Saturday, August 04, 2007

Top 5 reasons to stay single

1. You are not woken up on lazy Saturday mornings by your girlfriend's phone call. You are not compelled to jump out of bed, hit the shower, have a hasty breakfast that Mom has prepared, take a cab and reach a cafe 2 kms away (all of this in 20 minutes in order to avoid confrontation with Madame), just to have “where things are headed between us" chat over a 40 buck cappuccino.

2. When you receive your salary, you just look at the entire amount and know that you can spend all of it on all the crazy stuff that you always wanted to spend on: iPod, a 320GB external hard disk, hi-speed modem, clothes (of your liking), books, paragliding, rock climbing, etc.

3. You can walk into any mall without worrying about bumping into relatives of either party; relatives who flash that ‘gotcha’ smile and relish at the thought of adding sugar and spice and narrating the chance meeting to your parents.

4. On weekend evenings, all you have to do is sigh and smile to yourself at all the quality time that you have to yourself. You can either immerse yourself in a well chosen book or borrow the DVD of that western that you always wanted to see but could never watch (‘coz she could never appreciate “The Good, The Bad and The Ugly” in any case).

5. You can drink yourself to your heart's content without worrying about how you'll defend yourself in the next 48 hours. Yes, yes, I do agree drinking too much is bad, but the occasional drink never did anybody any harm. What is harmful is the “I told you not to drink” lecture sessions that follow.

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