- Short term memory loss (STML)
STML, also called Amnesia is a disorder when a person tends to forget what he/she said, did, or saw a few days or months or even minutes ago. Something like Guy Pearce in Memento. Now you might think it sounds cool to be like Guy and that might even get you a chick like Carrie Ann Moss as your girl friend, but tell me, do you really want to watch your girl friend spitting in your mug of beer and you forget it 5 minutes later and drink the same beer? Sounds yucky? It's not romantic, to say the least, so let's leave it at that.
Now where was I? Till a few months ago, we had a string of scams. We had 2G scam, we had CWG scam, then there was the IRCTC scam (I always knew there was something wrong there, how else would a Ticket booking server go down at 8:00 AM sharp and then come back live when all the tickets are sold). Damn, sometimes when I see these scams, I don't feel sad. On the contrary, I feel proud that I am living in a country where people have a lot of money to donate to the tricksters. Cases were filed, culprits, convicts and witnesses were summoned, CBI was made to look like a clown and at the end of it, we saw some high profile people behind high profile bars, having tea and snacks with the Jail superintendent. Now you know why we are famous for loving and sharing our affection, irrespective of the kind of crime they might have committed?
When the tea was brewing and the kettle had just begun to whistle, we got a Samaritan who went on hunger strike in the jail, outside the jail, was caught sprinting towards a podium and people forgot about all these scams and were singing and dancing and making merry. And we forgot about who did what. So there is STML for you folks. A real time case study of how one should forget all the pain inflicted by their loved ones (after all, we are the ones who brought these so called scamsters to power, so they happen to be our brothers, sisters and small mother's son and daughter (chithi paiyyan, ponnu etc.).
And while the whole world struggles in economic storms and turbulence, we forget about all the money we have lost in stock markets, telephone bills, Common wealth games tickets and merchandise; And dance to the Samaritan's tunes and make merry (and more babies ofcourse, that's where Loves comes in)