Tuesday, March 28, 2006

I will do anything

I got a spam in my email where the title read - I will do anything to see you succeed.

That's a lot to promise don't ya think? The first thing that came to mind was will he jump of the Titanic while I say you jump I'll watch? Well given he'll first have to find the Titanic (only the authentic one for me), repair it, try to float it and only then try to jump, that's nearly impossible!

Or will he be Superman and sport his undies outside and go about saving the world or you know rescue me ones in a while flying me across some metropolitan city? He can't can he?

So what's with such undying promises, people tend to utter.

"Marry me and I will bring the sun and moon to you"

"I promise to give you the world" - well let him get up and switch of the boiling kettle first then we'll think about the world!

We all know the moment everythings solemnised and the marriage is 3 months old, it will be "honey I need this" with honey getting a retort of "why can't you get it yourself" from the other side. Or everytime honey comes back from shopping, she'd get the why do you have to spend so much look even if she did just go and get groceries, the same look women aren't supposed to give when men spend on electronics!

Why can't people just sit down and sensibly draw out what they would and wouldn't do.

"Look I love watching football and you trying to speak to me when a games on will not be responded to"

or "If you want me to cook, you'll have to do the dishes" or wedding vows should have vows that read

"I promise to love and cherish you and to do half the housework if she promises to not speak during football games. Speaking allowed only during advertisement if am not rushing to the loo! to not wince when I ogle over new electronics and not forbid my guys only night out on alternate wednesdays." Where the lady will reply

"I promise to love and cherish you and not speak during football games if you promise to speak to me on alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays, change nappies, wake up when the child hollers at night, and take out the garbage."

See wouldn't life be so much more easier if we actually say what we want then promise the world? ;p

29 comments:

BawangMerah said...

Hmmm, I was just writing something like this. Though mine a bit one sided :P

It's a dilemma really. If you are practical and don't say anything fanciful at all, then you're going to be seen as unexciting person. Unless of course everytime you try to be practical, it ends up being cheeky and cute. Heh

Ghost Particle said...

ceh...no point getting married all...id say enjoy your life, do good to others, and stay away from crazy girls who dont watch football...or who cant switch off the boling kettle because of some life pinciple...or who doesnt like electronic stuff but being the no-1 electrical appliance user...ceh ceh...men use more low power electronic stuff la nowdays...

say stuff first then promise the world...here goes...i like football and I also like to eat, sleep, window shopping, reading, watching tv, listening to music, gardening sometimes, make my own dinner sometimes, have time out, meet friends...etc...and ah yes...i promise to take you for a vacation once in a while, go shopping with you once in a while and also get you an 'electric' water kettle which switches off itself...and a washing machine that dries the cloth...but sorry doesnt fold and iron it, and a tv of your own...ok ah?

Usha said...

I guess people like to be in love because of all the euphoric things you can say and promise and never have to do. For instance if they actually brought a moon and a few stars to you what could you possibly do with it. But it is all for the sound effects girl..like all those songs in films. Everyone knows the reality after marriage - so cook up fantasies before you enter into reality zone.

Usha said...

I guess people like to be in love because of all the euphoric things you can say and promise and never have to do. For instance if they actually brought a moon and a few stars to you what could you possibly do with it. But it is all for the sound effects girl..like all those songs in films. Everyone knows the reality after marriage - so cook up fantasies before you enter into reality zone.

cheng sim said...

hahaha. thats a good one. oh, you forgot about "stop oggling at sexy hot chics in front of me" at the guy's vow.

cheng sim said...

hahaha. thats a good one. oh, you forgot about "stop oggling at sexy hot chics in front of me" at the guy's vow.

Nirek said...

world is running becos of this empty promises buddy! its very interesting to hear when somebody say i will do anything for you....

Ariel said...

When you love someone enough, you will bring them the sun and the moon.

Not in the literal sense of course.
The sun and the moon may not have to be fetching a drink or taking out the trash but making you laugh and standing by you when you need someone to.

Things like not speaking during a football game or leaving his drink glasses around are minor adjustment issues that you will eventually iron out if the ability to compromise (a must-have for all relationships) is present.

Compromise is the oil in the cogs that turn wheels of relationship.

And building a relationship based on expectations of promises made is silly. You build a relationship with someone because it feels right, based on trust and held firm by compromise.

As for the "You jump, I jump," bit, Vis... perhaps the fortune of not having met The One makes you a cynic.. but once you have met your match - The One - you will know what it means. (Of course you won't go straight ahead and jump into the fire when he departs or anything... but a part of you will die, and that part of you would wish that you could follow. I believe that is what it means.)

