Monday, April 5, 2010

Seven Random Facts about Myself...

This is the first ‘Tagged’ post on my blog, thanks to Garima. The following are just seven random facts about me.

1) I hate tea !

Though I never ever tasted it, I still hate the sight of tea. And being around people who literally survive on tea isn’t much fun either. Here’s an interesting incident that happened a few years back.

We were appearing for our University examination practicals in Anatomy at the Medical college. While in the midst of it all, I saw the attendant distributing small biscuit packets to the students. And much to my dislike it was followed by tea in small disposable cups. Before I could be handed one too, I saw my roomie Tarun being provided with one. As he didn’t usually like tea himself, he just refused taking it. Which was heard by our HOD (Head of the Department) who happened to be passing by.

As he was informed about Tarun’s dislike for tea, he softly said the following sentence in utmost seriousness. “Abhi pi le nahi to 6 maheene baad piyega !” (Better have one now or you’ll have it after six months). Which would surely happen if he failed him in the exam.

To which I saw Tarun gulping down the whole cup in one single go. Thanks to the Almighty, I finished up my work before my turn of being served. Otherwise I don’t know how many years I would have had to spend studying Anatomy… :P

2) I check the time often !

In fact, too often. Every few minutes I find myself looking at either the wall clock, the time on the table-piece or on my laptop. In fact, I’ve sort of unconsciously put a big clock on my desktop’s sidebar. Come to think of it, I must be checking the time at least 10-15 times every hour !

And another thing regarding time is that I keep my watch behind the actual time. You must have heard people keeping their watches ahead of time so that they don’t get late. But ever heard of anyone keeping it behind time ??? :D

3) I have this thing with animals !

I don’t know how, but I can communicate with most animals. Not verbally though… (If you are trying to imagine me making all sorts of animal sounds :P) But I can read their minds and nature. Something that really helps me to be friends with most animals quite easily.

4) I am bad at making choices !

Not just bad, I’m really lousy at choosing gifts or greeting cards for anyone. I’ve often entered stores to get one of those and took hours in choosing a suitable gift. It even happens if I’m trying to select an e-card online. :P

5) I survive on short-term memory !

I know people won’t believe it, but I’ve seen the biggest of examinations through by studying only the night before. Even those thick and heavy Medicine books have been read (and forgotten… :P) in just a day’s span. Maybe the reason that people at college had this thing going that I use the books as a pillow… :D

That doesn’t mean I’m good at cramming up things. In fact, I’m even worse at mugging up stuff. (A big reason why I shouldn’t be in the Med field as it is like in India… ) But once I remembered the value of ‘pie’ (22/7) to a hundred digits after the decimal both forwards and backwards in no more than fifteen minutes. Though I had already forgotten it by the next morning… :P

Maybe that’s why I can never remember phone numbers or Birthdays. :(

6) Currently my Blood Group is ‘A negative’. It was ‘B positive’ before !!!

Maybe you’ll have a hard time believing this just as I had when I saw my blood group change. But really, before I entered Medical college, my blood group was mentioned as ‘B positive’ wherever required. Surely it must have been investigated before being confirmed.

But when I tested my blood group myself during our Physiology practicals at college, it came out to be ‘A negative’ ! Well, yes, there may have been a mistake. So I got others to check mine too. But in the end it was confirmed to be ‘A’ instead of ‘B’. Strange ??? :D

7) I’m just not into religious rituals, ceremonies or functions !

I’d rather use my time doing something constructive that the Almighty would be happy about than having it one-on-one with him, trying to convince him to get pleased and bless me with what I don’t deserve. For me, belief is more important than praying.

So those were some strange random facts about me. I invite anyone who reads this post to tag herself/himself and let us all know some interesting facts about themselves. :)


  1. LOL...Thank You for taking this up :)

    1) I am not a big fan either...of tea or coffee... but in winters I do like a cup of hot ginger tea with glucose biscuits :)

    2) This one is weird :P ... but whats the logic of keeping your watch behind the actual time??

