I have always thought I was a very creative person. Here is a test I gave myself. If I had 1 kg of grapes with me, what are the different uses I would put it to? Even as I write this, I have half a kg of seedless grapes that I could not finish after a dinner of chicken fried rice and a double omelet.
To find out what is the percentage of water content in each grape, I would put it under a real hot iron box.
– I could do impromptu collage on my bedroom wall by throwing them one by one..
– I could squish it under my thumb and find out if seedless grapes are really seedless.
– I would place them all on the floor and see if I roll a plate over it..just like the Egyptians rolled huge building blocks to make the Pyramids.
– I would try to place one above the other and see if I can set a Guinness record.
– I would put it in my washing machine (which I am yet to buy) and see if I can make some grape juice for myself. *I remember reading one article on how one innovative lassi wala uses his Whirlpool washing machine to cater to the fledging demand for his lassi.
– I could put it in water and stir it long enough to see if it is dissolvable in water.
– I could try inserting one it into the holes in a three-pin plug slot on my wall. If it is a small one, it just might go in.
– I could put a few of them among my clothes and see if grapes can replace the naphthalene balls that my mother still uses.
– I would stand in my balcony and throw them at the people passing by and when enquired will try convincing them that it IS raining grapes.
Agreed, it is crazy. But did not we always know that creativity more often than not borders on insanity. How else would you explain all those intelligent/smart yet insane people in advertising?