I love watching “Seinfeld” . I think that sitcom portrays human nature very well. It shows that everyone is self-centered . You can see Seinfeld & Elaine talking about their lives, not caring about others, though it is a bit exaggerated. Many a times, we think about our problems while talking to others ,rather than listening. An excerpt from a recent conversation in our house..
I had come home after visiting my doctor.It was a follow up visit and our concern was the medicine dosage.
Sh: Hey, the doc was asking why you didn’t come today.
Su: Hmmm……( with a blank look)
Sh: Actually, he told me that he finds you very supportive.
Sh: I told him you were a very determined, optimistic guy and also about your marathon training.
Su: Cool..Thank you
Sh: Ya, I told him you were a very helpful, supportive husband.
Sh: Do you know what he said for that. He said, “So, he is one of the new breed of Indians. I thought Indian men were very chauvinistic”. And I told him you are definitely one of the new kind. Anyway, I asked him about the cyclosporine dosage….
Now, there is a sparkle in “SU”‘s eye and the blank look is gone. I was happy that he was at last paying attention once my dosage was mentioned.
Su: Do you think he might have considered me a chauvinistic guy ?
Sh: I don’t think so.He said that I can continue with the current dosage as the reading is only slightly below normal.
Su: Hmmm…..( thinking seriously). You know what, I don’t think he would have even formed an opinion of me. Maybe, he was just generally asking.
Sh: I think he has better things to worry about than forming an opinion about you.Did you even listen to me talking about the dosage.
Su:Yeah….I heard. Just because I come with you for all your visits does not prove that I am not chauvinistic. So, you never know what he was thinking..
At this point, I got reminded of Seinfeld and burst out laughing .