Wednesday, December 06, 2006

electric hair brush

Those who have been reading for some time, know the kind of shocks I give to people and get from people. And today, I felt like yelling, "I have the power!" after leaving someone stunned and white faced.

Was jogging away happily on the treadmill, when the instructor comes up from nowhere and tries to flick back a strand of loose hair from my forehead. I know he has no business to do that. And he got the best lesson of his life, when he sprang back and I too felt a sharp bit of electricity pass through the forehead, and heard a 'bzzzz'.

He looked at me, eyes rounder and bigger than I have ever seen, mouth half open. I laughed evilly.

"Got a shock, huh?"

"Ya, man!! Something like current!"

"That was my hair! Here, try touching my arm?" I offered my left arm menacingly.

He didn't even move. Just stared at me.

"It's called static electricity." I offered with sympathy. I should know. "Happens sometimes. Chill."

"It's never happened with ME! Why then??"

"Just picks on certain people on certain days."

And then the rest of the session passed with me getting just instructions, never a push, lift or a helping hand.


Anonymous Gaizabonts said...

pleasant shock, this one :)

7:38 pm  
Blogger upsilamba said...


wish I had the power too. matter of fact, wish all women had that power too! very handy at times.

9:16 pm  
Blogger San said...


woo this girl has some spark about her.

Nice blog by the way.

2:51 am  
Blogger Tulan said...

nice going anumita. I think you have some super powers due to genetic mutation and can control electricity. hehehe glad u r back

4:00 am  
Anonymous Stone said...


6:49 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is a phenomenon which occurs in a very small percentage of people. but i must warn you, it makes you susceptible to electric shocks yourself, burns and even lightning strikes.

9:08 am  
Blogger asuph said...


and anyone who is worrying why they don't have the power, try wearing wollens, and make sure your socks are synthetic. and that that your shoes are a little big for your feet. that way there is constant generation of power ;-). ask me!

i was just googling yesterday if anyone has died at the workplace due to static shocks. looks like i'm going to be the first...


11:21 am  
Blogger sanguine said...

hee hee .. serves him right ..

n glad to have you back .

1:22 pm  
Blogger shub said...

yikes the cheek!
yup, he got what he deserved :D
Now if only all of us had the same power to keep annoying people at bay!

4:03 pm  
Blogger Swathi said...

this is the fourth time i am trying to leave a comment (blame blogger!!)

6:34 pm  
Blogger Pratish Menon said...

LOL!!! This is shocking news!

;-) Bearded giant keeps getting shocks from me btw.

9:41 pm  
Blogger Sangita said...

Ur instructor must still be in heavy shock rofl..I am still imagining the scene

10:43 pm  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

So you're all charged up, eh? Who's next? :D

8:23 am  
Blogger {illyria} said...

i felt it all the way here. :)

11:09 am  
Blogger Priyanka Mahanta said...

Served him just right...hee,hee! I get those static electricity short-circuits quite often myself. So many of my colleagues have got mild shocks from me a couple of times. Its quite funny. But I feel the impact could have been nicer if we got to see those small lightening-like streaks coming out of our parts when these shocks take

4:24 pm  
Anonymous sherriff said...

ur instructor is a "darpok"...u willingly gave ur hand and he didnt take

4:28 pm  
Blogger anumita said...

gaizabonts: Hardly but it helped to serve the purpose :)

upsilamba: I know and I wish we could unleash it whenever and on whoever we wanted to.

san: Thank you so much :)

tulan: Agree with whatever you are saying though not sure what it means.

stone: :)

anon: And I must tell you, I am extremely susceptible to all that you mention and more.

asuph: You can be the first if you beat me to it!

sanguine: Let this not put you off, from joining me :)

shub: Yes, he got it good and hope he remembers it.

swathi: Blamed blogger. Okay now tell me, where were you all this while? Why no blog, no news, no hear?

pratish: Hehehe! I know, he was cursing in my room. I pushed him my chair for added effect :)

sangita: He must be. You should have seen his face. It was a sight to die for!

sudipta: Wanna touch my arm?

illyria: Hey, how you doing? I miss the northern way sorely...

priyanka: Actually that's a great idea! I would then suffer it just for the effect.

sherriff: He's a darpok. YOU want my hand?

