The chatty girl

Ding..ding.. Someone is ringing the bell.. While opened the door, I found my neighbour little girl. The red apple cheeks reminded me of my childhood days, playing all around.  She was playing outside since it being a holiday. She wanted some water, that’s why called me.  I thought she will be going to play again after having water.

But to my surprise she just stood there after having water. So I couldn’t get back to my work. I just enquired on her schooling and all. And then she opened her chatter box.

She started to tell me about her school, teachers, classes, friends…she never had a full stop. She was talking non-stop, linking one thing to another even though I didn’t ask much.

I thought she will be demanding one more glass of water..;)

She was least bothered whether I was listening or not. (may be she felt that she was talking to someone of her same age ;).. )She was just releasing all her thoughts and continued with her story.

She had an art of letting go of her thoughts and words in the way she wanted. And I felt I had a lot to study from her. So I didn’t tell her to stop even though there were works awaiting my attention.

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The author is a Quality Assurance professional by experience. Part Quantitative data analyst, part consultant for quality and information security practices, part software tester, she is a writer by passion and blogs at http://wordsandnotion.com and http://qualitynotion.com/.

One thought on “The chatty girl

  1. Sha'Tara

    August 30, 2016 at 9:09am

    So sweet… and you too, for being there to listen. Obviously she needed someone to talk to, to release. Wonderful life anecdote.

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:45am

      thanks Shatara…she is so sweet that no can go her away..:)

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  2. theonlysup

    August 30, 2016 at 9:14am

    Kids are like that.. They keep telling all their activities.. While its good to keep sharing and not suppress ,make sure u listen as well.. Cheers 🙂

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:42am

      thanks Sup…yaa.. we need to have that patience to listen to those innocent hearts..

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  3. crystalamay

    August 30, 2016 at 9:22am

    Tats so sweet,being adults we will put a full stop almost all the time bec we feel that what others will think but childrn dont as they are innocent ones
    🙂

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:41am

      absolutely true…kids are least bothered. they wont stand in others shoe…and that’s why there is no end to their imaginary..

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  4. Josh

    August 30, 2016 at 9:35am

    Child is the father of the Man! So guilty feel to learning, unlearn and learn 🙂 they are awe-inspiring stage of human being 🙂 Thanks for sharing! Good Day! 🙂
    Lov
    Josh

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:36am

      good morning Josh..we just need to open our eyes and ears, to learn from them…

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      • Josh

        August 30, 2016 at 11:59am

        Yes! Not to look/hear but to see see/listen 🙂 Happy Morning Akhila 🙂

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  5. vicky

    August 30, 2016 at 9:52am

    one of the most confusing moments of life where I have no clue who’s more amazing .. the girl who opened up, the woman who listened or/and both

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      • vicky

        August 30, 2016 at 11:36am

        and I’m letting it go .. intention matters

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          • vicky

            August 30, 2016 at 11:42am

            wow . unofficially will I get paid ?

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            Akhila

            August 30, 2016 at 2:48pm

            thanks, sorry.. just a few official/formal words..isnt it..?

          • vicky

            August 30, 2016 at 2:50pm

            I don’t believe in formalities

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          • vicky

            August 30, 2016 at 2:53pm

            I have never been and would never be formal with friends

  6. writenlive

    August 30, 2016 at 9:55am

    Ah! The innocence of childhood! There are so many things that children teach us if only we listen from the heart.

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:34am

      absolutely true.. we , the so called grown ups wear a mask of impatience and pay least attention to such trivialities…

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  7. my valiant soul

    August 30, 2016 at 10:05am

    Oh those days,when we all have talked like that.But still we should actually do that.

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:29am

      true…we were all like that.. and now, seems missing that innocent way of attracting people….

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  8. NJ

    August 30, 2016 at 10:07am

    I was one such kid 😛 so I can understand her 😀

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:22am

      yaa.. talking about everything under the sun as seen by her eyes.. it was lovely evening for me..

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      • NJ

        August 30, 2016 at 2:07pm

        sometimes changes are good 🙂

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  9. achchagam

    August 30, 2016 at 10:09am

    I gave the translation to my poem.. yet you dint say anything 🙁 BTW u can ignore approving this comment 😀

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:23am

      ha ha…i have already removed the moderation for my comments…

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:24am

      Of course i will check the translation… i am back to my day…

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 11:28am

      but…yesterday it was easy for me to catch it from the reader.. but now i have no clue where to check it in your page…
      it would have been better if you kept you posts in the home page, instead of a static page.. just an opinion…

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  10. pins & ashes

    August 30, 2016 at 10:13am

    Should have shooed her away!! After all who has time for trivialities

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  11. pins & ashes

    August 30, 2016 at 10:58am

    Remember MIB, the trials where Will Smith is recruited? It was a small girl with a big fat book on neuroscience who turned out to be the alien, not any of those other gross looking monsters and adults.

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    • vicky

      August 30, 2016 at 11:03am

      yes I remember.. quantum physics I believe

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      • pins & ashes

        August 30, 2016 at 11:04am

        Such a sweet looking innocent girl of 10 in a pink frock or was it yellow, she had golden hair tied into piggy tails

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        • vicky

          August 30, 2016 at 11:06am

          I liked the cool guy hanging upside down

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          • pins & ashes

            August 30, 2016 at 11:12am

            Ohho! Made me sit and watch all other films back to back that night.