The other way of looking at it is...I will go to any length to save you for me.

One last thing, one must not expect perfection in human relationship because it is the flaws that make it real.

OMG! Have I officially turned into an agony aunt with this comment?

BawangMerah said...

Ariel: Sorila, The One already taken. I'm sure Trinity would have something to say about that :P

Jagan said...

oru spam mail ku evolo periya list of should-do , must-do va ? evan unnakku spam mail anupucha ?

Ariel said...

Trinity doesn't have a copyright on 'The One'. If I said Neo...then she can sue me lor.

*snigger*

oh btw! hello there, bawangmerah! how are u? and why is it that everytime i peel u, u make me cry?

Gusti Adipati said...

If there is anything this *moron* who sent you the 'I will do anything' mail should do, I think he/she should not send you this kinda email again in future! NEVER!

By forwarding this email, that person have indirectly destroyed the marriage institution which was built based on undelivered promises, behind-your-back affairs, never-help-you attitude of Male race! We have so far, manage to ride along Females with a simple statement 'Woman are difficult to be understood.' Now, it's all gone. Just look at the vow! I'm going to jump off a 20-storey building the day before my marriage and if I survived I will marry my dearrie! Gosh! This is a serious problem. Got to watch Ice Age : Metldown to find an answer.

Shamgar said...

The Difference Between Men and Women: A man gets a spam that says, "I'll do anything to see you succeed." Some sort of a business investment or sales come-on. The man thinks "Right", hits the Spam button and never thinks about it again. A woman gets the same spam and her mind immediately goes to the sinking of the Titanic and marriage. The thought haunts her. She talks to her friends. They discuss it. It's a major issue. The man yawns, checks the football score and goes back to reading the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. Or... a man and a woman walk into the dining room, a lovely meal steams on the table. The man says "Hey, great! Let's eat!" The woman wonders "How long can I make the left-overs last?" The man wants immediate gratification, the woman wants a relationship.

tulipspeaks said...

the first thing that came to my mind when i read this post.. was the song..

unnakene irupen
uyirayum kodupen
unnai naan pirinthal
unnake mun irappen

sometimes..THEY do say things they didn't mean *sighhhh

=am000nie=

Neha said...

lol!!! ipdi ella matterayum sollanum na enakku adhukkae 2-3 weeks thevaya irukkumae :D

Arz000n said...

Spams are funny at times..they give me good laugh too :))

Arz000n said...

Spams are funny at times..they give me good laugh too :))

Ramya said...

Buncha crap !

BawangMerah said...

Ariel: Heheheh, that's because you didn't read the safety requirement at the back. "Please use safety goggles while peeling. Made in Denmark" :P Must them to make it bigger.

praveen said...

hahahaha...yeah gurl...actually i think its high time ppl start setting it straight rather than just giving hints and clues to your significant half..well most of the time, they just dont get it and it cause you nothing but pure misery..lolz

**will he jump of the Titanic
this part reminded me of the scene in alaipayuthe where shalini would ask mathavan whether he would jump off the train after he said he'll do anything for her...the way he said no was soo cute..;-))

Ariel said...

Bawangmerah: No! No! Don't ask them to make change the size of the print!! Then the fun of uttering "But you failed to read the fine print" as a comeback would be lost and what would we be left with?

Total enligtenment! How boring, right?

So, so, so do you think Neo died???

visithra said...

Lol u guys had so much fun on my blog - all i could do was watch - was sooooooo busy ;(


@ bawangred : ehhehe read urs - n yeah was one sided ;p

ehehhe ure trying to say my practicalness sounds cheeky and cute? Hehehehe yayyyyyyyyy

oh yeah its a dilemma but depends on who ure with ;p


@ gp : hehehe someone told me the best line y he wont marry - he loves women too much ;p

crazy girls who dont watch football??? Then should women call u men crazy guys who watch football ;p

ahem u forgot the electronic stuff r used for mens benefit u know cooking ironing n washing for them?

Low power? Whats the use if ure glued to it the whole day ;p

hehehe does make dinner include gourmet meals? Hehehe

'electric' water kettle which switches off itself...- so men will still not get up n switch it off? See practicality is easier no promises

hehhehehhe



@ usha : oh romance is nice -
Im the resourceful type - bring me the moon n stars id probably sell real estate property on it ;p hehehe

the thing is it sounds nice lyrically in a song indian ones that is - english it just sounds weird - prefer little fantasy n more reality - then full blown fantasy n the shock of reality



@ cheng sim : welcome here ;)

ahh thanks but then we wont get to ogle anymore as well - so the agreement will be u ogle i ogle ;p

satu : yeah thats y we need to change it ;p

visithra said...

