Updated on June 8, 2016
Dear Book Readers,
Try as I might, I cannot forget the trauma I endured today, when I was reading a book and feel the urge to say this for the common good of mankind and all library users.
DO NOT pick your nose and stick the boogey with your thick black nose hairs on the pages of the book. Doing it even on a page is not okay but doing that on every page from page 15 to 60 is unacceptable. Makes me wonder, how hairy your nose is!
Pointers on how to take care of a book
- Do not pick your nose while reading a book.
- If you do, wash your hands.
- Stick the hair and boogey in a tissue and wash your hands.
- Do not stick the boogey with hairs onto every page you read. A book is not the place to stick your nose hair you plucked with your fingers.
- If you do, clean the shit up! With alcohol. Just don’t do it, please.
- If you want, do this with your own books not borrowed library books. Because nobody wants to discover your hair stuck on every page for 2 chapters.
Besides, the book was meant for medical students and people with advanced science degrees, not 3 year old kids. God help me, if you are a doctor.
P.S: I cannot bring myself to read the book now but I diligently cleaned the pages with a sanitizer. Don’t ask me why.
Updates: I went to the library and showed the book to the librarian. I had missed out on cleaning 3 pages which was good because I could show the librarian the condition of the book. I told them to create some educational poster telling people not to do that! Phew!
- I bounce out of bed without alarm around 6:00 AM
- Do some yoga, meditation and journaling
- Cook a healthy lunch and breakfast for the day
- Have a nice breakfast in a mindful way
- Get ready using my natural and healthy beauty routine
- Go to office on time at 8:30AM
My real routine:
- Wake up 10 minutes after turning off 2 alarms between 7:30-8:25AM
- Rush to the bathroom and think of 3 things I am grateful for if I remember to.
- Do 5 minutes of stretching sometimes but I always feel great when I do it, so I am trying not to skip it.
- Have a quick shower
- Wash my face with raw honey or milk – hey, at least part of my natural beauty routine is in place.
- Drink water with saffron
- Take my food and tea, if any which is usually prepared the night earlier
- Reach office anywhere between 8:40-9:20 AM
- Turn on the computer in office
- Drink my chai and eat some snacks and fruits in office.
My nominations are:
- One beauty product you would recommend to your girlfriends
- Three books everybody must read
- Favourite online shopping site
- Favourite phone app
- One dish you are really good at making and its recipe
One of the best pieces of life advice I have read recently has been from this article. Especially #11.
“Don’t give fucks like fucks are going out of style.”
“Giving a fuck” is basically your life’s currency. If you give a fuck about everything and everyone, you’ll quickly run out of fucks, or even worse, go into fuck debt.”
Sometimes, when I am overthinking someone’s reaction or things they said, I remind myself of this.If giving a fuck were like giving money, would I really be willing to spend my money on what they thought? It is quite helpful in reframing my perspective when I am in the worrying/overanaylsing mode.
Readers, does this make sense or seem helpful to you?
My pen ran out of ink the other day and I did not throw it away because I wanted to buy a refill. Why generate more plastic waste by throwing away pens right? However, I could not find a single refill in any of the books or stationary shops. They all had pens but no refills. In the end, I had to buy pens because they simply don’t sell refills. So much for being environment friendly.
As much so many of us advocate individual action to drive environmental change,
some most of it is quite difficult or plain inconvenient without the corresponding change in policies. How many businesses really want to change unless forced to?