Michael Schumacher, Montoya, Barrichello…
Do these names sound familiar to you?
A question asked by one of my college mates to me. I answered in the negative and he gave a why-do-you-live-on-this-world look. I never knew that following Formula one (F1) racing was mandatory to live. Next sunday, I somehow managed to sit in front of TV and watch F1 racing for a few hours just to prove that I also own a piece of life. All that I could decipher was the Vroom Vroom sound and people with advanced computer screens watching drivers making wild turns in the wildest tracks (as my collegemate called it). There was a commentator who was shouting like hell and I could hear only Schumacher, Barichello again and again. An hour passed by and then I realised that this was not my cup of tea and switched gears to a local channel.
A few months passed by and then came the FIFA football world cup. My dear life gauger college mate started his campaign on football and how Brazil was his favorite team et al. I initially thought this guy was too good at sports but reliable sources in our CBI(College Bureau of Investigation) revealed that he did it all just to grab attention of girls and guys just to show off.
One day, we had our turn and we made most of the life gauger in our own way. After which, he never said anything in front of us again. Those bits are censored for public read.
Everyone wants a bit of publicity or rather the hunger for recognition whch makes us to go an extra mile and get it. But I strongly feel that faking it will not help on a longer run. It is applicable for any particular profession or any situation in life.
For instance, I have seen numerous people faking English accents when others can easliy figure it out. Once a group of friends went to a hotel and there was a good-looking waitress. One of my friends asked her where the Bar was and she answered in a very strange accent which made us all burst out into laughter.
My Friend : Can you let us know where is the bar?
The Waitress : Bear ! The bear is in the 7th floor.
Recently, I saw a couple of guys in local Train and here is how their introduction went. They had pins on most part of their forehead and one of the guy wore a Rapper kinda costume.
Guy A : Sup? (I think he was trying to ask What’s up).
Guy B : Naa Much.. (Not Much).
Why am I writing about this suddenly? I was watching faking it, a series in Discovery Travel and Living channel which brought back some memories.
Haven’t you ever watched Faking it or travel and living?
I don’t know why & how-you-live-in-this-world….