Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Madness

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

He’s back! The guy using a calculator for a mobile phone is back! (For those who are not familiar with the guy, click here.) I saw him on my way home for lunch today. With his hair a bit longer and now wearing a new set of clothes, he generally looks the same. I felt so glad when I saw him that the puddles I had to traipse over, the sudden gusts of wind messing my hair, cars spattering water all over my bare legs, the gloomy sky threatening rain anytime – did not matter at all.

Is it just a coincidence that I stayed up late last night to find out the story of the “madwoman in the attic”--Bertha Rochester in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre—as hauntingly narrated in Jean Rhys’ Wide Sargasso Sea?

Is it also a coincidence that the guy who sat beside me during the seminar I attended last week is now sending me daily complimentary copies of the broadsheet BusinessWorld? (Not flowers! At least, something different this time.)

These unexpected gems of madness, they make our lives more interesting, don’t you think?

9 comments:

witsandnuts said...

Daily complimentary of copies of BW is definitely better. =) Take care!

Amelia said...

Hi Angeli! do you go home to have lunch?

madness, as you wittily narrated it. can't help to laugh on the calculator-phone man ;)

Angeli said...

wits, less romantic but more useful. hahah

yes, amelia. i go home for lunch everyday. the condo where i live is a five-minute walk away from our building.

Kayni said...

i bet that guy can make a lot of calls without being charged a penny...lol.

unstranger said...

Always.

mordsith said...

something unusual, this madness, makes life colorful. :)

Anonymous said...

he is an outlier in the statistical distribution of the sane, like me. :)

can you ask him where to get that calculator? maybe if i have that gadget scotty can finally beam me up. :)

jacqueline said...

oh no! then i should not go to Cherry alone... that incident where a crazy man tried to hit my butt gave me some kind of phobia...

but i have seen that calculator-phone guy once, he seemed harmless though. :)

Angeli said...

he doesn't belong in the middle of the bell curve but he is harmless.

but i think he just came for a brief visit. i saw him only once. so, alas, i wasn't able to ask him where he got that nice phone of his.

:)

 
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