It is rather hard to come up with a word associated with Z other than Zebra Crossing and Zumba Dancing.
Zebra crossings are hard to find in my city simply because they have faded into the asphalt. The last few months have seen almost all the roads of Bombay dug up – either simultaneously or sequentially. The standard excuse is that road repair work can only be done when it doesn’t rain so when the monsoons stop, the road work begins. This year has been particularly bad as our Municipality has decided to make sure that the road work is properly done. Naturally this means more time but if we are going to have pot hole free roads this monsoon, the torture would definitely be worth it. However, once the roads are repaired, I do hope the ZEBRA Crossings come back because even though the drivers love speeding up as soon as they see an old lady step onto the crossing, at least the old lady has a reasonable chance of crossing the road!
Zumba Dancing is the latest craze to hit the ladies of the club who are perennially seeking ways to lose weight. I myself haven’t attended any but if our Yoga classes are anything to go by, I am better off just walking up and down the hills near my house rather than having one more class to attend and the stress that goes with it.
Yesterday I was going down the lift, thinking up what I could associate with Z when the door opened on the 20th floor to let in a pimply faced Pizza delivery boy who happily stared into the mirror, ruffled his hair and looked himself up and down when he finally discovered a ripe, ZIT that was hard to resist. ‘Squeeze Me! Squeeze Me!’ it seemed to shout at him and that is precisely what he did. With the expertise of a professional Zit squeezer, he gently pressed the ZIT between the two index fingers of each hand and voila – the white goo splattered onto the mirror and the boy gave a smile of satisfaction. Thank you Delivery Boy for the inspiration for Z.
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A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!
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