Tuesday, April 18, 2006

CHICKEN!!!!!!!

Well oh well! Life can be funny at times. Well, most of the times actually. In Jan, my very old friend came down with chicken pox. Just a day before she was supposed to join for a much awaited job. Preventive medicines. Dose 1. Last months my brother came down with chicken pox. Just a day before he was going back to Mumbai after a break, n extended leave form office. Preventive medicine. Dose 2 AND 3. This month I came down with chicken pox. A day after I tried to book tickets to come home for Vishu. Brilliant!

Well, not much harm done though. Perfect timing actually. My pracs start on the 26th. If this had hit a week later, I'd have been in serious trouble. I went to Ooty 3 days before. Had it hit me those 3 days ago, a lot people would have been in serious trouble.

Getting sick, beyond some common cold, can actaully be quite an experience. Getting chicken pox sure makes u appreciate the little, n not very often noticed joys of life. Like the smell of soap n water on ur skin for instance. Or the freedom to go anyplace, talk to anyone. Or having paani puri with friends.

It makes u appreciate the people around u. The fact that it never occured to ur parents that ur falling sick spoilt their Vishu. Instead, they were just happy that, u were there at home with them...chicken pox and all. And that ur bro, tried to immitate, n fail spectacularly, ur chicken act that u did to tease him wen he was down with it, whenever he called. N that he called twice a day, n told ur mother to put rakthachandanam(red sandelwood?) with honey, to remove the marks-which apparently worked for his friend(!).

It makes u really really glad, that ur friends came to see u, take a long detour, from their way home after a tiring day at work. That they came out of their hostel, in the nite to see u off. Or that they call, to laugh at u for so long that u really give up and laugh with them at ur "sad plight" :)

I used to always boast/complain that I've never really had a serious diesease. All I used to get was irritatingly common colds, fevers, n endless headaches. Life's funny at times. Infact, most of the times. So is chicken pox. :)

7 comments:

clash said...

Totally chickened out?? :)-

Thanu said...

I got chicken pox as a kid I missed not playing with my friends. But I still rememeber how my mom took care of me, staying up all night and taking care of me so I could get some sleep.

Thanu said...

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flyaway mind said...

never been down with chicken pox.. sometimes, i feel minor illness is all welcome due to the extra attention & special care you are showered with :-))) ya.. i can live with it..anyway ,get well soon..

moontalk said...

@clash
yes, compeletely! ;0
@thanu
i knw, moms ve this unending store of enegry for their kids...thank god for that :)
@flyaway mind
i got well...real soon thanks to all the extra attention i got :)

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Me Thinks.. said...

chick!! en pox!! glad you got it! i got it in the sixth.. something to be proud of!