And you thought, I’d already given up? Not at all 🙂 I’m back with F.
Back when I was new to twitter, I used to refresh the trends to see what was hot and happening, around the world. That is when the hash-tag ‘Facepalm’ caught my attention.Confused, I immediately went to Urban Dictionary, and this is what they had to say,
“The only logical answer to a stupid question or statement”
All my doubts were at peace when I read this line. Out of curiosity, I searched for it in Wikipedia, which has an opinion on almost everything and this is what Wikipedia said.(just try searching in Wikipedia for the most weirdest of terms, you’ll know)
“A facepalm (sometimes also face-palm or face palm) is the physical gesture of placing one’s hand flat across one’s face or lowering one’s face into one’s hand or hands. The gesture is found in many cultures as a display of frustration, disappointment, embarrassment,shock, surprise or just plain sarcasm.”
Immediately after I read this, my mind switched to a flashback mode, sans a mosquito coil, as I kept recollecting some of my ‘facepalm’ moments.
*On the way back home from work, I was waiting at T Nagar bus terminus to board a bus. Just then I saw this over excited person, obviously not a tamilian, who kept talking loud enough for everyone to hear. I could understand that he needed to go to T Nagar. He seemed excited at the fact that all the buses in that terminus seemed to go to T.Nagar. He said’Strange place this is’. #Facepalm.
* A friend of mine was staying in this posh service apartment during her initial months of training at work. Once she was explaining to a certain X, in detail about the lengthy process involved, how the laundry works there and roughly about how to get it done. After listening to her for 15 minutes, X had asked,” I have one question, would the same thing work for even one single shirt?’. #Facepalm.
*Come Client visits and you can really see people (of all ranks) running about here and there to get work done to make sure that everything remains or at least seems perfect. A colleague of mine told me about an incident that happened a year before. The housekeeping were given the task or shredding all the used papers (a standard security practice). Our wonderful people, instead of passing it through the shredder, used it as another dustbin and dumped all the papers there. The papers and the information, remained much to the annoyance of the Admin Team #Facepalm.
* If you’ve been following my posts, you would know how often I end up laughing, most of the time,for no apparent reason. I have this habit of irritating my friends by laughing out loud, just after they say “Hey , listen to this funny story”. So the other day, I was with my friends, having coffee, laughing like a maniac for something funny that had happened. Out of nowhere this friend comes along and says, “You guys, something really funny happened, you would have no idea”, and the rest they say is History. I was laughing on and on for 10 minutes(Inertia you see, I continued to laugh at what happened previously). My friend, #Facepalm.
So any memorable #Facepalm moments for you?
P.S : Really happy to see the amount of support and encouragement from all you wonderful bloggers/readers for this challenge. Our very own Binu Thomas, who has also been following up this challenge, suggested that the readers suggest posts for me to write in the upcoming letters. That was a cool idea, plus it would save me the trouble to think of something to write. So all you wonderful people, kindly leave your suggestions, if you have any, along with your comments. Thank you :-). You time and efforts are appreciated.
P.P.P.S : I’m sorry for not being able to read all your blogs. Work is crazy, round the clock, with no time to breathe even during the weekends. Will get back to all the posts that I missed. Keep writing 🙂