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June 19, 2006

Of whining and whiners

Filed under: Humour — Teal @ 6:18 am

Whining is …

  • Habitually complaining
  • Talk in a tearful manner
  • Complain whiningly
  • Unable to relax or be still
  • Being Querulous … yeah yeah – Courtesy : Wordweb.

Whining is this state of mind in which people are not able to proceed or think ahead. All whiners do is crib, complain, use profanities and the like. All we have is this one life. People always get all preachy crap like “Life is short, make it sweet.” So who all whine anyway?

You know you are a whiner when …

  • Your playlist includes ~

Everybody hurts by REM, Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Runaway Train by Soul Asylum, Wishful Thinking by Duncan Shiekh.

  • You hate to get up in the morning.
  • You crib.
  • You hate your routine, humdrum life and feel that your very existence is freaking monotonous.
  • You crib.
  • You hate everything all around you and try to cut off links with everyone.
  • A la, you become a recluse.
  • Your facial expressions are the equivalent ones of Peter Gibbons from “Office Space”. [God, I have to write something about movie soon. Mike Judge is a genius.]
  • You crib.
  • You call up your best friend and have hour long conversations 3 times a day.
  • You crib.

Whiners are …

Most professional whiners I know are extremely capable and intelligent people who have ended up qualifying themselves in a field that is as interesting to them as the concept of snail farms and snail races. Hey! I am not insulting snail farm owners now… don’t get me wrong you guys.

Sometimes people end up in such a standstill situation that the whole stoic frame drives them crazy. And all they can do is whine to vent out all of their frustration to all their and near friends. There are two kinds of whiners – Seasonal Whiners and Habitual Whiners

Seasonal whiners are those who aren’t whiney by nature. Circumstances make them so. Once things get sorted out, they back to their usual go getter selves. Habitual whiners are bloody carriers. They carry this pathogen popularly known as the Parisitus Whinerus . You see a habitual whiner, you do what I do. RUN. They cannot and they never stop complaining. They just can’t!

The worst affected people are ….

Unfortunately, friends of the seasonal whiners are the worst affected. So are the family members. They have to listen to endless depressing crap. That is of course, until the pathogen’s effect wears off. Then they have the double satisfaction of making their friends happy as well as getting rid of the whiney phase of their buddies.

Allrighty …. So how do seasonal whiners deal with a mild attack of Parisitus Whinerus??

Sadly, Parisitus Whinerus has no medical cure. You have to let it all go. You have to find and fixate on something in life that makes it enjoyable. Something that brings a smile on your face. All our lives we are told what to do by the people around us. Parents tell us what courses to take in college. School maims us and traumatizes us to ends we cannot articulate. It’s human to whine. Nobody’s perfect Dammit!!!

It’s upto the victims to deal with their whining phase. The best remedy would be to vent out all their anger in some way or the other, or of course have iterative cribbing sessions with those who can understand their state.

Damn Simple.

Australian kid: Don’t try to bend the spoon, but just try to realize the truth.

Neo: What truth?

Australian kid: There is no spoon.

Life has a flow. It has this lucid fluid like motion. Sometimes u go upstream, sometimes downstream. But you are always on the move. Never Stoic. Never Stagnant. Realise this truth. You may whine today, but you will definitely win tomorrow. Sometimes, even cribbing to your friends may not help. It is up to you to realize this universal truth. Let it all go , or should I say like the quacks in reel life never fail to repeat – “T.I.G”. [Trust. In. God]

Trust in yourself. Trust in God. The former being all the more important.

All winners were whiners once. Infact most winners I know are discreet members of Whiners Anonymous…

WHO is currently working on making the world whine free by the year 2050. Kofi Annan is currently approaching celebrities to raise funds for the realization of the same.

Remember, even Neo was whiny once.



  1. everyone can afford a good whine once in a while. it is therapeutic. but the stress is on ‘once in a while’. =)))))

    Comment by Sravanthi — June 19, 2006 @ 1:48 pm | Reply

  2. degree padichu mudicha udane ennennamo research pannittu irukka nee!!!

    / Life has a flow. It has this lucid fluid like motion. Sometimes u go upstream, sometimes downstream. But you are always on the move. Never Stoic. Never Stagnant. /

    very well said!! tats really the essence of life!!

    Comment by kuttichuvaru — June 19, 2006 @ 4:37 pm | Reply

  3. so done with ur whining?? even i have been a victim myself.. its a good way 2 vent out ur feelings..its more like sharing ur worries and gives u a feeling tht uve laid down ur worries l’ll..[:D]

    Comment by Hell's Angel — June 19, 2006 @ 5:16 pm | Reply

  4. Reminds me of Paul the wine guy…”Does he sell it, drink it, or just complains a lot?”

    Ok, so that wasnt funny. Good take, Teal, hilarious and real.

    Comment by Rainbow — June 19, 2006 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

  5. I am one of the habitual whiners…somehow i always something at hand to complain about in my life. Fortunately i don’t take it out on any of my near ones…It’s a kind of silent cribbing…

    Comment by Ganesh Ranganathan — June 20, 2006 @ 12:39 am | Reply

  6. hahah..hilarious!! That was a really hilarious post lol..I’m ROFL!!! You should consider putting it up on wikipedia under the heading whine!!!Great work..Consider being a humor coloumnist..seriously:-)

    Comment by Sudarshan — June 20, 2006 @ 6:28 am | Reply

  7. Completely forgot!! Dumb me!

    Ok will post a detailed comment once I get up.. going to sleep now 😦 nice post though.. ciao.

    Comment by The optimist from utopia — June 23, 2006 @ 1:01 am | Reply

  8. whinning is good for health,
    whinning is good for soul
    whinning is good for mine.


    Comment by Known Stranger — June 26, 2006 @ 12:30 pm | Reply

  9. okay this is scary, but definitly good.

    Comment by Ghost Particle — June 27, 2006 @ 2:47 am | Reply

  10. Surfed here through the dav orkut communities. On whiners – you are preaching to the choir, man, dont people see those sunny blue skies?

    Comment by Arvi — July 3, 2006 @ 1:27 am | Reply

  11. Hey..time for an update:-)

    How u been?

    Comment by Sudarshan — July 4, 2006 @ 2:26 pm | Reply

  12. i love this post; you speak the truth! and habitual whiners make me want to pull my hair out.

    Comment by Anonymous — July 12, 2006 @ 7:50 am | Reply

  13. i love this post; you speak the truth! and habitual whiners need to be locked up in Alcatraz!

    Comment by ruchika — July 12, 2006 @ 7:51 am | Reply

  14. Hey,

    nice post. But what was that last think about Neo ? hmmm… Nobody says anything about my Neo, OK!

    btw, arent you whining about whiners here? :p


    Comment by Aarthi — July 15, 2006 @ 6:43 am | Reply

  15. nice article

    Comment by PythoRoshan — July 17, 2006 @ 10:58 am | Reply

  16. nice blog u got here!

    Comment by manasa — July 27, 2006 @ 8:27 am | Reply

  17. Hey when u gonna update lol

    Comment by Sudarshan — July 27, 2006 @ 6:50 pm | Reply

  18. To be avoided at all costs…lol

    Comment by Kuan Gung — July 28, 2006 @ 4:14 am | Reply

  19. Good work

    Comment by Hari — September 19, 2006 @ 11:45 am | Reply

  20. Hi,

    Nice blog!

    Why don’t you consider writing about some of the new “India 2.0” sites that are creating a little buzz as well?

    Eg: http://www.ilaaka.com




    Comment by rajeev — October 2, 2006 @ 12:28 pm | Reply

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