The Pursuit Of Music!

There are a lot of things in life that are worth smiling for. Most of them reside in us, and a few of them are out in the open, waiting to be chanced upon. The only difference between people who find these gems and the ones who don’t is something absurdly unfathomable – a pair of Motorola earphones!

I bought a pair of brand new earphones yesterday, seeing that my old ones were gutted, with their innards showing! I paid 300 bucks for this new pair and very excitedly, I plugged it in to my phone and clicked the radio button. I was grinning like a fool from ear to ear as i crouched in the corner of the room, clutching the phone like a hungry man holds a bit of food that he has found after a long, long time. I clicked the radio button, salivating at the thoughts of mind-numbing music… I clicked the radio button…

Nothing happened…

There was no sound, no music, no static, nothing… I screamed out in rage and tried to maul the earphones, when there was a faint noise in my ear. I stopped and investigated it. At one particular angle of the earphone, the music clarity was perfect, better than any I had ever heard. But only at that angle! Even if I moved a millimeter this way or that, I lost the sound and I could hear perfect radio silence! πŸ˜€

Lazy ass bugger that I am, I had no intention of walking all the way across the street to replace the pair of earphones. I went to work the next day, driving my bike and the new pair of earphones plugged in, and all the way, people on the road gave me strange stares. I thought it was probably because of my handsome good looks, but soon realized it wasn’t. It was probably because I had one leg up on the front fender of the bike and the other balanced precariously on the brakes. The phone was nestled in my left trouser pocket and I had to put my left foot up on the fender to achieve the “optimum angle” for the earphones to work.

Every time I put my foot down to change gears, I lose the music. πŸ˜€

Now, I have severe cramps in my thigh…

I still persist with these crappy earphones because I heard the sweetest voice in the whole wide world through these earphones, the voice of that lovely, charming angel who called me when I was busy searching for a couple of my lost documents and pulling my hair out and promptly brought a smile on my face. πŸ™‚

Published by Nikhil

Nikhil Kumar lives in Bangalore with his wife and their stuffed dog. They are both advertising professionals and lead very exciting lives on the streets, dodging traffic. Their fridge is filled with cans of Diet Coke and their water heater doesn't work. He doesn't smoke (up) anymore.

53 thoughts on “The Pursuit Of Music!

  1. cool post dude…………just have a trial before u buy any gadget next time……………………
    I think u r becoming romantic and at the same time sentimental day by day………………..

  2. I am trying to picture this ride on the bike, and think you should have had someone take a picture. You must return them and get a new pair. Its $300!!! I would return if they were a $30 pair. Dont get jipped!!!

  3. @Aravind
    hehehe… yeah… i will do a proper trial before buying,,,
    And as for becoming sentimental, i think i’m justified! πŸ˜€

    Lol… no no… its 300 rupees! πŸ˜€
    Not dollars! hehehe…

  4. You put the silly grin o my face too! πŸ™‚

    made my day, needed to smile badly! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  5. Dude !!

    Replace it .. It’s high time now .. How long are you gonna drive ur bike with your left foot up on a fender !!! ..

    But nice witty post !! .. Enjoyed reading it !!

  6. @Sakhi
    You’re welcome… πŸ™‚

    It’s 300 rupees! I’m bengloor huduga, remember? πŸ˜€

    hehe.. Thanks man! Welcome to MirrorCracked! πŸ˜€

  7. Looks like every post here is getting romantic… πŸ˜€ whats the matter… πŸ˜›

    BTW Motorola sncks… eek!!!

  8. u r in love but this is full-on,just hearing her voice can bring a smile πŸ™‚ wah wah

    i am going to follow the comments more closely n snoop up n try n identify who she is πŸ™‚

    n husharu mari,trying all such antics on ur bike,dont fall down right in the middle of the road ! ok!

  9. Hehe…when am in office my handsfree catches radio frequency when I hold it high. Which means that if someday I wanna know the cricket score I have to hold my hand high to get the clarity. And Bingo!!! everyone knows what I really am doing when I shud be working πŸ˜€ I blame airtel for it πŸ˜€

    But yes I guess u shud get it changed πŸ™‚

  10. @Nik – Dude…totally in love! You wont give the headphones back coz you heard her voice???!!! Damn!

    The phone was nestled in my left trouser pocket and I had to put my left foot up on the fender to achieve the β€œoptimum angle” for the earphones to work. – LOL! I was imagining!! LOL!

  11. They are really noise-reduction headphones in disguise πŸ˜› If nothing else, they will reduce noise because no one will speak to you (in buses/ trains/ on the road) if you are wearing them!

  12. “I still persist with these crappy earphones because I heard the sweetest voice in the whole wide world through these earphones, the voice of that lovely, charming angel who called me when I was busy searching for a couple of my lost documents and pulling my hair out and promptly brought a smile on my face.”

