".

I agree with you that laugh and banter are enjoyable... only as long as you are not emotionally involved :-))

Aanu_Illi said...

Nice posting..
A simple way of conveying to 'keep it simple'

But hey, we girls really think 'Red-yes White-No' isnt so simple.There is indeed a pink (red+white) we belive in ;-)

BTW, I agree with your friend, its high time you help yourself to be on the other side of the fence,instead of being stared at a couples restaurant ..hehe

Prashanth Kota said...

By the time, we start understanding "pink" you girls will start talking about different shades of the same pink :-)) To be fair, may be this very enigma, this suspense is what keeps us interested.

Do you know me? How do you think it is high time?

Shubha said...

hahaha.... V-day madness... Out here, you need reservation at any/every restaurant in town for the special day.... or you can always sit by the bar and order everything but alcohol :)

life.andre.heege said...

nice one ..
hey i just noticed ur from KREC! wch batch? I'm 2006 passout .. it seems guys frm this college r cursed to be single :)