Friday, September 26, 2008

Cleaning the floor in 15 minutes

Well, for those of you who know me, I am a cleanliness freak and at times over do it. But my hostel life has toned me down a bit, and I had been procrastinating wet cleaning my floor for a while now.

Today there is a huge thunderstorm in my part of Singapore. Talking of weather in Singapore, I bet even if you sneeze out there in India the turbulence that you create in the air is big enough for us to have a thunderstorm here!! Butterfly effect I bet. I diligently close my room windows each time that I leave my hostel room (cause like I said before, I would never know when one of you decides to sneeze in India!). But, today, my neighbor forgot to close his windows and went for his classes. The hostel rooms are so designed that there is another door that separates every room (internally connected).

Even though I had closed my windows, the water accumulated in his room came over to mine (from the gap between the connecting door and floor) and flooded here as well. And it took me a while to notice because I was day dreaming about the F1 race scheduled in Singapore from today :) and only realized the water when it reached my feet.

Back to my cleaning habits, I did clean up my room in 15 minutes flat (something which I could have easily done more often!).

Moral of the story? "God makes people clean their rooms who do not clean themselves!".

Update: The *other side* of the story can be found here


  1. You are destined to clean...the mess you make or that others make for you....
    hope this is not the recurrence of your spilling/cleaning spell from a year ago.. ;)...all the very best

  2. Now I know why God wudnt let me get rid of my cold, he wanted to teach u a lesson...:D

  3. Yeah wish me luck. I don't want to be cleaning up more messes now :) !!

    Deepa, see now you know how everybody is connected. Btw, now that I have learnt my lesson, hope you are fit and fine again!

  4. Did U experience Thunderstorms tode ? Deepa sneezed thrice here :P