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Whatever's cool with me...

Monday, December 22, 2008

When life grabs you by the......



I was sending some garments to the usual laundry guy the other day on a lazy Saturday afternoon. Stopped by at his kiosk for a while to have a casual chat as usual. For my story-telling sake, let us call him Izzy (real name to be witheld here for privacy sake!). Upon writing the receipt for the laundry, Izzy immediately told me casually that he'll be expecting a busy time over the long X-mas holiday break. I preceded to ask him what on earth could possibly be occupying his time over the holidays. What he described next proved to be too shocking for me to comprehend on that fine, lazy and sleepy afternoon.
"My son got his p**** stuck in between his zippers-lah! That's what he gets for being too hasty to go out to play with his friends! After that he had to be circumcised straight away! Now through the holidays I have to organise a prayer/recital session for him!"
Okayyyyy.......that was very direct, very informative yet proved to be too much for my sleepy head. It got me thinking immediately in a flash really. It's a situation where you're forced to take that decision or else your life might be at stake....well, not always involving a life-and-death situation but you get the point! One thing will eventually lead to another, even if you're not ready for it.

Reminds me of a comedy i once watched.....Tomcats (2001). This film is HIGHLY recommended for laughs! There was a scene where one of the main character, Kyle (played by actor Kurt Busey) had to go for an operation to remove one of his "nuts"; diagnosed as being cancerous. Kyle is portrayed as a playboy who is deemed as a serial-womaniser, hence couldn't stay faithful to any one partner at any one time. But when he had to go for the operation and loses one of his man-ly body parts in the process, he decided to come clean and marry the next suitable woman that comes in his life. Seemed that the whole "life-threatening" incident made Kyle re-thinked his life over.....and the nut-removing operation acted as a catalyst for him to start finding his life partner. In the hospital scene where Kyle was talking to Michael (the lead actor played by Jerry O'Connell)....he can be heard clearly uttering those famous (and freaking hillarious!) phrase...."When life grabs you by the b***s......."
So, in a way, the incident that happened to Izzy's son is a metaphor of the para-phrase "When life grabs you by the b***s...." (no PUN intended, honestly!)....as it teaches us of how certain turn of events will force you to take that next step in life, irregardless of us being ready for it or not. Never expected i could learn lessons in life by visiting the laundry kiosk and by watching a comedy........

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childlike84 said...

ahhahahaa story. by the way, i had the vcd Tomcats! miaowwww! hahaha..i like the part where "You don't mess up with nerds..Respect margin n lines! aahhaah"