Roomie Revenge

The previous two posts did speak a lot on the lines of marriage. Let’s take a bit of detour from those, shall we? Before you start hovering more around the title, I’ll break the ice for you. I’ve been traveling a lot in the last few months. I know! I know! That’s SO unlike me. No, not traveling like once to the Alps and then the next day to the Kandahars. I meant – traveling to home and then my second home back and forth. Hence, the concept of packing has been a little too — well, let’s just say I’ve a PhD in it by now. I’m sick of it. Tired of packing and unpacking. Even reached a point where I literally did not unpack certain stuff and just took it straight out from the bag after hours of searching my closets. Closet is a very fancy term for someone who stays in a PG but that’s not the point! Coming back to packing – this time it’s sort of a major step forward. Yep, I’m leaving Chennai. I’m moving back to the land where I was born. Initially, I was excited about it but then once I started thinking of all the stuff that I’ve to give up, I was disheartened (and this is a bit of an understatement!). My roomie and I were talking on what I’ve to give up and we came up with a bunch of stuff.
Roomie: When are you gonna start packing?
Me: I’ve sort of already started if you didn’t notice.
Roomie: Uh huh. Where exactly have you started?
Me: Remember, how I threw away the eggs the other day..
Roomie: Wow, score! Throwing away the eggs – that’s packing alright.
Me: No no, seriously. I’m freaking out. I’ve so much stuff and I’m only allowed like 20 Kgs of stuff that I can drag around.
*after a few minutes of silence*
Roomie: Relax! You’ll be fine. Let’s figure out what you can’t take with you.
*she starts listing down*
Roomie: Bucket, mugs, laundry bag, plastic trays, cereal boxes…
Me: Whoa whoa, boxes? I’ve a lot of them. Would you like to take away the salt/sugar I’ve stored in ’em?
Roomie: Sure.
Me: I’ve got Surf Excel as well. 
Roomie: Sure.
Me: You can keep the sandwich maker, btw.
Roomie: Sure.
Me: I’ve got some clothes as well.
Roomie: Nah, I’m good.
Me: I’ve got some moisturisers and shampoo bottles.
Roomie: Plural? I’ll take them.
Me: You can use my tray, btw.
Roomie: Sure.
Me: My bed as well.
Roomie: I know.
Me: Yeah, you use that anyway when I’m not around. 
Roomie: *grins*

*after an hour of waking me up from almost sleeping*
Roomie: Hey! You won’t be able to drink or hangout with your friends anymore.
Me: Thanks for bringing that up. Let’s just focus on goods in Chennai, shall we?
Roomie: You won’t be able to talk to your friends on the phone at night either?
Me: Uh huh.
Roomie: You won’t have time to watch movies on your laptop.
Me: Uh huh.
Roomie: You won’t be able to hang up on your mom when she talks about marriage.
Me: Uh huh.
Roomie: You won’t be able to order outside food much even when you’re craving for it.
Me: Uh huh.
Roomie: You won’t be able to reach home early just by walking from work.
Me: Did I do something to you? Go back to sleep!
The more I thought about it, she was actually right. I was so busy in planning on what I’m looking forward to that I almost forgot about what I’m gonna be giving up – My freedom! And it did suck but then silver lining to the rescue. 
*waking her up*
Me: I will be able to cook my own food.
Roomie: Uh huh.
Me: I will be able to have fish every single day.
Roomie: Uh huh.
Me: I will be able to stuff my clothes into the washing machine and not worry about handwashing!
Roomie: Uh huh.
Me: I will be able to watch TV!
Roomie: Uh huh.
Me: I can get broadband connection and download movies in seconds.
Roomie: Uh huh.
Me: I will be saving on rent. 😀
Roomie: *glares at me*
Me: I will be saving in general as well. 😀
Roomie: Alright. I’m real sleepy. 
Me: No more power cuts!
Roomie: Get your tush back to your bed!
More in my next post which will be written soon. *tongues out*

One thought on “Roomie Revenge”

  1. 15 kgs. you can carry around just 15 kgs.

    and lol at the roomie comments. so lemme get this straight. you are moving back home? or are you getting married?

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