Monday, December 03, 2007

Those little yellow sticky notes..

One can't but wonder the significance of those yellow sticky notes these days that you tend to stick in your cubicles, at home, in your kitchen..

The moment you have written down every single thing nagging you into those 2" X 2" bit of paper you feel a sense of relief flooding in, something akin to the feeling you get after 2 hours of pouring out all your worries over the phone with your patient-best-friend listening to you on the other end! Man, its like as though you have a constraint on the amount of things you can store in your head,say certain megabytes,and you want to make sure they are used only to store the most nitty-gritty things of life!

Now, that is the feeling when you have "instantiated a yellow sticky". The next time you see those tiny things trying their best to stick and stay on where they were pinned , you only let out a loud exclamation..followed by a slap on your forehead , followed by a "Ohh $%#@ I forgot!!!"

Soon enough,as days pass by, the yellow notes tend to curl up on their edges as though they are tired of reminding you again and again and are recoiling back accepting their defeat. True, the poor little notes rarely demand your attention on time...most of the time we take note only to tell yourself how we had wanted to get it done today and we forgot!

But still they adorn your walls like those inspirational wallpapers, hoping somebpdy would take a look at them once in a while. I have seen these notes stuck to computer monitors that they are always in sight! But after days of presence, I guess your eyes get used to seeing something yellow out of the corners!

Now coming to the variety of things that get jotted down to be reminded... few people use it for groceries, few others use it for their imporant appointments,tasks at office and a lot other personal to-dos. Now coming to the point where I divulge the source of inpiration for this blog post -> PJ's apartment. A hard-core-yellow-sticky-notes-fan he doesn't do a thing unless its written down in one of those numerous stickies! And me being the curious cat I have always been ,I make it a point to see whats updated in them... and here is what I found one day..without thinking twice I caught it with my mobile cam... :-)) (He is going to skin me alive for this!!!)


Rat said...

when the 'skinning' happens, pls inform me.. jeevanode nirthi porikkunnathu kaanaan nalla chelaayirikkum :D
Well, for an interesting info, ( i found this not interesting, but outrageously hillarious), your hubby had this fancy mobile in his hand, a year back, which had a reminder set for the date Jan21, 2006. It read "My wedding" :-$

soorya said...

ohh..thanks for the info...he married on jan 21st 2006? A year later, same day in 2007 he married me too :-S Bigamy?!!???

Vimal Gasper said...

I truely loved the writing style... Hillarious and sadly true... I keep a reminder for almost everything. Its like I'm afraid of missing it.

Rat said...

date of the year is the spelling mistake in. Qshamisi :-$
enthaa ee pai-gami ?

Anju said...

interesting write up..:-)) This reminds me of the cute sticky having grocery list, pasted on our fridge,for past one month.. We forgot to carry it with us to shop, though we religiously wrote the list..;-)

Sandeep said...

throw away ur sticky notes.. its a thing of the past..

welcome to the world of smartphones..

soorya said...

@ Rat : Kshamichu :-)

@ Vimal Gasper : reminders have not replaced these notes entirely..I guess people use both these days..

@ Anju : true ..this pic was one like that :-))

@ Sandeep : Smartfones consume electricty,needs to be charged often whereas stickies need none and still stays there reminding you like how ur mom does!! lolz..