I maybe smart, are you?


Yes, I am referring to you – the one on the reserved seat for pregnant women. Oh, I am so sorry for disturbing you. I did not realize that you are busy gathering your gems. The heavily pregnant lady who walked in 2 stations before is too tiny to be noticed. Tinier than that ruby you got now. Or maybe you didn’t want to even lift up your head. Who likes being careless about rubies and diamonds? Humans can wait. There are far too many of them, unlike your “precious” gems that are so rare, right?

Hey, cool guy in the cool blue-green-whatever. You seem to be busy. Perhaps that’s why you haven’t realized that your music is leaking out. All the orchestra has literally leaked out! I love music too, but perhaps you are too eager in sharing your love with everyone. Sharing is good. But am not sure if that old uncle in checkered shirt who isΒ  probably returning after a long hard night’s workΒ  agrees.

And you! The one with the little kid. Err, I think she wants to tell you something. But ofcourse, she can wait. I mean, the drama you have downloaded is too important. You need to know who killed whom. It is after all a matter of life and death. The little one can wait.

Ouch. I forgot about you. How could I? You are the one with biggest cousin of mine. You are so absorbed in the “reality show” that you nudging and elbowing people, halting suddenly in front of an escalator with tens of people behind you and almost knocking off a little boy’s glasses, are all so understandable. I mean, if you carried a potable TV around watching important shows that change our lives, why bother about perfunctory activities such as giving way, helping and basically watching your step, right?

People call me smart. And why wouldn’t they?




  1. Destination Infinity · May 31, 2013

    These smart people will eventually be left with only other over-smart ones like them, to socialize. They surely need to taste their own medicine.

    Destination Infinity

    • kismitoffeebar · June 1, 2013

      It is a very sad state of affairs. Irritates me to no end!

  2. Smita · May 31, 2013

    Hmmm and sadly there are so many such smart people around that it sucks!

  3. ashreyamom · May 31, 2013

    i am seeing so many ppl like this now.. they dont acknowledge the person next to them.. they are so involved in their teci world. :(.. sad..

    • kismitoffeebar · June 1, 2013

      Tell me about it! Techi is ok. But to let it overtake basic human compassion is terrible.

  4. anisnest · May 31, 2013

    very well written smart people eh? smartness is losing its definition. It is slowly and steadily moving away from “being efficient” and befriending cunningness.. that the sad truth..

    • kismitoffeebar · June 1, 2013

      Thanks Ani. So true! Being in touch and being entertained is fine. But at what cost?

  5. Swaram · June 2, 2013

    😦 😦

  6. Jas · June 3, 2013

    Smart people are in abundance these days.. everywhere 😦

  7. The Girl Next Door · June 4, 2013


  8. greenboochi · June 4, 2013

    😦 😦

    • kismitoffeebar · June 4, 2013

      Uh oh. I ended up making so many sad 😦

      • greenboochi · June 4, 2013

        Not you really.. all those smart ppl!!

  9. Visha · June 4, 2013

    The ones on the phones who have to message come what may while getting down in the bus are ones which irritate me to no end. There wont be even an inch to stand, still they have to listen to that song or text something back or play the game.

    Ignoring is my policy.

    Keep Calm and Have a Cupcake πŸ™‚

    • kismitoffeebar · June 4, 2013

      I get pretty pissed off too. I think they must be told. Sometimes it gets dangerous, you know. AN elderly person, an escalator and a game fanatic – not a good combo. I do look at them exasperatedly. But how can the message get conveyed when they have their heads focussed on some dandy mush saga?
      I should probably use words and tell them πŸ˜› Body language isn’t helping.

  10. Little Fingers · June 11, 2013

    Hmm it’s sad people forget to look around and live, now a days people have formed their own virtual world.

  11. Amit · June 13, 2013

    You know you are in a minority, don’t you?

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