7 Mad Things People Do in Modern Society

*Disclaimer: The post is based on my definition of “mad”. That does not implicate/exonerate either of us of the ever dynamic madness of being.

Eat melons all day


The variety of diets doing the rounds exceeds the variety of insects in the world, by a few thousand. GM, Detox, Vegan, Puritanic, Liquid, and Omnivorous. (That last one is mine.) Some people attain nirvana by consuming melons all day, whenever they feel hungry. And you thought Candy Crush was getting passΓ©.

Wear clothes torn at random places

Shush, jeans torn at the legs isΒ old news. The new wardrobes have clothes with slits/holes/large tears around the chest, the belly button, the upper back – errmm, this is getting a bit anatomical. But as long as people feel smart and chic, the retailers are smiling to the bank.

Carry five phones, two tablets and a laptop

There are separate phones for work, home, parents, boyfriend, best friend, boyfriend, pet. How some people must be wishing they had hands as large and skilled at gripping as their primate ancestors!

Get into part-time and transit-camp relationships


*Picture from hdimge.com

No time is worth wasting away in sorrow, longing and how-I-wish-you-were-here laments. While still young and capable, some people make the most of the places they live in. Makes it easier to remember places by. That is the city I had the three-month-affair with the tall guy! There is the shack we had a one-night-stand in. Smooth.

Think being deaf equals being important

You will find these people at your workplace. You may call, wave, shout at them – and it’s evident they have heard you – but you will be ignored. They will be too tied up with an e-mail (read: Solitaire), their phone (read: WhatsApp) or their desk (read: snacking). The power of being deaf makes them feel well, powerful.

Believe honking will mysteriously clear up the road

When lane shifting, name calling, window rolling and unrolling fail to clear up a traffic jam, some think honking will do the trick. They never learn from past experience, they never do.

Give up on life because society says so

Society is this indomitable creature, ever inventing new criticism for everything you do. Though Society of this kind hardly ever lands up to help you in sorrow, some people believe giving in to its unreasonable demands will quieten its barking. They pick a job they hate, break up with the one they love, settle in a city they detest, wear clothes that bite, and are reborn grumpy about missing the time of death that society had set out. Not exactly modern, I daresay.

10 thoughts on “7 Mad Things People Do in Modern Society

  1. Debs πŸ™‚ good one .. thankfully i have no such thing s called a torn jean or tee phewwwwwwwww πŸ™‚

    but I do have two mobiles which i carry the only reason being one is work and one is personal, I don’t like using the work one for personal calls or doing personal things , just my way of thinking, maybe i am old fashioned i pay for my bill , don’t want anyone saying i use company’s stuff for myself..

    and honking well well welll , I stayed in india and drove almost everyday and not a single time did i feel the need to honk, but god knows why people do that all the time.. its just annoying

    and part time relationships .. well NO COMMENTS πŸ™‚ I am sure you know me enough now why i say that πŸ™‚ …

    • Your logic for two mobile phones makes perfect sense. But trust me when I say I have heard reasons as insane as “I don’t want my boyfriend to listen to a hold tune”. πŸ˜›
      You bet Bikram. Why don’t we have a little more patience? Not that honking serves any purpose other than irritating the hell out of the other person.

      I absolutely do. πŸ™‚ It makes me happy to know there still are sane, sensible and warm people in the world who don’t sell their souls to be called modern. Oh, I do talk about myself occasionally. πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

    • Oh the melon type is super fascinating! However, the crazy diets people go on goes beyond innocent melons. Even if they work, it’s one hell of a tradeoff. πŸ˜€
      As for the phones, you said it. Crazy it is. πŸ˜€

    • Exactly Vishal. And what’s more, the cloaks have started being transparent. πŸ˜›
      We really need to remember that this life is ours and we don’t need to bow down to demands or expectations we find unreasonable.
      How many phones do you have, by the way? πŸ˜›

  2. ah yes!
    sad but all quite true!!
    esp the 5 phones thingy.. why would anyone want to carry around more than 1 phone is something I am yet to understand!!
    and the torn clothes! that too I haven’t understood :-/

    Society is quite a hypocrite I feel – tells us what to do, but is never there when things go wrong!

    • We are in the same boat here. πŸ˜€ I would often tell Mom – whatever you don’t understand about fashion, society and all that jazz, assume it to be “style”. πŸ˜€

      Indeed, Pixie. Where does this ever-ready-to-advise society disappear when we need it the most? Into thin air!

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