Wednesday, May 5, 2010
The story of the acronyms and the toilet destruction
Acronyms as we know it, are short form for some really big names. They save a lot of time, and usually help in inducing confusion, with no major harm done.
Good acronyms are good, they serve their job well, because the creator created them in a simple, and a memorable fashion. On the other hand, their are acronyms that came directly from Hell. For every blooming flower (BASIC: Beginner’s All-Purpose Symbolic Instruction Code), there is a demon, usually in a scary form (USA PATRIOT: Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism)
Back at home, I met a lot of acronyms in the daily talk too. There was AIEEE (All India Engineering Entrance Exam) which was one hell of a beast, then there was MGS (Mallinsion Girls School ) and PCS (Presentation Convent) which held the key to suvival (for many of my pervert friends).
My first major deal with acronyms took place when I decided to name this blog as "Times Of Kashmir". Big as it looks, putting the title of the blog was a headache. A headache that I decided to cure with Crocin (Paracetamol). Unfortunately it was night, I just popped in whatever I could find in the medicine closet. The next day I woke up, took a pen and wrote on my diary:
◘ Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.
I put the pen down, and walked slowly towards the bathroom, upsetting my moms carpets as I walked.
Back to the discussion about acronyms. In Kashmir, we have PWD, which unfortunately stands for Public Works Department, and is responsible for all the tap water that never makes it to our houses. Even if a mighty warrior of water, does manage to make it to the end, does manage to survive those long hours of pipe wrestling, but it is already on its death bed. The warrior thinks it is independence, to finally come out of the miles long plumbing system, but it chose a wrong time to be free, because (if you remember properly), I just went to the bathroom after that pill popping exercise.
Alex Smart said: "I think the American Symphony Orchestra League must be very careful in training its receptionists. You can’t have them saying, “Good morning, ASOL.”"