Jun 22, 2009

problem-solving music

issue:
one of the boys that stay upstairs, plays the tabla *or something that sounds like it* THRU the day. and really late into the night. i don't know what he does for a living or how he survives. but it's rather silent here... and the noise annoys me.
usually, i ignore it. but i've been home alone and have enough difficulty falling asleep without that irritating noise!
also, normally, i'm rather forgiving. but the reason i now p'larly do not like these boys is that they shoved stuff down the kitchen sink and clogged up the entire line; affecting mine, of course. and i had to run around looking for maintenance ppl - coz apparently, they only care abt the music, not backed-up sinks or roaches! but that issue's been taken care of by the maintenance guy who came by last time. so, coming to the current problem of too much tabla noise...

possible solutions:
a. go upstairs and tell them to keep it down.
b. call the main offc and complain. so, they can send a huge guy to warn them and/or stick a notice on their door.
c. go upstairs and stick a post-it on their door.

excuses for not doing any of the above: i'm not whiny. i AM lazy and don't wanna climb up stairs or change and go out. it's too hot to go outside in the day. i don't want to go knocking on strange boys' doors at night when i'm alone. and i prefer solving my problems myself.

so, my solution:
after two days of tolerance, i play himesh. non-stop.
from 8.30 a.m to 7.30 p.m.

then, i pause the playlist and take the trash out. when i realize that it has already borne results.

result: he has stopped playing. and has stuck a post-it on our door saying "sorry if we were noisy"
well... peace. and i hope they don't start off again, or i'll have to find himesh's version of gayatri mantra and play it real loud early in the morng.

41 comments:

La vida Loca said...

cool! atta gurl!!

Pixie said...

LOL!!

You played Himmesh?! You are a sadist aren't you?!!! :D

Poor guys, you punished them with Himmesh for playing the tabla!!

Prashanti :) said...

LOL raysh !!!! you seriously played himesh ???????? wow !!! and they got the message too ?? double wow !!! great :)

rayshma said...

prashanti: dunno if that was a coincidence. tho it worked fine for me! :D

pix: well... what can i say... i prefer himesh to his tabla. ;)

loca: :D

PURN!MA said...

you are AWESOME!

Suma said...

that was hilarious. i can believe you did that...

but how are you after teh himesssss onslaught..or did you wear earphones and listen to alternative music :)

Keshi said...

Now thats a neat trick! Welldone Raysh :)

btw that eerie wknd post is up!

Keshi.

DewdropDream said...

How did you not tell me this?! Bhery nice idea :D

Pavi!!!! said...

:D ! No doubt thats very smart of you.. but HOW HOW HOW did YOU live with himesh music playing that long?

so when does the hubby come back?

plush said...

haha...goood going raysh!

Amey said...

Ouch! Himmesh? You are cruel...

rayshma said...

amey: non-violent cruelty i indulge in! :)

plush: :D

pavi: i'm immune. :) besides, i really like a few of them tracks! i do like himesh, actually.
vin gets back thursday.

dewey: u don't talk to me these days! :( so i sulk on ur blog! :D

keshi: that post IS scary. take care. and don't forget the pepper spray.

suma: naah.. i'm good. was in a vague mood last evng. but i like himesh. it was good, actually! :D

purnima: aww...! :D

Mystic Margarita said...

You have the most brilliantly devious mind ever! I kinda feel sorry for them boys! **Storing this post away in my brain for when popol plays loud music at odd hours!**

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha... reminded me of certa in e vents,itdid. You know howtotakec areofyour self,don tyou?:) a lice

DewdropDream said...

Eh hello?! What's this about me not talking to you... dopahar mein kya mere bhooth se baat kar rahi thi? :D Give it a few days, everything will be back to normal ;) I is becoming fried by work medems... pliss to be understanding... I wanna talk to you now :(

Preethi said...

wow.. I have people jumping over my head everyday.. as you can imagine I went with a wagging indignant finger ready to turn on my rakshas personality on them.. seems to have worked some, but not all the way.. now what? I don't have your tact ;) Great job girl!!

Prats said...

The tactic was brilliant!!! Of course it did get its results...but Himesssss???? Gosh Girl!!!! I know now you were desperate....lol

Amey said...

Yeah, Gandhiji had nothing on you ;) If he had Himmesh music, the British would have left India at the first "Oooo Hooooojooooor..."

TheKing said...

You actually did that? Then am proud of you! You can also try Aye chhori..zara nachke deikha in your next playlist!

lostonthestreet said...

I knew there was a purpose behind god sending Himmesh to this planet.And his job is done.

Suruchi said...

