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the sad taste of happy meals

And what brings this rant on at 3 o'-bloody-clock in the morning?

A wayward memory, that snuck into my dreams, sending my 'til now happy mood into a downward spiral. That lilliputian of a memory, which was stuffed deep down in some crevice of my mind, and which is why I am what I am now.

Now this is Zen talk on relationships (or their end?), so pay attention.

1. Never, ever, tell someone you're cheating on them over a happy meal. Not even the free toy will cheer them up. Even that smiling Ronald McDonald will seem to mock.

2. Trust no one but yourself. Give someone your shiny swiss knife, and you never know when they might stab your ass with it.

3. And, finally, be utterly selfish. That's the only way to get out unscathed the next time, if you are stupid enough to allow a next time.

Today, I'm happier than that happy meal. Happier than that shiny new toy. And happier than smug Mr. Ronald McDonald.

Very clich├ęd-ly, more than anything else, I have no regrets - of the dirty deeds I HAD DONE to bury my secret pain, or the dirtier deeds I pulled to do my dirty deeds.

But that memory is a part of my life I never want to take a trip down again. So will I ever let my guard down? Probably not, and it's probably not worth the pain anyway.

3 comments:
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Chandana Menon said...
October 30, 2008 at 2:32 PM  

This is not advice I would take. But this is great writing. Less Appy Fizz bottle and more Alok. Nice.

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Sudhir Pai said...
November 20, 2008 at 12:22 PM  

I think he looks more like shaggy of the scooby fame!

Alokish, you've been tagged.

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Sue said...
November 24, 2008 at 2:10 PM  

Whatever happened to your topic of the day deal

I am going to be unemployed soon - please give me something fun to look forward to every day.

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