Monday, October 13, 2008

A Fishy story!

The Latest edition of my mindless philosophy! There may be some sense in it. I am sure someone out there will relate.

So here it goes... There is a little bit of a *fish* in everyone of us. Think of the countless times you wanted to sleep with your eyes open. As one of my colleagues pointed out "I am not a fish"... this is just to prove my point to her. (LOL) Let me point out the endless fishy activities of a human soul.

Let me say this at the very out start that a lot of research and dedication has gone into this, and I realize that you may feel that I am absolutely jobless, (as I am googling the mating and feeding habits of a fish). But, come to think of it, it is this sheer joblessness that has driven me to this consolidated effort.

NOW, let me quote : " Omnivore fish will eat pretty much anything. They are also voracious eaters and aquarists can sometimes mistake their eating frenzy for hunger. It is a common tendency to overfeed these species, and they do tend to pile on the fat very quickly if overfed. "

Comparing this species of fishes to my fat brother, I don't really blame my mother (the pseudo Aquarist) who feeds him day and night thinking that he is hungry. He is actually not hungry, his pass time is to eat. He eats and he sleeps, he gets up and he eats again. His incentive for studying before the exam is eating (junk food to be precise), his only intention for going out with the family is to go to a family restaurant and eat his heart out. So the voracious Omnivore, is my fishy brother.

CASE I closed. ( I shudder to think, how many more such people are around)

Now quoting again: " Proper feeding practices are a matter of habit. They require some amount of patience, observation and consideration. Understanding your fish and appreciating the differences between the different species help a lot when you feed them."

So these are our diet sisters. When you look up to them in awe of their sheer awesomeness, and be blinded by their sheer control to bypass a chocolate fudge cake with almond on top; you have to realize that 'They require some amount of patience, observation and consideration'. If you want to be like these fishy petite woman in their perfect figure you have to 'appreciating the differences between the different species of fishes' and know in your heart that every morning you WILL end up cribbing about your weight and when you reach work you will end up eating fattening food in each of your gossip breaks. ;P

Now, coming to the third case: "Some aging fish may switch mating habits".. research shows "as the female fishes grow older and larger, they spend more time with asymmetrically striped males than with symmetrical males, when offered a choice."

I am sure I don't need to explain this one. We all will reach a stage we will thrive for that thrill in life. I mean who doesnt need a 'bad boy'. At the end of the day, when my perfectly 'symmetrical male' is watching tv at home with a can of beer, I would rather go out and spend some time with a young 'asymmetrically striped male' and have some fun.

To end this mindless topic from where it started, lets go back to sleeping with the eyes wide open. I am this species. I can sleep off literally any where and every one, I do not need to close my eyes to sleep, I can doze off at the slightest trace of boredom. I am proud to have this fishy trait! And I hope to keep this up. :)


  1. lol!!!! amazing philosophy upasana! :P am impressed with the way your mind wanders :D

  2. hahaha...asymmetrically striped male?? LOL... thats the best theory of all..hehhe

    I have had a few asymmetrically striped males...but...I dont think I have reached the end of the rope.

    I mean...symmetrical males...are...lets just say not asymmetrical!!...i know you I will stop right here :D

  3. Oh fish! brilliant 'bubble-bursting' theory! I totally go by what you say!

    - Manasa :D

  4. asymmetrically striped males are so easy to find... tough is to find a no gossip asymmetrically striped female fishes who know when to disappear... its a gender biased world !! :)