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Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Will you call yourself a chatterbox?

Yesterday I tried to call my wife over phone, to pass on a message. Was unable to reach her, continuously for an hour. It seemed to be my friend's wife on the other end. I knew that both of them won't stop quickly, if they start. It happened so. Fortunately, the technology has improved a lot to reduce our telecom bills on a/c of International calls. Nowadays, they have started using webcams, skypes, chat rooms and what not. Otherwise,our wallets would have seen bigger holes ..

There is a general understanding that the female gender can be easily classified as Chatterboxes. Are they the only responsible souls for such a classification?

I believe they were provided with that opportunity, which they capitalised well. In those days, Men used to work a lot outside and women were destined to be housewives. To keep themselves occupied after their regular chores, they might have donned the role of chatterboxes. It may be a genetical order as well, which continues generation after generation. So, why to blame them??? I have decided to take it on my stride [no other go!!!]

The above scribbling doesn't undermine the fact that men are also Chatterboxes, if the profession demands. It is a question of relativity. Those days you had Tenaliramans & Birbals. Now we have our politicians to fulfill this task.

How to leave our younger male generation? Various chat rooms are there to fulfuill what has been expected out of them in their job!!! (provided their employer has not blacklisted any chatrooms). I heard some Software companies in India, are not allowing Yahoo chatting. Who cares? Likes of Hello! chatroom are still available.

So, how do you classify yourself?

To finish this post in a further lighter vein, enjoy the following as well.

A Guide explaining the beauty of Niagara falls to the Tourists:-

"I welcome you all to the Niagara Falls. You are at the world's largest Waterfalls and their sound Intensity is so high, that the sound of even 20 Supersonic planes passing by can't be heard!!! Now, May I request the ladies to keep quiet so that we can hear the Niagara falls???????"

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Blogger keerthi said...

waw ! does your wife read blogs ???
semmaya maatneenga !

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:22:00 PM  
Blogger saranyan said...

thalaivare, idhu veen prachnaikku vazhi :) its person to person, can't classify at all.

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 5:47:00 PM  
Blogger Aatma said...

Ram, you do realize that you are treading on dangerous grounds.

But yeah I agree with you - evolution surely does have a hand in it ;) Its not their fault, lets not blame them

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:19:00 PM  
Blogger Twin-Gemini said...

Enna post pannathukku apparam saapadu kedaichudha? ;-)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 6:38:00 PM  
Blogger Cogito said...

sensitive anna vishayathula kayya vekareenga...In fact the "longest" chats are between opposite sexes ...

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 7:25:00 PM  
Blogger tt_giant said...

Man.. u are in trouble...:-)

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:10:00 PM  
Blogger ranganathan said...

sila blog-um appidithaan.......

ezhuthanumennu ezhutharanga.......

naan ungalai sollala:-)
enna sollikinen:-(

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:19:00 PM  
Anonymous kavitha said...

O oh...

Wednesday, August 03, 2005 8:57:00 PM  
Blogger G3 said...

haha! nice post. Liked cogito's comment on it.

In my house, the maximum number of calls are for my sis. She is THE chatterbox in the world. If anybody can beat her, I'll be surprised. On the other hand, I am really quiet ... difficult to generalize Ram. Depends on the person.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 12:02:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Keerthi, she does very often. but no reaction yet!!!

Saranyan, I still think, as a whole the opposite sex excels in this dept. By now, you should have realised about your would-be, isn't it?? It seems you are cautious now itself!!!!

Aatma -- Yes, evolution.. Agreed

Anand - Welcome. Seeing u after a long gap. Dinnerkku enna panni irukkangkanu theriyalu? It depends whether she has seen it or not!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:33:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Cogito.. Do you think verbal chatting will be longer there, between opp sexes? I think 'kannum kannum chat seiythaal...' verbal chatting may not get a place.

Deepak.. let me see, this evening or this weekend, once this post is noticed.

Ranga.. vaaraama irukka maatiingalae

Kavitha.. What is this? No response and Silence. You are behaving in the opposite way to my post content.

Gayathri.. same reply, what I had given to Cogito. But, still I accept the fact, this changes from person to person. It may change during a period as well. I used to be an introvert before marriage. With my wife's blessings (!!), I talk better now.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


en adutha phone to your house. Etho nammala mudinjathu.


Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:56:00 AM  
Blogger lakshmi said...

The end of your post is really good.Nice!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 2:39:00 AM  
Blogger Chez said...

I think ur wife would be analysing on the other side, who are all 'bloggerboxes' like you.. hehehe...

