Sep 12, 2011

"Common" sense?

"Hephzibah! It is common sense!" lectures Israel from time to time; that is to put it mildly, to say his tone has become increasingly impatient would be closer to the reality.

The latest incident happened yesterday when I thought it was a smart idea to warm up rasam in the glass pot on the stove top, while reheating other items on the microwave. My idea was that both would be done at the same time.

But to my shock just when I used a ladle to mix up the rasam the pot exploded sending shredded pieces of glass all over. Thank God, none of us got hurt. Israel had to rush in and rescue me from the mounting clean up work following that; I am so very grateful for that!

Another time early in our marriage Israel had asked me to clean a table fan while he was away at work. Gladly I obliged, taking it to the bath tub, standing it tall and turning on the shower head. Within minutes it was sparkling clean but alas it had stopped working in the process. Israel couldn't hold back his bewilderment at the "smartness" of his new bride and had to blurt out, "It is just common sense!" Is it?

Not to forget I once left my phone "charging" in the car while I was at work not realizing that the charger in the car is meant to work only when the car is on. Another time apparently I had fed the parking meter next to my car not knowing that my meter was the one on the right hand side of my car; thus getting a parking violation ticket on return as my meter had no funds. "How am I supposed to know?!" is my only defense during times like this.

Growing up when asked in school what caste we were I had proudly answered "Israelites!" (As in Sunday school I had learnt Israelites were the children of God). Then there are incidents I am not at liberty to share as it would embarrass us all.

Let me ask you one thing, is common sense that common?


17 comments:

anilkurup said...

I don't know.
Honestly even the question you asked , I do not know if sensible or not.

But keep asking may be we may find some sense some where!

punamjr said...

:) That made me smile.. some of those actually.. now, mind telling me why the pot exploded??? See, I am already proving it to you that common sense in uncommon.
Punam (http://punamjr.wordpress.com)

Anonymous said...

Well written...You have listed a few...

I have a few that i did..

Kept egg in freezer
Kept soda in freezer
Reheating food in china

NRIGirl said...

Thank you Punam! Especially when the same pot can be used in the microwave or even in the oven, why would it burst while used on stove top?! Mhmm...

Nice to see you back after so long... Looks like you have switched to Wordpress. Will be checking out shortly.

Reading Anil Sir's comments I was brimming with a wide smile at first and then it became narrower and narrower to a point it stopped at a question mark.

Let me throw it out there... Are guys always smarter when it comes to common sense? Do they ever do anything 'silly'?

NRIGirl said...

Thank you for your comments Anonymous. You don't know what a relief it is to know there are few others on my side of the boat.

KParthasarathi said...

Hilarious post written by you to trigger smile by the ploy of self deprecation.
Common sense does not favour any particular gender.Men can be atrociously poor in some matters where women score high.

Mangala said...

Thank God you are safe and unhurt from that pot!! Just like microwave safe plasticwares cant be used on stovetops, glass items too are labelled as microwave-proof, oven-proof, or stove-top proof. Only some can be used on all three. About common sense, it does become uncommon at times and as long as no one gets hurt in the process, we could all have a good laugh at our own silliness, cant we?

Rajan said...

Super post. Children of God? Yes. I always knew we are all children of Yahweh.

Erratic Thoughts said...

hmm I think it's just that we have so many things going on in our head that we stop concentrating on one single task at hand...I have always believed that :D
Common sense is that,common i mean!
Nice post...

A said...

Queen,

Oh My God !!!! Is it fiction? Are you telling me you put glass pot on gas stove? I don't believe you. You are making it up.

Taking table fan to bath tub. Come on. Why I don't believe it either?

If you really put glass pot on stove, my common sense says that you are under a lot of stress and you need to relax and take it easy. 2 minute delay in dinner is not going to starve people.

NRIGirl said...

@A! It is whole truth and nothing but the truth!

Sure, now I know... with experience! But how do we know the first time? That's my dilema.

A said...

Queen,

Honestly, out of these incidents, the kitchen one is a bit concerning. Not using the right pot can be risky. As a principle all three use different kind of pots.

Microwave heats the food directly as microwaves create collision of food particles. The pot gets heated by the food heat. You can even use paper if you are food is not going to be too hot. Typically you can use most non metallic pots, cups etc. in Microwave.

Stove on the hand heats the pan or pot first. The heat transfers from Pan to food. Totally different principle. So you need to use steal or a substance that can transfer the heat. And you need a lot of heat for food to warm up. Glass cannot tolerate such heat and breaks. In microwave glass works because food gets hot and then the glass but if you don't run it for too long it is okay as the glass is not hot enough.

Hope it helps.

Stranger said...

Really Queen,

I cannot believe. You used a glass container on stove?

I am speechless... even with the fan thing..:) The Girl I knew was a smart Alec...I suspect that Israel robbed all your commonsense.. ask him to return some please...

NRIGirl said...

I was laughing out loud on your comment "Stranger"! I think it is the word called 'marriage' that changed me upside down. Straigtening up over time... :))

NRIGirl said...

That's a beautiful explanation @A! Of course it helps! Thank you!

mannbikram said...

nope its not that common at all ...


Bikram's

Juxtaposition said...

Common Sense is not that common. But sweetie...you need to be careful. :)

We have a saying in Malayalam.... "Thaleyil aal thamasam ille?".....when correctly translated it means..... "No one is staying in your head"......which actually means..... "You have no brains?"..... I have heard this a few times from Hubby... So I know it pretty well... The Feeling... :)

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