Truth, That Is You!

Quoting from the prompt

“There is beauty in truth, even if it’s painful. Those who lie, twist life so that it looks tasty to the lazy, brilliant to the ignorant, and powerful to the weak. But lies only strengthen our defects. They don’t teach anything, help anything, fix anything or cure anything. Nor do they develop one’s character, one’s mind, one’s heart or one’s soul.”

– José N. Harris

Trust me, liars get my attention the quickest. Somehow, I smell them but this fickle mind believes that a liar is doing truth the justice when he lies and hence, belies the lie into a truth. It’s his responsibility to lie else truth won’t exist.

The sweeter the lie, the more painful is the truth that reveals it.

Just today, I got talking to a friend and he started with how when we get angry and yell at someone, we invariably feel sorry and yet end up choosing between revealing our guilt or no. He also pointed out the mental process that goes behind the anguish caused by the act and how it invariably lays the foundation to cover up the same angst in future. He was very clear in keeping the anger and the guilt it caused on a balance and how after we first choose the act, we invariably run for the other side – the guilt to keep up a balance derived from nature. And it happens really fast inside the brain, and yet never fails to leave an impression inside. He said that the choice is always clear but the brain, as it is trained to run for an excuse first and think logically later, comes up with a lie.

Guilt, ladies and gentlemen, has a tremendous power – it makes humans look and feel incredibly foolish which means embarrassment ahoy! To escape this, mind has to have plans ready and it thus, keeps a track of everything we do inside our subconscious, so we either don’t act that way altogether or be incredibly nimble in conjuring up a LIE! Not that Your’s Truly isn’t a master at the art, but doesn’t it need a thief to catch another?

Why do we lie? I say, we start to train our mind to hide the truth (guilt in the case above) and consequently lie from a very young age. It doesn’t come naturally to us. Parents never knowingly teach us to lie. Schools impart the correct wisdom, then where is it that liars are born? It all starts at home. We learn from our company. It’s a misconception among parents that their children can’t pay a heed to their lies because they are either too dumb or just don’t give a rats ass. These things are very small, so small that they in fact, must be forgotten and yet leave an impression lasting forever on a child’s mind.

“Hey Jo! Tell the man at the door that I’m not home yet” a boozing father says – Jo learns alibis that he’ll use against everything forever after.

“Hey Jo! Tell your dad I fell on the bathroom floor today and we’ll have to order food from outside and you can go buy your game DVD tomorrow. Here take the money” a lazy mother funnily tries to buy his son. Jo learns to disrespect his father.

“Hey Jo! You can tell your dad that you lost your ball and get money for another one, which we buy burgers with” Jo learns to lie to his parents for a burger that he would’ve anyways got, had he asked for it directly to them. Jo learns thievery.

In all the above cases, lies covered every evil. It seems like a lot of fun working over people to get things done, but this breeds dishonesty and knack for hurting people without knowing it. Lies destroy us – from inside. A lie is livable. It’s a world created in fantasies, bravado, and shining liveries. It hides the pain of the inside but instead of strengthening the soul, lies hollow it eating us everyday. It’s so lucrative and easy, some of us take permanent refuge in the deluge, forgetting that truth makes the soul lighter, stronger, and appreciable. Lies are a façade to our weakness. This mask though, is rotten from the inside. The longer you wear it, the more it disfigures the original identity. Every lie only moves you to away from the truth, truth that is you.

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Pizza’s and Such!

My life is a pizza not many relate to. It has toppings that some like, some don’t yet everyone cherishes! I can’t very clearly define my codes for life (the ingredients) because they keep moulding with every different asshole I meet in a day. But I can certainly try to enumerate them and lets see how it goes. This is a one of a kind exercise and hence, today’s daily prompt will be some fun for me –

1. I don’t give a fuck. I live this line every moment. No matter who you are, what you do, and how you’re related to me (unless you are my family) you can expect a middle finger on your face with a disgusting expression that may spoil your day. Beware!

