27 November 2006

An Eye for an Eye, the Finger for Defense

My mum has been trying to inject into my head for a while now, about the ‘joy of morning walks’… Every article about exercise, restricting food, not succumbing to temptation, morning walk, calorie watch and the like piles up on my table everyday. One fine day, Harini decides to explore the ‘joy’, I made an impulsive purchase of really expensive Nike shoes, tracks and tees. Now, that’s supposed to be a pushing factor…!

With all my newly acquired accessories, I set out for walks every morning like a happy little puck, with my mum in a park nearby. Listening to the radio, watching people around, listening to the birds chirp, gardeners watering plants, stray dogs sniffing around… It was a different experience altogether, leaving me rejuvenated and afresh for the rest of the day…

However, today was different. Painfully different. After a horrible night’s disturbing, half baked sleep, I reluctantly pulled myself out of the bed… Just one of those i-don’t-feel-good-today kinda days… My mum dragged me for the walk and pooh. This is how it goes. Two rounds of brisk walk and I feel a little better.. Just then, there was this corporation boy in a blue shirt who yelled “What the hell do you think of yourself?” Loud enough for me to turn back and look. His eyes were blood red. He snapped his fingers and pointed at me and said again “You! What the hell do you think of yourself”. I was nonplussed. I ignored and walked on… He ran past me and stood right in front of me. He folded his tongue, his eyes dissecting me from top to toe and he said “What, what?!” I showed him the finger and walked on… the ego-crushed soul vomited all the foul words that he knew in tamil. There was another man, watching this happen… He was in the other extreme. He kept giving me sheepish grins, and to my worst horror, I realized he was treating himself to glory. His mouth and his organ, drooling profusely. Completely disgusted, I ran out of there, looked for my mum and rushed my way back home. Home sweet home.

WHAT do men get outta stalking women? I wish I could shove a needle up that drooler’s trunk and hammer a nail on the boy’s throat. Agreed, women can be bitches. But NO. They don’t stoop down to the level of harassing a man. Every woman has that little dignity which these men lack in totality. We still live in a man’s world, don’t we?

17 comments:

vinay said...

hey!!thz is blasphemous...thz is totally prejudictic!!!!and i wont accept it!!!yes there are all kinda men in thz world..and similarly there are similar women as well...and if u urself think "you are living in a man's world..." then no one can save ya!!

ice said...

i dint understand that part, y did the boy have to scream at u?

and yeah, i totally agree with u. Men have always been like this, and they will be forever...

@ vinay
its not being prejudiced. u have to be a girl to realise that. its not about all men, there are exceptions always...

Harini said...

@vinay
like icy jus said, only when you go thru SHIT that you jus dont deserve, you realize how creepy men can get.. hav you ever been stalked by women?

@icy
dunno why he screamed ma.. he was drunk, i'm guessing... pooh.

vinay said...

hey!!it is diffrent yaar!!!men are more tolerant i guess!!!if someone does that..i wouldnt even be bothered!!!!and more than that....in coll there was thz girl who used to make it a point to throw all her organs to this guy(dont want to take names here)..she used to stand close to the seat where he sits in the bus...though it was very uncomfy for the guy...he didnt bother!!i mean...men are more tolerant i guess!!

KK Iyer said...

well... it was sad that you had to come face to face with evil... and that's what it is, there are evil people all over the world... and i won't make excuses for men and their sometimes despicable behaviour... but as far as i'm concerned, there's good people and bad people, and when someone does a good deed, his or her gender isn't brought into the equation, but if there's evil deeds done, well, a man did it, or a woman... i'd just like to say that well, i hope this doesn't cloud your thoughts about all men in general, and also to keep walking... just find a safe place and time... i'm sorry this had to happen to you, and i wish there was something that could be done about this sort of thing, but i really don't know how.

Harini said...

@vinay
men are more tolerant?! well, i'm sure this would get quite controversial... lets not get onto an argument here :)

@kk iyer
that was a thoughtful one, indeed.. thanks.
i wish i could drill in some sense into horny men who diplay their desperation in public. yeah, but like i said, i dunno how!

Reyn said...

Gosh!! Ewww.. I always feel we should take their pictures ans say 'See yourself in the paper tomorrow'.

Annoying as hell!!!

sruthi said...

heya guys... read all your perspectives..here's mine...

@harini - Frank post from an affected person, and trust me i KNOW how it is...but i don know if its a man's world..that line bothers me there...

@Vinay - Like harini said the "tolerent" word's very contrversial...and abuse of any kind need not be tolerated..dont u think?

women undergo this torture a lot...i have a ZILLION times during those rare bus rides... definitely there r good guys..good men... but that doesn rule out what some men do... so the post aient prejudised whatsoever...

@kk - i wish we had a solution..something women can do to these stupid souls...unfortunate that d situation persists... noone can do anything bout it...

Harini said...

@reyn
i wish!

@shooti
every woman goes thru shit at some point of time or the other, true....
i stil think its a man's world, shooti... there are powerful women, who've changed the way the world goes... bt at the end of the day, i stil think male domination doesnt cease to exist.

cheri said...

That's SICK!!! There was a guy near our coll who was "indulging" himself.. It's disgusting, to the say the least.

I agree with you, even though women have made strides in every field and are at par with men,ultimately it's a man's world..

soulsongncurry said...

Very unfortunte!

It's time you accessorize your joggin kit again... that needle, that hammer and maybe a pepper spray, aye...and some cutting edge street lingo...

no better medicine, I guess..

Harini said...

@cheri
truly disgusting! pooh. men will ALWAYS be mennnn!

@songsoulncurry
:) well, i really need to do that.. probably make a garland of the three things and wear it round my neck... put it to use, when needed!

vinay said...

was out for sometime!!!but i still dont understand these "I am Shobha De" kinda comments!!!why do you think guys are not writing such blogs...or we dont hear stories of men complaining in such a way!!!now dont tell me...all women are angels...and they never cause such issues!!!!they do..and we dont hear about it..why??coz men dont give a damn!!!this is just like saying.."marriages in india are stronger than america..coz divorce is less here"..and we fail to notice the fact tat women are more empowered in US...they can stand on their own!!here women are regarded as "they should take the pains for a family....we have created an illusion of an male dominated society which every female accepts!!!even you by writing such a blog!!!!!by dedication so much space..when it shud have been neglected!!!

i am not into a fight...but i hate it when women single out men!!!!remem not all men are devils..and not all women are angels!!!

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hi,
First time here.. :)
You have a nice blog..and You r 2 good @ singing..

I admire ur voice, ur pronounciation ....TOO GOOD...
Keep going..And let us hear more songs :)

Harini said...

@vinay
i disagree with everything you say, vinay... well, let me leave it at that, cos' i dont want a controversy happening here..
nevertheless, its your opinion, so keep those comments coming!
btw -- read the post again and the comments as well. i'm NOT trying to single out men. but those desperate men, YES!

@ponnarasi
thanks a ton :)

Kiwilakhs said...

Harini : got on to ur blog from Akka's - I saw ur pic and for split second really thot u were my sis-in-law - u look so much like her in the pic.
Anyways, keep the good work going.

Harini said...

@kiwilakhs!
i remind you of you s-i-l! i'm gonna assume its a good thing :P

thanks dude.. keep writing!