Sunday, May 31, 2009

Paying It Forward

Do you believe in karma? I do. Being an Indian and especially a southie, I do believe in karma. Like Jason Lee in the comedy series My Name Is Earl. Karma is a simple belief that when you do good things to other people, good things happen to you. When you do bad things, yes bad things befall. We have centuries old literature, Silappathikaram story of a philanderer husband and a really cool kick-ass wife who burns an entire city for her husband’s death. The moral of the story is that the sins we commit in this birth will affect you in your next one.

‘Ulvinai uruthu vanthu ootum’

Yey I remembered the lines. Its ancient Tamil, it’s like a totally different language. We are forced to memorize them in school. But my hypothesis differs slightly from this. I say bad things don’t wait. They don’t wait for your next birth, it happens to you so fast before you know what hit you. So when somebody screws me up, I just let it go, leave it all behind. Its not like I’m a nice guy or anything, I wish they go hell but never did anything to get back at them. Coz I don’t want bad things happening to me.

Another thing that amazes me is, Paying It Forward principle. Its almost the same thing. They say it only applies to the good things returning back to you. I say it goes both ways. When lots of good things are happening to you, you can be sure of a bad thing following it. The tenth grade results came last week. I have a kid next door who is almost like a little brother to me. He got 83.5% we are all happy about it.

The other day he bought chocolates on the pretext of the results. I don’t like candies. I refused the offer but my curiosity didn’t leave me at peace. I peeped into the box, sikes CADBURY’S. Cadbury’s is altogether a different thing. I grabed one for myself. I took one bite, I don’t chew, I leave it to melt by itself in my mouth. It’s an amazing feeling like I’m kissing my girl, its just that CADBURY’s a thousand times better.Then he asked me what gift I’m gonna buy him. I said anything you want.

The following day I took him to the shop, I was standing at fancy key chain section, coz seriously I thought that’s what he’s gonna choose. I turned around and found him standing in the pen section.
Guess what he wanted?



I was like, are you sure want that? He said, “Yes…” He was really excited. Damn, I shouldnt have said anything you want.Then again I gave my word… This is paying it forward…. I graduated from a really good engineering college, though I’ll never be able to solve this one…

5 bucks Cadbury’s = 300 bucks Parker vector… :D [LOL]

P.S. The blogger doesn’t really have a girl friend. All potential candidates, I mean girls within age limit 20-24 can apply. Indians need not apply coz All Indians are my brothers and sisters. Cute east Asian people are preferred. Girls with Kung-Fu, Karate, Tae kwan do as extra qualification can refrain from applying. I’m not keen on getting my butt kicked every time I’m late for a date…

18 comments:

Mayz said...

loved d ps section in d end...cadburys compared to kissin a girl...nice idea for brand promotion...mayb u shud pitch it

deluded said...

erm.

yeah.

what he said ^^^

Suresh Kumar said...

Hmm... though you say cadburys is much better than kissing a girl, u still want to experience the latter ?

All the best in your girl search...

Chantel said...

So lovely to hear others talking about paying it forward. I did that all weekend with a neighbour and didn't realize until later just how much my simple actions meant to her. I did them because I remembered how much I appreciated when people helped me out when I needed it.
This blogger is also single, but a wee bit out of your age limit!! ;-) (and out of the country for that matter!! All in good fun!!)

ApocalypsE said...

@ Mayz - I tried... They kicked me out when i said I wanted to be the one in the ad kissing a girl... And I recommended megan fox... :(

ApocalypsE said...

@ Deluded - Thanks mate...

ApocalypsE said...

@ Suresh - Why do you even ask? Yes I wanna kiss a girl... And I'm content with hugging my pillow in dreams... LOL

Cadbury's is just cadburys a girl is much more than that... :)

ApocalypsE said...

@ Chantel - Good to her that you are helping out your neighbour...

Gee... Thanks for the offer... Who cares about age anyway... Madonna doesnt... he he.. :D

ViVa La Canadian girls... \m/

AnjuGandhi said...

good or bad, u get paid for your deeds in this birth only. its like law of attraction. Goodness attracts goodness only and well same about bad things. so it is up to us to take our pick

ApocalypsE said...

@ Anju - if u dint read the whole thing thats exactly what i said... they dont wait for your next birth... :)

Chriz said...

i do believe in karma cos i have faith in moksha...

good one bro... cadburys and mushings :P

Karthik said...

PS super... Even while taking pledge, i'll say ALL INDIANS are mY brother and YOUR sister or skip the sister line ;P I like INDIAN GIRLS...


ALL OVER THE WORLD I LIKE TO SEE MY INDIAN GIRL

Vinnie said...

heyy...talk about advertising for a girlfriend n how!

i wish u all the best man...Karma is NOW..well said!

d gypsy! said...

hav u seen d movie..

it really tell what it means...

lol @ PS

ApocalypsE said...

@ Chriz - thanks... :)

@ Karthik - romba kastam... :P

ApocalypsE said...

@ Vinnie - I'm into advertising nowadays... Yes, I'm advertising myself and nobody seems to buy... :(

@ D gypsy - Thanks for the comment...

I have seen the movie, hence the title...:)

Pretty Me!! said...

i do beleive in pay it forward !! it works all time !! liked this one :)

Dr Roshan R said...

P.S. If your cute east asian chick has a cute east asian sister, don't forget to send her my blogsite :)
and yes, make sure she too doesnt do martial arts :)