2. I mean no harm. I am a man of very little means and whatever I go about, holds a meaning solely for me and not you. You were never in picture when the thought crossed my mind and never will be. Only exception is when you’re already informed to hold your pants up to your hole else you may blow in your undies!

3. I respect everyone and this holds till my face emanates acceptance. If I don’t respect you, you’re probably lucky to even converse with me.

4. I genuinely believe in intelligence and logic. You may argue that these terms hold no meaning in certain situations and that some humans coined them for their own perusal but my point is straight – these terms define a territory a human mind must function inside. Anything out of them, must say fun on the face else you don’t deserve my company!

5. Savor my attention. You won’t get it often.

6. My world doesn’t abide by stupid social norms. I do what I do because I want to do it and never for any other reason.

7. Regarding society, it mustn’t exist except for exchanging food. Food says love like nothing else.

8. If you’ve gotten me disinterested, I’m already not listening. If I’m sitting there, trust me that I’m getting paid to do it!

9. Regarding things materialistic – I love Maggi, Pizza, green vegetables, and home cooked food. I hate mostly nothing (that’s because I can’t remember what I specifically hate right now).

10. I’m a great friend and an even more unrelenting foe. I never forget either.

This can make for a great introduction, right? But people tend to run away from people like me except when I’m funny or talking about love.

Thanks for reading though for it was even more fun writing!

Lets see how others walk their lines –

  1. LOVE, SEX AND SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES [Reblog] | She Writes
  2. Life | Kate Murray
  3. Texting Or Talking? | The Jittery Goat
  4. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | The WordPress C(h)ronicle
  5. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | mayeverydayahappyday
  6. Revelation | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  7. Patriot | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  8. DP Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | Sabethville
  9. Don’t be a d*ck. | thoughtsofrkh
  10. Walk the Line: Daily Prompt | ALIEN AURA’S BLOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  11. do your best and leave the rest to fortuosity | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  12. This teacher’s code | One Educator’s Life
  13. Cherish Time | wisskko’s blog
  14. rivington | yi-ching lin photography
  15. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  16. My codes: A photo essay | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  17. [M.M.X.I.V. 89] Texts, letters, talking | Never A Worry
  18. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  19. Respect The Artist, Respect The Work | Goodnight Hestia
  20. Creed « Averil Dean
  21. Daily Prompt: I Walk The Line-Psychology: Understanding Why We Do What We Do | Journeyman
  22. Values For Sheen | Flowers and Breezes
  23. Codes 1, 2, and 3 | Among the Whispers
  24. What’s My Line(s)? | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  25. 287. The Moral Compass | Barely Right of Center
  26. Walking the Mommy Line While out on Business Travel « psychologistmimi
  27. What Would Life Be without Them? | Ms. Raven Marie
  28. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | Completely Disappear
  29. A Marauder May be a Good Person in Disguise | Virginia Views
  30. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | My Atheist Blog
  31. We all have values | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  32. Taking Off My Shoes | Kosher Adobo
  33. Difference Engine | Speculative Paradigm Shifts
  34. life… ruless hahahaha.. it is wrekless | from dusk to dawn….
  35. Staying in Focus: Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line: Love Will Keep Us Together | Staying in Focus
  36. I Walk the Line (Daily Prompt) | Roving Bess
  37. I Walk the Line | The Nameless One
  38. Having power is not nearly as important as what you choose to do with it | An Upturned Soul
  39. Daily prompt – i walk the line | myjourneyeveryday
  40. There is a Bigger Picture.. | B.Kaotic
  41. “Have You Done Your Chores?” | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
  42. Where is the Line? | cateritforward
  43. Live life! | Always was a rebel…
  44. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | Bob’s Blog-O-Rama
  45. Daily Prompt: I walk the line | Simply about Life
  46. Divergent in Photography and Thought | Pairings :: Art + What Goes With It
  47. An Uncomplicated Code | The Ravenously Disappearing Woman
  48. we are born to fail | Musings of a Random Mind
  49. The Power of Empathy | U Be Cute
  50. Former Corbett Admin Deputy Secretary Compares Lesbian to Anti-Semite
  51. The Ear of the Heart | djgarcia94
  52. The Inherent Inequality of Actions and Words | My Author-itis
  53. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | To Breathe is to Write
  54. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | Endurance Training Institute
  55. Symmetry and Geometries | THE MARRIED MAN WHO LOVES HIS X
  56. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | Just Be V
  57. Daily Prompt: I Walk The Line | imagination
  58. So…This Is How I Roll | Cats, Coffee, And Life At Random
  59. My Bro Code | thanks for letting me autograph your cat
  60. Instinct. | Trucker Turning Write
  61. The Woman in The Mirror |
  62. Words To Live By | 365 Days of Thank You
  63. I would be a writer (should be, could be, am) | keaneonlife
  64. Walk the Line: Daily Post | Destino
  65. I Walk the Line | manmadeoceans
  66. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | Basically Beyond Basic
  67. Response to The Daily Post’s Daily Prompt from March 30, 2014: I Can’t Quit | authordustinweber
  68. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | My Weary Mind
  69. Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
  70. Daily Promt: This Much I Know | Morrighan’s Muse
  71. Sweat it Off | Simplexvita
  72. Nuggets. | To Love is to Serve
  73. 28 Life Lessons|Sometimes It’s a Bad Day | melissuhhsmiles
  74. Daily prompt: Where is The Line? | itsmayurremember
  75. Daily prompt: Cynical? Moi? | helen meikle’s scribblefest
  76. A Code of Living | Tonkadella’s Things in Life