Himesh rocks :-)! one more reason to build his temple :-D! i owe all my bonuses to him :-D!!miss u bitch! i still remember the autorick guy playing ABA and both of us singing loudly...LOL! Next time u have the tabla problem let me know i will send himesh songs in my voice and then you know what will happen to that guy! remember how you *so call forgiving person* use to disown me...LOL!

DewdropDream said...

@ Amey: Yeah and earm Himes national hero status? I don't think so.

rayshma said...

dewey: be respectful to himesh on this space. as suruchi said, we've earned a lot because of him.

suruchi: u're priceless! :D and yes, himesh DOES rock! :)
i can never forget u singing ABA in autos! can also never forget the look on autowaalas faces when we also sang along to agam kumar nigam AND knew the lyrics! :D

LOTS: himesh's purpose on earth was to help ppl like suruchi and me exceed our targets! and worship him like we do! :D

king: i'm not sure ppl actually will dislike it! :D

amey: then, the brits would be acclimatized to bollywood music since then, eh?! brilliant, u are! :)

prats: :D :D

preethi: these are good boys, i guess. :D they're grad students... and i guess the only tact i had was identifying musical inclinations of said ppl ;)

alice: all well, gurl!? yeah.. i have to take care of me. what to do! :D

rita: hahahaa... we need to warn popol! :D

Amey said...

@Dewey: I can see people planning to build temples for Himmesh, my solution limits that to people remembering him only on two days of the year (his b'day and d'day) at most.

@Rayshma: If we had followed that by a screening or two of Karzzzz, the British would have returned Kohinoor and anything else we asked for, and gone to live in Arctic forever.

rayshma said...

amey: hhahaa... make that a movie marathon. with karzzz and aap ka surroor the movie. we'd have world domination! ;)

DotThoughts said...

ROTFL. Awesome! atta girl!

Never Mind!! said...

Came here from your comment on my comment on DDD's.:) Cool template you have ya!!

Himes bajao, har badha se mukti pao..JMLR.

DewdropDream said...

They might build a temple AND declare two days national holiday. Phir kya?!

rayshma said...

dewey: toh kya problem hain?! have u forgotten that mooli wanted himesh's saiyoni as her aarti if her mandir were ever built?! :D

never mind: welcome welcome! aap hi ki kami thi. i know JMD... JMLR meaning?

dottie: :D

DewdropDream said...

You know, I love Mooli. I would be okay with that. But how the heck can you justify Himes having a mandir. Mooli having a mandir is totally on dude, no comparision wonly!!

Amey: Catty will scratch your eyelids off if you use her given name for me. Stick to DDD :D

rayshma said...

dewey: if mallika sherawat can have a milkshake named after her... and shilpa shetty can have a PhD, i see NO reason why himesh cannot have a temple. i can also do a post on why he deserves a temple... but then u'll think I want it built. :P

@amey: u can use dewey if u're adopting her. but then, u'll have to fight it out with me AND the man i married! :D

Anish said...

Unreal dare! inspirational, the kinds u wish u had done, or thought. Reader's Digest can use this.

Agam Kumar Nigam!! You have ur pulse on indian music or what :).I see hope.This music wont die.I'll call it mental music.The ones that make u laugh out of trauma.Attaullah,Altaf,I luv u(udit narayan, released with valentine's 2001-2),Agam (he released sequel if am not wrong)...what pain, what trauma, what fun!

DewdropDream said...

Erm, no thank you, you don't need to convince me about how convincing you can be. And shame on you, all over you, BUCKETS of shame. How can you even THINK of someone else adopting me? Go me sulk.

Amey said...

See, we can have world domination without violence. OK, without "physical" violence. And I want that post on why he deserves a temple.

DDD and Reshma: You know, this is probably the only time till now I called her anything other than DDD. And I am not really in mood to handle two angry women at this time of week, so it will be only time ever ;)

rayshma said...

amey: hahaa... u're a wise guy, u know!
will think of doing the post.. but not sure! :D

dewey: stop sulking. what makes u think ANYbody else will be willing to adopt u?! koi mil jaaye toh bataana. THEN, i'll need the claws! ;)

anish: ooh.... compliment from a celeb! i'm extremely flattered. really.
and i'm impressed that you know of aagam kumar nigam and his music. :) phir bewafaii released a couple years ago. haven't tracked him after that, actually.
and yes, going by the numbers and mass popularity, we can safely hope that this music won't die!

Amey said...

People do keep telling me that, dunno why ;)

rayshma said...

could it be coz u choose ur battles wisely?

Pinku said...

awesome....Rayshma...hats off

rayshma said...

pinku: hope all's well with you, gurl! u haven't been as regular with the blog, have you?
take care! :)

Kippie® said...

Now did this really happen?!!!!

rayshma said...

kip: no clue whether the music prompted it. but well, i haven't heard him play since. :D