15 June 2008

Of wet feet and mug's luck

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Only a pincushion has it worse.

It must not be much fun being a dartboard. All those sharp missiles getting thrown at one, with enough force to power a small rocket. Granted that the red, green, black and white colours are very becoming, especially when set in an orderly concentric fashion; still, it must puncture one’s ego to be the target of so many piercing barbs of the steel kind.

Darts zoom into my life quite suddenly one day when I espy a notice at the office claiming that the staff common room has undergone some refurnishing and a dartboard is the latest addition towards employees’ pursuit...
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1 June 2008

The ties that bind

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I am around eight years old and totally flummoxed. My mother has just posed the following conundrum to me:
“Two pairs of mothers and daughters went to the market and bought three lemons. They each got a whole lemon. How is that possible?”

Resisting the urge to just stare at her and blurt out that she is joking, I carefully go over the riddle word by word. After five minutes of straining the grey cells, I am nowhere near the answer. Five more frustrating minutes with numerous fractions worked out infront of me, and I utterly give up. Mum smiles and explains, “The two pairs were: a Grandmother, a Mother...

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