Welcome Brothers

Okay… I don’t normally do two posts for a prompt but today’s prompt has something charming and attractive about it. I thank daily prompt to actually make me do it as I’d been putting this topic off for about a month.

I don’t know how anyone of the three remembers me when I first met them, for I never cared and it’d never bother me but I’m sure I must have had my headphones on at full blast and I wouldn’t have liked their faces!

‘Chucker’ Anuj & ‘Fucker’ Mohan (College mates) 

Mohan and Anuj (from the left)

I make you famous boys! Today our nicknames stand official – I did it!

In our first semester, Mohan and his compatriots from his state, sat and belonged to the front benches. I felt they were slow and he always had the knack of pretending ‘busy’ when he clearly wasn’t. If I’m not wrong, most will remember him the same way. He always looked helpless, a hostelite with a lot of friends but always on a lookout for a real one. He wasn’t easy to talk to but trust me – so wasn’t I!

Anuj however didn’t like warming the back benches but had to, for his local mates from Bhilai warmed those seats and he felt safe with them. He was always a follower. Supremely intelligent guy who lacked originality! We noticed each other a lot especially in our “Electrical” classes. There was always a tiff between me and his mates and he often looked bewildered.

I, on the other hand, was as usual, confused. A new place, new faces – of whom I liked none, a new smell, no pride, supreme pressure. I put a mask on without me even knowing about it, pretending like a cool buddy to everyone who showed the slightest interest, with interesting topics, funny anecdotes, and things that people could relate to. Till date I have no clue about my reputation in my college. At the end I did come out as a loser though.

Anyways back to the topic, we weren’t much friends in the first semester. I have no clue about the two of them but I definitely wasn’t any friends with anyone then – not even my roommate! I was scared to shit pieces of seniors – some of whom looked at me like I was a piece of kryptonite. They would scatter. Come second semester though, I started going out, roaming out a bit and it was this ease, that let these two pass my defense against douchebags. The earliest I can remember is us, seated together on the same bench laughing our asses off at some stupid joke. It was one of these jokes that landed us our first collective punishment, thus cementing our friendship. There was just no looking back then.

Regarding our nicknames though, ‘Chucker’ Anuj chucked while bowling, ‘Sucker’ Samir rhymed with ‘Chucker’ Anuj (I suck a lot too by the way) and ‘Fucker’ Mohan got it simply for a rhyme and no fault of his own.

