But I was just being honest!

But I was just being honest!

A Story by Rahul Bakolia

She : Hey, what's up ? How are you?

Me : Me ? Well, I'm on my usual routine hanging onto this never ending everyday rut, running around like headless chicken, holding on tight to my books and extravagant schedules, listening to people mock at my road less taken, getting pushed around by the magnificent society with its rules and melodrama, withstanding the cacophony of consumerism, nepotism and narcissism brimming around me with all its superficial vanity, trying to mask my inhibitions with a smile and a pretentious headnod, hanging onto my sanity amongst these nudging perpetrators, feeding my fragile ego with the illusionary love showered on social media, concealing my resentfulness and anxiety with self assuring quotes and fables, giving shape to my faint and feeble voices on writerscafe, turning my everyday brainfarts into pictures on WhatsApp status, and making an effort to look normal in front of people like you when you ask this enlightening question.

She : Umm.. I'm sorry I asked. Good night.

Me : Oh wait. You wanted the regular reply, didn't you ? Here it is.

I'M FINE.


© 2019 Rahul Bakolia


Author's Note

Rahul Bakolia
Everybody knows that something’s wrong with me but nobody knows that what’s going on.

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This is a hilarious spoof on the old axiom about how people really do not want to know the answer when they ask "how are you?" Usually I do not like a long run-on sentence, but yours is well done, with adequate breathing room (pauses), so it's not difficult to follow. All in all, that long-a*s sentence is just about perfectly crafted to do the job of boring our socks off, but not making our eyes glaze over, so we can finish reading it! *wink! wink!* I get the feeling this is partly based on your true life -- is it really that bad? *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much ma'am for visiting my page 😊 😊 😊
Good morning


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Nothing wrong with the truth. 🤷‍♀️

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Yep..... Thanks T. S. Sky
T.S. Sky

1 Year Ago

You're welcome. 🌺💙
Same. My parents think there's something wrong with me but the doctors don't agree. I'm still sane, at lest to their eyes. to know the truth would be criminal, to divulge the truth would be insane, gotta keep a few secrets, lest the world would grow boring for those around.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Same to same 😊😊😊
This is really funny! I always feel the need to answer "how are you" questions honestly, but usually just wind up saying "I'm OK." Social conventions are weird.

Posted 1 Year Ago


'But I was just being honest'
Rahul Bakolia,
I do not know your situation but this writing does explain somewhat. It is a rant, an opportunity to express the frustration between what is all around us superficially and who we are in the deep places, in the core of where we emanate. Liked it for sure. Honest ramblings like this are really revitalizing.
kathy



Posted 1 Year Ago


This is a hilarious spoof on the old axiom about how people really do not want to know the answer when they ask "how are you?" Usually I do not like a long run-on sentence, but yours is well done, with adequate breathing room (pauses), so it's not difficult to follow. All in all, that long-a*s sentence is just about perfectly crafted to do the job of boring our socks off, but not making our eyes glaze over, so we can finish reading it! *wink! wink!* I get the feeling this is partly based on your true life -- is it really that bad? *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much ma'am for visiting my page 😊 😊 😊
Good morning
Very humorous. I'll bet she won't ask again.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

No she is so sweet, she just only blocked me, nothing else
Whoa. Mind blowing. Absolutely loved it.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Sukhriya 😊😊😊
Najam Us Saher

1 Year Ago

Koi baath nahi...
Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Baate to khub h, khu kise
I'm going to have to remember this (?) for when I am asked the same question
Certainly a thorough reply
Dave B

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rahul Bakolia

1 Year Ago

Hihi thanks for reading 😊😊😊

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Added on January 25, 2019
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