Wednesday, April 9, 2008

How I managed my anger today!

After a very long time, I lost my temper with people I did not even know. I think I handled it well though.

For the last few weeks, I have started using the sorry excuse of a gym that my office has. I call it "sorry excuse for a gym" because it really is like that. There are about 4-5 exercise machines (as opposed to 10 of each kind in my previous office!), and a ping-pong table! Fine, whatever, it has an elliptical and thats all I need. Don't really need to get judgmental about the equipment, right?

So what happened today will be narrated in my typical style here...

I got home, hubby was already home, he asked me about my day...

M(e): लड़ाई कर के आई मैं आज (I had a fight)

H(im): Yayyy! (Thats his typical response to me getting upset :)

M: Ok, नहीं बताती, जाओ! (Won't tell you now, hmmph!)
H: अरे बताओ, बताओ. (Do tell)
M(wide eyes, and mysterious tone and all!): चार लड़के थे! (There were four guys)

H: Yayyy!

M(ignoring the yayys now): So, I went to the gym today, right. There's a ping-pong table there too. And there's this group of guys who's always playing when I go after work. Usually they are playing araam se, sometimes the ball comes my way, and I kinda slow down on my machine, they apologize and try not to do it. Today, they were playing quite rough, and within 10 minutes, the ball was under my machine at least 6 times! No apologies, nothing.

H: So who asked you to stop? If they're not courteous enough, screw them, you continue with your agenda.

M: Yeah, but its just instinct, right? You see something coming at you, and someone following it, brake to lagegi na, automatic. I don't mind sharing the space, but if I have to suddenly stop like this, with the speed I am going at, I am most probably going to injure my knees or something!

H: Yeah, I guess.

M: So then, I got frustrated and told them that I have only 10 more minutes on my program, can they play nice and easy. No response, other than the ball coming right at me again! One of them finally spoke and said, "this is our last game". Dude, nobody's asking you to stop, just be nice, will you? That bloody little ball can get right in my eye, and all you'll say is last game?! (Nah, I am too nice, I didn't say all that) I got really mad, didn't really want to scream, so I decided to just stop and leave. I stood there for a couple seconds to get back my breath, and asked them if they played everyday. No response, ufff! And then one of em decided to say, "Yep, everyday, same time!"

H: Next time, pick up the ball, put it in your pocket, and forget about them :-)

End of that conversation...am glad he didn't yayyyy again !!!

I was fuming on my way home...wondering what I should do! I don't want to stop using the gym, I don't want to change my timing, I don't mind sharing the space. So should I complain and have the table moved away?

Or should I just pocket the ball, bat my long, long lashes, give 'em a wicked smile and go back to my routine? :)

What is it with men and balls...er...I mean, men and sports anyway!!!

.

15 comments:

--xh-- said...

chalne do yaar. usually they apologise, rt? this is teh first time u had this na? and this is teh first timke u see them playing rough. may be they had a fight and was sorting it out... now, take a chill pill and see whether it happens again or not.. if it repeats, then we can think abt counter actions..

aneri_masi said...

nah, they were having too much fun, no fights. yep, you're right, if it repeats, then something needs to be done.

how was trip home? waapis aa gaye?

SambY said...

haha you can step on the ping pong ball by mishtake and then bat ur eyelashes and say .sorry..they themselves will move the table away i swear....:-)

Pavi!!!! said...

oh oh..tht must hv been annoying...

yeah.give 'em one more chance n if the behavior is repeated, pocket the ball and if nothing wrks...complain and request for table to be removed!

Meanwhile...u continue keeping ur calm :)

Cinderella. said...

Ha ha ha ha...di !!!

Jeej's the best ! kya idea diya hai !

Just do that next time. Pick up the ball and put it in your pocket and forget about it...

Bravo !!!

Cinderella. said...

And oh, now that I read Xh's comment I think that might have happened.
Guys have their own ways of manifesting their anger - frustration - whatever....

See what they doing next time...and then you can think of..umm..."counter actions" like Xh put it there...

:)

Neeku said...

Throw back the ball on their head... Naah! just kidding...

But I realized that one needs to be very curt and straighforward and bit harsh on the tone... which you already did ... but then some people are just there to annoy you... and they happen to be those types...

just take their ball and leave... that will teach them a lesson... your hubby is right!

elusive said...

pocket the ball..definitely!

Solitaire said...

OMG! I would be fuming too!! Can't even exercise in peace?! If they do it again, tell them to wait till you are done or ask the table to be moved!! Seriously!

carolinagal said...

LOL!! I liked your hubby's idea of walking away with the ball. You should try that seriously, if the situation does not get any better.

Keshi said...

For men, Sports is equivalent to sex. Thats why.

Keshi.

aneri_masi said...

All, there's a happy ending to this one. Watch tomorrow's update on this blog :)

vEENs said...

i guess.. if u see this nxt time.. u shud go n report it :)

waise yaar...I like yur hubby's idea LOL!

Bat yur Eyelashes ;))

hehehe!

Mansi Trivedi said...

Hehehe shit happens, will decompose
keep ur smile up! :)

c e e d y said...

hahah

what wid??? good questions - are just take it and leave - thats the best way....

BTW - I someohow dont get a notification that your blog is updated....sorry for the long absence - also have been buzee

cool post - you know in a way they helped you burn some calories too right