‘Gittu’ Maddy (friends from our first noon together at Accenture)

Maddy riding Shrek

We never actually hit it off. I remember being scared shitless again for I had no results from college to even complete my joining formalities at Accenture. As I entered the banquet hall at some chic hotel, I saw hordes of girls flanking the stage but only a handful of boys seated at the back. I thought, they may have all gone for smoke or something but (as I later found out to my surprise) I was the last one in. We waited for the first break and for some reason, all the boys broke towards the loo. And all of us fitted the washroom. There was no male outside in the hall, and thus came into being (hold your breaths ‘literally’) – “Bathroom Bhar Ke Ladke (Guys that fit a bathroom)” – a term coined by Sir Maddy. We later formed a community on Orkut with the same name. When we headed for the lunch and met outside, I was alone when a pigeon shit all over my right shoulder and bugger there he was standing again laughing his ass off. And I became ‘KT’ that stands for ‘Kabootar Ki Tatti (Pigeons Poop)’ courtesy Maddy. He kept making fun of me and we all kept laughing (for once I didn’t mind it ‘coz my mind really wasn’t in it).

We started hanging out together for some reason appreciating each others company and tolerance to each other and here we are – best friends!

‘Gittu’ by the way means – very small – which goes well with his height!

Welcome Brothers – to my humble abode – Views Splash! –

  1. Ilya Fostiy. New Life | The Bliss of Reality
  2. Facebook | Crazy Art
  3. Ilya Fostiy. Sweet Romance | Crazy Art
  4. Devotion | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. Proud | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. Prepare to Die & The Daily Prompt | The Jittery Goat
  7. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong-Psychology behind a strong bond between friend | Journeyman
  8. You Have Beautiful Eyes | Musings | WANGSGARD
  9. Atlantis onwards: Soul Mate | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  10. big sister | yi-ching lin photography
  11. Daily Prompt: Friendship things. | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  12. Daily prompt: Best friends | The Wandering Poet
  13. Daily Prompt: Something so strong | cockatooscreeching
  14. Something So Strong – my best friend | Purplesus’ Blog
  15. DP Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Sabethville
  16. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | dx0330’s Blog
  17. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Diary of Dennis
  18. 14 Years Strong | Being HIS Light in a Dark World
  19. Best Friends | Cass’s Useless Opinions
  20. Jake | Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | likereadingontrains
  21. Big Bear: a rough essay | kaleidoscope sparks of defiance
  22. More than a Colleague | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  23. “As people grow colder” | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Please Keep Me In Your Heart | Flowers and Breezes
  25. Ames | Long Winding Road
  26. “Picture it, Sicily, 1924…” | thoughtsofrkh
  27. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  28. Something So Strong | Wendy Karasin – Musings of a Boomer
  29. My best friend | Root To Tip
  30. I don’t have something so strong 😦 | Jennifer Paige
  31. 277. Best Friend | Barely Right of Center
  32. Something So Strong | The Story of a Guy
  33. Friendship | The Land Slide Photography
  34. You And I | Life Confusions
  35. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | kenbigtrain
  36. The Best Friend I Ever Had
  37. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Of Glass & Paper
  38. Something So Strong | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  39. idk my bff Katy | Kylie
  40. Movie Quotes And Disney Lyrics | moonstonemaiden
  41. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong – The Vrede Story | Rolbos ©
  42. Love, Life and Loss | MC’s Whispers
  43. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  44. A Different Kind of Friend (Daily Prompt Challenge) | Ana Linden
  45. no current or recent best friend | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  46. AND STILL WE ARE STRONG | SERENDIPITY
  47. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | RedWhiteandSparkling
  48. Friendship and the Serial Expat | Wright Outta Nowhere
  49. “Something So Strong” | Relax
  50. Three friendships | rifeparent
  51. BFF | Active Army Wife
  52. Daily Prompt: something so strong | 2far2shout
  53. 5 Years And Counting | Victim to Charm
  54. Infinite cups of trust,love,support and a pinch of “debates” | stilldaddyslittlegirl
  55. Not So Strong: Conditional Love | A Blog of One’s Own
  56. Book Review: The Vegan Cookbook by Adele McConnell | My Little Avalon
  57. Daily Prompt: March 13 | Balmy Life
  58. No, She Really Is ::E.N.Howie’s Motivational Moments
  59. ThinkAlikes : A Friendship Story. | The Salmon Yatra
  60. Daily Prompt: Something so Strong | [Wo]man’s Best Friend | It Starts With L
  61. We Found Our Wingmen in a Spanish 1 Class | Kosher Adobo
  62. DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING | hastywords
  63. Thank You Friend | Emovere
  64. A Very Long Day | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  65. Friendships: Something So Strong…. | Mirth and Motivation
  66. Lorem Ipsum | Alex Ayala
  67. Of friendship and loss | vic briggs
  68. My twin-brother-soul | Underneath her mind
  69. Friendship: We have a part of each other in our respective beings and consciousness « psychologistmimi
  70. A Bright & Light Friendship / Roasted Cherry, Almond & Vanilla Tart | The Imperfect Kitchen
  71. Puffing and Panting. | Trucker Turning Write
  72. Day 72. . . My best friend | Dear Blog ’14
  73. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Morrighan’s Muse
  74. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong-Friends Forever | A Day In The Life
  75. Daily Prompt: BFFs | U Be Cute – Follow the child inside of you…
  76. On Friendship | Life at the Piedmont Cottage
  77. I’ve Got Friends in . . . | meanderedwanderings
  78. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong — Excerpt from 2nd novel | Life’s So Sweet
  79. Discovering the Trinity – Compass & Quill
  80. Bond | My Play Nook
  81. How I Met My Rock (Quite Literally) | Thinking Diagonally
  82. People, Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend | 365 Days of Thank You
  83. Daily Prompt: Best Friend | The Braxtyn Files
  84. a story of several tic-tacs | memoirs of an unremarkable man
  85. Daily Prompt: Best Friend Lost | Lady K’s Lounge
  86. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  87. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Nola Roots, Texas Heart

