Making Conversation…

“George Costanza with his brilliant idea.”

I was watching Seinfeld (The Pitch, The Ticket s04e03) in which, George Castanza comes up with this seemingly ridiculous idea about a TV series about nothing.

All the show would be was about the talking and conversations in real life. And that is exactly what the writers of Seinfeld did. They created a show about nothing but the day-to-day conversations, the daily activities and the mundane melodrama but with a tinge of humour and thus created one of the greatest sit-coms ever made.

I like the way the people in the show talk to each other, especially George. He says stuff that comes to his mind on the spot. If he thinks about something weird, he says it. His character in the show is the most comic one, according to me of course, because he is quite frank but only to his closest friends.

What the show reminds me of is the brief conversations that I have with my friends, with strangers, with acquaintances, with FB buddies, fellow bloggers and so on. The best part of it all is the variance in the maturity level while interacting with different people.

And it depends upon the type of people you are with. If it is with your close friend (Or BFFs for girls/women, it’s really mind boggling how you call someone that. Especially when you use it in the phrase “She was my BFF in school/high school/college”… I guess I wandered a bit off-topic there.) Where was I? Oh yeah… If you are with your close friends, you can act as immature and stupid as you want. Because you know, that nobody is judging you. But at the same time you cannot have serious heart pouring discussions with your best friend. I don’t know about girls, but I can guarantee you this, two guys cannot at any point of time in their life, talk to each other about their problems. Exceptions of course, if you had more than your usual amount of vodka (or whatever is your poison), and/or if you are homosexual (I don’t really know much about them either.). And that is where a girl comes in. I don’t know what a girl does to you, whether she hypnotizes you or something, but you talk to a girl/woman long enough, you end up telling her the deepest and darkest of secrets. It’s even quicker if you really like her.

But the best kinds of conversations I had, personally, are with total strangers. People I met online, Facebook friends-of-friends, people I know I’m never going to meet personally, unless of course the powers that be, decides otherwise. It is these people I disturb and annoy with my ramblings and I could just go on and on about the things I feel about certain things

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The major advantage with talking to strangers is that you try hard enough to make your point. When it comes to friends, they know how far you are willing to go on every topic. They know how much you know about stuff. They stop the discussion whenever they feel comfortable, or uncomfortable. Moreover, you know how stubborn your friends are. Some of them, you can run right over them. But there are some who just won’t agree with something and no matter how much you try cajoling him/her, or try and make a point; they will not budge, until and unless you give up.

                                                                                                                                                                          

But the undisputed champion, who listens to me ramble on the entire day and never breathes a single word back to me, who respects my every word and just uses other’s words in the argument, is the one and the only – My Blog! {Forgive my terrible clichés (other’s words = comments)… I’m terribly low on caffeine.}

And it is because of my aforementioned reason that I’m posting this here with a pledge to post even more posts in the foreseeable future.

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84 thoughts on “Making Conversation…

  1. Would i seem entirely stalker-ish if i commented here as well and say I totally remember the episode u’re talking bout? 🙂
    And i agree with u, the lesser u know a person, the better the conversation is. 🙂
    Nice post, i’ll share it with my BFF! hehe 🙂

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    1. No, not entirely, at least. Just kidding, you can comment on as many posts as you want! And yeah, Seinfeld and FRIENDS, wouldn’t dream about living without them.

      Exactly!! Look how wonderful our conversations are!

      There you go! So I was right about girls and their BFFs! And go ahead and share it with your BFF, share it with your friends, hell, share it with total strangers!

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  2. Your writing style is amazing..you easily move from one topic to another, which is very difficult. But the way you do it is good.
    Yeah, i agree to the point that two guys can never talk about their problems, but its easier for us girls. I can totally relate to it!
    keep up the good work:)

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    1. Firstly thank you for considering my writing style to be amazing! Feels nice to be appreciated!

      And yeah, guess I suffer from foot-in-the-mouth syndrome, or something. And you can?! You can talk to your “girl”friend (or should I say lady friend) about your problems? Hmm… Didn’t know girls could do that!

      And you too, Happy Blogging!!

