Monday, May 26, 2008

FIVE MINUTES

I'm in my examination hall .. I'm on my last question now, and I have just 5 more minutes till the bell rings .. I'm writing as fast as I can .. my handwriting does not even look like a "hand" writing anymore.. :D .. and Tringggg.... no, actually, Dong-dong [the electric bell does not work nemore :-( ] goes the bell.. That stern looking supervisor snatches my paper almost tearing it into 2 halves .. We all look at our watches ... I get reactions like "Thaapa ne bell jaldi bajaya be !!" .. Thats our college peon.. Or, "The paper was sooo lengthy, no??" .. I'm like- "Is it 5 minutes already??!!!"

And we all know how those very 5 minutes seem like agessss when we're waitin for that boring Physics lecture to end ... (One of the reasons I dropped Physics !) I keep looking at my watch as the second-hand ticks away till the fifth minute !! And it takes foreverrrr to do that lemme tell u ... I could take a short nap hiding behind that journal by that time!

Speaking of naps, I always set my alarm to ring at 6.15 a.m. , and then I have this habit of snoozing it every time till my mom screams (sometimes I wish I could Snooze her too :D) .. Anyway, so it rings soon after 5 minutes , and I always feel like I had just closed my eyes ! Those 5 minutes seem to pass so fast when we want to sleep some more....

Then again, these 5 minutes seem painfully slow when you're waitin to meet someone dear ..!!I had this friend of mine who would always be late .. Usually , its me who's never on time.. But
she's even more unpunctual.. I would finish 4 levels of Snake on my phone till that time!

So what's the deal with 5 minutes?
When there's something that we want to do, time seems to fly .. and we end up falling short of it .. But when we're idle , or spending time without being interested in what we're doing , it looks like there're n number of seconds in a minute ! :-)

Had been tagged by my friend RJ to write this post , so temme how y'all liked it .. It'll take just "5 minutes" of ur time !! :D
Adios...!!

9 comments:

RJ said...

@Anu - It reminds me of "Sattar Minute hain tumhare paas" :D

Its so true that the same 5 minutes or 300 seconds seem longer or shorter depending upon the kind of stuff we do.

Maybe like you clearly mentioned, things which we want to do - 5 minute flies and it seems like ages for things we hate to do.

Nice post once again! It was fun reading it! Keep smiling and keep writing,
~RJ

Anonymous said...

ur point of view looks good with ur justification.... ill tell one e.g. where times doesnot pass when u really want it to .. unlike ur e.g. of Physics .... for eg take my case "i am dying for tomm to rise early to play my inter college cricket tournament but that night doesnt seem to pass in my favour " this was my perception for this post....
good post

NN

Abhishek said...

Time is relative to the individual...each one of us has our own perception of it

Relativity and Quantum Mechanics is getting to my head :P

Sakhi said...

coooool! :)

bhavna said...

I found a link to your post from Rj's....must say.The description of 5 minutes is gr*..

RJ said...

@Abhi - Quantum Mechanics..yea yea I understood everything! :D

@Saks - Yep, its so good to think about 5 minutes in these diff ways...whoaa!

@Bhav - I told you, it's worth a read :D

Reema said...

U have written nicely on the psychology of five minutes..But I put alarm on clock 15 mins before the time I really have to get up. 5 mins is not enough for me. :D

Reema said...

Oh btw nice theme !

Dinesh said...

Dont give me bad words on the example i am giving below... :)

When i am invloved in coding, i dont recognize when 5 mins or 50 mins has passed away but when i do formatting of my PC and installation of everything (that i do every now and then), that progress bar seems to be moving so slow and the approximate timming shown also seems to have 1000 secs in a minute...
Although my system is fully upgraded with dual core and 1 gb ram and can do lot of things fast but i cant bear that installation time...

Yes, i know i deserve little bad words... :) I just wanted to give this example.. he he he