Ode to My BFF

Oh boy! How many best friends do I have (see how syntactically incorrect this question is)? 1… 2… 3… See when you say “BEST” friend, you’re only supposed to have one, the best one (see how I’m pointing out the singular function here)! Ones who aren’t the best are the better ones.

So I have 3 better friends, all humans. If you morons are reading this (‘Chucker’ Anuj, ‘Fucker’ Mohan and ‘Gittu’ Maddy), ‘Sucker’ Samir says, you are my brothers and not just friends. You are people who own a part of my life. Cheers!

I ask though – do we talk only about people or are objects included? Well you see, it’s for me to decide and I chose an object as my best friend!

Who is a best friend?

Someone who’s there with you when you need him (or “it” in my case), someone to understand you when you are down, share your best moments, play pranks on you when you least expect it (I did “it” again), someone who takes you to your best place and shields you from bad influences, is ready to call your shots when you aren’t. Best friends don’t advise – look closely, they are your best advice. They stand by you when you are at your best taking on the world. Each day, every day! Do you ever need to keep your best friend close? No, for they always are.

OK! Enough of this shit. I can’t carry on with this philosophy. You see, I’m too closed and shut for the world for it’s liking, and when I need to take a peek into that world, I use my best friend – the ever reliable, my PC! A safe bet, always close, ready when you need it, my entertainment, my shield, my Achilles heels, my second love!

I talk to it, it talks back. Who the hell gives a damn to emotions? I don’t need them. It provides me with everything I need. It’s my bread and butter, my everyday learning, my escape to that perfect little corner of the house and office where I’m alone and left to my mind. It knows which songs cheer me up. It’s the answer to all my questions.

Me and my PC are best buddies for life.

