Monday, December 28, 2009

A Chip off the Old Block?!

Debuting Tejaswini Shrikanth à “No More TV”

‘No more TV, you have to study’ says Mom!!! Inside me, a voice asks ‘Huh, when did I watch TV?’

What could be the worst fight you could expect in a family? You think it is the fight between a husband & wife, brother & sister, mother-in-law & daughter-in-law….. Then you thought wrong. It is always for the fight for the Remote!

If X is watching channel A, then Y has to intervene and shift to channel B, while Z may want to just skim through the channels. This mathematical equation is a constant at home. And then come the men of the house, whose life is for cricket and kah-boom the remote is in their hands.

So now can someone tell me where have all those advices of ‘TV not being good for you’ gone? Adults can sometimes be so selfish.‘ Why don’t you watch TV?’ in a extra sweet tone is just an indication that they want us out of their way. But do you think you just need permission to watch TV? Sorry to say you thought wrong again!

Come to the picture of your grandma who is dying to know what happened to that girl in the serial. The fight is different now! Once you settle in the couch with the remote, it will be “Oh dear, don’t you have your exams coming up?” And those are the last words you want to hear when your favorite song is on. And then comes your sister from nowhere demanding the remote. Battle with her for an hour and come to an understanding of sharing the remote, your mom returns home!

Could life be worse? And you know what will be the next sentence without being told aloud.

‘Mo more TV, you have to study’

9 comments:

Aruna said...

congrats baby on ur maiden post .a chip off the old block indeed u are as u continue the practice of ur father in painting mom as a prototype .But then as long as i am inspiration of some sort am happy.

tejaswini said...

aww......thnks dad!!!!!!!!!!
and mom thanks to u 2 :)!!!!!
u guys r always my inspiration !!!!!
love ya ! :)

Afterdark said...

Teja, Amma is also angry with you !!!! :) :)

sidwho? said...

Reminds me of one of my fav. Seinfeld quotes on the subject of TV remote -
Men seem to flip around the television more than women. Men get that remote control in their hands, they don’t even know what the hell they’re not watching. You know we just keep going, “Rerun, that’s stupid, he’s stupid, go, go, go.” “What are you watching?” “I don’t care, I gotta keep going.” “Who was that?” “I don’t know what it was, doesn’t matter, it’s not your fault. I gotta keep going.” “I think that’s a documentary on your father.” “Don’t care, what else is on?” Women don’t do this. Women will stop and go, “Well let me see what the show is, before I change the channel. Maybe we can nurture it, work with it, help it grow into something.” Men don’t do that. Because women nest and men hunt. That’s why we watch TV differently

sidwho? said...

And congratulations to the Shrikanths for the advent of 2nd generation blogger. The new Order cometh...

Afterdark said...

Thanks Sid. Am eagerly awaiting for her to overtake me.

one among you said...

Welcome to blogging...Congrats on your first post...

Anonymous said...

Good one , you have got TS style.

TS:- You have a hard core fan following it will be appreciated if you start writing more frequently

Anshu

sidwho? said...

Oi Anshu-whats your no. mate? Lost ur no. and cant reach you over phone.

Sorry,TS-wont make your blog a social-networking site ever again :)