Saturday, April 30, 2005

Ditzy by nature

Im so glad this week is over, it had its fair share of downers; speeding ticket, outbids on ebay, blog-haters, pms, college strife, hosting guests, and a family member having a physical accident. In addition my close friend left this morning, and it feels a part of me was on that plane.

Often, when I have alot of things on my mind the ditziness kicks in big time, and my auto-pilot mode can screw up during the conduct of everyday human activity. Today after having enjoyed what I thought was a mug of lemon-flavoured tea (even though I used the usual Earl Grey teabags I have every morning), I later found out that it was in fact, a mug of limescale remover left in the kettle and not water. Im ok so far, no stomach cramps and being hospitalised right now for chemical poisoning might bring a much needed stomach flush. How better to detoxify? Although I noted that 'the tea tastes slightly tangy', I added another spoon of suger and consumed the whole thing.

Previous bouts of ditziness included booking an airplane ticket under the wrong name, forgetting valuable rings in a pubilc toilets on a few occasion, ransacking an entire building in search of a master key which was in my handbag all along, getting locked out of a car with the engine running, breaking 3 laptops by spilling various refreshment drinks on them, crashing into the neighbours parked car, always breaking a cup or a plate when I attempt to wash dishes. These are just some of the incidents I remember, my mind has a tendency to block the really embarrassing situations i've put myself in. Oh yeah, this one I never heard the end of, as I was turning off Mothercare in Mahooz this guy hit me from behind, he said it was his friends car and I was in a rush and didn't have time to call the muroor, so I gave him some money and got on my way. My family went can u get hit from behind AND pay the guy to fix his car!! I'm still scratching my head over that one myself. ... wait .. there's another one.. how could i forget this one ... my parents packed us off one summer to Dubai to visit relatives. Getting off the plane and making our way towards passport control, I realise my passport is missing. I get on one of those buggies in a frantic panic and rush back to the plane as that is the only place the passport could be. Bugger, once passengers leave the plane regulations state they arn't allowed back on. After much pleading they allow me on, I tell ya it was a sight to behold; stewerdesses, stewerds and pilots were on their hands and knees in search of the passport, even the pilot came to help out finding the whole affair quite funny. Luckily someone finally found it stuck down the side of a chair. Phew... ditzy episode over....i'll leave the story of the lost bag in Damascus airport another time...what the heck i'm on a roll...I had to get on the luggage conveyor belt, out on the tarmac, where the Syria's efficient system of baggage handling means there piles upon piles of bags which I had to sift through. No luck, bag not found and had to survive off other people's clothes for two weeks.

I feel really sorry for my parents though, they've had to endure their accident prone daughter and would be first to tell everyone "bitna imfahya", "inteen filim" (you're like a film). At school, I was known to be dopey and always the first to get holes in her new tights, and paint stains on the white shirt. Now, i've slightly improved although incidents like todays, and the fact that I drop my mobile at least twice a day and hope that it lives to see the next day, make me wonder why i'm still so ditzy way into adulthood. It has its advantages for sure, you can get away with a lot more cos people just expect u to cock up somewhere. Now when I cock up, I laugh or cry depending on how much its gonna cost. Of the downers this week, I laughed off all of them except the last two (which were no fault of my own!).

Posted by BB @ 4/30/2005 07:33:00 PM

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Bahrain? isnt that on Mars

Posted by Blogger Elijah @ 4/30/2005 10:44:00 PM #

Bahrain? isnt that on Mars

Posted by Blogger Elijah @ 4/30/2005 10:44:00 PM #

Bahrain? isnt that on Mars

Posted by Blogger Elijah @ 4/30/2005 10:44:00 PM #

spilling drinks on 3 laptops! shite,... that must have been a tricky situation to get out of!

here's hoping for your better luck in the future

Posted by Blogger Chanad @ 5/01/2005 01:23:00 AM #

Saying goodbye is always difficult, especially when the people are really close to you.

I hope you're relative is alright. Here's to a safe healing.

Posted by Blogger Desert Island Boy @ 5/01/2005 07:10:00 AM #

If I recall correctly, BB, you (and your uncle) have an immunity to food poisoning. Stomachs of iron forged for endurance by years of 'matam' prepared community food. And here I am, still with a strange aftertaste from the 'mjadara' and 'fatay'er bi sabanegh' at the Arab-American festival.

Here's guessing your "limescale tea" churning tummy will be just fine!

Posted by Blogger Desert Island Boy @ 5/01/2005 07:48:00 AM #

Now that was funny :)
Hope ur tummy is ok

Posted by Blogger Preternatural_aL @ 5/01/2005 07:55:00 AM #

@ its on Venus..

@ Chan'ad, yes it of them wasn't even mine!! the worst is when u do something to other people's stuff...

@ DIB and Al... at least i know my stomach has been successfully de-scaled... to be honest i ate a tub of yoghurt to reduce the PH.

oh yeah i forgot to add the time I needed to blow my nose, reached to the tissue box at the back of the car and hit the side of a bus...

also since I was known to trip over my own feet..i tripped over myself once and cracked my front tooth..

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 5/01/2005 05:35:00 PM #

How about the accident you made last summer? It was the other driver's fault. Yet, you paid him!

Posted by Blogger bahrain @ 5/01/2005 06:05:00 PM #

oh and u forgot about the time that we attended that course, and all we here is bang, ching, THUD... to turn around and find u face down on the that's a sight I'll never forget:P

Posted by Blogger Furlz @ 5/01/2005 10:24:00 PM #

Furlz..i remember when i tripped over...i was in a daze..i stared up at the ceiling and didn't move..u guys thought i fainted or something...i actually just wanted to ground to swallow me up...

what about the time i was strutting my stuff in Puerto Banus only to get my stilleto heel stuck in the drain...and trying to conceal the fact that I can't budge...i put my handbag down..called u over...told u to pretend that u're getting something out of the bag as u delicately pull the heel out of the hole without breaking it!!

Posted by Blogger Bahrania @ 5/02/2005 03:49:00 PM #


Are you still campaigning for the return of the "glasses you bought from a beggar in the streets of rome" that you forgot in G's car? and what about your Armani watch that you accused everyone of stealing? .... and those smelly grey socks that you shook your house over- I can't think of anyone on earth that would steal your scented-fashionable grand daddy socks.... all these items go missing and the whole world is to blame, but not your-flawless-clumsy-self !

Posted by Blogger Furlz @ 5/03/2005 05:11:00 PM #

I have known you when you were a child and yes maybe you come across as being a little on the dizzy side but hey maybe thats why we clicked. I was pretty the same too but realised that the most dopey ppl are those that catch on stuff on the deep end. You guys probably don't know what I mean but sometimes it takes a while to catch onto something and once it is in, thats it...c'an't get it out of the head'. Detachment becomes very hard.

Posted by Blogger Walk like an Egyptian @ 6/05/2005 01:30:00 PM #

I have known you since you were a child and it seems that yeah you could have been classified as someone who was a bit on the dizzy side but hey, maybe thats why we clicked. I was one hell of a dopey girl too...don't know why but I used to click in other things. Same with you. I reckon that those who are the dopiest take a longer time to take action and show others that they are aware even though they have already processed what they will be doing. Quite interesting because till this day, everyone tells me the same thing. You got to wake up...!!! Keep it up!

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