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        1. Well I guess it all depends on the type of problems then… I’m not talking about problems such as “I lost my doll today, I’m sad” or “I wore a bit too much make up. Do I look hideous?”… I’m talking about real soul searching problems such as “My parents fight a lot lately” or “I don’t think I want to be in such a relationship anymore with that guy”… And even if they do, why did the idiom “Boyfriends should be a shoulder to cry on for their girls” come into existence?

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          1. hmm…maybe you are right. If i have a friend, no matter girl or boy, i will share such searching problems with my best friend. And bout the boyfriend part, my dear friend, bf/gf should be your best friend…isnt friendship the base of a relationship? forgotten kuch kuch hota hai:P

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          2. I totally agree with you. A good friendship is the base for a relationship, but once he is your boyfriend, the designation of a best friend is automatically transferred to someone else (preferably the same sex) and it is this “best friend” that you run to when you have problems in the relationship, is it not?

            P.S I didn’t actually like KKHH. For more info visit my About Me page.

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  3. lolz…… i really imagined all those conversations u described , in ma real life , & u really have a point in here , so thumbs up for such a post which had sense of humor as well as a point to be noted >>>

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  4. Well someone is gettin all popular.. hmmm, guess I’ll go sit in my corner and sulk bout the fact that I’m no longer the “special” only reader. Boo-hoo!

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    1. Well, you are not the only reader now, but you are still special. Kind of my special lucky reader. Because right after you started visiting here a whole cartload of people started coming in! So don’t worry, you’ll always be special!

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  5. *sigh* You had me at “well”…. Actually no, you didn’t. More like at “special lucky reader”. So yay me! Do i get like an award or something? Ohhh or a tiara even?

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    1. Oh sure! you want an award? You’ll get one! Now should I come up with a ridiculously named award and assign certain rules to it and then present it to you (with a bouquet and a card of course ) or should I just wait for someone else to present me with one and then I’ll pass it on to you?

      And as far as the tiara is concerned, it’s too precious to send via post. So I think I’ll hang to it for now!

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  6. Oh nononononono don’t give me one of those blogger award things. I’ve never got one of those, atleast I don’t think I have. I’m not sure how it works and I think its terribly lame.
    Me want the tiara. *sulk*

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    1. Neither did I! And I don’t think I would have gotten the hang of it anyway!!

      Okay, *damage control!* You see, the tiara is very special. It is made of twigs and branches of very old trees. It is decorated with 24 carats of god-knows-what and some special rare stones called tar. So, now that you know its value, please don’t make me send this beautiful tiara via Indian Post or any other courier service for that matter.

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    1. Me!?! It’s for you!! And i took so much pains to make it! Now you won’t get it. Ooh and before I forget, it was studded with diamonds too. Too bad you didn’t want it. I’ll give it to someone else.

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  7. Can you like pluck off the diamonds alone and send? You can keep the sticks and leaves and all. I’d still be grateful for the pains and everything.

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  8. U get it laminated too… just in case..

    My fb status yesterday – A fellow blogger said this about my blog – “It feels like going through adulthood through a child’s mind.” Thank you, kind sir. You made my day 🙂

    i wasn’t kiddin when i said i was gona honour u 🙂

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    1. I should get the branches laminated?!? Caffeine, much?

      WOW! You really went through with it? *Speechless* …

      And “kind sir”?? Really?

      Well I am honored. And consider this as an imaginary “like” and an imaginary “share” with the post “Somebody just called me ‘kind sir’…What has this world come to…?”

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  9. What u can’t get branches laminated? sez who? /:-\
    lol…. Kind Sir is my phrase for the week. I can’t stop using it. I almost said Thank you kind sir to the autoricksaw guy today when he gave me my change.

    And thank you for the imaginary like and imaginary share. I shall imaginary like your imaginary share.

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    1. You CAN get branches laminated? I’m not talking about wrapping a plastic around the branch, I’m talking l-a-m-i-n-a-t-i-o-n.

      ‘Kind Sir’? That is your phrase for the week. Good thing the rickshaw ‘guy’ wasn’t a ‘gal’. Do you say ‘Kind lady’ as much as you say kind sir? Why is that? Aren’t ladies kind? Food for thought!

