Two Hour Tomorrows

Time was never my thing. As much as I tried, I could never have enough of it. I could never fit in all the things that I wanted to do; what I had to do; and what others wanted me to do In a 24 hour cycle. Between walking and feeding my dogs, helping granny with daily chores, meeting up with my friends, working, writing my blog , sleeping, shaving, showering and my exercise workout, I wished a magical genie would magically appear and grant me just 2 hours more everyday to work my master plan. That night I received an envelope in the mail. On opening it, a small white square plastic device like a mobile phone fell out. It had an indentation in the shape of an apple on it on one side, and on the other side it had just one button on it that said “IAngel”. I Clicked the button and a blue bald headed smiling bespectacled man appeared from the “IAngel”. He said “ I am Genie Jobs, and since this is version 1 of the IAngel, you will get just one wish, so go on and make your wish”.

Being a huge fan of Sci-Fi, I figured out perfectly how I would achieve this enormous feat whilst incorporating everything into my daily scheme of things. Since I considered myself smart and shrewd, i would take advantage of the Genie Jobs I thought. I figured genie Jobs to be a simple, dumb sort of guy since he was as old as time itself, and he wouldn’t know how conniving a guy from Mumbai in 2011 would be. So I would ask Genie Jobs, instead of giving me 2 hours all at one stretch in a day, to allow me say “stop” anytime during the day, and when I said “stop” time in the real world would stop, people would stop still, animals, cars, flowing water, falling rain, would all be frozen in time, but for me, time would cease to exist and it wouldn’t stop. I could do what I wanted, when I wanted, wherever I wanted for 2 hours only in a given day, and when I said start again, time in the real world would get back to life, just like the pause button on your tv remote , but only this time I had the remote to time on the tip of my tongue. That thought, cast an evil smirk on my face, and I was loving every second if it. Genie Jobs scratched his blue bald head, smiled and nodded his head in agreement. I was thrilled, Genie Jobs was such a fool.

Having two more hours in a day just by saying stop and freezing time would allow me to finish off all the things I had to do and leave the rest of the day to do the things I love to do. STOP! I first leashed my dogs and took them down for a stroll, they dragged me all over the place and I had to run as much as they did after they chased cats and rats. Phew! I was exhausted, but time to feed them now, so i poured them a bowl of Pedigree,35 minutes done,I had1 hr 25 mts left. Next 25 pushups,25 pullups, I felt great, but sweated like a pig. Quick shower, shave and shampoo! I smiled at the mirror, I was good as new. 30 minutes left and last leg of the race. I had to finish what my granny had asked me to do- chop vegetables in the kitchen, take out the garbage and run down to buy her some Surf Excel which she swears by 😛 Two hours done and I was ecstatic! START! All that was left was to drop by my workplace for a few hours write my blog post there, and then grab some beers with my friends! WOOO HOO! My life was perfect. Those 2 hours really made my life easier and a whole lot more fun, I couldn’t stop smiling and wondering why genie Jobs gave me more than I bargained for. He did say he would grant me only one wish since it was IANGEL 1 but why did he agree to my stop start bargain and threw it in free? I thought who cares im having a ball.

Woke up the next day looking for my IANGEL to call Genie Jobs for todays routine. Just then I heard as my sister shrieked! She came to my room “where the hell have you been since yesterday?? someone shaved the dogs fur!! The vegetable tasted like it was cooked in Surf Excel ! Theres garbage all over the shower cabin and granny is drunk on the sofa!


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42 Responses to Two Hour Tomorrows

  1. rahul aggarwal December 28, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    loved every bit of it…

    even i myself find sometimes running out of time when there’s so much to do and so less time on hand!!!

    i also liked your profile para…kind of cool life you have…



    • jojo22 December 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm #

      hmm ya rahul col life inded,,but also very stressful 🙂 glad u liked the story,,it was for a contest,,whichi lost lol

  2. sujatha sathya December 9, 2011 at 5:26 pm #

    no new post? long time!

  3. amar November 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

    nice article. well written

  4. Kavitha November 25, 2011 at 5:38 am #

    I loved your post. I like the idea of pausing time :-). There was a movie with this option – I think Adam Sandler starred in it. I also enjoyed your sense of humour. The end of your post brought a huge grin on my face!

    • jojo22 November 25, 2011 at 9:53 am #

      lol im gald i made u smile kavitha 😛

  5. sujatha sathya November 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    but i am not participating in the contest. why best of luck for me?

