Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Smack - There you go...

Though the world is propagating non-violence, which has my vote, I still believe a spank here and there can serve good. It is applicable not only to humans but also to the electronic goods used by us. Good candidate is any person talking nonsense. A good jolt would bring him back to his senses. As a kid I was brought up in a strict environment but was never spanked. We had a chemistry teacher who was known for her piercing pinches but thankfully, I was spared of it.

As any other kid, I grew up in India knowing cricket before learning my alphabets. In an era before the cable TV, radio was the only way to listen to cricket being played abroad. Many times, the frequency would be catching up some other station as well, making the commentary sound gibberish. A smack on its head and radio would promptly catch back the cricket station.

I'll never forget the innumerable times we spent waking up our Ambassador car by either pushing it from the back or just kicking the engine out of frustration. Somehow one nice sturdy bolt always works irrespective of the case in question.

The way the world is evolving, except for humans, everything else is coming up with a user manual. Many times, in fact all times, we do not patience, energy or time to go through all those 358 pages. So when disaster strikes, do what comes instantaneously in your mind. By that time, I am sure you would be so tormented that you always raise hands. I have heard people hitting the audio player to make it work, rinsing DVD with water and drying with a clean cloth to remove the scratches, spanking the washer/dryer if it gets stuck. Ninety percent of the time, things would start working normally.

Recently we had trouble recording in our video camera. It worked most of the times but would get stuck with some strange error. Replacing the battery or the tape did not do much good. When we googled for the error, the solution was to smack the camera softly but firmly. If it does not work, do it twice. Since everyone who reported the error had their camera working, we tried the solution too. Our camera is an obedient one and understood with just one spank.

12 comments:

Suma said...

hee..hee...loved reading this...brought a smile to my face first thing in the morning, considering swaraj has exams and doesn't seem to realise it...

so J, a virtual smack its going to be when you don't post often :D

ceedy said...

Hahahaha

Loved it....now please go and smack the FEDS and save the economy :P

--xh-- said...

:) yes yes - I have tried the speaking techniques on many occasions on my Cell phone, Comp and other gadgets... :)

LOL @ suma's comment abt virtual spanking...

Sumana said...

LOL that was funny and in reality many times it works. But you found that remedy on the net??

Monika said...

lol!!!! i have tried spanking on many a things and most of the times it does work :) but like sumana i am surprised that u found this solution on the net

Joy said...

Suma: Glad to make you smile. How did Swaraj's test go? Seems more like your test than his :) :) Was it you who spanked me virtually and made my hands go red? and I thought it was some invisible bug..so much that I wrote a post on that :) :)

Ceedy: I would love to do it but dread the consequences. :|

XH: Yup, never fails...

Sumana: There are many sites - Checkout this one:
http://www.greenspun.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=006n8P

Monika: Yes, once in a while spanking is good as long as someone else is on the receiving end :)

Prats said...

hehehehh....you sure are in a very smacky mood aren't u????
I remember the remote controls in our house being replaced by the dozen...just 'cos the kids decided a weeny smack would help it along...and it actually did on a number of occassions...

ugich konitari said...

Joy, it even works in elevators , or should I say , lifts.

We have the old creaky iron-grill-door type in our building, and it once stopped between floors when I was on my way home from work . After much pressing of buttons, (including the fan :-)), rattling the door, and even kind of performing a minor jump to shake it out of complacency, what finally worked, was a nice kick on the door.

Chastised, it started its upward climb....

Archana said...

LOL :-D!

Ziah said...

Hahahahahha... so true! :) Works like a charm for me:)

vishesh said...

lol :P i used to do that to my old comp...some loose connection here and there..will try to fix it by opening its side but a kick was the right of the day :P

Archana Bahuguna said...

Funny post. I agree once in a while it is a definitely good to have!

The camera thing was funny :-).