          • pins & ashes

            August 30, 2016 at 11:20am

            As a trigger for me to go watch the older films, yes. Otherwise it was just another film.

          • vicky

            August 30, 2016 at 11:39am

            have you heard burning heart ? eye of the tiger ???

          • vicky

            August 30, 2016 at 11:44am

            in a warrior’s code there’s no surrender

          • pins & ashes

            August 30, 2016 at 11:47am

            Though his body says stop
            His spirit cries, never!

            All the films that came after .. Have the same theme, same kind of making of the body fitter, same kind of reserve. Heard zinda from bhag milka?

          • vicky

            August 30, 2016 at 11:49am

            no ..never Indian .. when I was into boxing I used to practice listening to those songs… there’s a song called traveling soldier the video is crap the audio is good

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    Akhila

    August 30, 2016 at 11:20am

    thanks parijat…definitely credit goes to that little girl..

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    Akhila

    August 30, 2016 at 11:39am

    yaa.. infact she had to leave on hearing her mother’s voice.. otherwise, she wouldnt have an end to her thoughts…

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      • vicky

        August 30, 2016 at 11:54am

        how would you balance then ? usually one leg is enough to stomp

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    Akhila

    August 30, 2016 at 11:58am

    free entertainment package.. ha ha i liked it..

    true that kids crave for warmth and attention

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  16. vicky

    August 30, 2016 at 12:00pm

    always thought tectonic plates were the reason for earthquakes now I know

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    • vicky

      August 30, 2016 at 12:17pm

      this ain’t a granting your wish well

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        • vicky

          August 30, 2016 at 12:22pm

          too many innocents around .. you’re hearing this for the first time aren’t you

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          • vicky

            August 30, 2016 at 12:24pm

            ha ha I know right.. I feel excited when I teach someone something new .. that too to some well read one like you . don’t even ask

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 12:18pm

      true …we only need to have a listening heart..

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    Akhila

    August 30, 2016 at 12:31pm

    thanks vivek…i am glad that my chatty girl made you laugh…

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  18. Shalini Sharrma

    August 30, 2016 at 12:36pm

    You did that right Akhila. Maybe, she needs an outlet of her happiness and to spread the love with you. The moral is worth mentioning ‘let go’, you always keep your thinking hat on. You never told you have a formulae to be child again. Share with me too. 😛 😀

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    Akhila

    August 30, 2016 at 1:05pm

    exactly…and it’s a sad truth to admit that I am not a child anymore..

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  20. Nadine

    August 30, 2016 at 2:50pm

    That’s so sweet <3 little children are the best especially little girls. Sometimes I prefer the company of little children than the adults as they are more innocent and can make you laugh

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 2:53pm

      true that.. if you had a patient heart, kids are the best company..

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    Akhila

    August 30, 2016 at 3:47pm

    thanks a lot for your kind words…have a good day

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  22. unsaid words

    August 30, 2016 at 4:43pm

    Therebare a lot we can learn from small kids you know ,they teach us genuinely share things and let things go

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      Akhila

      August 30, 2016 at 4:47pm

      your comment is really appreciated..thanks anamika..

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          Akhila

          August 30, 2016 at 4:51pm

          your ‘unsaid words’, really catch my eyes..will definitely check it out..

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          • unsaid words

            August 30, 2016 at 4:52pm

            Oh thanks a lot ,you are most welcome on my blog dear 🙂

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    Akhila

    August 30, 2016 at 10:17pm

    indirectly you meant that you love me.. dancing me..

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  25. Jackie Jain

    August 30, 2016 at 11:17pm

    Yes. Children are so cute and sweet so we can’t say a no to them. They need someone to talk with and release out what’s their in their mind. Where as on the other hands adults think a 100 times before talking and what to talk and what not. Childhood is so simple. I hope you enjoyed the experience.
    And yea, work can wait. Have a good time. 🙂

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      Akhila

      August 31, 2016 at 9:09am

      true, may be the symptoms myself turning into my 60’s…;)

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  26. 187puneet

    August 31, 2016 at 1:03am

    Little kids are like that. They have innocence. They don’t care what world is gonna think about them. As we grow up, that innocence gets lost and we get more aware of the world. This changes the way we talk and think. It was nice of you. Even I would have done the same. 🙂

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  27. Hari

    August 31, 2016 at 1:56pm

    So, what’s the moral of the story, do not give water to a thirsty kid? 🙂

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      Akhila

      August 31, 2016 at 10:32pm

      ha ha.. you are back..offering you welcome drink..

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  28. prashantt

    August 31, 2016 at 3:38pm

    Haahaa….ding ding..i like it,its so sweet even my landlord is having two lil kids and the moment i stepped in at evening after office hrs they just open their chatter box of full day doings…sometimes its irritating but i like it because it just reminds me my childhood.

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      Akhila

      August 31, 2016 at 10:34pm

      true that..we cannt escape from these these chatterbox ..a kind of pulling us towards them.. may be a nostalgic connection..

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    Akhila

    August 31, 2016 at 10:19pm

    ha ha….she just needed someone to let go of her thoughts.

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  30. myheartbeats4ublog

    September 1, 2016 at 4:03am

    Cheers akhila…I got shooed away once or twice when I tried chatting with my neighbour aunty when I was a kid…only if all were as patient as you

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  31. shilpamohan5

    September 2, 2016 at 12:26am

    Hehe..this is so cute..and also the way you say it here is more sweet… 🙂

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