Me: Have you played GTA?
YG: Yes, one of the few games that I really liked.
YG: Oh shit! that would be fucking amazing.
YG: (laughs) I am imagining.
Me: Yes I was too. Looking at Google Maps – Mumbai…
YG: This can be a great business idea.
YG: (grins) I am taking this up. Will try to develop!
YG: (shows tongue) You could make a post out of this if you know!
I will stop now. There is no way I can describe this city. All I have done is take names of few places and pointed out to the obvious.
Please write mini posts in the comments section and tell me more about this city I want to love.
Attention seeking little tramps scour the globe in search of seclusion, don’t they? No, not really. Going around town sticking one’s necks out and grunting like Maria is a tried and tested method. Pretence of superiority is another. However, a little known and practised way is to sit quietly and wait for a chance to demand attention when a potential donor least wants to give it. Just like Tottenham Hotspur winning a match. It is the next big thing. Spring like a sting-ray.
“I want attention and I want it now. I will throw a tantrum now and here. I will criticise and I will condemn. I will insult and I will curse. If you don’t respond to me right now, irrespective of me addressing you, I will shout out at you. I will walk home and let the world know about it on Twitter. I will tell my mommy.”
It is very difficult to be a professional attention seeker. Imagine the strategies that go into the making of a top class professional. The timing considerations in loud comments, positional intelligence during serious discussions, physical fitness in cases of walk-offs, mental fitness to tolerate failure and a sweet and caring mother to fulfill every need. All this and still there is a need of a perennial hunger for attention and lack of satisfaction after moments of success.
There are various genres of attention seeking. There is this ‘I am a girl and Miss Venezuela isn’t as beautiful as me’. Then there is ‘I will give my assignment to the teacher first thing in the morning’. Younger children have ‘Buy me things else I sit on the road’. Older children say ‘I am too cool for this world; I’d better kill myself’. Manly men say ‘I can match women in every aspect of life’. Womanly men say ‘I am a woman in every aspect of life’. Babies have the most innocent and effective way to attract attention; they cry. I am a grumpy old lady.
Investors in my field are very few. So I need to make the most of what I got. I am like a polar bear in search of a mate. There are far too less polar bears around and the ice is melting. Have to procreate every chance I get. And probably maintain a balanced population of attention seekers and attention givers.