It is NOT obvious! (for obvious reasons)

Dumping the junk out of my head in the white space here. Sharing with you a conversation:

A: Hi. Whats up?

B: Nothing. Just hanging around with friends.

A: Oh. ๐Ÿ™‚ Whats new?

B: We tried Hookah at a new lounge. It’s a nice hang-out place.

A: *raising eyebrows* 8)Are you serious? Isn’t hookah harmful? Wait, are you even 18?
[That was a stupid question. Hookah must be having a no-age-bar tag, but I would never bother to figure that out]

B: Why would I be kidding? Why are you looking all surprised?
[B makes it sound as obvious as it can get]

A: ๐Ÿ˜• *looks away* [change of topic]
Some another day. Another Scene.

C: Hello A, How are you? Long time no see.

A: Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ I am doing good. You say, whats up?

C: Nothing much, yesterday we went to a friend’s birthday party.

A: Wow. ๐Ÿ™‚

C: It was so fun. Party went on till midnight. We had to practically drag 2 of the guys and 1 girl to the car.

A: Drag? What? …Why?

C: They had too many hard drinks. Thank god I know when I booze off.
[Note that C is a girl.]

A: *head almost spinning* ๐Ÿ˜ก What are you saying C? Is this some kind of a joke?

C: *smirk* Do I sound like I am joking? Come on! Don’t give me a look as if you are hearing this for the first time. Everyone does it. How could I be the only one left out?

A: But C… *finding no proper words*

It’s insane how things, that could very well be considered a ‘taboo’, are becoming so common. People (read teenagers and ex-teenagers) find it so obvious to discuss about girlfriends/boyfriends and hookahs and using the f-word. Engineering students drinking vodka (just because they are now in college) is as common as using Google. It’s as if they are way too mature for their age or my mind has stopped accepting things some time back.

Whats worse is when they explain it you (sometimes defending themselves) by giving you that ‘Isn’t it obvious’ look.

But you just don’t get it, God damn it! It is NOT obvious!


21 thoughts on “It is NOT obvious! (for obvious reasons)

  1. You are right Ankita.Sometimes my friends give me a “YOU ARE IDIOT” look they think that those who are non addicts are not keeping pace with so called ‘modern ages’.What they are actually forgetting is that they are actually harming themselves.Sorry to say but that’s the truth…
    Nice article though ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. hmmmm yeah weird what people get fUN out of .. for me fun was to hang out with friends and go for a ride go uphill or play cricket , watch a movie or something

    i guesss the reasons and WAYS of fun have indeed changed a lot tt

  3. Peer pressure as some one pointed out is absolutely correct.

    I would literally ask my friends to drive carefully (atleast ) after drinking!

    Since anything can be fun but an accident cannot.

    Its not obvious..

  4. Chill out has a new definition. If you studying in Mumbai, you wouldn’t have written this post.

    Anyway I better not be writing any more ๐Ÿ˜›

  5. Sometimes seeing all this makes it seem that there is no hope left for the teenagers.

    Like a thought goes – “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”

  6. Yeah ankita, even I have had this feeling at numerous instances. Having fun just to be part of a group and stupidly following their ways shows how stupid people are nowadays. They proudly claim that they ‘drink’ upload their horrible pics on FB as if they are movie stars and need constant publicity. The world is indeed getting dumber by the day.

  7. @Ishan: Thanks. I am happy that you agree.
    @TravelingMad: It’s all peer pressure. People are getting drowned towards the whirlpool of stupidity.
    @Bikram Sir: The last time I checked, I felt I should have really born in another century.
    @Mayur Da: I don’t agree. I think it’s about your take on things no matter where you stay.
    @Enigma: Saving that quote in my drafts. Wonderful. ๐Ÿ™‚
    @Biggie: :-/ Demons of stupidity.
    @Shreyas: I am so glad you agree with my views. Seriously, People are getting dumber by the moment.

    I feel more than proud to have readers who support this thought, feels good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. @ankita
    “Engineering students drinking vodka (just because they are now in college)”…
    drinking beer or vodka just ‘cos they are in college is a very wrong excuse. But I haven’t known a drinker who claims to be saying that.

    I feel it’s more ‘cos of the peer pressure and once one gets into college, they supposedly become adults all of a sudden and want to try things they couldn’t do earlier.

    But is it really fair and justified to call them stupid ?
    Whats wrong if someone drinks something that u don’t ? Just ‘cos you are not doing that bit, you cant call them stupid and accuse them for doing something wrong!

    as long as they drink/smoke and do not disturb others, its fine. and everyone who drinks doesn’t go and puke or create unwanted ruckus.
    its their life, let them enjoy the way they want!

    @engima and others who mirror the same opinion
    same goes for u ppl.


  9. @rishabh: I have just one thing to say,

    You can never defend a wrong thing.
    It’s not about my lot versus their lot.
    It’s about what is better and what is right.

  10. well… no offence meant, I respect your opinion Ankita. I just wanted to put forth my own opinion that one shouldn’t brand others based on ones own likes and dislikes. To me, there’s nothing ‘wrong’ in drinking or smoking as long as it does not disturb others. Whether they drink pepsi or beer, it doesn’t matter to me. It’s their life and they have the freedom to decide what is wrong and what is good for themselves.

    Good and bad are relative terms and can have varied meaning depending on the person’s mentality. What’s good for me could be bad for u right ?

    “@rishabh: I have just one thing to say”
    u said 3 ๐Ÿ˜›

    P.S. : am a teetotaller and a non smoker too

  11. Vry good post yaar.The whole point of people making it sound ‘obvious’ is really saddening..I think anything ‘wrong’ should treated that way only,it doesnt deserve anything else or for that matter anything more..what starts as a mere show-off attitude soon develops into habit, then character..and moreover,its like a one-way street,there’s no way back..and even if the person doesnt create any ruckus,he’s just slow poisoning himself to death in long run,and we can’t in any way,justify this behaviour under the tag of ‘freedom’,letting him know that we are ok with it,inturn guaranting the fact, that he has nothing to worry about or for that matter even ‘THINK’ ABOUT ABSTAINING FROM IT..

  12. I think the debate is going fine. .. . keep it on.

    You must be facing a “How ugly. . . old age mentallity . . !” comments from some people for such attitude…

    Anyway, you have expressed a good thought in light words.

  13. @Ameya San: Thanks for visiting my blog.
    It’s true…what you said. I always think was I supposed to be born in the 18th century? ๐Ÿ˜›

  14. @Ankita: I think it is not a solution to be born in some another century. We must have that much power in our hands so as to say no to bad things. Because if their is utter darkness your efforts will be really appreciated.
    See for Baba Amte. He did what no one could imagine in a time when there was utter disregard for a leper in society. He did’t thought that he should have born in modern 21st century! but he fought on very hard.
    My advice is that I am not asking you to do ‘social service’ but yes you should not think to take birth in ‘convenient times’.
    Always keep your views fiercely. ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. I guess its ok for people to be like that, everyone is different and somehow they complete the whole social balance/ arrangement…

    And times are changing fast, for us even smoking was a BIG deal in college, now its all cool (even back it was, but for a small minority).

    Best is to accept them all and enjoy their company ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. @Siddharth: Well, I can’t enjoy their company, but I am slowly learning to not get bothered by all this.
    And yeah, welcome to the blog!

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