Many of us would have decided to enter 2018 with the aim of changing ourselves. This is why New Year resolutions are being made. However, not many are able to stick to their resolutions. Similar was the case with Delhi-based Mohit Arora. On the night of 31st December 2017, Mohit became the fastest man on earth to break his New Year resolution of not smoking. Mohit lit a cigarette exactly 0.45 milliseconds after midnight, thus making him the fastest man alive to break a New Year Resolution.
We got hold of Mohit at his usual tea shop. Here’s what he had to say about his infamous feat “I am in a dilemma. I am not exactly proud of my feat, but on the other hand I’m thrilled to be the fastest man on earth for something. Till 31st December, I used to smoke 7-8 cigarettes per day, 4-5 on credit from this guy (points to the tea shop owner), 1-2 from friends and 1 from whatever change I find in my old jeans. When I saw my Facebook feed on 31st morning, I became nervous. Everyone had uploaded statuses about their New Year resolutions and ‘New Year New Me’ stuff. I gave in to the social media pressure of being accepted by everyone who doesn’t matter to me and made a New Year resolution of quitting smoking. I even uploaded it as a status on all the 11 social media platforms that I use.” Our reporter was shocked to know Mohit also uses WeChat. Mohit continued “So I was all set to enter 2018 a changed man. At 7 p.m., I was more determined than Salman Khan in Sultan. At 9 p.m., I smoked a cigarette with a friend claiming it to be my 2nd last cigarette. At 11 p.m., I smoked my last cigarette.. of 2017. Then only 5 minutes were left for the New Year. I started getting nervous. My legs started shaking, I started sweating profusely. From a determined Sultan, I turned into a hopeless congress member like he had seen Rahul Gandhi becoming the Congress President. And then the countdown started. My hand started moving toward my pocket as there was one cigarette left. I remembered all my social media statuses and what would happen to my online persona if everyone knew that I broke my New Year resolution. But then I saw my friend Rahul drinking his last pint of beer, as his New Year resolution was to give up drinking. But then I realised that he had unknowingly ordered the 1+1 beer and the one he was drinking was the first one. The +1 beer was to come after 12 a.m., that is, in the New Year. Now I had known Rahul since ages. If he was dying from alcohol poisoning and if there was a sip left in his bottle, he would rather die than waste any alcohol. So it became clear to me that he’s going to break his New Year resolution as well. So at midnight, my hands pulled out the cigarette and lighter from my pocket and exactly 0.45 milliseconds later I was smoking again.”
Breaking a New Year resolution is not exactly a thing to be publicized, unless you’re the fastest man on earth in doing so (as can be seen from all the 11 social media statuses of Mohit).