Insomniac ideas – 1

In a world where only one thing is growing faster than the population, and that is frustration, shouldn’t all of us think of doing something to help our people vent it out?
Just watching the news and a little bit of Googling, I noticed that there is indeed an effective way of doing it and people have discovered that!

It has a simple 5-step recipe.
1. Bend down
2. Open your shoe-laces
3. Remove your shoe and pick it up
4. Get up

This therapy to get out of a frustrated mind seems older than the discovery of fire (apologies for a little exaggeration). But I am sure if you are a 90s kid, or a 60s kid, or 20s kid, you would have been directly or indirectly participated in this beautiful art which has been expanding globally.

Here we have the wikipedia link

But have you ever been in a situation, when you so badly wish to throw that shoe in that face but only because it was a Puma or Nike one, you changed your mind? Well, you can’t ask that person to give back the shoe after you hit. That would seem so rude. So, belonging to a generation of people that get startup ideas faster than I decide to leave the bed in the morning, I saw a dream. I dreamt of a world where people will be shoed irrespective of not only if they deserve to, but also irrespective of the shoes the thrower is wearing.
State-of-the-art shoes made for the sole purpose of throwing them. Your one throw to fame! Cheap, strong, polished with black ink, bathed with fresh fragrance of stale socks for maximum impact. Probably we could make them even more efficient by some target locking mechanism. Tell me what you think of this. Or you can order a shoe to hit me if you hate the idea. Though that will be a situation of catch 22.
Brain! Go! If you had Indian parents, they would tell you to get married to protect your sanity!

28 thoughts on “Insomniac ideas – 1

  1. Shreya Kedia April 9, 2016 / 7:26 pm

    When I started reading the post, I really thought it would be something philosophical. But the humorous turn was a good one, I must say. 😉

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    • Prateek Kohli April 11, 2016 / 3:43 am

      Hahaha that’s a wonderful idea! Elastics are being used to keep our dignity in place for so long now. They also need change or growth in their work. Time to use them for killing it !


      • williamleeone April 11, 2016 / 3:47 am

        “Elastic used to keep dignity in place” , I have never heard it better said ! lol ; )

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  2. story teller April 9, 2016 / 9:28 pm

    Ah, marriage the ultimate solution to all problems alike! 😀

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  3. JoAnna April 10, 2016 / 3:25 am

    I don’t normally like things promoting violence 😉 but I do need some humor in my life, so I ended up liking it anyway. Just to imagine throwing my shoe at certain people does feel good. 🙂

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    • Prateek Kohli April 13, 2016 / 3:46 am

      Haha Thank you JoAnna! I just figured that a nice imagination can indeed induce world peace! All we need is to think and feel good. 😁
      And I assure you that I too don’t buy any excuse to justify violence. So you are safe, and warmly welcomed to this blog😉
      Have a great week ahead 🙂


  4. Pragya Bakshi April 10, 2016 / 10:43 am

    The idea of designing a shoe exclusively for the purpose of releasing frustration sounds nice. Fresh fragrance of stale socks is really really innovative. However, there’s a drawback here you see. In order to release frustration one will first have to wear and bear those shoes (given the process mentioned in your article). Wouldn’t it be equal to bringing the wrath upon yourself too? I mean one way or another, in order to be able to throw the shoe, one must bear it first.
    As for parents, marriage and sanity, one can always use the reverse psychology tantrum 😛

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    • Prateek Kohli April 13, 2016 / 3:56 am

      Haha thank you, Pragya, for so intelligently ruining my only chance of becoming an entrepreneur 😁
      And when I think about it, the advice makes so much sense! Thanks for that too! Have a day as good as you 😉


      • Pragya Bakshi April 13, 2016 / 4:35 am

        Haha you too 🙂


  5. isra7726 April 11, 2016 / 5:44 am

    Yes, get married and have kids too.. that will ensure you have bigger problems. Then you dont have to worry about these little ones that require shoe throwing. Hair pulling will be enough!! 😀

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      • isra7726 April 13, 2016 / 8:44 am

        Oh well! slowed down by a back issue. But will be back on the road soon.. That too stronger 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  6. whimsical90 June 30, 2016 / 6:28 pm

    hahaha..this was hilarious Prateek…feels so good to read your posts after many a days..and such coincidence that you happened to read one of mines today..! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

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