Sunday, June 7, 2009

25 Reasons...

At times I feel men just never grow up from being a 3-year-old toddler! Nikita's post stated so clearly as to what kind of men it was directed at, and yet you guys are getting all hurt and senti over it! Weird! But then there a lot of other things about men that are equally weird! Will write more about that later though, as and when I feel like, but, today I'll share something that I wrote a few years ago. Perhaps this might act as a soothing balm for all your frayed souls (or egos should I say?)... those of you who don't come under the category that Nikita addressed! :-)

This was written by me in reply to a forwarded mail that one of the girls from my class in school posted to our batch's yahoogroup. You must have come across the original forward doing the rounds on the net earlier, but, I'll post it again here to refresh your memories. "25 reasons why guys like girls" and my reply to it - "25 reasons why girls like guys". I wrote this several years ago... posting it here without any editing.


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THE ORIGINAL MAIL:

A few reasons why guys like girls:-

1. They will always smell good, even if it is just shampoo.
2. The way their heads always find the right spot on our shoulder.
3. How cute they look when they sleep.
4. The ease with which they fit into our arms.
5. The way they kiss you... and all of a sudden, everything is right in the world.
6. How cute they are when they eat.
7. The way they take hours to get dressed... but in the end, make it all worth while.
8. They are always warm, even when its minus 30 outside.
9. The way they look good, no matter what they wear.
10. The way they fish for compliments, even though you both know that you think she's the most beautiful thing on this earth.
11. How cute they are when they argue.
12. The way her hand always finds yours.
13. The way they smile.
14. The way you feel when you see their name on the call ID after you just had a big fight.
15. The way she says "lets not fight anymore", even though you know that an hour later, you will be arguing about something else.
16. The way they kiss you when you do something nice for them.
17. The way they kiss you when you say "I love you".
18. Actually ... just the way they kiss you...
19. The way they fall into your arms when they cry.
20. Then the way they apologize for crying over something that silly.
21. The way they hit you and expect it to hurt.
22. Then the way they apologize when it does hurt... (even though we don't admit it)!
23. The way they say "I miss you".
24. The way you miss them.
25. The way their tears make you want to change the world, so that it doesn't hurt her anymore.

Yet regardless if you love them, hate them, wish they would die or know that you would die without them ... it matters not. Because once in your life, whatever they were to the world, they become everything to you.

When you look them in the eyes, traveling to the depths of their souls and you say a million things without the trace of a sound, you know that your own life is inevitably consumed within the rhythmic beatings of her very heart.

We love them for a million reasons. No paper would do it justice. It is a thing not of the mind but of the heart... a feeling only felt...


MY REPLY:

Hi everybody,

I'm sure all of you must have noticed that the chain letter which Gargi forwarded to us, was not complete. Although it did enlighten us about why the guys like us, it failed to mention anything about why we girls like the men folk. I thought I might provide the missing info... or at least attempt to do so...

A few reasons why girls like guys:-

1. They will always say that we smell so nice, even if we have just come out of the barnyard.
2. They keep looking for excuses to hug us.
3. And their arms, somehow, always manage to find our waists.
4. The way they just love to play with our hair... mess it all up, so we have to spend ages getting it all straightened out once again.
5. The way they never let us pay our share when they take us out to the movies.
6. And how they hold our hand while crossing the roads with us (???)
7. The way our hands literally disappear in their larger ones.
8. The way they stuff us into their jackets when we are feeling cold.
9. And suddenly present us with a bunch of flowers... or some other similar gift... for no particular reason at all.
10. Although they always... ALWAYS forget birthdays and anniversaries !!!
11. The way they keep complimenting us about our culinary skills (which we may or may not possess...) while they gobble up all the food we serve them.
12. Or the way they sometimes say that they are surely going to fall sick after eating that food... but gobble it up anyway.
13. Actually... just the way they gobble up everything we put in front of them.
14. The way they start pacing up and down the balcony or veranda, if we are even 5 minutes late from shopping.
15. And... the moment we step inside the house... start scolding us for being late, instead of simply admitting that they were getting worried about our safety.
16. They look so vulnerable when they are sleeping.
17. And they never admit that it DOES hurt when we hit them... even though they know that WE know it does.
18. They simply love to argue with us... knowing fully well that WE'LL end up sulking and THEY'LL end up "manaofying" us.
19. And they always keep showering us with compliments... mostly half-truths or plain lies... only to tell their friends later, that WE "fish for compliments" from THEM!
20. The way they miss us when we are not with them...
21. And the way they kiss us when we meet again... which leaves no doubts what-so-ever, in our minds, about the truth of the above statement.
22. The way they PULL us into their arms when we are crying about something...
23. And later say we messed up their shirts...
24. While the look in their eyes says that they WILL change the world for us... so that it doesn't hurt us any more...
25. When, in the end, all they really have to do is kiss our tears away... and the sun starts shining once more...