    This is as hopeless as anyone can get πŸ˜€ Just couldnt resist comenting!!!i had tu say this πŸ˜€

  13. @Nita
    Hehe… I am that dumb! πŸ˜€


    “Eeek!”…???? Who says eek anymore?? πŸ˜€

    So I discovered! πŸ˜€

  14. @Meghana
    I promptly refer you to Reema’s comment above! πŸ˜›

    @ S
    hahaha! That’s funny… Imagine, world cup finals, india playing australia, sachin on strike, two balls to go, three runs to win, your cricket-indifferent boss comes into the room…. do u still risk lifting your arms and catching the signal? πŸ˜€

    hahah!! yeah, i’m just that kind of guy! πŸ˜€

    Interesting way of looking at it! πŸ˜€

  15. @Arvind
    Again, I promptly refer you to Reema’s comment above! πŸ˜›

    Thanks! πŸ˜€
    What would I do without you?

    Well, I guess I am totally hopeless… Can’t help it.. πŸ™‚

  16. @Reema – Who is it? Can’t figure out? :-0 😦 Btw, people are getting hopeless! πŸ˜›

    @Megs/San – C’mon guys – need some help! πŸ˜›

  17. @Aravind we dont need a religious iconology (courtesy Wikipedia) professor dear. We need a Ben Gates… (National Treasure) who could read the hidden meaning within the words of a riddle.

  18. @Reema
    One saturday i go to office to work and, oh my god! You have started a detective agency here!! πŸ˜›
    Don’t tell them yet.!!! Let them try and figure out… πŸ˜€


    hahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Keep Guessing!!

  19. @All (except Nik) see how specifically he mentions his whereabouts today. Chor ke daadi me tinka.

    @Nik u said WTF to me?????????????????????????????????????????? :X Huh!

  20. @Arvind
    I take back my compliments… You should sharpen your detective skills…

    I’m sorry! I’m sorry! πŸ˜€

  21. @RJ et tu???? good for u. Sabaash mere hero!!

    @Arvind congrats! but from whom did u confirm ur guess? U haven’t written ur guess here. Then who said ur 1st guess was wrong?

    @Nik HUH HUH HUH….revenge will be twice now. And i m material girl in a material world πŸ™‚

  22. @RJ
    Keep the thought to yourself… You are not really right, u know! And maybe you are… Who can tell? πŸ˜‰

    hehehe.. ok, i’ll see what i can do… πŸ™‚

  23. @ reema
    after i found the right one ..i got to know that my guess was wrong..
    anyways i knew that was just a wild hunch..was never sure abt it

  24. replace it and have the comfort of listening to ur sweetheart’s voice from every possible angle… πŸ˜› or it wud end up as a practice session for you to stand eternally as a statue, endorsing the fucked up earphones… πŸ˜€

  25. Oh! that has already happened. I guess it was the India-Australia series, my boss came out saw me and said, come to my cabin.

    Sheepishly I went in, sans the handsfree and guess what. His question was where is the handsfree?? Get it here, I need to listen to the commentary πŸ˜€

    And his cabin had a better clarity, even the service providers are partial shee!!!!

    BTW This is a true account πŸ™‚

  26. Thou shalt work towards all efforts to listen to sweet fruits of music……hehehee so totally understand your feeling macha…….when I forget to take my iPOD to work I simply insert the earplugs kept in my drawer and imagine listening to it..otherwie I will surely snore away to glory resting on the keyboard…. πŸ˜€

  27. Hahahha…I loved every minute reading the comments….Now even I am verrryy curious, who yourrr swweet angel is?? πŸ˜›

  28. @Arvind
    Good for u, sherlock! πŸ˜€

    Good idea.. I should buy surround sound earphones! πŸ˜€

    @ S
    hahaha!! That’s funny! πŸ˜€
    Your boss has double standards! Next time that happens, as him to allow all the others to come and listen to commentary too! πŸ˜€

    hehe… yeah… i am considering buying new ones… I dunno yet…

    guess guess!! Welcome to the biggest mystery on WordPress! πŸ˜€

  29. @Nikhil
    Forbidden, ey?? then add one more thing tu yur “Apparently” post…hehe “apparently, you are very obedient!” πŸ˜€

  30. @Nik – You still think I don’t know? πŸ˜› πŸ˜€ Miss Charming has added a new post πŸ˜€ and still denying the love. πŸ™‚

    Miss Charming – wherever you are πŸ˜€ this guy needs his chance πŸ™‚

  31. My god i was out for the week end and you guys have guessed soooo much and i don’t know it yet? 😦 bad, buddies…)

    @ niks … forbidden? hmmmmmmmmm…..

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