Saving Grace.

A rant from Banter & the Taunting Tempest.

Banter writes amazing poems – they’re short, sweet and pack a punch in a unique way. Be sure to check them out. While you’re at it, check out the amazing nonsense I write, I promise it won’t disappoint.

Both of us have had our fair share of weirdos (specifically men) on this platform, so what better way to express our love for them than in the form of a rant?

So here goes…..


“Wow! You look like a Patakha!”
– A wise man said to a woman he just started talking to.

“Lonely? I’m here for you. I’ll do anything to make it go away.”
– Said another wise man who said the same thing to ten other girls that day.

“God must’ve made you with a lot of patience. You’re a beauty.”
– Said the wisest man, to the woman he has never seen at all.

Such men stop at nothing to become saviours to women who actually don’t need any of their help.

You got a problem? They’re there.

You don’t? They become one.

I have no problem with complimenting women. Tell her she’s beautiful, okay, fine. Stoop down a little further, I won’t stop you, tell her she’s hot. But who compares a woman to something that explodes? Patakha?? (Bomb) Seriously? Damn that is seriously some next level shit.


And what about all those married men who write love poems and get into affairs with fellow writers/poets, while their wives are innocently unaware of what is going on behind those tiny screens their husbands stare at all day long.

But wait, that isn’t the worst part. Their lovely husbands are famous for breaking hearts of their ‘mistresses’, and hopping onto the next hot blogger, in the blink of an eye.

This is cheating on a completely different level. Social media really does have more downfalls than we can imagine.


There’s a human tendency to help others in need or else become their need, because it makes us feel superior.

Women often fall for men who are (in) trouble, hoping to save them. Sooner or later they realise that men can’t be saved because all their sob stories were fake – they were only bait used to lure the victim in. Once they get the girl, they keep pretending for a few weeks and then all of a sudden, out of nowhere, poof – their true character appears – manipulative, controlling and threatening.


Dear Men,

Please don’t tell me that my eyes are beautiful, or that they are an ocean you can swim in all night. If only you knew how many men have drowned in the sea of bad words I had given them, if only you knew.

Stop making me barf each time you tell me that I’m not like any other girl. To be honest, the first time I heard it I was flattered, I thought I really was unique. Then the next guy told me the same, and every other guy after that. I’m pretty sure every girl has heard the same at least once before.

I often wonder whether there is a book you’ll read from before flirting with women, because everything you’ll say is the same.

If your flirts are not met with flirts from my end, then it means that I’m not interested in you, plain and simple. There is a huge difference between being flirty and being kind, and I’m usually just kind. If I like you, I will tell you directly.

Stop assuming that you are on my mind when all I think about is food. Food is a million times better – it doesn’t disappoint, or lie, or cheat, or hurt.

Stop making me believe that my boyfriend is a twerp, when you’re the real one. Stop putting bad ideas about my significant other into my head just so that you can have a shot with me. I don’t want you, why don’t you get it?

Stop being so obsessed with your bulky arms or your six pack abs. I’d rather be with a skinny guy with a bulky heart, than a bulky guy with no heart at all.

Stop believing that the world revolves around you, even Bill Gates is more humble than you.

Stop with the sob stories and show us the real you. We are fed up of trying hard to make you love us, without realising that you’ve got ten other women trying to do the same.

Get down on your knees and ask God for forgiveness. Stop playing with women’s hearts. It’s not a joke, you’ll are causing more pain than you know.

Yours truly (never),
A pissed-off woman


Ladies, there are heroes who don’t wear capes. But such men, who only show-off their bravado, are far from heroes.

Before you choose a man, be wise. Stop falling for the sob stories, as well as the unwarranted flattering. Think it through, because it may turn out to be the decision you regret the most.


Thank you for reading! Stay blessed!

Β©TheKindTempest & Bharath’s Banter


P. S. Do read a rant I had written on the same topic before, titled ‘Social Media Players‘.

88 thoughts on “Saving Grace.

  1. Goodness! Damn! I love this article and how. Savage and truthful at its best.😊
    Seriously, it’s so unnerving to know that a platform where you try to express your true selves, is also a place where these perverts try to pursue women. It’s a pain when you aren’t interested, but even scarier and irritating when some innocent new comers fall for it, right in front of you.
    Wonderfully expressed. Also, who’s this banter guy. I don’t think I know himπŸ€”πŸ€­

                    1. YayπŸ˜„ *cue happy dance for a new friend*πŸ˜ƒ
                      Yeah! Haha! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚There was this special handshake where you join your thumbs and then shake your hands. I don’t really remember πŸ˜…πŸ˜‚

    1. Thanks so much for the lovely comment, Gauri. I’m so glad you enjoyed reading it. ☺️
      Talking about newcomers falling for it, I keep seeing that happen, all too often. The sad thing is that those creeps never do learn. If you abuse them, they’ll go running off to another girl and take her for a ride.
      Wish this world would change for the better. All we can do is hope and pray. ☺️

      1. The pleasure is all mine ☺️
        Exactly. These creeps never leave their foul ways. Always on a look out for innocent girls out there. Internet is so unsafe these days, thanks to these lovely and chivalrous (ahemπŸ˜’) guys.
        Yeah. I agree. We can just hope and pray, and warn the people around us while we strive to live in a safer world.πŸ˜”

  2. Ellen you’re writing style is beautiful.. seriously the way you say things.. in your own style.. adding some humor some sarcasm.. I should learn that from youπŸ˜„

    1. Thank you, Vrunda. That is such a sweet compliment, I’m absolutely flattered! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’›
      In this post, Bharath had written the pathaka part, and I wrote the letter. The rest was a few sentences here and there, by both of us. 😁
      Rants are so much fun to write, you should try sometime. It helps get all the anger and frustration out. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

      1. Reading your writeups is always good.. even on Instagram it was nice to read your posts.. the way you say stuff is catchy..
        I think we should try a rant together about narcissistsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        1. Awww thank you dear!

          Oh damn! I have so much to say about narcissists. If I’m correct both of us were dating narcissists.
          We’ll definitely write a rant about them! What a brilliant idea! 😎 Lemme know when! 🀩

              1. Away from him for a year and a half now…
                Feeling a lot better..
                Ellen can you mail me your number or something? I wanna get in touch with you

  3. Wowww! Hats off to you and Bhaiya! This is suuuuuper savage, like a tight slap on creepy people’s faces. πŸ˜† I so agree with that part about creepy married uncles who keep on spamming our comment box with cheesy comments. I seriously wish to show all of that to their wives and children. πŸ˜‚ Anyways, I totally loved this post. Your way of writing is so witty and humorous! 🌼

    -Firefly 🐝

    1. Thank you, Chandni (Firefly)! You’re so kind! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’›
      Those weird old cheating men are real creeps! πŸ˜‚ I pity their wives and kids too. πŸ˜‚
      Thanks for reading! β˜ΊοΈπŸ’›

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