Well... I guess that's all I can think of at the moment... but, this list isn't complete, by any means! And if one of you girls can think of something else, please feel free to add on.

I don't think that it's fair to be always on the receiving end of all the attention and admiration. I think that, once in a while, we ought to let the guys know too, that they are also as important to us as we are to them. Their place, in our life, is as special as ours is in theirs. And we appreciate whatever they do for us.

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So there... that should keep you levitated for a few days at least! I DO believe that majority of men come under this category... it's just that most have become experts at hiding their real self! That being said, male-bashing will continue happening on this blog! :-D

P.S. - And they say WE fish for compliments! [rolls eyes in complete disbelief]

P.P.S. - This helmet below has been provided on special request by Sumit. Read comments below for details.

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19 comments:

Sumit said...

It's a pretty tough task, you know! Levitating above the ground, but coming back down to type on the keyboard.

BUMP!!

*Ouch! That was my head hitting the ceiling.*

Kaddu said...

Sumit:
You should have a wireless keyboard then, you'd be able to carry it up with u while levitating! ;)

Sumit said...

Yeah, and I think a helmet would be nice too! *Ouch!*

Rashmi said...

Yay yay, i liked it i liked it.....way to go kaddu, i'll keep giving you more insights from my gyaanbook wrt this...:)hope you dont mind me doing that....

Kaddu said...

Sumit:
Helmet attached! Chk the post again!
Btw, didn't the next post bring you back down to earth? ;)

Rashmi:
Of course not dear! Feel free to add as much as gyaan as u like! :D

Nikita said...

lol...cute post!!! i'd read the original mail in chicken soup for the teenage soul and they also published a list of why girls like guys. but i like urs way better! :D

Sumit said...

Kaddu, thanks for the helmet. :D

The next post? Huh? What? Where?

*suffering from amnesia after the last bump*

navadeep said...

wow kaddu....wat a beautiful post dat was...d way u described d men's side was awesome....i have really started following ur blog nw (officially) ...njoy doin it....u knw u cn b a very gud writer,sud give it a try i wud say...

Kaddu said...

Nikita:
Oh so that's where this mail originated from! Cool! Do u still have that book? If u do, can u type out the original version of "why girls like guys" & mail it to me? I would sooooo like to read it! :p

Kaddu said...

Sumit:
Naatak! You have already commented on the next post! I suppose u don't remember that either... 'coz of ur amnesia! ;-)
Arre but amnesia mein to memory jaati hai na, eyesight thodi! Ha ha ha ha ha....

Kaddu said...

Navadeep:
By "men's side", I guess u mean the stuff that men do tht we women love them for, right? :)
Thanks for the official follow btw! And well, I do have plans to take some formal training in creative writing after I start working again & save up some money... :D
In the meanwhile, I'm just learning from the blogs I read!

sonu anand said...

interesting.

Kaddu said...

sonu:
okkkkk... :)

navadeep said...

By men's side, i meant the way you described why girls like guys...ya actually i should have written women's side...

Kaddu said...

Navadeep:
Koi nahin! Samajh to aa hi gaya! :p

preposterous girl said...

:) I remeber this mail way back in my 7or 8 standard.Didnt had a BF that time so couldn't really feel all those expressions of love..
Reading it now feels like ummmm... I love u for bringing it up again..
Feeling all mushy -mushy :P

Kaddu said...

PG:
LOL @ "mushy -mushy" :))

Kokonad said...

Waah waah! I should print this out and keep it in my wallet and use it as a guide when I am 'lost'. :)
Your reply was almost like a movie giving happy goosebumps. (In my head, I went 'Awwwwwwwwww')

Kaddu said...

Kokonad:
Ha ha ha! Another one goes "Awwwwwww"! I find it real funny when anybody goes "Awwwww" you know! :))
Glad u liked it... but as I said, male bashing will continue here! ;)

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