The Comparación Effect

Theme: Home Affairs of Elephant Warriors
Day 1 A: The Animal Acquisition 



I was the most studious out of the three. My brother’s little or no interest in studying used to give my Mom nightmares. The only future that she could envisage for him was as a roadside cobbler. But that was 15 years ago. 

These days my brother is busy doing this 

(that's my kid brother)

and this 



and the view out of his room is this. 



He studied veterinary science, saved injured Owls, treated cows and dogs and now is an Army Officer, posted in one of the scenic places in India. Yeah, adventure is part and parcel of his job.

While the most adventurous activity that I get to do is kill cockroaches in my home, while my system throws nerve wracking Java null pointer exceptions, in every code I try to compile. A software engineer can always be recognized by a humongous potbelly, which I dreadfully foresee as my future.

Our conversations send me into an abyss of eternal retrospection.  *dramatically looks towards the horizon*
 
 “What’s up Di, my bro would ask.

 “Nothing much…. Working on a Saturday, fixing defects that I have no clue about. Will grab a crabby dinner on the way back”, I reply, sulking. “What about you?

 “Ohh not as interesting as yours. Just came back from a 10 km run, the clouds look really awesome from here. We have a dinner party in the Mess tonight. One of my friends was a DJ so there’s gonna be some music and dancing too ”. 

Grrrr !!! that little brat just loves to rub it on.

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71 comments:

  1. Lucky brother! Look at that view!

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    1. Yeah indeed he is.lucky...damn!! :) thanks for stopping by.

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  2. no ond can predict how a child will grow up.

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    1. That is true... Thank you for stopping by

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  3. It's always good when our worst fears for our children's future turn out to be baseless.

    I'm not a software engineer but I can tell you that my many hours sitting at the computer has given me a potbelly, among other detrimental effect.

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    1. That's true.. My mom and dad are so relieved :) ohh the potbelly... I am struggling With that... Thank you for writing in.

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  4. So true, parents in interest of their children always worry about their future. I am glad to see your brother is enjoying :) his Army life.

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    1. Oh yeah he is enjoying... Thank you for stopping by. :)

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  5. hahahaha… looks like both your siblings are animal-lovers eh, Rajlakshmi? Nice to know that your brother is doing well :)

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    1. They are so crazy that sometimes I fail to distinguish between them n my pets ;) thank you

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    2. Me pet .... Grrrrr .... Code intercepted ....Task awaited ....revenge by loot n vandalism on next arrival to home server

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  6. Woww awesome and really feel happy for him :)

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    1. Yeah that's true... Thank you so much

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  8. Goes to show our parents put pressure for no reason! Your brother appears to have found his passion... :)

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    1. Yeah I am glad he found it. Thank you so much. :)

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  9. As an animal activist and dog lover - this really spoke to my heart. I can understand his passion and maybe he will return to it someday?

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    1. He is continuing his love and passion for animals... Thank you for writing in. :)

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    1. Hehehe :D thank you for stopping by.

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  11. ohh...yes as a fellow software engineer I empathize ! But your brother is totally so cool. I envy him... :(
    Cheers
    Rajrupa
    A to Z Challenge | Riot of Random

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    1. I envy him too :) thank you writing in.

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  12. It is a vice-versa in my case! I go on trips, adventures, deep sea diving, water sports, horse back riding, boat house stays etc and my lil brother is studying engineering! He says he envies me! Anyways, seeing your post I envy your bro!

    S(t)ri

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    1. Woww now. Am dying of jealousy ... you life seems so cool :D awesome. Thanks for stopping by.

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  13. haha.. I know, married to an Army officer, I love the parties too.. and I do rub it on at my lil sis.. :P And she keeps telling that all I do is, cooking, eating and attending the parties :O :O Nice post there... :)

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    1. oh you devil !! rubbing it on siblings :P I loved that life too .. thank you so much for stopping by

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  14. Lucky Him, Raj :) He's happy in doing what he loves !
    Loved the pics, beautiful :)

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    1. I am happy for him :) he's following his dreams :)
      thanks for writing in

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  15. He looks happy doing what he does, and little brothers are kinda experts in the area of rubbing it in, don't you think?