My PC

How did I meet him? I had to drop a laptop from a sofa and break the screen to get a new PC, a gift from my brother so far but I promised to pay him back and I’m gonna pay him, someday. Be hopeful bro, the day shall arrive. 😉

Lets find out if others have funnier choices for their best friends

  1. Ilya Fostiy. New Life | The Bliss of Reality
  2. Facebook | Crazy Art
  3. Ilya Fostiy. Sweet Romance | Crazy Art
  4. Devotion | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  5. Proud | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
  6. Prepare to Die & The Daily Prompt | The Jittery Goat
  7. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong-Psychology behind a strong bond between friend | Journeyman
  8. You Have Beautiful Eyes | Musings | WANGSGARD
  9. Atlantis onwards: Soul Mate | ALIEN AURA’S BlOG: IT’LL BLOW YOUR MIND!
  10. big sister | yi-ching lin photography
  11. Daily Prompt: Friendship things. | seikaiha’s blah-blah-blah
  12. Daily prompt: Best friends | The Wandering Poet
  13. Daily Prompt: Something so strong | cockatooscreeching
  14. Something So Strong – my best friend | Purplesus’ Blog
  15. DP Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Sabethville
  16. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | dx0330’s Blog
  17. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Diary of Dennis
  18. 14 Years Strong | Being HIS Light in a Dark World
  19. Best Friends | Cass’s Useless Opinions
  20. Jake | Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | likereadingontrains
  21. Big Bear: a rough essay | kaleidoscope sparks of defiance
  22. More than a Colleague | snapshotsofawanderingheart
  23. “As people grow colder” | Hope* the happy hugger
  24. Please Keep Me In Your Heart | Flowers and Breezes
  25. Ames | Long Winding Road
  26. “Picture it, Sicily, 1924…” | thoughtsofrkh
  27. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | The Bohemian Rock Star’s “Untitled Project”
  28. Something So Strong | Wendy Karasin – Musings of a Boomer
  29. My best friend | Root To Tip
  30. I don’t have something so strong 😦 | Jennifer Paige
  31. 277. Best Friend | Barely Right of Center
  32. Something So Strong | The Story of a Guy
  33. Friendship | The Land Slide Photography
  34. You And I | Life Confusions
  35. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | kenbigtrain
  36. The Best Friend I Ever Had
  37. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Of Glass & Paper
  38. Something So Strong | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
  39. idk my bff Katy | Kylie
  40. Movie Quotes And Disney Lyrics | moonstonemaiden
  41. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong – The Vrede Story | Rolbos ©
  42. Love, Life and Loss | MC’s Whispers
  43. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  44. A Different Kind of Friend (Daily Prompt Challenge) | Ana Linden
  45. no current or recent best friend | eastelmhurst.a.go.go
  46. AND STILL WE ARE STRONG | SERENDIPITY
  47. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | RedWhiteandSparkling
  48. Friendship and the Serial Expat | Wright Outta Nowhere
  49. “Something So Strong” | Relax
  50. Three friendships | rifeparent
  51. BFF | Active Army Wife
  52. Daily Prompt: something so strong | 2far2shout
  53. 5 Years And Counting | Victim to Charm
  54. Infinite cups of trust,love,support and a pinch of “debates” | stilldaddyslittlegirl
  55. Not So Strong: Conditional Love | A Blog of One’s Own
  56. Book Review: The Vegan Cookbook by Adele McConnell | My Little Avalon
  57. Daily Prompt: March 13 | Balmy Life
  58. No, She Really Is ::E.N.Howie’s Motivational Moments
  59. ThinkAlikes : A Friendship Story. | The Salmon Yatra
  60. Daily Prompt: Something so Strong | [Wo]man’s Best Friend | It Starts With L
  61. We Found Our Wingmen in a Spanish 1 Class | Kosher Adobo
  62. DIDN’T MEAN ANYTHING | hastywords
  63. Thank You Friend | Emovere
  64. A Very Long Day | The Zombies Ate My Brains
  65. Friendships: Something So Strong…. | Mirth and Motivation
  66. Lorem Ipsum | Alex Ayala
  67. Of friendship and loss | vic briggs
  68. My twin-brother-soul | Underneath her mind
  69. Friendship: We have a part of each other in our respective beings and consciousness « psychologistmimi
  70. A Bright & Light Friendship / Roasted Cherry, Almond & Vanilla Tart | The Imperfect Kitchen
  71. Puffing and Panting. | Trucker Turning Write
  72. Day 72. . . My best friend | Dear Blog ’14
  73. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Morrighan’s Muse
  74. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong-Friends Forever | A Day In The Life
  75. Daily Prompt: BFFs | U Be Cute – Follow the child inside of you…
  76. On Friendship | Life at the Piedmont Cottage
  77. I’ve Got Friends in . . . | meanderedwanderings
  78. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong — Excerpt from 2nd novel | Life’s So Sweet
  79. Discovering the Trinity – Compass & Quill
  80. Bond | My Play Nook
  81. How I Met My Rock (Quite Literally) | Thinking Diagonally
  82. People, Let Me Tell You ‘Bout My Best Friend | 365 Days of Thank You
  83. Daily Prompt: Best Friend | The Braxtyn Files
  84. a story of several tic-tacs | memoirs of an unremarkable man
  85. Daily Prompt: Best Friend Lost | Lady K’s Lounge
  86. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
  87. Daily Prompt: Something So Strong | Nola Roots, Texas Heart

