23 August, 2009
When I caught someone on the wrong foot-no puns intended!
A little dash of humour,
Some pinch of fun,
A sniff of naughty grins,
An undercurrent of puns,
Will brightens every ordinary day
And carry you bouncingly in its sway!
So here’s something to tickle those funny bones at my expense of course...And get those smiles extended from one corner of your mouth to another!
Try karo, it is possible...
Especially since the effort to make you do so is coming from me!
They say smiling is infectious and you catch it like the flu...so instead of encountering that deadly one on the rampage, let’s make you smile too!
This is how my little anecdote of proven dumbness goes:
Recently it was the birthday of a net friend of mine...with whom I did not interact much but he ended up with a place on my friend’s list on Face book...
So I caught up with him and wished and all...
To linger on the conversation most topically, I asked him ‘So how does it feel to be ageing...one more year down?’
Saying a ‘whoosh!’ in heart of heart that this should manage to make him use a few bloody lines and ease my burden of having to extend the conversation...
He said kinda pompously... “Arrey ageing kya...they say men get naughty when they reach forty!” (With all the flirtish signals jarring and vibrating so loud that I could almost hear them, buzzing annoyingly in my ear sans any sound).
So I replied (must have given my thinking caps for a wash and adorned my less logical generosity caps) “Arrey waah so you turn 40! I must say you look at least 3-4 years younger than your age”
And in retaliation I read “Grrrrrrr...” on my screen...
Scratching my head at how I could have possibly gone wrong in this very pointed aim of any man’s ego boost...or rather let’s not be gender biased here...any human’s ego boost to be more categorical; I asked “What happened?”
And he said... “Suruchi, I am turning only 33 this year!”:(
And I laughed my guts out...:)
Thank god he could not hear my ringing laughter managing to create an echo through my echoless room, as I imagined the fuming sulk that must have been flashing and flushing on his offended countenance at the other end of the screen, somewhere thousands of miles away! If you look at his profile picture...he seems ageless...wait, wait my friends...there’s more to it...ageless bole to Aishwaraya Rai types ethereal beauty nahi yaar...matlab he looks anywhere between 30 to 40...what a bloody big range to confuse ordinary lesser mortals like me! So I am not really to be blamed here huh! And I am really not this dumb everyday! He just caught me on the wrong foot...the slippery one or did I catch him on it...whatever!
Mujhe lag raha tha ke kahin the sky should splatter and mother earth should open her intestines to gobble me ala Sita ji of Ramayana fame... Of course metaphorically our motivations were different but the intents were similar...the shame of having done something unpardonable, at least in the view of someone else concerned....itne bade le meine of poor guy on his birthday...tch, tch...bahut paap lagega mere ko!
A silent prayer is urgently needed here: god, forgive those who err when they do not know what they do...and even when they do it this badly!
But as though it was not enough...
I read that my dumb fingers were still conspiring against the peace of the rest of my body and the impression of any sanity thereby...for automatically was typed on the screen:
“Hahahaha...oh...ok sorry! But then I must say you look quite like your age...matlab nice and mature...or rather age kaise bhi dikhe kya faraq padta hain...at least we know kitne hain at the end of the day!
Can you believe that?
I had to make up big time...by flattering the poor guy after that...abhi uska birthday tha yaar...I had already done much damage.
Needless to say I have not heard from him since...
Hehe...but I thought it was hilarious and hence shared!