Thursday, June 18, 2009

Weird Wednesday

Yeah, I know it's Thursday night, but I need to talk about Wednesday.

Wednesday morning saw me wake up with the feeling of needing a good cry, which of course baffled me, seeing that there was no reason to feel that way. The strange, melancholic mood lasted all through the day, nagging me at intervals like a worm digging it's way through an apple.

It was only later that night that I realised what could have caused that strange melancholic feeling. I had found out the day before that I would be getting my new ride (yet unnamed) on Thursday evening (that is today) and as I spent the later part of the night clearing Chiquita out (it's amazing the amount of stuff a car can amass in 4 and a half years), I felt an extreme tinge of sadness. After all, she was where I mastered the art of being confident on the road, perfected my skills of changing gears, and she took me around wherever I wanted to go, except for places that I didn't know how to go to. As I was carrying the stuff into my house, I could feel my heart break. You know, as it sinks lower and lower that you can't differentiate it from your stomach. It was the worst feeling, ever. Although I know for a fact that I tend to get very attached to inanimate objects, I never anticipated feeling this way. Ever.

Nevertheless, the deed was done, and for reasons I cannot explain, I chose to remain sad for the rest of the night over having to let Chiquita go (after all, there's nothing I could possibly do with 2 cars as there's only one me) instead of being excited about the new ride. I think I felt the worst when I took her picture- for posterity.

PS: I'm feeling totally fine today, only had a brief moment of sadness when I sat in her, gave the seat a pat and removed a few strands of stray hair (probably caused by me brushing my hair at the traffic light so that i'd at least look slightly human when I reach work) making her empty of all evidence that I was once the owner and thanked her for being nice to me all these years. Just figured that I needed to share this...

21 comments:

  1. Awww...no worries....the new one will bring better memories...:D

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  2. Oh i always have such 'attachment' problems too...which is why i never throw away ANYTHING!

    I name all my stuff...laptop, ipod, car, there was once this great pen.....etc etc....then get all attached and have such a hard time saying goodbye. I tell you these inanimate objects are soon goin to take over the world!

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  3. Aw, this is so touching. I know how this feels. You're so cute :)

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  4. A very nice article :)

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  5. yeah, i know that feeling well...

    chin up, new roads ahead :)

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  6. Usha: I sure do hope so! :)

    sabrina: Yeah, tell me about it... I have a lot of old stuff as well, including dried flowers (they may have had life once, but I don't care)

    Orhan: I'm sure you do... (still remember your box of stuff) Aww... thanks?

    Jai: Thank you :)

    laughingwolf: Nice to know that.. yeah, new roads ahead, no doubt!

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  7. I'm like this to.... every time I crunch the gears or feck up the clutch I apologise to the car. Or when the car groans because I'm in the wrong gear I pat the dashboard and say 'I know, I know'. We humans are odd creatures.

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  8. It's Friday now and I'm reading your Thursday post about Wednesday ... does any of that make sense? LOL!

    I'm sure you'll have a brand new set of memories to build with your brand new as yet unnamed ride :D

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  9. You'll always have the memories.

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  10. Aunty: We probably spend too much time with our inanimate objects that we treat them like we would treat our friends.

    Nick: Well, I'm replying to the comment you left on Friday about something that happened on Wednesday but posted on Thursday on a Saturday ;) Yes, I'm sure that will be the case... to infinity and beyond

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  11. We need to move on so does all our posessions as well ...:(


    MsUniCorn Girl

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  12. So thats a smart way of saying NEW CAR!!! Congrats :)

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  13. MsUnicorn Girl: Yes, that I agree... but there is no harm remembering them :)

    Rakesh: LOL. Thank you :)

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  14. I am such a a hoarder, I keep things from a different lifetime ...

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  15. Well this has happened to me when ridding myself of my old car. Can't wait to get the new one, then as I clear out the old one suffer a twinge of regret or sadness. It goes away of course but it's like giving up a part of you.

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  16. I came to your blog just when I was surfing on this topic. I am happy that I found your blog and information I wanted.

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  17. Tazeen: LOL... There's enough space, right?

    Ricardo: How so very true...

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  18. Thats okay, I'll just wait another four days for a post ;)

    Whatever.

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  19. Aw, I was thinking in the next two days, perhaps...

    PS: I'm having a bad case of 'blogger's block'. There are about 3 lousy posts in my drafts the last few days :(

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  20. I figured as much. No pressure. Was just making sure you're okay, is all :)

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