No, not the gritting of teeth when asleep which is often associated to worms in the tummy (which methinks is an urban legend)! I mean literally doing it when you are fully awake to your surroundings? I do. You’d find me ruffled, with goosebumps and gritting my teeth at these. And have wished for selective deafness and partial blindness at such times. I mean, seriously!
When I hear someone scratch the walls with the nails. Yes some people do just to get on my nerves!
A chalk-piece making a squeaking noise against the black-board!
When scraping a sour mango, the hardened shell of the seed making contact with the scraper!
Folding polythene covers making that jarring noise
A ladle tossed continuously in an empty pan: Varun is found doing this for the best part of the day!
Dragging the hawai-chappal-clad feet when walking on the roads- announcing the arrival from a kilometer away!
The sound of brushing clothes on a quiet Sunday afternoon
The whir of a washing machine on a spin.
The roar of lorries/buses when waiting at the signal
The house-help mopping the floor with the stick instead of the tuft of cloth/sponge on the stick – the kaarrrr kaaarrr sound!
The squeaky sound from an old ceiling fan.
Plastic Neel-Kamal chairs being dragged across like a pushcart across the room (kids again!)
The jarring dialogue delivery of the tamizh soaps, specially the opparees!
The croaking of frogs and kich-kich of lizards (jeez!).
Navjoth Singh Siddhu’s commentary— sshaaabbbaaa!
The very sight of Gaabtan Vijaykanth, Parthiban’s ellam-therinja-ekaambaram attitude. What? You don’t know these peeepal? Tch tch.. You are missing something! Go figure!
The hindi-learning sessions with my 8 yr old son Vyas!
Okay nice people, out with your lists:) Or am going to tag you all!