Sukku, the multi-faceted, globe-trotting, corporate honcho who can cook a mean rasam/sambal/omlette, has tagged me with a meme which required some amount of soul-searching and number-crunching. Thanks Sukku, and here goes:
5 Annoying Things (as in things that annoy ME):
The inevitable wait as my obsolete dial-up net connection blinks and flashes and STRUGGLES to open and move from one site to another
Getting mud-splashed by thoughtless cars while going to work during the rainy season
The didn’t-dry-properly smell of clothes inadequately dried under fans on sunless, rainy days
Going to my fourth class of the day with a mouthful of lectures, only to find that the students have run away after the tiffin break
Being refused by autorickshaw drivers when I’m pressed for time.
8 Habits (that I have):
Waking up reasonably early even on holidays (The Pavlov-effect of weekday alarms at 5.30 a.m)
Snacking on sour/sweet stuff in the staffroom when I’m not taking classes
Sleeping even later
Opening the refrigerator door and wondering what on earth I wanted to take out from there
Packing more clothes (in the suitcase) than I end up wearing (in the holidays)
Buying loads of stuff that is on sale to ‘stock up on kitchen-essentials’ (my kitchen is a hoarder’s delight)
Working best under pressure (which I self-create by leaving many things for the proverbial last minute)
6 Quirks (of Myself):
I always play Microsoft Solitaire when I open my PC before moving to worthier pursuits
I always carry two bags when I go out
I compulsively straighten bedcovers which are not laid neatly
I love to sprinkle salt on my cola
I cannot stand the sight of unwashed utensils in the kitchen sink piled untidily and always pile them neatly or wash them immediately
I always read books when I’m eating out alone.
That’s it. A whole lot of info about I-Me-Myself. Please feel free to help yourself to this meme if you want to dig deep into yourself. I enjoyed the self-dissection and the dissertation!