BTW, is Niagara really the largest waterfalls, there are facts and of course there are 'tourist guide' facts!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 4:01:00 AM  
Blogger Vinesh said...

Agree with you Ram, we have only heard of vaayaadees, not vaayaadans :-)

Thursday, August 04, 2005 4:36:00 AM  
Blogger Ramana Siddharth said...

ram ungal maniavi idai padital matikaporinge nalla!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:09:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Thuglak... Sollittu Santhosmaa irungka!!!!

Lakshmi.. thanks for dropping by. Glad that you liked the last paragraph. Incidentally, everyone was alarming(!!!) me with what will happen next, at my house!!!

MA... 'bloggerboxes'.. good one. BTW.. as you hv raised the question, Niagara doesn't seem to be the largest. I remember reading about one IGUACU FALLS in the corner of Brazil, bordering Argentina. It seems, on his visit Franklin D.Roosevelt remarked "It makes our Niagara Falls look like a Kitchen Faucet". May be our US friends can validate this... IGUACU FALLS is one of my must-see place. (a dream!!!)

Vinesh.. good reference to the 'adaimozhi' for chatterboxes.

Siddharth.. samalichutanee.. she enjoyed, with some reservations(!!!)

Thursday, August 04, 2005 7:15:00 AM  
Blogger Raju said...

That was a good one, ram... I agree with you.. Most women talk a lot..

But, in US, I have seen surprisignly desi guys as chatterboxes.. They never put their cellfone down.. i had touched upon this topic in one of my recent posts "Introspection"..

Thursday, August 04, 2005 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger AF said...

I'm a chatterbox and this has happened in my home too.. me talking on the phone my husband trying to reach me and at times, he has come home itself to check if all was ok..

But you see, women (especially indian women) have only that as our outlet talking to friends and family. Men on the other hand have various other interests and diversify their energy elsewhere.
So as long as we don't harm others we are good chatting..


Thursday, August 04, 2005 1:13:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

GP.. yeah, it happens. I remember reading your post as well.

AF.. U R right. That's why I don't interfere on this issue with my wife, unless when I get disappointed on some urgent issues to be conveyed.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 3:11:00 PM  
Blogger singman said...

Cram / Thuglak - remember tea sessions during office hours ?? Men are equally potential in these matters.

But when it comes to classifying among gender - womenfolk tend to be more talkative.

Did anyone notice that after marriage the man tends to talk less. Why ? His wife does the talking and he is listening - Full stop.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 3:58:00 PM  
Blogger Narayanan Venkitu said...

Ram - Veetla ellam okya? nethikku..I mean.!

I have to agree with you 50% but the rest 50% is with men too I guess.! There are all kinds of people.!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 5:45:00 PM  
Blogger வெங்கி / Venki said...

Rams ellam Sari anna intha line than konjam udhaikithu,
//Those days you had Tenaliramans & Birbals. Now we have our politicians to fulfill this task.

Tenaliramans and Birbals spoke whenever they want to solve some problem intelligently or advise the king. Our politicians talk whenever they get a chance (a stage and mike as well) thinking they are intelligent!!!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:07:00 PM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

AK.. I've heard about that joke as well.. That joke is true some cases. (Definitely not mine!!)

Mr.Narayanan.. All OK. Managed somehow. I agree the proportion is increasing in Male gender as well.

Venki.. LOL. good one.

Thursday, August 04, 2005 6:44:00 PM  
Anonymous vasanthi said...

Women by nature are talkative I guess.

Friday, August 05, 2005 7:07:00 AM  
Blogger Pal said...

There is one more perspective to this one, why women are talkative.

It is said that men are poor listener's by nature. So women have to tell things over and over again. Which makes them talkative.

Friday, August 05, 2005 7:41:00 AM  
Blogger WA said...

Hahahaha I like Pal's logic. Guys listen up and start listening now :)

Friday, August 05, 2005 8:45:00 AM  
Blogger KARY said...

Great one Ram. Enjoyed reading!

Sunday, August 07, 2005 6:34:00 AM  
Blogger .:: Rosh ::. said...

No matter whatever people say abt 'women' bein chatterboxes, dont yall just love it? Wont your world be a dull boring place without our blah blah's.
I admire Pal's statement. Now that makes sense Pal.

The pic rocks! Am sure the guide must've created a laugh riot with his/her statement.

btw, first time here frm...[i forgot whos blog]..lol...

Monday, August 08, 2005 8:11:00 AM  
Blogger Ram.C said...

Vasanthi / Pal / WA / ML - Gladly accepting your views. No reservations on it!!!!

Kary - thanks.

Monday, August 08, 2005 4:06:00 PM  

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