Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Self appraisal day

An English professor wrote the words:

"A woman without her man is nothing" on the chalkboard and asked his students to punctuate it correctly.

All of the males in the class wrote: "A woman, without her man, is nothing."
All the females in the class wrote: "A woman: without her, man is nothing."

Well, it’s self appraisal day for me.

This post is for the men in my life who made me feel different and so special. For my dad, who never let any of my brothers raise a hand when I was at fault and for melting at a tear drop from me, for my brothers for being so protective about me and for being my chauffeur around town even giving up fun with their friends, for my male colleagues who have respected my presence in the corporate world, for the guys who wooed me with flowers, chocolates, coffees or wonderful emails and made me pick and choose among them, for the guys whom I have tried to impress and for whom I wanted to be the best person on earth, for those gentlemen who have opened doors for me, carried books and shopping bags, for letting me pass before them in a lift, for all my male friends, the knights in blue jeans and Tshirts, who dropped me back so that I could be successful in my mission, ”Escape from the warden” and reach my hostel on time even when they had errands to meet and for having listened to my gyan on women and dating, for my first love, for the guy who loved me but didn’t know what to do about it, for teaching me to give, for teaching me to cry, for teaching me to carry on.

For those who tried to misbehave or misbehaved, because of whom I have learnt to spew out expletives or even raise a hand. For one person who misbehaved, I have met many more who are ready to fight for me and this is also for the man who would be my partner for life someday as I am looking forward to it.

Each of you, make me feel glad that I was born a weaker sex or the fairer one. Each of you has made me realize that I don’t need muscles. Each of you has helped me realize my strengths and potentials.

To all the women and all the men who shares this spirit, Happy Women’s Day!!!

“Whatever you want
Whatever you need
Anything you want done baby
I’ll do it naturally
Cause I’m every woman
It’s all in me
It’s all in me

I can read your thoughts right now
Every one from a to z
I can cast a spell
Of secrets you can tell
Mix a special brew
Put fire inside of you
Anytime you feel danger or fear
Instantly I will appear, cause
I’m every woman
It’s all in me

Oh, I consent your needs
Like rain on to the seeds
I can make a rhyme
Of confusion in your mind
And when it comes down to some good old fashioned love
I got it
I got it, got, got it, baby, baby, baby

I ain’t braggin
Cause I’m the one
Just ask me
Ooh, and it shall be done
And don’t bother
To compareI got it
I’m every woman “
~ Whitney Houston


Anonymous said...

Your post was very different from a whole lot of others I read today...u know what I mean...thanks for thanking us :)

>>For one person who misbehaved, I have met many more who are ready to fight for me and this is also for the man who would be my partner for life someday as I am looking forward to it.

We are also looking forward and we wish you luck :)
And yeah..happy women's day.

Jo said...

Happy Women's day!

d4u said...

Happy Women's Day to you!!!

Karan Pratap said...

Its good to know SOMEONE appreciates the men who let them pass before them in a lift :) I was on the brink of giving it up! I guess your post renewed my belief in 'mild' chivalry lol thanx !

Alapana said...

Today i just visited very few blogs written by women,i was tired of the "Happy womens day" tags,But i know a few will always be different,and so i came here again,Its been a year almost since i am coming here,at one time i used to comment,But then i changed my blog identity,But this place always got me hooked:)
Hope you recovered from the accident and Hope you are doing fine now.
Happy Womens day to you also lady,There is a long way to go and i am sure you are on the right path.

Mr. Maverick said...

What a beautiful post!


I regret that never got a change to fight in one such situation where someone is being harrassed! But when i do get one, i would give it everything irrespective of how against the odds are!!

Happy Women's day!



AmitL said...

Hi,Arunuma,Happy Women's Day.Nice post.:)(Pity u didn't mention any bloggers....heh heh..just kidding)

Aparna.G said...

I am visiting a day later..but, I still think its comment worthy...I thought about blogging on the same aspects, but, it would not have come out as beautiully as yours...

deepakjeswal said...

Whoa, that's some power of punctuation! Maybe I shall call up Archies/Hallmark to make Punctuation Marks Day ;-P

Belated wishes for W-day!

And I am wee bit surprised and very much delighted to see the positivity in this post. Most, W-day post seem to not carry this flavor, hope u understand what I mean...

Swathi said...

though this is entirely a different perspective of Women's Day, I njoyed reading it.

Happy Women's Day to U

kaush said...

hello! that was a very nice post and like everyone here said - very different from the rest :)

came here thru vicky's and DJs blogs and read through a bunch of your posts. Loved it and I am coming back.

kaush said...

errr... I said I was coming say that it wasnt vickys but Priyangini's blog that I came through :)

Invincible said...

what a wonderful post !
someone finally thanked the men :)

Invincible said...

and i forgot,
Happy Women's Day

V said...

Hey, happy women's day!

shub said...

so sweet~ :)

Anat said...

thats a definite first,
i never thought that a woman would thank men on womens day!

Jai Hind.

infinity said...


Anonymous said...

Hmmmm! There is a "Women's Day" in India.Is there a Men's day too? We have here Fathers day and mothers Day, secretary's day, not a women's day and men's day. Interesting.Delighteful post.It is good to read appreciative comments about men by women.

burf said...

tnk u :D


Deaths Head Roy said...

Great post.....totally different view point I must say...

Parna said...

a little late in the day, but cheers to us and our kind. *clink*

Hemanshu said...

Well said.. hope things are good.

mathew said...

liked this post very much..It feels so good when we can introspect and thank people in life..

I had written a similar thank you post for mom..

am sure I wouldnt ever be able to say directly all that..