Thursday, March 01, 2007

Faster, honey, faster....

Is that what its come to now.... love, that is? the romantics are an endangered species... gone are the days of roses and chocolates and the slow romance. from what i see around, its gone faster and faster and faster until its now come down to speed dating...
no, i dont want to do a moral policing act here, wouldnt do good to sound like a prude and tarnish the otherwise hep nature of this blog...hehe.. so let me just write about it... I thought that it was merely a Valentine Day phenomenon, or in the case of the next weekend, a hangover, but apparently not.. because i have been informed of at least 3 separate events happening over this weekend and the next, and whats more, these are sponsored by brands ranging from chewing gum to fashion brands...
Since i havent been attending any, i'm guessing the agenda based on what i have seen in movies, and heard from others.. rows of guys/girls sitting in a fashion similar to their regular office cubicle existence and getting around 10-15 minutes with someone from the opposite gender before he/she moves on to the next... me thinks thats exactlywhat is needed after the pressures of a 'perform or perish' existence at work... but i guess to each their own...
You think they have the speed daters have a customised lingo of sorts? like say, "Take off your clothes" means remove your inhibitions an be open
"Don't worry, i have protection" means that the person is well settled in life, has a good bank balance and is insured etc
But like i said, to each their own, for there might be people having fun when their partner at speed dating reacts to their attempts to make an impression by looking at the watch and saying, "faster, honey, faster, if you do it well, i just might come with you !! "

until next time, that title was a fast one :)

18 comments:

Hyde said...

"Since i havent been attending any..."

I'll be surprised if you do!

sanguine said...

and thank god you arent ...
"faster, honey, faster, if you do it well, i just might come with you !! " - what ????

:)

Ricercar said...

funny to read about this hear! i was just telling someone something similar!

Anonymous said...

haha...hilarious but very very apt!! something seriously wrong with the world...

bips

Brood Mode said...

Such a scene comes in the movie- hitch, doesn't it

Cyberkitty said...

ha ha ha ...lol. i most probably will never try speed dating !

Anz said...

was watching a fast dating program, and was thinking the same thing!

Golden Words said...

Why dont few of us actually go to one of these 'events' and have an entire article on the proceedings? i cant do it alone, so if you are coming, lets go to one of this "all loser" event.
we can actually be someone fake for the few minutes, lets say, 15 tables, thats 15 different personalities.
i would be a
1. humor award winning writer.
2. Nobel price winner
3. Architect
...

Hyde said...

GW's idea is pretty interesting. The only problem is I don't know when such "events" happen. And to top it, am not in Bangalore for atleast one month. Hmm...

someonearbit said...

Hahahaha.... !!
hilarious!

now that you put it that way.. I would not mind going and chking out one of these funny shows..
goog fodder for another series of posts.

and if someone uses that last line...
I might just die laughing there.

Isha said...

rofl .. it is kinda like that aye

Isha said...

ders a book called "blink" read it if you find time

manuscrypts said...

hyde: hey, i get sponsorship proposals..its all part of the job :)

sanguine: hehe.. hey,did you see 'honeymoon travels'? your what reminded me of minisha lamba's what :)

manuscrypts said...

prero: hmm, so you've been speeding, huh? :)

bips: or with us :)

manuscrypts said...

brood mode: yup, think it does, where will smith refuses to move from his place after the time's over?

cyberkitty: hehe, but post about it if you do :)

manuscrypts said...

anz: ah :)

golden words: lol... party pooper !! :)

manuscrypts said...

hyde: next time i get to know, will inform you and gw :)

someone arbit: totally agree on the fodder bit :)

manuscrypts said...

isha: ah, insatiable cupidity has led you there too? tell all tell all ..hehe :)