‘Monkey’ – a creature that lives amongst us and mainly causes havoc. Be it a society or a workplace, monkeys are found in every nook and corner. Even though they wreak havoc, these incidents are sometimes funny to watch. Well, here is my experience with these creatures:
‘Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise’ – Abraham Lincon. Good thought there, Abraham Lincon, but who knew that monkeys would take the initiative to follow this quote? My father was sleeping peacefully one day. The atmosphere was calm and quiet, but that was the last time this sensation was felt by him. A few moments later, he felt like someone was pulling his cushion away. He tried to continue his sleep, but eventually, his sleep broke. When his eyes opened, he was left speechless and shocked by what was in front of him. A baby monkey was trying to wake him up! It was accompanied by its family and he fled away because of this shock. Now think twice before sleeping outside, people.
Who knew monkeys could be great thieves? One fine day, my friends and I sat in the living room, just chilling out. We heard a squeak. At first, it didn’t bother us, but who knew what was coming after that?
A heavy monkey came down by lifting the plastic net. The icing on the cake was that it remained hidden in the storeroom for an hour! It was very patient, despite being impatient. Upon seeing it, we all ran helter-skelter and started screaming for help. It was probably hungry, and its eyes were fixated on the biscuit box. Well, it stole that and sat on top of the A.C. duct. It failed to open that box and left it on top. After a considerable struggle and herculean effort, we retrieved it the next day.
Over the period of time, people have evolved their techniques to shoo off monkeys. One such method is imitation. Try to imitate as if you are attacking the monkey and it will run away, but you better be prepared for the consequences. My friend tried this method, and it kept us laughing about how dumb the monkeys were, but that laugh didn’t last long. The following day, it had pooped on the floor of his balcony, and it took him about 2 hours to clean that mess up. A wise person once said, “Things that you do to others come back to you either positively or negatively.”
An important lesson was learned today: never mess with monkeys and always be prepared to reap the consequences.