20 Jul 2015

UBC Day 20: Schadenfreude


The pedestrian made his way forward, slowly albeit surely.
The cyclist derived sadistic pleasure from watching the pedestrian walk through throngs of humanity.
The scooterist smirked at cyclist trying to cycle uphill.
The biker tch-tchd at the scooterist trying to overtake the bus.
The auto driver felt sorry for the biker when the rains came pouring down.
The car owner turned his nose up at the auto driver as he whooshed through the traffic.
The bus driver looked down upon the car driver before cutting him off to turn right.
The car owner honked in frustration at the big, lumbering bus trying to emulate F1 racing.
The auto driver laughed as he swooped on front from the bus’s left.
The biker turned on full throttle and got home eons before the auto driver even reached the stand.
The scooterist patted himself on the back for all the gaps in traffic he could fit into, thanks to not having a bulky bike.
The cyclist rode by the police without worrying about emission certificates, DLs, and whatchamacallit.
The pedestrian still made his way forward, slowly albeit surely.

Schadenfreude (German)
deriving pleasure from another’s misfortune 

21 comments:

  1. I know. I'm glad to be a pedestrian. :D I don't have to feel schadenfreude that way. ;)

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  2. Oh wow! This was such an awesome How much I enjoyed reading and relating to it. I am a pedestrian in Bangalore and yes, I am not safe in Bangalore but I am "Schadenfreuded" :D

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    1. We all are, in one way or the other, aren't we? :)

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  3. New word... Nice writing...
    A sad truth well conveyed

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  4. I'm learning so many new and beautiful words these days :) This was lovely!

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  5. I looked for the meanings for most of these words :P. Your integration of the words in the post was brilliant.

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    1. They are amazing words aren't they, so in love with their meanings :)

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  6. Woah. If you were a teacher, your students would be so lucky to have someone to explain things like you do.

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  7. Though the meaning is so unfortunate this is such a beautiful word. Makes me roll my tongue :)

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    1. I know right... I want to meet people who will use these words in their sentences, as part of their daily vocabulary

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  8. ...and life comes to a full circle. That's very creative :D

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  9. Girl, you have a way to write such amazing pieces of art <3

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  10. How you make this magic with the words? You are wow.

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  11. Perfect analogy for schadenfreude :)

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Go on, you can say it.