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Phrase. June 25, 2013, Word of the Day


For the first 4 years of your life, you learn to perambulate with ever increasing efficiency, erectness, and vigor. OK? Leave that...

Then for the next 12 years, you basically experience all of life in "Height Order". And good things surely come to each and yewry one of you, but they only come in Height Order.

Morning prayers? Stand in Height order! Blessings come to the shortest first, the tallest sweat it out for just a bit longer. Assembly? Yes, please assemble in height order. Going for short break? Height order! Lunch queue? Height order. Bus Lines? Height order! Bed time? Height order!

In my 13th year after initial scholastic assimilation, I was pleasantly surprised to note that I was not issued my passport in height order, nor was I served at that Andhra biriyani place in height order, and I quickly came to realize that this construct was blissfully ignored outside the compound walls.

Imagine my chagrin when I discovered that this willful disobedience also existed at my first rock concert. Useless buggers...


"Oy, chintu, rascal. How come you have asked Shyamala to see film with you when I told you yesterday only I was going to ask her??!"

"Height order, mané, height order..."

Added 2013-01-28 by Studmuffin




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