    Ishithaa
    #AtoZChallenge

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    1. that is so true... they have this ingrained quality :)
      thank you for writing in

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  16. What a great read this post was. Really like how you write about your family, and you do have one talented family! You included of course :) And I am sure even if your brother had chosen to be a roadside cobbler, he would have done that with such style. I mean look at him, he is one handsome guy! Your parents must be very proud of all their children.

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    1. hahaha I need to show this comment to my brother :d he's gonna fly high :P
      thank you so much for those wonderful words. That really made me smile :D

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  17. hahah...Your brother i really lucky and I completely understand the life in IT !!

    Random Thoughts Naba

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    1. I am more worried about my horizontal growth :P
      thanks for stopping by.

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  19. ur brother is so lucky!!
    n btw i envy dat u can kill cockroaches!! i jst stand up on the chair until my mom or bro do it for me :-D

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    1. hahaha ROFL :P I keep a chappal in handy :P
      thanks for writing in

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  20. Wow! Wow! And wow! In awe! :)

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  21. hee hee... arent sibings meant for rubbing it all in

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    1. ohh yeah they excel in that :P
      thanks for visiting

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  22. Life in the Army is great, I am from the Naval family and we also have some amazing places we are posted at.You have a lovely family, sibling love reflected in this post.

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    1. oo naval balls!!! :D thank you so much for writing in

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  23. LOl!!! :D this post had me smiling all through!!!
    except one partttttttttt //humongous potbelly// thisss :|||| spooky spooky!

    Great going Princess!!! ABC looks jhakasss! :)

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    1. hahaha :P gives me the creeps too :P
      thanks a lot Roh :D

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  24. and where is this place btw ??? it is mind-blowing !!!!!!!!!!!!

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  25. Lil brothers n rubbing.... they are so talented in that!!!

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  26. The view outside the window is excellent. What readers -not me- might think upon reading these posts is - why did the author of this blog choose to become a software engineer when family members chose sensible careers for themselves :P

    Destination Infinity

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    1. hahaha you won't believe I question myself the same thing again and again :P
      thank you so much for writing in

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  27. Man, he is one lucky dude ;) And I don't see a potbelly in your future, you lucky woman ;)

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    1. I hope this is true :D I dread the potbelly :P
      thank you so much for stopping by

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  28. So he has the good ol' army life huh. This is great :D

    Richa

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  29. Woah!!!!!!!!!!!! Can I be his new best friend? This is awesome. And he loves animals...........Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!! Zillion brownie points already!

    Happy I dropped by. Following you for more.

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    1. hahaha :D :D I will pass on the message :D
      thank you so much for dropping by.

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    1. oh yeah he has :)
      thank you for stopping by

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  31. Great Family :) nice reading about this little nuggets :)

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  32. WOW, I guess he turned out OK after all. I can tell you are very proud of him as I am sure the rest of your family is too. ♥

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    1. yeah I am so proud of him :)
      thank you so much

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  33. wow. your brother is leading the kind of life that I have been dreaming. :) I wish I had done anything other than engineering. :D

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    1. When my bro goes on telling his tale, i wish the same thing :)
      thank you for stopping by.

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  34. Your brother's life sounds like a great adventure!

    anna
    Deeply Shallow

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    1. yeah I feel the same :) thank you for stopping by

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  35. Your brother is an Army officer? Oh wow. Clouds looking awesome, 10 km run, party in the mess... brings back memories. Not that I did any 10 km run ;) That was the L & M's job ;)
    I must warn the son about the potbelly in the offing. :D

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    1. yeah he is :D *smiles proudly* :P
      hahaha the potbelly is the new software engg fashion statement :P

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