    3) In that did stand a chance of being friends with Dino... but you are a lil late... or may be I should have started blogging a lil early... or rather God was being unfair by calling him up that soon...

    4) Too many options lead to confusion... you are the best example ;)

    5) I think...when it comes to exams...text books...we all rely on our short-term memory... I too used to study a day or 2 in advance :P

    6) Does that usually happen?? I mean change in blood group... this is the first time I am hearing this...

    7) I like spending time with Him too... but aajkal hamara jhadga chal raha hai and He is not bothered to take an initiative to tackle it... so let it be...

  2. Garima :

    Well, I had and still have a great liking for glucose biscuits. Parle-G always... :P

    About the watch thing, I always feel that people tend to relax if they have their watches ahead of time, thinking that there's still time left... But as for me, there's always a thought at the back of my mind that I'm late as against what the watch shows. Sort of complicated logic, but you know I'm weird... :D

    I don't think (rather am sure) that Blood groups don't change. But don't you forget, here it's about me, so it has to be weird... :P

    And I hope your jhagda solves soon. :)

  3. Hey that was an interesting read :)) Glad to be back to blogosphere. Missed reading your posts a lot.
    1) I love tea and coffee :) Not for the taste but I depend on them in order to stay awake. How can you not taste it even once? :O
    2) Strange. Why do you check so often? Are you scared that you will not be able to complete something on time? My watches are usually on time - neither fast nor slow but my dad keeps all the wall clocks 15 mins ahead
    3) That's really coool. Are you a vet doc?
    4) Aagh, tell me about it :P Even I take hell lot of time to make any decision in life, from e-cards to career.
    5) Ditto ditto for forgetting bdays etc. But I had long term memory wrt studies though. I remembered everything I read, even if I read it just once.
    6) I am hearing this for the first time. Is it possible? or did they make a mistake earlier when they tested your blood? Is there a medical explanation for that?
    7) Same here.

  4. Did you complete that story you were writing long back?

  5. Ashwini :

    Hey thanks ! And once again, welcome back ! :)

    1) Well, I just didn't ever feel like tasting tea. I do have coffee though. But dunno why, I just hate tea.

    2) I don't know why, but I guess it's just sort of an obsession. :P

    3) LOL ! No. Not a vet. Though I would have surely enjoyed it if I was a vet.

    4) Well, as you said, you would be knowing it too. Indecisiveness...

    5) Wow. You are really blessed regarding your long-term memory. Wish I had it too. :( But regarding forgetting b'days, I guess its sort of good at times. :P And really bad at others. :D

    6) Most probably it must have been an error earlier. But even if it was, that's a pretty serious error to make on anyone's part. Otherwise, there's no possible medical explanation for this. Don't you know, I usually fall out of scope of any scientific explanations... :P :D

    7) Glad to know. :)

    And about that story, I'll tell you more about it.

  6. nice one.( though i'm a tea addict.)
    the memory part f it was fascinating!

  7. ossum-possum!! loved your writing style!
    again.. why don't i frequent this blog more often? *scratches head*

  8. Arps :

    :D :P

    Thanks. I hope you do that.

    But, why don't I write more frequently... ? *scratches head* :P

    Will do so surely once I get over with these exams ! :)

  9. Hey this post is dated early April, but it showed up in my Google Reader only today! Did u fiddle with the settings or something in all this while? :-/

    Regarding the post:
    1. I LOVE tea!
    2. I'm usually clueless abt time.
    3. Animals amaze me, though never interacted with any at a personal level much.
    4. Choices... hmmm! I can't really decide whether they come easily to me or not.
    5. I'm suffering from Short-term memory loss these days.
    6. I think I am O+, but really not in the mood right now to get up & verify from my medical file.
    7. Rituals, ceremonies & functions... depends what exactly it is. And then I decide whether I'm in or out. Though I'm usually 'in' if I don't have to dress up for it, and there's going to be good food! :p

    Btw, do u ever chk ur gmail?



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