It seems I am in the last year of school and answering questions in a friend’s slam book. Thanks to Chiradeep, who arranged such a captivating week of questionnaires.
Are you only good at laughing or can you even make people around you laugh at your jokes?
Ans: I am a jovial person. I love to laugh and I make others laugh as well, not at my jokes though, but at my actions and phrases that I use on certain situations.
Have you ever smiled at a stranger and then wished you hadn’t? Why or why not?
Ans: No, I have done something bigger than that- held a stranger’s arm! I was walking with friends in the busy Paltan market of Dehradun. I saw something and I hastily held one of my friendsss, Kapil’s arm and started walking fastly. I felt strange when Kapil wasn’t walking as per my pace. I was about to shout at him when I looked upon his face- the man wasn’t Kapil, but a complete stranger. I apologised, but the man was more embarrassed than I was.
What is your most embarrassing childhood memory?
Ans: I must be around 10 then. There was a pile of clothes on the bed that had just been dried under the sun. I thought to surprise mom by folding the clothes. I started the work and after a while I heard my mom calling me. I didn’t answer as I wanted to surprise her. Suddenly, everyone in the house started shouting my name. I still kept mum. Then my mom came into the room and was relieved to see me. She had thought I had gone somewhere without telling her. Though no one scolded me, just said that I should answer whenever my name is called, I felt embarrassed for the fact that my idea of giving a surprise scared everyone else.
What is your favourite activity or hobby that you always manage to spare time no matter how busy you are?
Ans: That would be definitely listening to songs, which I hear almost daily while doing my work or travelling.
If you are in a bad mood, do you prefer to be left alone or have someone to cheer you up?
Ans: Yes, I prefer to be left alone, but that has hardly happened. I am lucky to have a few loving and caring people around me who sense something is wrong with me and they lift up my mood.
Out of the negative emotions of greed, anger, jealousy and hate, which one would you say affects you the most?
Ans: Anger for sure. Actually, I have never been affected by greed, jealousy and hate. I don’t pay a heed if anyone hates me or is jealous. But, I do get affected by the anger.
What skill do you wish you had?
Ans: Remembering the numbers involving money! I am very bad at recalling the exact amount I paid for something, or have to pay. I even forget the amount of my kids’ tuition fees and my husband’s salary. Gosh!
Are you a good listener?
Ans: Yes, I am a good listener. I listen calmly and give my advice whenever anyone needs me.
Are you able to say no, even when it makes you unpopular?
Ans: I say no only if I am not able to do what’s been asked. Popularity is secondary for me.
What is the funniest rumour you have heard about yourself?
Ans: That I am going around with someone. Sounds too funny when one is happily married with two kids!
Thanks a lot, Geet for this interesting questionnaire. I loved answering it. It was fun recollecting a few memories.