Story of a lost journalist

January 31, 2012

Something about being spinsterish, I guess

Filed under: Daily Rot — Cris @ 16:16

3:48, shows the office clock and with a blank page in front of me, I am feeling all Bridget Jonesy. Have this huge temptation to write about everything that happens in the glass-walled cubicles of the office. Unfortunately there is no attractive male-boss to chat with. Have a strict no-no code when it comes to office-flirting. Come to think of it, I seem to follow the code everywhere. Not that I have a lot of choice in the matter.

Yesterday I was talking to a friend who told me I give the ‘impossible’ impression. In a way that makes men stay miles away from me. Wonder how I do that? Or rather wonder how I should undo it! Come on, I smile, I nod, I pat! I am a cheerful fella. Why would anyone think I am this unreachable, unfriendly snob? I have a feeling it’s got something to do with the whole spinster-image people have. You see spinsters in general are considered pretty unfriendly, who have a bad opinion about the whole world and everyone they meet. I reluctantly admit it may be the case most of the times. And I hope every day I don’t become one of those no matter how spinsterish I am!

So I was pleasantly surprised when a 20-year-old kid hit on me recently. Poor fella musta been desperate for company hitting on a woman nearing middle age. I am guessing it is only to those who know me I seem unreachable. Well, time to break a few codes in that case. And then again, I seem as schoolgirlish as I was 10 years ago when I slipped out of school – the whole going-tongue-tied business, you know. (At this point the author realizes the entry has gone too far without making any point. And it is not likely she’d make one with what’s left to write. So she is abruptly closing this post here. Nice aint it, when you don’t have an editor to tell you how not to write something?)



  1. At this point the reader is happy that the author realized the entry has gone a bit far, leaving the reader confused. LOL… :-)..Jokes apart , it was a nice post…..

    Comment by Blungi — January 31, 2012 @ 18:06 | Reply

    • Hehe I might have blabbered on and on for long, luckily some sorta sense stayed with me this time :-). Thanks Blungi

      Comment by Cris — February 2, 2012 @ 01:44 | Reply

  2. Good… Good…. Yet Another One… I think it has been long since you did 2 posts on the same day.. 🙂 Happy to see you are gaining your Rhythm..

    And why you feel you should change ! what if there are people who loves Cris the way you are..

    “On the reasons to stop seeing her side we have: One, on going physical danger. Two, high likely-hood of a broken heart. Three, uh career sabotage. Four, she is clinically insane. Five, she seems to enjoy my pain. Six, fourteen piece matched set of Louis Vuitton emotional baggage. Seven, I haven’t even kissed her yet, for God’s sakes. Uh eight, she’s ruining my life.

    And the reasons to keep seeing her?

    I’m in love with her. “Conversation between  Charlie and Leo – My Sassy Girl

    It doesn’t Matter how the Person is, but what matters is how you feel for them.

    Hope your Editor didn’t Subscribe to your Blog 😛

    Comment by Javed Miandad — January 31, 2012 @ 21:12 | Reply

    • Hehe Javed, I too hope he is not reading this. Oh I dont plan to change, was just musing aloud. And didnt get anything of that conversation, but sounds nice – I will watch the movie some day 🙂

      Comment by Cris — February 2, 2012 @ 01:46 | Reply

  3. Heh heh. The only thing worse than an editor who tells you how not to write something is an editor who tells you how to write something 🙂

    Comment by Madhavankutty Pillai — February 3, 2012 @ 15:14 | Reply

  4. @Madhavnkutty Pillai: Exactly! Which is why you secretly unfollow all his rules in a blog 😀

    Comment by Cris — February 6, 2012 @ 01:27 | Reply

  5. 🙂 and in that writerly vein, something to chew on…

    Comment by Madhavankutty Pillai — February 6, 2012 @ 12:06 | Reply

    • Wow that was beautiful :-). It is fun to rule the world 😀

      Comment by Cris — February 10, 2012 @ 16:01 | Reply

  6. 🙂 lol!…work place folks are mostly comic…who cares you hit the rules!…have fun!!

    Comment by Viji Venu — May 16, 2012 @ 18:12 | Reply

    • @Viji: True story! You need to just see the comic side of everything official 🙂

      Comment by Cris — May 16, 2012 @ 22:36 | Reply

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