Saturday, December 1, 2012

Random has a baby


I am riveted to news of Will and Kate’s baby (married) and Rob and Kirsten’s baby (not married). The parents-to-be are not married, not the baby! Well, the baby too is not married, and not yet born actually. Or may never be. It’s just a maybe. A maybe of product of a maybe couple I’ll never meet. But it’s delicious news anyway!

‘Neha and Karthik split!’ shouts the newspaper headline, and I make a bee-line once more to dig out each juicy detail. Including who they are. I haven’t got a clue, but there’s something about gossip hard-wired into the female brain.

And the newspaper supplement thrives on our need to know. Hey, a need to know is supposed to be a great thing. Columbus needed to know what was on the other side of the ocean. Newton needed to know why the apple bonked his head. I need to know why Arbit is having a nose job! I don’t need to know so much who Arbit is, unless she’s having Random’s baby.

Of course, if we women love gossip about random strangers in another corner of the world, how much more would we drool over those we know! Who’s having a baby? Who’s running off with whom? Tell me, and I won’t tell a soul, I promise.

When I slogged in advertising over how to get my brand noticed by everybody, I should really have called a girlfriend somewhere late at night, ‘Hey, let me tell you something no one knows!’ And by break of dawn, Random, Arbit, Will and Kate and their maybe baby would have known about my brand!

21 comments:

  1. Welcome back, Jandy! I am looking forward to this month- A post a day? Such fun! Random... LOL!

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  2. Welcome back!!! oh I love the idea of randomness ;-)

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  3. Yesss... a month of jandy humour... thank you darling for brightening the dark English Decembrrrrrr days. Waiting eagerly for tomorrow.

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    1. ah, one's coming up only for you, futsi, since we have so much material between us.....

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  4. Yesss... a month of jandy humour... thank you darling for brightening the dark English Decembrrrrrr days. Waiting eagerly for tomorrow.

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  5. LOL. Love the "a need to know is supposed to be a great thing". Of course it is, I would love to know things about arbit and random and my known ones too ;)

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    1. Thanks Simran. Tried to comment on your blog last night, but it kept asking me to sign in. Is there an easier way?

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  6. Oh the arbit raga. Loved it :) And yes I am proud gossip monger too. Good Luck with the marathon.

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    1. Thanks Pallavi. Wish you the best too - see you more at the marathon!

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  7. Jane dear,
    He he he....aren't we all victims of that insatiable desire "to know". I'd like to look at this as a virtue,dear.It's what makes life INTERESTING!!BTW,I have LOTS to tell you....Let's meet up soon!!
    Love,
    Leela

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  8. Jane darling....
    It's that insatiable desire of 'TO KNOW" that makes life so very INTERSTING!!!BTW,I have LOTS to tell you...When can we meet???
    Love,
    Leela

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    1. leela, tell telll tell - and i promise i won't tell a soul ;)

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  9. Hahaha..like I say give us today our 'dailymail'..how would the earth ever spin around itself without it's daily dose of celeb goss ;)

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    1. i love the name 'typewritermom' :) coming to visit!

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  10. Will log in every morning and you better be there :) need the blog for my day to start with a smile :P

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  11. hehe... too good.. random! gossip abt random oh yeah!

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    1. thanks for starting the blogathon

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