#AtoZChallenge One-liner: R is for Revenge

Revenge

(noun)

The feeling you get as you grin in satisfaction when you see that the annoying mosquito that has been feeding on your blood for so long, is finally dead!

Mission accomplished! In the case of a mosquito, revenge is best served with a slap. Though you may end up hurting yourself a bit in the process, it’s worth it.

When we were younger, (not very young! We weren’t a couple of psychopathic children, thank you very much) my brother and I used to pull this annoying trick on each other. We would slap the other on the arms (read: annoying each other is any sibling’s birthright) and defend ourselves by saying, “There was a mosquito on your arm!”.

Armed with an electric bat, we would kill the mosquitoes and lay their corpses in the ground to “send a message” to their fellow mosquitoes. Ah! The good old days. 😀

P.S: That message never really got through. The reason: Either the mosquitoes were extremely dumb or maybe it was because the ants were way too eager to carry off the dead mosquitoes! I kid you not. This is a true story.

In Kerala, mosquitoes are abundant. It’s irritating to the point that if we forget to lock the doors and windows before dusk, we’ll be tormented by mosquito bites. So it is perfectly normal, in the evenings, to find most people engaging in what seems to be a solo match of badminton. Don’t be alarmed. They are just killing the mosquitoes with an electric bat. For many, it is the only workout session in their daily life! 😛

Bonus point: Click here to read an interesting story I wrote as a part of the A to Z Challenge 2017. 🙂

Are you of the opinion that mosquitoes deserve the right to feed on our blood and keep living? Do you happen to be a defender of mosquito rights? 😛

Do let me know. The comments section is all yours for the taking.

This is day #28 of the lockdown here in India. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Stay safe. Take care.

If you are feeling bored or facing lockdown blues, do check out this post:

30 Things to do while staying at home during the lockdown!

Today evening, I was informed that I need not physically report for work. I will be called up for duty at the office only if an emergency arises. Phew!

P.S: Do make sure that you regularly check your spam and trash folders. Some comments end up there and have to be rescued!

Here are the links to my other #AtoZChallenge one-liners. Click on any letter to read the corresponding post.

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74 thoughts on “#AtoZChallenge One-liner: R is for Revenge

  1. I can so relate to the childhood story of annoying our siblings by making up that there was a mosquito and hit them… This is an amazing blog post I so enjoyed it. Even in Mumbai the population of mosquitoes is rising everyday… They irritate a lot…

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    1. Hope you and your family are safe and well. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy to know that. Electric bats can really save you a lot of trouble. Trust me. I’m speaking from experience. 😁

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