06 April 2009

Please let it stop

Is there any kindred soul out there who knows the pain, the pure torment and the wretchedness of living next to a function hall in India? A function hall used for wedding and engagement ceremonies.

I want to know who in this world thought putting together a band of hyper-muscled, sexually frustrated, testosterone-pumped young men and giving them drums and cymbals and trumpets and all other unpleasant percussion instruments would be a good idea! Why was he not gagged and mummified before he had a chance to voice his idea!

And I want to know how those overdressed, obese, and unhealthy guests can not be under the influence of alcohol or drugs and yet manage to perceive such damaging energy wave as 'dancing music,' even prancing and hopping around several inches off the ground into the air propelled by it - and not out of the torture of having their eardrums blasted by having to endure up close sounds of such horrific amplitude. How those diabetic and sugar-ridden feet accomplish that is just beyond me.

And in this population of horny millions, calculate the odds of that function hall ever being quiet - which is never. Our poor souls! And all of this combined with the dry heat of this land, I have to get down and ask God what I have ever done to deserve this.

Oh! Suddenly for an exultant me, the mad drummers have all been suddenly led away by the Pied Piper I think, to be led to the river where they will deservingly be drowned. And in my room peace has reigned once again! But ssssh! If they hear me hurraying, they might come back again.

And for anyone who currently lives or have or will be living next to a popular function hall and knows what I'm talking about - I want to express my solidarity with all suffering comrades. Let us hope the recession, if we're going to have to deal with it anyway, at least hit us where it matters - people abandoning lavish halls and getting married simply at home to invest the money instead on new hearing aids - would be a good example.

8 comments:

vana said...

I agree with you. In a country like ours we never bother to complain about Noise pollution and its effect on our lives. Such a public gathering should be held inside a sound proof walls. But hey we live in a culture where people like to show off.

claytonia vices said...

Aaah, the whole purpose of the noise is to wake up the world, give it a noise-pollution-induced heart attack and tell it: "yay, we are ready to breed and infest the world with more humans like us, who will carry forward this culture of blasting eardrums just to feel a little alive. They will honk on the roads, blare their religion on loud speakers on streets, blast bomb-like fireworks for diwali, yell into each others ears, etc... "

luliana said...

ninawm duh ngawt ang :D

ruai lo va theh ve ziah ula nimai alom...an bengchhen manah :P

blackestred said...

That is just a part of being an Indian, I guess. In a city where any festival/occasion is celebrated on the streets with no heed to the traffic chaos and inconvenience created, every road, every gully, every nook and cranny is a goddamn Function Hall.
They dig it up when they want, erect structures and pull it down whenever they feel the need to erect it elsewhere, no wonder the roads are all patched up, only to be repaired and then dug up again.. In the words of the humble Homer Simpson "D-OH!"

Jerusha said...

vana - Unfortunately for us, you're right. I mean look at this, we're the only (?) culture who doesn't think being fat is bad because that's one way of showing all the good food all your money can buy. Stupidness!

Clay - I wish Sanjay Gandhi was alive and I'd be happy to watch him play saviour and sterilise them all :PP

Jerusha said...

luliana - chu tak chu lawm an tlaktlai loh em em na tizualtu. An ruai te hi eitlak a awm lo, chaw duh hle si hi siam lam ah an sang lo leh full thrak bawk sia. Duhsak avang a eisak pawh hi a har ania, ngei avang a ei sak leh phei chu khirh tak ani.

blakestred - LOL! It's amazing how structures that look like it took years to build come up in the middle of the road overnight and just as sudden and mysteriously disappear. They know their art really well.

Moia said...

i know about 20 people in the same dire situation....it sucks....kan thenom te phei chu zai zawng zawng nen an bei thin alom le...

maverick said...

What they play is not music...
It's purely noise...and noise is always bad..

I liked that one,"horny millions"
So very true.. !!