Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Top ten reasons why you should fall sick more often

This post is straight out of heart.

I was down with viral fever last week. Had to gobble down bitter antibiotics and went though miserable blood tests, but I still loved it!!! SURPRISED?

Enlisting top ten reasons why you will love to fall sick more often, also some things that you may miss:

1. Your spouse will not crib while running the house-hold errands on your behalf. He/she will volunteer to clean the dishes, make your bed, iron clothes, clean the cupboards and cuddle you - without any expectations of returned favours (amazing).
What you will miss: Fighting with your spouse. There's just no reason left for argument :(

2. Your parents will check on you 20 times a day to find about your well-being (something they had forgotten after you crossed your teens). Sweet greetings like betu, raje, chotu will be repeated 10 times in one conversation. 
What you will miss: Their regular coarse tone, emotional blackmails like pata nahin tum kab samjhoge (when will you understand) :(


3. Your in-laws will cross all bridges to be with you. They'll be at your bed-side 24x7 to offer you the tissue paper even before you need one.
What you will miss: Your space. Almost everybody wants to hug you. Hasn’t anyone head of privacy  :(

4. Your siblings (who have long forgotten the art of gifting) will send you surprise flowers and get-well-soon cards.
What you will miss: Mindless arguments. Siblings are being toooooo good to you, and you just can’t handle it  :(

5. Your spouse's siblings will send you choicest chocolates and some cute teddy for company in the sick bed. She/he may even become the liaison officer between you and the doctor, checking on which medicine has to be taken at what time and which medication may cause side-effects.
What you will miss: You will have to gulp down all bitter painkillers without complaining, you will be forced to munch on spinach salad and you better not complain about it :(


6. Best of all, your colleagues will request you to stay at home and take rest while they slog it out in the workplace. Of course, they aren't jealous of you at this point of time and they don't want to trade places with you at least now.
What you will miss: Office gossips, the freak water cooler moments, tea breaks :(

7. Household help will come and gladly ask if there's any more work left to be finished, which is a rare opportunity. She pities your condition.
What you will miss: Grinding your teeth after the maid is gone. She hasn't left any work undone for the day, no reasons for you to complain :(

8. Your neighbours (who generally glare at you from their balconies) will step ahead to hold your hand while you are walking down the lane. They'll talk about sober things like have your seen the doc, what medicines has he prescribed etc. No more dress/car/sofa comparisons.
What you will miss: Latest neighbourhood gossips, no body mentions extra-marital affairs to a sick soul :( 

9. Your subordinates will call you/text you  frequently to check on your health. They want to create a good impression. After all you are the boss here.
What you will miss: Can't lecture them on using time effectively. After all you also love the ego-massage :)

- Your experiences may become a blog post.
What you will miss:  Everybody will come to know what you think of them :(

8 comments:

Sanjay said...

Great post! You are already my favorite blogger. Posting better and better stuff. Keep up the good work.

And yes, the article brings out the human yearning for love and affection.

Hope you have loads of fun.

Sanjay

Yojana said...

Thanks Sanjay. Glad you like my posts :)

Pals_The Writer said...

Wonderful post!!!

I know how it feels...I have been through my worse time (Dengue). But three good things I want to share...

1) I realized that health is wealth.
2) I could judge who were my real well wishers.
3) My phobia with needles, blood and injections vanished!

Wonderer said...

Trying desperately to fall sick after reading this, but pulled myself up short when I remembered that in my case, I will be scolded by the parents for not taking better care - baahar ka khana khati hai, ant-shant jagah ghoomti hai, beemar nahi hogi to kya hogi..

Just can't win :(

Its Me said...

bohot mast likha hai yaaaar its wonderfulll

nidhi said...

Very good yoj :) keep it up!!

aarkay said...

Nice post, Yojana, as usual .No doubt you get to know your worth , even though temporarily and it is always nice to be pampered , especially by your spouse. I too had about of illness exactly three years back (Jaundice ,you know ) when I was bedridden for more than two months. But in my case it was something serious. Anyways, perhaps the following couplet will further bear you out.
" पाल ले इक रोग नादां ज़िन्दगी के वास्ते
सिर्फ सेहत के सहारे ज़िन्दगी कटती नहीं "

Anonymous said...

I really like when people are expressing their opinion and thought. So I like the way you are writing