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Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Compelled to read

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I have this peculiar problem. Whenever wherever I come across any readable written text, I will read it, involuntarily. I mean, I can escape it, but I will have to consciously avoid reading. And wherever means wherever in line of my vision: on road, on walking, anywhere. Bill boards, notices, newspaper headlines, piece of trash, anything. This itself is a problem in the sense I read lots of junk which I don’t want to read, will never use, and this unnecessarily consumes my time and mental resource, trifle as they may be. Problem gets worse when I encounter same text multiple times. Examples are writing on front of my notebook, notice at gate of my bathroom, pamphlet at community notice board and so on. It is irritating, tiring and discomforting to repeatedly read what I’ve known by rote by then. I cannot seem to just see and not read any written content in front of me. Does this disease have any fancy name or do I call myself plain old crazy?

4 comments:

Abhishek said...

Why am I reading this post ?? Why I read each and every post at this blog ??

Ashish Gupta said...

Heh! Because you are my friend, and hopefully I write something worth your time! I hope you are not reading in involuntarily?

Der said...

I have read the back of every bottle of soap/shampoo/conditioner/etc in my shower. I know I should be washing and saving water, but nothing is more exciting than reading about sodium laureth sulfate! :)

Ashish Gupta said...

Heh, well as vegetarian in US, I read full lebels of pretty much every eatable. But that was intentional.

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