Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Odd into Odd

Odd into Odd: Life’s Unfair, get used to it.

Life isn’t a mathematical equation. N
Odd into Oddeither, it follows precise laws. There are odd situations when you are going through harsh times and everything goes exactly opposite as you would have think of to go to. But it gets worst when you find something very peculiar during the course of odd time; surely, the peculiarity would have been enjoying if everything had fallen into place but now it becomes an irony. A sick joke by your brain to your brain and oddly enough your brain is also supposed to be enjoying it – a psyche game.

Obviously, those who haven’t had such moments it must be pretty weird to imagine it. Sure enough if you have never given an interview, you can never have odd experience of not getting your eyes off the bra stripe which just peeped out of your women interviewer’s low cut shirt, at the time when you have messed everything up and a rescue mission (or more concentration on the words spoken) is required.

Clearly, in our lives odd into odd doesn’t make even.

I am going to describe one of such moment to you. It didn’t happen very far in past. In last semester during my project presentation, I was overconfident because I find everything so right that could not be any better. I have worked hard; at least harder than most of the students. I used to have frequent meetings with my guide. And everything was going too melodious to believe until Murphy [1] entered.

It was my project presentation and most of them including me would have never seen any worse presentation than this one. And irony was that when I was under trial (presenting my project) my brain was wondering on Pink Floyd’s ‘The Trial’ song. That wasn’t so bad, was it? It wasn’t over yet. I was correlating each part of my trial with the different pieces of the song. And finally I was doomed down by everything but imagination. At the end of the presentation when everyone was cursing me to ruin their precious IITian time, I was reciting Bill Gates [2] quote, “Life is unfair get used to it.”

Here is the original screenplay on my psyche stage. :)

[I suggest you to listen the song first, and then read the screenplay to enjoy it 100%.]

Title: The Trial

Music and Lyrics: Pink Floyd

Direction: Psyche


Myself as the accused / prisoner

Professors as Jury

Students as chorus and audience in court room

Guide as the schoolmaster

Stage: My Brain.

Audience: (On lousy presentation.)

Good morning, The Worm, Your Honour,
The Crown will plainly show,
The prisoner who now stands before you,
Was caught red-handed showing feelings.
Showing feelings of an almost human nature.

Jury: (On why the presentation was so lousy.)

This will not do.
Call the schoolmaster!

Schoolmaster: (Insisting I met him on fairly rare occasion and he kept warning me of such a fate.)

I always said he'd come to no good,
In the end, Your Honour.
If they'd let me have my way,
I could have flayed him into shape.
But my hands were tied.The bleeding hearts and artists,
Let him get away with murder. (Murder implies lousy presentation, bad project outcome)
Let me hammer him today.


Toys in the attic, I am crazy.
Truly gone fishing.

Prisoner: (defending myself by informing them that the work had never been tried before)

They must have taken my marbles away.
Crazy.Toys in the attic, he is crazy.

Jury : (Furiously)

You little shit, you're in it now.
I hope they throw away the key.

Schoolmaster: (along with Jury)

You should've talked to me more often than you did.
But no! You had to go your own way.
Have you broken any homes up lately?

One of the polite Jury: (Showing excessive favor)

Just five minutes, Worm, Your Honour,
Him and me alone.Baaaaaabe!
Come to Mother, baby.
Let me hold you in my arms.
M'Lord, I never meant for him to get in any trouble.
Why'd he ever have to leave me?
Worm, Your Honour, let me take him home.

Prisoner: (Now, yielding over excessive pressure and unexpected incidents.)

Over the rainbow, I am crazy.
Bars in the window.
There must have been a door there in the wall.
For when I came in.

Audience and Jury: (Happy on Prisoner’s acceptance.)

Over the rainbow, he is crazy.

Jury: (Dictating to work harder next time and giving me worst grade possible)

The evidence before the court is incontravertible.
There's no need for the jury to retire.
In all my years of judging I have never heard before,
Of someone more deserving of the full penalty of the law.
The way you made them suffer,
Your exquisite wife and mother, (Replace wife and mother with Guide and IIT emblem)
Fills me with the urge to deficate!
No, Judge, the jury!
Since, my friend, you have revealed your deepest fear,
I sentence you to be exposed before your peers.
Tear down the wall!

The End

[1] Murphy law says when everything seems too perfect you must have overlooked something.

[2] Bill Gates CEO Microsoft Inc.

[3] Lyrics source

© Copyrighted Nishant Neeraj. Ask before quote.

Disclaimer: Writer is a free thinker and the script is his personal view.

Genre: Real story based, Drama, Fun, Personal
Type: Personal View
Language: English
Category: For ALL age group
Place and Time: IIT Kharagpur. March 28, 2007. 09:00 in morning.


Anonymous said...

seriously cool post!

Nishant Neeraj said...

To ks: Thanks Dost.

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