Constraints.

I needed to improve my swing with my woods and so had taken a number three wood and some practice golf balls to the School of Management after the summer recess. While walking to and from the canteen I used to practice my swing and was the butt of many jokes because of that.

One evening at a function where the Director of the Institute was the host he came up to me while on his rounds and asked me what my handicap was. Without batting an eyelid I told him that it was a nagging girl friend and the inability to play on Sundays due to the pressure of studies at the Institute. He never forgot that little exchange and on two separate occasions much later when I had gone to the Institute for campus recruitment for trainees, he recalled the same and laughed with me.

Frankly, the only constraints I have in my life now are related to my health about which I have blogged earlier. Because of these constraints, I have decided not to travel out of Pune except if I use my own transport and that too only for short trips. So, when Pravin, who has suggested this topic for today’s post invited me to go over to Mumbai to celebrate his birthday with him and his lovely wife, I used the excuse of my constraints to regret my inability.

Despite these constraints however, I do just about whatever I want to do, like, go to movies, meet up with friends for lunch or go on day trips outside Pune, etc. While confined indoors, I read what I want to, solve many crossword puzzles, blog, watch movies on DVD and youtube etc and simply cannot be bored.

It has been my experience that with age, non health related constraints simply disappear.

Pravin has suggested this week’s topic. You can see what the other writers of the LBC have to say in their respective blogs.  Maria, Pravin, Ashok and Shackman.