Friday, January 30, 2009

Nuff vibes

Long ago, I was staying at a hostel in Austria. I was pretty surprised that girls and boys, perfect strangers to each other, were sharing dorms. There were two Hungarian girls and an Algerian guy staying in my dorm. We had all become very friendly by the end of the first day. By the time we downed our nightcaps and returned, it was like we had know each other for a very long time. I knew that I'd go back and tell folks about how well I had hit it off with the first foreigners that had crossed my path. Especially the girls! I was still young enough to care about trophies like that. I slept like a rock that night and woke up feeling extremely refreshed. Continuing at the level of cordiality that I thought we had established in the room, I wished everyone a very good morning. I was greeted with grunts. The girls looked puffy-eyed and I asked why. The Algerian said "You snored all night like a pig".

That's when I realized that what I had thought was an urban legend propagated by a suspiciously large number of people in my family, may actually be true. I was a snorer! On a later trip, a separate set of strangers told me that I sound like a two-stroke engine. Yesterday, I stayed over at a friend's place and when I woke up one of the witnesses said I groan like a dinosaur in labour. I was still in denial. Let me now tell you why mobile phones are such pesky little contraptions, these folks had recorded my snores on two separate cell phones. It's not fun to confront evidence like that. Apart from the technical problem that dinosaurs were reptiles which laid eggs (I'm guessing without much groaning), I have to concede that the analogy is fairly accurate.
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