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  10. I don’t even know how they laminate. They usually take it to the backroom and do something to my documents and it comes back all laminated. I like to think they let a snail pee over the paper which then hardens and turns into lamination. Yup, I’m pretty sure thats how they do it.
    And you’re rite bout the kind lady part. I dunno why noone says that. I shall say that to my mom tomo. She will probably say its time for my brain medicines again.

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    1. Wow! letting a snail pee? I would just love to get in your head, just one little peek. Just to see how it works. Letting a snail pee! I can not figure out the thought process behind that one. Just fell off my chair laughing.

      Yeah try that. Wait… “again”? What do you mean “again”? You used to take brain medicines before? You know, you had that look, right when I saw your picture. I just didn’t say anything, you know, with you being my special reader and all!

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  11. lol I love when people fall off chairs laughing.. And as for gettin in my head, nuh-uh u dunt wanna go there….scary scary place, i don’t wanna go there myself.

    and ha ha.. yeah, i look a lot like your pic right after i take my brain medicine. Wanted to ask if u take the same meds too, didn’t say anything, you know, you having my branchy tiara and all!

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  12. haha i got this comment on my blog two seconds after i posted the above comment : “ha ha ha… Tends to look like I washed the entire bathroom with it. It was so funny, I literally fell of my chair.”
    ha! what are the odds!

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  13. sure! i believe in pretty much everything that is possible to believe in… fate,destiny,karma,psychics, ghosts, fairies, stupid fairytale romance movies, the mole people, santa(though he visits america and uk only), black cats, lucky coins, lucky anythings… and u know just stuff.

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  14. I don’t really read much Harry Potter. I think I’ve read the first book like ages ago.
    And whose to say ur not God? You cud be! Maybe ur God and I’m supposed to find some hidden message among all these comments. Maybe you’re God and you don’t know yourself. Maybe some random guy walking on the road is God and he doesn’t even have a clue.. who knows?! 😀

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    1. Well Congratulations, you are the first girl I’ve met who is not obsessed with Harry Potter. Please tell me you haven’t heard of Twilight and I’ll personally bring you the tiara!

      Well, If I’m God, and I don’t know I’m God, then who does? And If I’m God who (in his right mind) would appoint me?

      And stop talking? Read the name of my Blog. Haven’t you learnt anything? anything at all?

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  15. *sigh* you’re gona stop talking now aren’t you? This is usually when the person I’m holding a conversation goes riiiiiight and gets bewildered look in eyes and backs slowly towards door and runs for life.

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  16. haha of course I have heard of Twilight. I ve seen the first movie too.. But then i saw the spoof movie Vampires Suck and that was just so much better. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for vampires and mushiness and all, but I’m so much more for crass humour 😛

    Nobody knows you’re God! They’re all around you looking for God but they don’t know its you. Its like Bruce Almighty. Except you don’t know about your powers yourself. Have I started to sound like Bible TV yet? And uhhhh… noone appoints God, silly! Its passed on… like the royal people titles.

    I actually noticed the name of ur blog just now. I always figured it was imtoolazytothinkofaname.

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    1. Blurgh!! I hate vampires and mushiness!! Especially vampires that sparkle.

      Well if I don’t know about my powers then what use are they? And if no one appoints God, then my mother and father would be mother of God (!) and Father of God(!)… this is assuming that I’m God. And what if I don’t have kids? Does that mean, God is no more? Or should I come back after death to save you guys?

      Wonderful!Around 80 comments later, you tell me that you didn’t notice the name of the Blog. Just splendid!

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  17. lol sparkly vampires.. Seriously, watch Vampires Suck. you’ll laugh everytime u see a twilight movie.

    See, you don’t have to know about ur powers. every little thing that u do, it have repercussions. Like you drinking coffee. Something or the other occurs in another part of the world everytime you drink coffee or does any small mundane thing. Everytime you’re in a bad mood, something bad happens in the world. Good mood, good things, etc. Isn’t that just an awesome thought?! 😀

    Lol sorry for not noticing the name. was too busy tryin to figure out wat ur face looks underneath that hat. 😛

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    1. Well that’s not because I’m God. That’s just Newton speaking! “Every action has an equal and opposite reaction.” And that is the flow of nature, for deeper insights watch “The Butterfly Effect”.

