Joe Average..

This is the story of a guy called Joe Average. The experiences he had, the life that he led and the things he wanted for himself.....


It all starts from the word 'anger'. Joe had a terrible temper. He would start seeing red even if a fly buzzed past his ears. An absolute paranoid who would go about hitting those who didnt do as he pleased. Then one day, one of his victims hit back. Joe was taken aback. He realised that he no longer had control over other people's mind and started shrinking in his own mind. Years passed like this and Joe gained a little more control over his angry self.

Joe's family was very normal. His father was kinda lenient towards discipline while his mother was strict as most mothers are. He was hardly ever allowed to wear what he liked best and chocolates were a thing he always craved for. Joe's friends never really took him seriously and his parents were too busy to notice that he was in dire need of attention. Oh yeah! Joe had a long bout of illness when he was 2 years old. He used to have fits and for moments, his heartbeat would stop and he was lifeless. About 18 fits and several medical tests later, doctors pronounced in the CT scan that Joe was abnormal. That is, Joe's brain had insufficient supply of blood and that technically, he's mentally retarded. Joe led a life of a patient for 3 whole years, refraining from chocolates, ice-creams and sweets while continuously being fed bitter medicines and boiled water with green veggies and soups.

More time passed and Joe's condition improved, although he was always shorter than his peers. People had no reason to notice a guy like him. He was bereft of talent, devoid of passion and determination. School life was a blur to this person. No one from his school ever remembered his birthdays, not even his best friend. Teachers loved making fun of his hair and his classmates used to think that he's a big weirdo.

After high school, Joe decided to prepare for one of the most prestigious examination of his country. Yet, half-hearted as he always was, his first attempt proved futile beyond words. His parents were disappointed in their son, once again. The world loved to taunt on his failure whenever they had a chance. And to add fuel to the fire, Joe was grossly overweight. From being a nobody in school to a nuisance in the neighbourhood, Joe had a pretty smooth transition. All this while, he never lost faith in god, praying daily for something better.

Joe decided to try once again. This time, he put in some serious effort and finally cracked his way into a good college. He arrived at the new place, bubbling with energy, full of hopes and dreams that this time, he was gonna carve a niche for himself.

Yet, fate had something else stored for him. The very things that Joe was a little passionate about were denied to him. He began to fall in despair. Such people usually tend to lash out at those who were having what he always wanted. And so did he...
He started proving to this world that if he cant be good, he's gonna be bad. Joe became a threat to people having a peaceful life and everyone began to think that this guy is not even worthy of anything. Once again began the cycle of loneliness and depressions...

Finally, Joe passed out of college and was married to a beautiful lass. She loved him deeply and truly. But the jerk that our dear ol' Joe was, he never really cared for her. He was too busy thinking himself to be a loser that he never heard what his lady thought of him. She tried for a moment, and when it didnt succeed, she left... Never to return..

Joe was petrified with her absence.. Only when she left him did he realise what he had lost. But nothing could be done now. Joe's children were convinced that their father is a bloody loser and they would do better than to stay in touch with him.

Fortunately, Joe didnt have to suffer this ordeal for long. As a kind of lucky irony, Joe's abnormal mind came to his rescue. One day, he just collapsed when he tried to get up from his bed and his tattered soul was lost into the oblivion. His corpse lay there, rotten to the core with ants tearing their way into his eye sockets and flies dancing merrily over his cracked skull... The stick he used to carry was eaten up by termites ruthlessly..
Nobody even noticed that a guy called Joe Average had gone away forever. A loner all his life, Joe was lonely even in afterlife!

To the world, he always presented a happy face, cherishing his sorrows inside meanwhile. All he wanted was to be remembered for something, to be missed by those whom he had once counted as special, to be loved by those whom he loved with all his heart, to have a tear shed for himself when people would no longer have his expressions in writing... May god have mercy on this poor soul!
Amen.

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