Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Impaired and Retarded

First let me clarify, this post has nothing to do with the physically and mentally challenged individuals. I have enomorous respect for such people who defy all odds , give their all and strive to live a normal life, which others take so easily for granted.This post is, however not about them.So, if you are here because google has thrown this page in one of your searches, then sorry, you are in the wrong place.

So here goes....

Unhappy with the lack of a complete and comprehensive classification of the homo sapiens on the behavioural and related fronts, I take it upon myself, this daunting task. The following list is neither complete nor compehensive, but a modest and earnest attempt all the same, at just a part of the infinite whole.


socially impaired..

Now, here you can trust me with, actually 'knowing what I am talking about'. Because this is the category that fits me like a glove.
Ok, so these are the people who think that, its a 'God's cruel little joke' on them, whenever they find themselves in a situation that demands social interaction.

Why God why? why me? is what you will hear, if you are good at mind-reading, when they have to speak. Whatever one might say,this is a cruel world and one does face such a nightmarish situation. And these people will tell you, how true the previous line is.
They wear the 'What do you know?! you can never understand.You can talk.' look.

As in every case, there are furthers sub-cases.Though a full length insight into this next level classification is beyond the scope of this post, I will however, outline it , for my readers sake.
(how very kind of me!)
a)
those who wear an eternal frown on their foreheads and look upon every normal being with a ' Oh! social interaction be damned.You people just dont have anything worthwhile to do'.

b)
the reasonable others who accept the fact and take their little sadness to grave. These occasionally, when they let-go themselves a bit, bear a look of longing and 'oh! how I wish, I were like you' at the random chatter-box.

c)the unruffled ones.Those who do not notice any difference and dont give a damn, even if they do.They give a 'zeesh! Get a life!' look, if they happen to read this post.


Pollock is gone, thanks to Sachin's catch and I have to go and watch the match now! So the further classification has to wait.

cheers.

3 comments:

Adarsh said...

Haha..

However, it is very hard to be socially reticent for too long. Eventually, one evolves (??) out of it.. in the right company. Don't know if that is a good thing though.

Wait, does he really?

Adarsh said...

Haha..

However, it is very hard to be socially reticent for too long. Eventually, one evolves (??) out of it.. in the right company. Don't know if that is a good thing though.

Wait, does he really?

I said...

Does he?