Saturday, December 6, 2008

Que Sera Sera....




When we are growing up, there are all the fisheyed people ( one's who look so down on your small puny frame!) asking you"Putta, neenu BIG adhmele, yaenaagthiyaaa??? " ( lil girl, what do you want to be, when you grow big???)I'm sure the time trusted answers would have been lisped out
"Doctor- as long as the play set is intact"
Engine driver- a favourite amongst kids...( the sounds and the endless trips to the railway station , to just standthere while the engine chugs in(psst...I even went for a long ride in the engine on the way to Delhi once..)
Mechanic- How else can they explain their love for dirt, grease and ichak pichak...
Kids nowadays of course have even more varied options...what with so many opportunites creeping into their lives through media...our media then was "word of mouth - one friend would talk in low whispers and say- "hey, you know what -aa..her daddy is a -----" and then our dream world would spin its own stories..."It used be the parents who would even then answer in monosyllables..."mmm- "Media then would be the colourful posters, with really good artwork on the underbridges..." one did read- consult a sex-expert- for any problums related to se" and then you should know what could have happened "
Appaaaa...what is sex???" Hahhaa....those words still have an impact on me...I'm in the firing line now...and I now know and wholly understand why my dad would assume the " busy watching the roadsigns or directions" look back then...( Thankfully, we never said, "I want to be that" --- I might not have been writing here or even thinking about it ...)
The present scenario is far different...we can become anything we aspire for. The world has progressed to that now. Its a blessing and yet so refreshing. Its not longer LS (low society) to be a Bsc or BA graduate..there are opportunities.But wait....
Did you ever wonder what you could have become, if not what you already are???
I now know the umpteen options I could have had...
With my full name, I have beenp roudly given the title of
" BRAIN EATER"
Rally Car driver
Commisioner and many more fun things...and when I read it...it actually feels good...I still have time..'cos the last one actually said this to me.. " ANYTHING BUT WHAT YOU ARE DOING NOW" LOL!!!! Priceless...
What do you think you could have done in your life??

and do let me know what you would have become :)

18 comments:

Rambler said...

as a kid I believe I always said teacher..so that I could hit kids around..till they fall to the ground

I guess now I am happy with what I am doing, but would love to food journalism someday..more like a hobby profession

brocasarea said...

initially wanted to be a chef but later decided to be a doc!!...

[my father is a typical indian parent..always behind me for studies!:(]

Aarthi said...

Hey tht sounds very interesting.. will try and let u know what I wanted to bcome..:)

rayshma said...

myriad things i've wanted to be... from radio jockey to veterinarian to travel journalist.
there's still time.. is there?

i can't go to that widget where i can see what i could have been...helping pliss medem!?

the stygian sailor said...

i wanted to be an artist, painting walls in an artistic manner and all.
my folks said, ok we ll let him to do what he wants.
so they put me in an art class; i ran away form the class in two days. ;later i realized my true talent lay in doing nothing, hence i wanted to be a shrink. but now i don't want to be shrink :)
i ll see what i can do to be more idle :)

Suma said...

i remember, what deeyu told S, nanoo eega big aa? now can i wear your heels? :D

the mother's fiercly guarding her shoe collection :D

Keshi said...

aww Prats sweet post :)

I wanted to be an actress and then a hairdress and then a doctor and then a car driver lol! too many!

btw Im bak already...check out my new post!

Keshi.

Pavi!!!! said...

As a child..i wanted to be a teacher...
As a teenager wanted to be a waitress at one of the NICE restaurants!
n then for all my life i have wanted to be in the psychology field...n work as a counsellor
n work in various other fields like journalism, radio jockey,etc etc for short spans...

Ps said...

heh heh..This post made me smile and feel good.
LOVE que sera sera--used to sing it a lot. thanks for posting that..
And what would I have become?
Honestly a trapeze artist in a circus--but I think i became a joker..
I do feel a lot like a trapeze artist though..Juggling work, kids, home, husband--and seeming to do it grcefully without missing a beat :)
Cheers
preeti

Prats said...

@rambler aaw...i'm sure you must have played those " sit down or else i'll hit you" games too :D
You must add on the food journalism to your profile too...thats some interesting profession

Prats said...

@broca Aren't all parent like that when their children are young...i'm sure he meant well..and you must be a fine doc by now!!

Prats said...

@arathi do that...would love to know :)

Prats said...

@raysh..that widget thingy didn't work...see thats what happens when a blog retard tries some stunts...hehhe...
but I somehow can imagine you going travelling and chatting about it on air....it sounds so You....

Prats said...

@stygian...aaawww...and that the reason you've turned out be a nice lil doc....but painting walls doesn't have to be put on a backburner....you can still do it

Prats said...

@suma...lol!!! beeeg and wearing those oversized shoes...aww thats adorable...and I think momma should just start giving it up...she is no competition.. :)

Prats said...

@keshi....that sounds like a perfect childhood....one flitting into another....and yes, I noticed ...will surely come by to read up....

Prats said...

@pavi...NICE...thats nice :) so what did you finally get to love and become?

Prats said...

@ps That song was staright out of our school song book...dumb as we are as kids, I never knew it was frmo somewhere outside and a movie too... heheh...but lovely song, I agree..
so trapeze woman...i'm sure the joking around does help .now that you've tried grounding yourself too ;) and you've doen a mighty job with the family