Friday, 4 April 2014

Dumbfound: A-to-Z Challenge [4 April 2014]

It is not what you say or do, but the depth of your words or deeds that makes an impact. Often they leave you dumbfound.

All of us have been dumbfound-ed at one point or other. Here are some instances where I found myself dumbfound:
  • I was pranked on April 1, 2014, when I should have been cautious. Shesha told me to do weird things to get my foot out of numb sensation. Bhavuk made me come face to face with my fear and I was fuming till I was told it was a prank. And Khayati told me that she has shared my number with Sameer (a guy I know nothing about and perhaps does not even exist).
    Source: graduatefog.co.uk
  • I ordered a pepper spray and thought that I should know how it operates. I read the manual that said it carries a strong irritant, causes itching in eyes, sneeze and cough that lasts for as long as 35 to 40 minutes. I sprayed it on a polythene and my room caught the effects. I coughed and sneezed for over 40 minutes. My mom also experienced it when she entered my room.
  • It was when Kanish (my five year old cousin) and I were watching a cartoon series on TV. I looked at Kanish and his eyes were wet. I asked if he was crying and he said arre ye to khushi ke aansu hain (these are happy tears).
  • While on my way back with my cousin Kanish, I saw a dog. I was scared of it as it barked at me a day before. Sensing that I am scared Kanish asked, aapko dogs se darr lagta hai kya? (are you scared of dogs?). Gaining back my composure I said no. As I cook up stories to tell my cousin that I have 15 pet dogs, I had to add that I am not scared of my pet dogs but street dogs scare me.
  • It was when I asked my niece Nevitta (my best friend's five year old daughter) how her studies are? She said I go to play to school and I will have to study after a really long time. I said ok studying is just like playing, it is fun. And she looked at me said no (with a straight face), studying is not fun.
Author's Note: Well I managed five points, hope they at-least made you smile or best could be a loud laugh.

P.S.: Dumbfound is an emotion. Share if you were dumbfound, and let us smile.

P.P.S: Day 4 and the enthusiasm of A-to-Z April Challenge should keep up. Let us all survive through this challenge. Brace up people!

50 comments:

  1. haha... I like the khusi k asson wala one so much!!

    Random Thoughts Naba

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aise khushi ke aansu dekh kar to mujhe bhi roona aa gya.. ROFL

      Delete
  2. Hahaha I loved Khushi ke ansoon alot... ROFLing! Thinking about when I was dumbfound...Ummmm I will come here again...
    I still can't believe you dint had a slightest suspicion on Fools day prank! :))
    P.S. Sameer is an old chap, he asks for our number every April, and our best friends forward our number to this guy only!!! :))

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Shesha I did not know of it... :-\

      Delete
    2. Pardon my grammer errors... I was sleepy yday but I didnt want to procrastinate for comments after reading this funny post... :)) Still laughing on 'khushi ke ansoon...' :P

      Delete
    3. This laugh will go a long way Sambha!

      Delete
  3. Yikes to the pepper spray!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I totally forgot it was April Fools until it was over. What a hoot!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know it was April 1, but I was naive to realize that I have been fooled, thrice!

      Delete
  6. I guess dumbfound is something everyone experienced at April Fool's!
    Danny

    ReplyDelete
  7. A lovely collection of dumbfound moments :P :D I laughed out loud. I can't imagine the pepper spray :O Damn, I will faint :P

    ~S(t)ri
    Participant|AtoZ Challenge 2014
    Smile, it makes (y)our day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I was sneezing, coughing and laughing! It was a rofl moment :)

      Delete
  8. Now I got to buy a pepper spray!
    hahaha i laughed !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes go ahead. Mine is handy and economical. Do you want me to share the link wt you?

      Delete
  9. U seriously said studying is just like playing!!! that's indeed a dumbfound statement :D

    Loved all of them!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Hemant.

      In the words of Bertrand Russell - 'Men are born ignorant, not stupid. They are made stupid by education.'

      Delete
    2. This comment has been removed by the author.

      Delete
    3. Mr Russel must be having his own theory....but Men do act stupid at times....Even I have experienced instances when I was dumbfounded but it takes courage to accept that :D

      And yeah..just tagged u in my post today..don't miss the same :)

      Delete
    4. Sure I will pay a visit. Thanks :)

      Delete
  10. LOLd.......... some unforgettable but fun memoreeezzzzzzzz.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Nitya.. You too were a part of it :)

      Delete
  11. Someone played the Sameer prank on me as well!! I thought it was hilarious!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We sailed the same boat on April 1. :)

      Delete
  12. Gosh! I'm giggling at the pepper spray - it couldn't have been fun - but you told it so well! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Very witty and humorous. Actually kudos to you for putting it up :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Well u have been Kuddo(ing) me for other things as well. The Mc D specs thing.. and you may add more!

      Delete
  14. I think that you have over used the meaning of it. "greatly astonish or amaze", this is what the meaning of it is and you have equated dumbfound to feeling dumb I guess. lol. But I enjoyed the jokes, thanks for making me smile :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Malavikka. I was also stuck at your point, but a little more research on the word helped :) http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/dumbfounded

      Delete
  15. I cant stop Laughing after reading this post :D especially studying is like playing, its fun!! seriously?? :P

    Swathi

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I wanted to tell her that studying is not so boring, but she banged me right on the ground! ROFL

      Delete
  16. Replies
    1. Yes it was... and the way he said it made me kiss him!

      Delete
  17. These are happy tears, how sweet! I was watching Frozen with my granddaughters last weekend and I looked over at my husband and he was teary:)
    I was extremely cautious for April 1. Only one friend told me another was pregnant. I was shocked....she got me!
    Good luck with the rest of the challenge!
    doreenmcgettigan.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. lol.. April 1 is a deadly day to trust people..

      Delete
  18. LOL...your post dumbfounded me! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  19. Some very funny things :D especially the pepper spray one :P

    Richa

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you.. Very funny is still an understatement.. I do not know how to put it right.. Loud laugh for years to go... hahaha

      Delete
  20. The dog thing even I did once

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. haha.. It is fun when kids get fascinated with you..

      Delete
  21. Funny stories. I don't think I've ever had the opportunity to use the word dumbfounded though. I may have felt like that, but the word didn't come to mind:-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Go ahead and use it.. Waiting to read something funny :)

      Delete
  22. You shouldnt mess around with kids. Dont EVER tell them studies are fun. NEVER EVER...

    :P

    Cheers
    CRD

    Updated mine. Kabhi humaare yahaan (blog) bhi padhaariye

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. CRD.. Satya wachan.. I have learnt my lesson.

      I do visit your blog, I will comment soon.. Got some good reviews of your writing.

      Delete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...