Random nothings that we all do..
From whenever my memory permits me to remember,I have always counted most of my steps as I walked, be it anywhere, on the street, at home, school, boring malls, any damn place. I always thought I was the sole practicioner of this “ritual” of sorts, untill I met my buddy Alex. =D I still remember the time when we were walking home late one night, and we were in front of Bur Juman. I happened to glance sideways, when I noticed him looking down as he walked, with an expression of stern concentration on his face. I asked him what the hell he was doing, when he flushed, and admitted that he was counting his steps. I was knocked off my throne immediately. Hitherto, I was the undisputed King of counting footsteps, and now, I have an adversary at my hands. I sought refuge in the fact that someone else did the same thing I did, I could safely escape the “wierd” category now.
[facebook]“I’m counting my footsteps man..” – Alex.
“No waay!!! You too???” – Me.
“Huh, you do that too? I thought I was the only idiot who did something so mundane, and stupid” – Alex
“Hahahahahahhahaha, I thought the same thing… guess we’re the only idiots who do this then” – Me.
At this point, we laughed like crazy, making a few elite Bur Juman shoppers turn around. I decided to take this revelation to another level. I had to choose my steps carefully, I was encroaching upon unchartered territory, and ran the risk of sounding extremely wierd.
“Umm Alex?” – Me.
“Yknow how tiled floors and pavements have…..well, tiles on them?” – Me
“Ummm yeeeeaaaah……” – Alex
“So the thing is,.. I keep walking within the tiles, y’know and I avoid the joints between two tiles at all costs. sometimes, Ieven walk in patterns…” – Me
Alex looked at me with an expression of pure disbelief on his face. Oh boy, I thought, I’ve crossed the line with my revelation!
“ME TOO MAN!!!!” – Alex
We burst into laughter again.