Tuesday, November 3, 2009


The other day, my mobile started beeping in an unfamiliar way. I hopped off the lounge to answer it. It wasn’t a call though; it was apparently an alarm I had set. Intrigued, I checked the details of the alarm and this is exactly what it said:

“Cut nails”

Amused, puzzled (as I could swear I never set an alarm on my mobile…leave alone such a weird one), a little scared, and slightly drunk (was after a couple of vodkas), I showed it to Amit.

With a robot-face, he said “What is so confusing in this? You just picked up the wrong mobile. This is my mobile and that is my reminder.”

What kind of person sets mobile alerts for “cutting nails”!!! What’s next?
A mobile reminder for “Kiss wife”?

Who am I married to? Should I be scared?

P.S. Apparently, he had set the reminder the day before his cricket practice because longish nails tend to hurt when he is fielding. I still haven’t recovered from the shock.

Condolences, assurances and words of hope are welcome.


The Ketchup Girl said...

hahahahahahaha!!! i like amit. u are in safe hands. atleast he remembers to remember. In a few decades he might have alarms set for kiss wife, but thats good no? Way beter than the seletive amnesia that hits men usually around 40! i laughed a full 2 minutes after reading this.

Mustaf said...

That was such an alarming alarm!! While reading it, I thought may be you grew ur nails long and he was not liking this and could not say u on face, so took this alternative innovative way around. Never thought a man would set alarm for cutting nails, but the reasons given are justified. And I am buying the idea, thanks for sharing :)

Does he ask for loyalty :D?

Scribbler :) said...

@KG - I don't think that's gonna happen. After a decade or two, it's only going to get worse...maybe a reminder for "Use toilet roll after shitting", or something like that.

Scribbler :) said...

@ Mustaf - I don't think he will mind. Feel free to use it...though my heart cries out for your wife :)

Daisy Blue said...

LOL..you are lucky atleast he does cut.. I have to remind mine innumerable times and still he hasnt done :)

Debanjana said...

hahaha...this is funny....maybe u shud really check his log

Casuarina said...

Poor girl : my heartiest condolences ! ;-)