      What I meant by being God is, having the keys to the lightning cabinet, ACTUAL free will, the respect, and so on…

      Vampires Suck, huh? Guess I’ll give it a try. But rest assured, I won’t watch a twilight movie ever, EVER!

      ooh!! Well whatcha figure out? Hope you didn’t see my face!

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  18. *sigh* i know saying goodbye is not protocol for blog-comment-conversations. But my curfew is up. well actually it was up a couple hours ago. I don’t own a laptop and so if i don’t get off the comp now, my dad will lock me up in the attic with the rats and make me eat my scabs…well not really, he’ll just lecture me in the morning. Same thing.
    Sorry! 😛

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      1. I’ve never spoke to someone for so long on such a public forum before. it feels like having a conversation with someone at the top of my voice in the middle of a busy street.

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          1. wha? wats that gota do with anythin? i cud believe it and make my own theories about it and that much time of mine wud’ve gotten used thinking about sumthin!

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          2. That’s how the entire God thing started! And thinking is good. And that’s all I’m saying. Instead of blindly believing whatever anyone says, you should probably ask a dozen questions and still not believe.

            Good Lord! I’m rambling in comments now! As if rambling on in posts was not enough!

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      1. 😛 i told u im insomniac too! so ill just go to my room and stare at wall till its mornin 🙂
        hey watch a movie called Dreams for an Insomniac.. Its mushy and sappy and i totally love it but u can watch it just for the word insomnia 🙂

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  19. I have no idea.. just a random bunch of good lookin people and Jennifer Aniston.
    You know i just had a thought, what if those ppl who commented on this post back up there had clicked on the notify me of follow-up comments via email option? heheheh, i wud love to see the look on their faces when they open their inbox today..
    our convo mite’ve cost u two readers 😦

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    1. Hmm… You don’t like Jen An?
      Nope nobody clicked on it, and even if they did, I think they would’ve come back to see what all the fuss was about and maybe join in even!
      Haha the look on their faces would have been priceless!
      And again, our conversation was interesting, so I doubt whether anyone would stop following my blog because of this!
      Moreover you are, apparently, my lucky charm! I’ll always have readers!

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      1. how can anyone not like Jen An? She’s my fav Friend after Phoebi.
        Hmmm… you notice how all your commentators are girls? I think its cos of the mystery the hat evokes.

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  20. You should. I wish I could pull off the Hat Look. Not a lotta people can without looking like complete dorks.. You ever see a show called White Collar? The lead guy, Matt Bomer, he, my friend, can pull off the Hat look with complete panache.

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    1. Drool-some? Where exactly did that phrase ‘Drooling over someone’ come from? I don’t drool over anyone, no matter how hot or/and sexy she is!

      And I didn’t buy the hat to cover my face and nothing’s wrong with it either. The hat was an impulse buy, and it didn’t look good on my face, and as you said, it gives me a sense of mystery!

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  21. *sigh* why do you take everything so literally? I don’t think anyone really salivates over hot people. Its just an expression. Like people saying “I’d die to be on TV.” No they wouldn’t. Being on TV wouldn’t be as fun if you’re dead. Agree?
    Bottom line – Hat is nice. Could u send me one with the tiara?

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    1. I actually haven’t heard that! I’ve heard “I’d kill to be on tv”, or “I’d do anything to be on TV” but never that! and yeah , it represents something. It means that I’d go to any extend to be on TV. What does drooling represent? And I was kidding!

      Agreed! Hat is nice! Sure! I’l put it in as a compliment!

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    1. Welcome! And who doesn’t love seinfeld?

      Yeah, well they sure can’t unless they are drunk!

      And Keerthana. let me ask you something. Did you chose this post randomly, or is it because of the number of comments on this one? Or is it because it’s on my top posts link? Or you really liked the heading or the picture of Seinfeld I put up? Just asking.

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