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Thursday, December 29, 2005

Frustration !!

Two weeks ago, a friend came to visit the baby ! They gave the toddler a present as well. It was a 300 piece Jigsaw puzzle. Considering that my toddlers attention span is shorter than the time Sourav Ganguly spends at the batting crease, there was no way she was going to even work on the puzzle with me. So it was a solo project for yours truly.

I had spent two hours on it, then gone to work (I was working round the clock last week - 3 hours work 5 hours break but for 48 hours !!). When I came back home I was alarmed to find some puzzle pieces on the floor. In spite of hiding the stuff, she had messed with it ! So I took all the pieces and started all over again.

Three more hours later, I was all done except for the last piece !! I screamed at the little one because I was soooo frustrated. After all, the thrill of doing such a puzzle is when you place the last piece and finish the damn thing.



But the wife had a clever idea. Take the picture on the box, cut a piece close to the one missing piece and fix it ! A trick that almost works except for the fact that the picture on the box is 1/8th the size of the real picture. Still looks okay . Can you spot the missing piece ?
Here it is !!

I am still planning to frame this one, so it stays as a lesson for the toddler!

13 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:11 AM, Anonymous desikan wrote...

Nice one. I enjoyed reading it.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:57 AM, Blogger Balaji S Rajan wrote...

This reminds me of a joke.....Mr X was solving a jigsaw 100 pieces puzzle for 7 days and came to his friends and told that he had finished the puzzle in 7 days. When the friends wondered," Were you working for 7 days on that 100 pieces Jigsaw...". Mr X replied " Why not... It is a achievement you know because it was written 2-3 years on the box".

So.... there you go....LOL

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:53 AM, Blogger Balaji wrote...

exactly the same thing(losing the last piece) happened to me on the last jigzaw puzzle i did a few yrs ago. But indha idea appo enakku thonaliye! now it lies discarded in the garage somewhere :(

on an unrelated note, i've seen pretty much no comment spam on my blog recently. and i read the same elsewhere too. so i think its safe to remove the word verification :) will reduce the pain for us commenters!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 2:13 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

desikan, i am a big fan of your blog. happy that you actually went through this post.

balaji sir, that cracked me up. this one said 8 years and up on the box ..he he..

balaji, i still think you can take the old jigsaw, digital photo , then print, cut a piece close to missing piece and fix it ..

and yes, i took off word verification.

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:29 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu wrote...

Great work by your wife Sundar...or my eyes are getting worser by the day. :) I couldn't find the piece!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:40 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

narayanan sir,

bottom 1/3 from left , corner of bowl and the big green leaf with violet flowers on top.

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:18 PM, Blogger visithra wrote...

Have a wonderful and safe new year ;)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:19 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

wish you the same visithra..

:)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:36 PM, Blogger TJ wrote...

Sundar,
Wish you a very happy and prosperous new year!!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:58 AM, Blogger Swetha wrote...

Happy New Year to you and your family!!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:16 PM, Blogger Adaengappa !! wrote...

Thats nice sir..

Happy New year !!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 8:58 PM, Blogger Yours Truly wrote...

Wishing you and your family a very very happy new year, Sundar :) Have a vibrant and rocking year ahead!! And a special HI to your adorable kids :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:02 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

tj, swetha, adengappa and yours truly

have a wonderful new year.

:)

 

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