Ariel : lol u had fun didnt u? ;p
Hehehe u dont sound like agony aunt - just very in love ;p awww which is so sweet ;p


See thats practical - knowing there are flaws there will be flaws - there will not be someone doing ur bid n fulfilling ur whims - since thats what the promised

my point was its better to know flaws and compromises exists then to live on false promises - tell us when footballs on no one else exists

ehhehe actually was just looking at the humorous side of such promises - not being cynical - heh which women doesnt like romance - just not too flowery - i might drown in all that sweet!

Im not saying love is bogus - am just saying lets not promise the world at the beginning n shock later

one must not expect perfection in human relationship because it is the flaws that make it real - this is exactly what i feel - we might not be silly enough to read more into ill give u the world - but there are ppl who do - n there r ppl who cry n complain n pout for the silliest things - those ppl need to be a little bit more practical

visithra said...

@ Bawangred : hehehhe lol u the other one who had so much fun n me peeling in laughter at the back while working ;p
Hehehehe matrix The One sounds so tamil movie! ;p all that bowing n reverence in the second movie reminded me of a tamil movie hero ;p


@ Jagan : per email ehlam irunduchi but delete pahnithen - sorry pa ileh kandipa unnaku kuduthuruhphen ;p this is called inspiration btw ;p


@ Ariel : hehhee rotfl


@ Gusti : ehehehe rotfl adada enna honesty ;) hehehe damn that was funny

so tell us when u plan to jump we'll come watch ;p



@ Shamgar : hehehe rotfl that was funny

but i did delete but u see the difference with women n men - men delete it - women get inspired they write posts that inspires comments;p

so i as a blogger have successed to be a good one ;p hehehehe see how creative women r - we inspire thought

The man wants immediate gratification, the woman wants a relationship.
----that i have to agree

but truth is men r just afraid of relationships theyre too sentimental u see ; p hehehe

visithra said...

@ Amu : of course they do - we should just brush them off ;) or bask in them but know its not gonna last long ;p


@ Neha : easy create a prenuptial ;p get it signed heheheh


@ Arz : yeah they do some of it that is ;)


@ Ramya : err which is? Men or their words? Hehehe


@ Bawangred : theres safety requirement warnings? Cheh didnt know - i always assumed the tagline was - we make u cry but not the way men do ;p


@ Praveen : exactly ;) n then there r the ppl who take all these flowery words literaly n then cry he/she loves me no longer ;)

hehehe see now thats practical love ;p shall go ogle on maddy ;)


@ Ariel : hehehehe yeah the unknown is even more fun - if neo died there wouldnt be a 3rd movie ;p

shes either alive n captured n dfemented maybe or one of the baddies

Ariel said...

Vis, I sound like I am in love ar? Am I really? I don't know.

As for Neo... I think he spontaneously combusted and became all and everything because he was The One. He is part of everything. pullilum, stoneilum..ellathilum iruppaan, nambe Neo.

I think kan, next time he will come back as another version la.

After all programmes can be created wot... all we need is the Wachowski boys to write the programme...

I sure hope there is another installation.. I hear it continues in the realms of games.

visithra said...

Ariel : Lol u sah 100% women - after all that now wondering if u are ;p we'll ill confirm u are ;) the moment u acknowledge his bad habits n in the next say its all in the game of love - ure confirmed in love ;)

hehehehe lol at the proverb hehehe i have so never seen u write or speak tamil ;p

probably they'll come back n tell us the program was actually part of another program - i think there will be another one - it was left hanging u know - but the first one was awesome - second so tamil movie

BawangMerah said...

Ariel: Ah in the spirit of the Matrix.

The question is, did Neo meet Death, or Death meet Neo? In the end, There is no Neo, There is no Death, and There is no Spoon. Only the Matrix

Muahahahahah.
And the wasted money we dished out for the sequels. Gah!

I would have forgiven them, if they hadn't made Morpheus into a lunatic in the sequels. In the first movie he was a this warrior-prophet, everyone looked up to. I practically loved him (Err, that doesn't sound good). They just killed the character in the sequels. Yeesh.

visithra said...

Bawangred : no spoon too?? Hows me gonna eat icecream

huh tell me about it such a bollywood movie - got falling down on feet all - yeah poor morpheus - i liked him more too