11:20 am  
Blogger Kapil said...

Reminds me that winter is back and I better start getting careful of passing around this shock!

4:07 pm  
Anonymous Gaizabonts said...

er...I was actually referring to your 'return' :)

5:40 pm  
Blogger venkat said...

I am just delighted to see you blogging are very modest about your creativity and writing skills.

5:48 am  
Anonymous Melody said...


Note to self: Do not flick Anu's hair.

Ok, am done here.

6:35 pm  
Blogger Tulan said...

obviously that comments was meant to be funny but it was more ofa guys thing.

well u know X- men comic book stuff where all the heroes have some super powers due genetic mutation where the genes were mutated due to imbalance of particular stuff(which i dont know) and that reacted differently than it should and gave them some powers and in the comic or the series one of the guys has the power to control electricity.

that is why super power to you.

just being sarcastic i guess. watch too much of these super heroes thing i think.

3:37 am  
Blogger AmitL said...

LOL..Anumita..yes,that happens...static electricity acts at the most unusual of times.:)I guess your instructor will be too 'shocked' to even raise his voice,let alone his hand in front of you for a few years.:)

10:01 am  
Anonymous sherriff said...

oh yeah if comes without menancing

4:37 pm  
Blogger Ajeya said...

haha.. that'll teach him to play with your hair!

10:33 am  
Blogger sinusoidally said...

You are magnetic!

3:00 am  
Blogger GratisGab said...

LOL! Timely intervention :)

2:37 am  
Blogger Suresh S said...

Just electrostatics:) Well u have taught a gud lesson for the poor chap!!!

10:51 pm  
Blogger Vikas ( Vicky) said...

wat to say after reading that.
No offence......
but it was sick.....

4:35 pm  
Blogger Gautam Ghosh said...

serves the chap right !

How are you doing? What plans for the holidays?

9:15 pm  
Blogger Pratik Pandey said...

zor ka jhatka, dheere se laga :-)

8:40 pm  
Anonymous Pallavi said...

Wishing you a very happy new yea

10:51 pm  
Blogger Mellowdrama said...

Hehe...I did taekwondo for 3 yrs and well, for about a few months we had this horribly shy instructor who would refuse to touch a girl. Considering my previous instructor used to stomp on my kneecaps when I did the split, I had no reason to complain:)Have a super 2007

10:31 am  
Anonymous bluespriite said...

Am glad u plan to post often.. wish u a very happy new year and hopefully see ya more often. :) my boss got a rude shock once.. adn tho entirely unintentional am glad it happened.. he keeps to himself. :)

11:14 am  
Blogger Abhishek said...

havent posted in here for long....
now that i am here....cant think of what to comment...
anyways....have a great year ahead.

3:47 pm  
Blogger ankurindia said...

aha thats nice to know you are safe even after shock

12:41 pm  
Blogger Aditi said...

Plese post more often! Its joy to read your entries:)

11:52 am  
Blogger ankurindia said...


9:48 pm  
Blogger Indranil said...

What is coming next? A Van de Graff generator?

11:20 pm  
Blogger Vaibhav said...

Good on u Anumita.
Way to go on ....

7:15 pm  
Blogger Noojes said...

Sigh its been a while but I finally caught up and boy was it fun


7:05 pm  
Blogger upsilamba said...

where are you? hope you are not running arnd "shocking" people.

*as long as I dont hear abt an anony "Shocker woman in Mumbai" in the news....*

9:05 pm  
Blogger love life said...

its been ages since you blogged!!

8:20 am  
Blogger Sangita said...

Seems like u really taking a break at last..all the best..guess that way when u comback u might hold it longer..So will see u then :-)

11:11 pm  
Blogger Sachin said...

Anumita, great post yet again!!! Good to see you back in action. Just so you know....yours was the first blog I ever read....and your blog was the inspiration for me to start one too.. :)

Sigh....wish I had the static electricity going as well...would serve me well in my travels (read travails) in the local trains.

5:04 pm  
Anonymous jeet said...

hilarious blog...


1:36 am  
Anonymous Gangadhar said...

Hey Anu,
how's ya? looong time..

12:56 pm  
Blogger Varsha said...

heh heh usko shock baitha...he deserved it...didn't he "shock" you too!

7:00 pm  

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