BY VISHWAS HEATHCLIFF
One fine evening about a year ago, a good friend of mine sent me an SOS, asking to meet her at a coffee shop near my office. When I reached there, I found her crying inconsolably. I offered her a tissue and asked her what the matter was. She sobbed out in detail what had transpired the previous night.
Let me recapitulate what she said: She had a fight with a close friend X because she revealed to another friend Y why X’s boyfriend had dumped her. The reason for the break-up was supposed to be a “secret”, but my dear friend, whose favourite pastime is babbling and prattling, could not keep it to herself and blurted out every thing to Y.
The result was disastrous. My friend was insulted and abused by an indignant X in front of many people.
This was not the first time my loquacious friend (yes, she was talkative) had embraced trouble because of her natural inclination to indiscriminately shoot volley of words just about anywhere; it had happened several times before.
She would reveal secrets about herself and others, offer suggestions without request and pour in her views at places they did not matter. To her, sealing lips for a few minutes meant going without food and water for days.
The problem was reflected in her handwriting by the wide openings at the top of ‘a’ and ‘o’ (pic A). Symbolically speaking, people with such strokes in their handwriting have their mouth open all the time — ready to speak just anywhere, to anyone.
Those of you who have same strokes in your handwriting and yap your way into soup must reduce the opening (pic B).
This week we’re analysis the handwriting (pic C) of a MetroNow reader who wants to be referred to as Deepubhaiya, a resident of Ghaziabad. He is a very emotional and friendly person. For people whom he considers his genuine friends, he is ready to do anything. But if they happen to criticise him, he can become very offensive. If one tells Deepu that one does not like the colour of his shirt, he will never wear that outfit again and will also begin to hate the colour and the critic. He feel extremely hurt if anyone challenges his point of view. For example, Deepu is a religious person but he hardly discusses his faith because if anyone ridicules him for that, he’s not going to like it. Therefore, in order to avoid arguments, he tries to be sweet and also sugar-coats facts so as not to offend anyone. He also imagines that people are plotting against him or trying to set him up.
POP A PEN KILLER
Deepu, practise “I will do what I think is good” for 30 days on ruled paper with one inch margin on the left. Make sure there are no absolutely no loops in stems of d’s and t’s (pic D) and cross your t’s higher. Also, slightly enlarge the first letter in your signature. All the best, Deepu!