  6. alka narula November 24, 2011 at 12:54 pm #

    very creative….u have my vote 🙂 and thanks for liking my poetry hope u will come back again

    • jojo22 November 24, 2011 at 1:04 pm #

      i defintly will alka 🙂 and thanks

  7. Farida Rizwan November 24, 2011 at 6:38 am #

    That was very funny post… Grandma drunk on Sofa had me ROFLOL

    • jojo22 November 24, 2011 at 9:47 am #

      haha,,if my granny read it,,she wudnt be laughing lol

  8. Neeraj Kumar November 24, 2011 at 5:27 am #

    Wonderful mixture of creativity with humour. Can’t stop laughing after reading the last para.

    Best of Luck Joel for the contest!

    • jojo22 November 24, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      best luck to u 2 neeraj 🙂

  9. Deepsi November 24, 2011 at 5:00 am #

    Lovely Imagination… This goes to show u r a true iFan to have thought about “IAngel” and Genie Jobs.. Hillarious I liked it..

    • jojo22 November 24, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      thanks deepsi, im glad u liked it 🙂

  10. sujatha sathya November 24, 2011 at 3:36 am #

    such a unique approach to this topic! loved it the way you handled the theme
    liked the idea of freezing time
    poor granny – drunk on sofa -hahah and the dog with the fur gone!!

    good luck with the contest Joel

    • jojo22 November 24, 2011 at 4:32 am #

      haha thnx sujatha 😛 besta luck to u too

  11. Arti2 November 23, 2011 at 9:45 am #

    Loved reading the writeup! Amusing, unique and very well conceptualized! Good Luck 🙂

    • jojo22 November 23, 2011 at 10:09 am #

      thnks arti,,good luck to u too 🙂

  12. magiceye November 23, 2011 at 5:16 am #


    • jojo22 November 23, 2011 at 10:09 am #

      lol thnks magic 😛 appreciate it

  13. Swapna November 21, 2011 at 6:29 pm #

    Funny and well written is a winning combo. From one Apple lover to another, best of Luck.

    • jojo22 November 21, 2011 at 8:06 pm #

      lol thnks swapna,,besta luck to u too ..hope we both win lol 😛

  14. Umsy November 21, 2011 at 5:24 am #

    😉 Funny and wll written!!

    • jojo22 November 21, 2011 at 5:41 am #

      lol thnx unmsy ;p

  15. Mumbai Madrasi November 18, 2011 at 1:25 pm #

    It was jus lyk reading a story…ROFL post….
    It indeed deserves a vote!!!!!!

    • jojo22 November 18, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

      lol thnks revathi;p appreciate it

  16. zradar November 18, 2011 at 1:10 pm #

    thats a well penned post my friend..good luck..here s my take – http://zradar.wordpress.com/2011/11/17/we-learn-with-time-and-burn-the-same/

    • jojo22 November 18, 2011 at 5:21 pm #

      ill give it read zaira 🙂

  17. Anisha November 17, 2011 at 10:18 am #

    You should add a link for voting on the post… would make it a lot easier on people who actually wanna vote for your post.

    • jojo22 November 17, 2011 at 10:21 am #

      hmmm..good idea.ill do that ryt away 🙂

  18. Anisha November 17, 2011 at 10:15 am #

    Hilarious…. This is just awesome, I loved the ending… ROFL!!!

    I’m definitely voting for this one. 🙂

    • jojo22 November 17, 2011 at 10:19 am #

      lol thnks anisha:P..took me 4 days to conceptualize the idea ;p

  19. Rahul Biswas November 17, 2011 at 2:06 am #

    nice job dude!!!!!:-) best of luck for the Ipad…:-)

    • jojo22 November 17, 2011 at 3:59 am #

      may the best man win rahul!

  20. sarah November 16, 2011 at 6:58 am #

    seems like u had one! and thats all that actually counts! 🙂

    good luck!

    • sarah November 16, 2011 at 6:58 am #

      ooppsss..a typo – seems like u had FUN 😛

  21. Achyuth November 15, 2011 at 3:35 pm #

    Hi 🙂

    I noticed that you voted for one of my posts in the surf excel competition. Hence I came here 🙂
    Awesome post, and I wish you all the best 😀

    One tiny favour? I’ve made one more entry, could you please please check it out, and if you like it, give it a vote? Every vote counts, and I’d be most grateful 🙂


    • jojo22 November 15, 2011 at 5:12 pm #

      cool,,ill check it out,,but contest organisers said that votes dont count ;p

      • Achyuth November 25, 2011 at 9:08 am #

        contest organisers said so 😛

  22. rantingindian November 15, 2011 at 7:36 am #

    hahaha. very unique take. Best of luck. Please do visit my post Aye Zindagi!

    • jojo22 November 15, 2011 at 9:48 am #

      thnks man,,ill chek your post for sure!

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