Growing up in the 80s, I have vivid recollections of Tom and Jerry, which until today remains my all time favourite cartoon. I have to say Jerry has influenced me a lot more than Tom only because I seem to have the tendency to to gravitate towards hilarious violence, although by nature, I can be seemingly calm!!! The definition of “seemingly calm” in my dictionary is that “stuff happens in my head”…… :).
On a rather serious note, this is one show that has shaped my life and helped me channel energies that could have otherwise turned into devious habits of addiction, physical violence and perhaps jail time…Hence, my gratitude to the program has grown no bounds 🙂
Stupidity : This is all-time-favourite of mine – Life has had uncanny knack of landing stupid people in my life. I think I can moderately handle psychos and wierdos, but not stupids! When life puts me in the path of these characters, I often imagine how Jerry would react in a situation like that. My “seemingly calm mind” conjures up images of holding the person by his feet and smacking them on hard steel a few times and it gives me instantaneous relief from the present torture.
Mean humans : Oh these get my goat like no tomorrow. Now the scenes that I play in my head about these morons last a very long time. The meaner the human, the more Bollywood length of the scene with Jerry’s heroic presence in every single moment. This long scene will have multiple occurrences of the person concerned being smacked with iron pans, being chased and repeatedly bitten by sharks, being poked by sharp objects and also being rolled off from tall buildings on to hard concrete 🙂
My sister : My sister and I are 3.5 years apart. We have never had sibling issues about anything major like family property, money, clothes or even jewellery. However, we have agreed to disagree on certain things. Safety pins, hair clips and panties are absolutely no-sharing objects. And every once in a while she will be sneaky and steal a pin or two and I would lose it on her. And that’s when Jerry pops up in my head, with his ever brilliant ideas – I have run her over with cars, jumped on like a trampoline and even tried to feed her bread dipped in phenyl.
My husband : Every lasting argument in the house would drive me to brink of madness and then Jerry will come to my rescue and save my marriage. Little did the makers of Tom and Jerry realize how they could have made so much money on marriage counselling using Jerry. I concoct images of leaving live ants on his side of the bed to ruining a great movie moment by pulling the plug to playing pool using him as a ball.
I have to say verbalizing (or should I say e-verbalizing), these thoughts has been therapeutic and for the first time I actually have the realization of I have been under the mistaken impression of being a “nice” person thus far. Phew… Thanks to this blog, I have had an epiphany moment about myself.