5 People You Try Not To Hate

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There are always a few people you try hard not to hate but end up hating them anyways. Well some of the boasters may say, I don’t hate anyone and love and all – please keep that blab to yourself. All of you hate someone and I happen to have a few people who you may hate knowingly or unknowingly (only for you to realize it now), if they are not exactly the likeable kind –

1. Your Boss

I don’t think many will argue about this. Most bosses are hard asses who work you up everyday for a year only to leave you high and dry at the end of your appraisal cycle. But you can’t live without them for they are your paymasters, your wealth providers and the sore of many the eyes!

2. Your Maid

Clean it this way. Cook it that way. Use lesser oil. Where the fuck is all my ration going? RATS!!! Yes, they can be a real pain in the ass for some of them just don’t want to give up using their own brains even when instructions are as simple as – “You don’t have to make my bed. Just leave it as it is. You waste a lot of time on silly stuff already. Try and hang clothes for drying. Dust the couches better. Just don’t make my bed!”. And what do you get the next day – clothes in the dryer, dirty couch and a made up bed. But you have live with them but no one else can do the rest of the work they do.

3. That Ass of a friend

All of us have that friend that’ll pop into your home uninvited and you have to pretend to entertain them when all you want is to lie in your bed and watch TV or have sex or whatever. But they won’t leave. They have all the interesting topics on this planet to discuss right then. “You know what your neighbor was doing the other evening”, “I love your dog, you know. He doesn’t poop in your living room”! – right when you’d just kill for some alone time without that nagging voice. If you’ve gotta come in and waste my time, better pop in with whiskey or beer or you are totally uninvited – EVEN I NEED A PAST TIME! But you have to live with them, for they are invariably the ones with full LPG cooking gas cylinders when your own has emptied without a warning sign!

4. That Relative

Relatives are forever a pain in the ass, leave some that are really cool and really know how to hang out, ones with your brain wave frequency. Rest all just shower gifts to show off their accumulated wealth, give rotten age-old advises, are pathetic when drunk and leave your house full of dirt for you can’t ask them to keep their shoes out the door! But you have to live with them for – you know – they are related to you through your parents!

5. That Store

That grocery store that’ll lend you stuff so you may pay for it at the end of every month. That spoiler! It’s the greatest guilt and you hate it. You hate to go there but your feet just lose control and there you are – right in front of the cashier’s desk giving reasons about how you’ll pay for everything on the 30th and he just smiles! That Devil that keeps you hooked! But you’ve got to live with him, for they are the ones there are when all you have left with you is a smile!