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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

tis the season to be jolly!!??...pushy?bossy?needy???

merry christmas!!
ho ho ho!!...oh no faux pas...ha ha ha ha HA.wat-e-ver...now,for my christmas experience...a lil somethin new one gets to learn each day each moment each ...push.
so i went to the local mall,to watch a live TV shoot to be conducted by a friend of mine on the Christmas frenzy,a senior reporter,working for a channel known far and wide for its TRP generating tactics[showing a lotta bulwark,no other channel would dare display.]

she was supposed to get a bunch of cute kids in the frame,make the whole bunch sing "jingle bells"...tiny kids they were,some knew what a TV camera was.most,however had no clue...left to themselves,they would've met n hugged Santa [one with a plastic face BTW],taken a gift n left,happy n content.

their parents though,are in a whole different league,altogether.
they seemed so very desperate to get their kids to come in front of the camera that they pushed em,shoved em,made them push n shove other,smaller kids...there was one kid who was bawling face as red as Rudolph's nose,glistening with tears wanting to get out of the crowd n go home...his mom just pushed him back in saying,its just for a few mins,and then proceeded to call her relatives and pseudo-friends telling em to turn on the TV set cos oh u c,my bunty dear is coming,he got chosen [tough contest,sorry losers] n blah.

it was the most pathetic thing i saw that night.

the crown for the 2nd most pathetic sight goes to this other lady,who was standing next to me and yelling to her daughter [placed in front of the camera]...to lift up her
younger,tinier brother so that his face came in front of the camera...i looked and he was the smallest kid in that crazy crowd,he looked like he was gonna cry any minute now.
the disgust i felt reflected on my face and i couldn't help but stare at the woman who would rather keep a scared kid in some crowd [scaring him more] than console him n keep him by her side.all this so she gets to hear "oh we saw Ur kid on TV"...to bask in this gory,reflected fame...
the lady looked at me,saw me looking,looked abashed,and stammered...oh u know,that's just so in case hes scared nah..."

i dint think i could look more revolted,apparently though i did.

my friend,the reporter,however handled all this and more,v.bravely.so did her camera crew.they told off parents telling them how best to position their cameras so that their kids got captured...told em they only took orders from their boss n that wasn't them.[the pushy parents].u go guys!

hm.i couldn't help but wonder...if parents r this pushy,this young...what will they do to their kids,[all for their own good u c],as they get older.i imagined conversations,in my head...dialogues really...

PP[pushy parents]: u have to study,don't u know,Mrs.Kapoors kid topped,u have to displace her!
PP:i don't care if ur uncomfortable,i bought u this miniskirt and ull wear it!maybe someone will "spot" u and offer u a modelling contract and then films...!u know the newer actresses are not even out of school.
PP: u'll have to lose more weight if u want to wear that without people calling u a fat pig with a huge ass.
PP: how can u want to be an animal doctor?do u know ull have to put ur hands inside cows to deliver babies?
[yeah lady?and how do humans deliver?oh no wait...babies r gifted,all wrapped up huh?silly me.]
PP: ur not studying enough to get into IIT...do u want to mess up ur future forever??
PP: we r not ur enemies,we want ur good,[i agree]...in the long run,u will thank us!

hey PP,what if they don't see the long run?some kids suicide cos they fail exams..more are taking to drugs,booze etc,at far earlier ages than can be contemplated even by u,teenage pregnancies r more n more frequent...i know,i get requested for abortifacient drugs after episodes of unprotected sex,just cos i'm a doctor.but its illegal,yet these kids r not scared,to go against the law....

they are scared of they're own flesh and blood though.
is the long run more important than their innocent smiles n laughter,NOW?not later...NOW?
it may have been something so silly,but its the start of something more sinister.
kids barely have a childhood anymore!theres pressure and more pressure and still more pressure till one is cooked RAW!

oh u poor,poor kids.


3 lost souls found themselves in my mirror....:

Nikhil said...

It's true shweta! ppl dse days have become so mean & desperate that they are trying to step on each others foot just to get their innocent children captured in camera who don't have any clue about y the ppl are pushing each other in the crowd.
Same is the work culture in most of the companies....sab ek dusre ko bully karne me lage padhe hain!

Kehne ko toh poori duniya me hi yehi chal raha hai...!

So beware of these kinda ppl..ok!
Keep writing mots!

brian said...

Enjoyed reading it.Its a phenomenon that we see all around us.Its todays urge for pride and status symbol that drives people unknowingly into this behaviour.
keep up the good work and uve got to get this article printed in the paper.Such things really turn heads around and help make this world a better place.

coffeeismypoison said...

ah u guys...thanks...but whos gonna want to print this?by lil old me?if u know someone who will pleaese do help.