Thursday, February 26, 2009

Direction sense of my Mom

After writing my previous post,my brain started analysing my driving and its associated skills ;-)..As a result of that analysis I ve come to a conclusion that I would have ended up as a pathetic driver,not only because of my poor driving skills,but my worst direction sense which is a major reason behind this conclusion..

Sometimes I blame the creator for blessing me ;-) with such a horrible direction sense,but poor chap !what can he do?as I have inherited this quality(!) from my mom....So blame it on our genes!..
Both of us are fitted with non working poor quality magnetic needles in our brain...either they show wrong directions or don't indicate at all;-)..May be ,If I start driving to Bangalore, I will reach Baroda safely... :(
I ve studied that one particular part in our brain ' Hippocampus' is responsible for our navigational skills..I doubt that our Hippocampus is camping away from our brain;-)

My mother could never reach the starting point without any confusion..Height of her confusion was ,once she had to take guidance of some strangers for returning back to our own house,that too not from a faraway place ,from a 2 km distance..(Believe me! This is true story! not a concocted one!) but she confessed to us that she was feeling awkward to ask the directions to her own house,so she asked route to our neighbour's house...;-)...but I am still puzzled about this technique of her's..what difference it made to that stranger?!! He was not knowing whose house she was asking for,,may be she herself was feeling funny about asking route to her own house;)


In one more incidence,she had gone for shopping to nearby local market with my aunt who was not familiar to our city ,and on their way back home(!!!) they were going in opposite direction,,,,My aunt's brain alerted her for wrong land marks (may be she doubted some kidnapping mission from her sister in law;-))) and she brought back my mom safely..;-) and ofcourse she could spice up the entire incident and entertain us with her narration skills... and interestingly, it was entertaining to my mother also :-)..

Naturally my father was worried about these frequent adventures of my mother...;-)but couldn't help it..

But ,during those days,I was not aware that I was also sailing in the same boat..So I could enjoy all this fun...I discovered my poor direction skills when I got married and came to pune..atleast in pune I had my mother-in-law to guide me..once we shifted to Baroda and Ahmedabad I landed up in more trouble ,In Baroda I promptly took guidance from our family friends..In spite of that many times I ended walking up in opposite directions;-) so the only solution I had was to carry Aditya ,my son along with me(he was just 8 months old!!)...because I believed that kids have great direction sense and hoping that he has not inherited my direction genes ,I ventured out taking him as my guide..;-)..Even in Ahmedabad's mazy network of narrow streets ,I could dare to go because of the confidence I had in my little companion..:-) Till today I ve relied upon his navigation skills,May be, if he reads this post one day he will come to know why his mother was so keen in taking him along with her wherever she went;-) ...cu in next post...

14 comments:

Raja said...

Padma..I still rememmber the incident where amma had to ask for directions to our own house;) Even here in the US, amma was in the danger of getting lost while going for walks right around my place...However, I did not know that poor adithya is used as a walking GPS!

Nandakumar said...

Ur mom,s cleverness in asking for the route for the neighbour's house is good.But I hv a joke on this.
Your mom is Vatsala n the neighbour is John.

Vatsala asking a passer by.

Vatsala: John veettukku eppadinga poganum.

Passer by : Romba simple.Leftla poi rightla cut panna Vatsala veedu varum.Athukku pakkathu veedu than.

Now wat ur mom wl do?

Ur narrations r good n funny.if such narrations continue u wl b labelled as maakkan (in coimbatore slang)

I also cannot come out of Meenakshi temple r Spencer plaza at Chennai with out doing giri valam.

I admire villagers telling kilakku n merku with out a campus."Ippadiye kilakkala pona veedu vanthudum" O.K.But where is kilakku? If u ask he wl tell "Thambi urukku pudusa?"

"Enga oorlaye enakku kilakku theriyadu"

" Appadiya.Kilakku theriyadha? appa ippadiye nera poi valathu pakkam thirumbu.Appuram vadakku pakkam pona un idam vanthudum"

The moral is tht never ask route with a villager.

Keep writing.I like them

Padma said...

Thank u Raja and kumar for ur comments..Did u guess who that aunt is?...Kumar ! I think direction guidance of villagers can make a good post!ok keep reading my blogs and keep commenting!

RAMKI said...

the same thing happened in ramanathapuram also. 10 years before.she asked where is bharathidasan nagar.in mysore she went for walk without telling ravi as usual she missed and called ravi in cell and asked ravi for route telling land mark a shops name .u guess ravis moode.in spite of missing route she retureu like cat

rajendra said...

Hi Padma,
Good one. Very funny. I too am not so good on directions but far bettter than you.
Keep blogging...

Raja said...

Who is that aunt? I vaguely remember...Padma athai? or Sai chithi?

Padma said...

No ..it is jaya atthai! ;-)

Prasanna's Pen Speaks ... said...

Good directon sense.... but ur amma is very bold in asking routes... my mom missed routes many times in Hyd...sometimes she even missed route to Baba temple which is just backside of my House...
sreenidhi used to be her GPS in many times...

Nikita said...

Wow... I feel so much better I am not the only one... but I am even worse... I can't even tell right and left:)
And losing directions, I have had to ask my own address as well once or twice. And the biggest blunder I have done is, like the song, "jana tha japan pohonch gaye chin", i was headed for Netherlands, but I ended up in Belgium. Our car had a GPS, but I am so brilliant that I inserted the wrong CD, and we were driving from France to Amsterdam, and we ended up going to some tiny village in Belgium. Was a fun trip I must say!!!

Padma said...

Thnak u nikita for reading my blog!It is wonderful to know that there r many persons whose navigational skills r as bad as me.btw,who was with u in that trip;-)

Padma said...

prasanna!but ur mam only guided my mom safely in the incident mentioned in this post;-)

Kothai said...

Padma, Your mom always put me on the spot asking "Hey, Narachamudi erruka di ennaku?" & "Azlaga erukaenadi, unmaya sollu?". Totally innocent.

Hey Ravi, Raja. Good to see you guys here.

Padma said...

hi kothai!even today my mom asks such questions..;-)btw thank u for reading my blog!

Raja said...

Heh Kothai..how are you? nice to hear from you after a long time..
did you get a chance to read my blog ;)