Amazing people who make me go on n on n on:)

06 September, 2009

It was MY Day, alrite!







Teacher’s day for a teacher is an acknowledgement and certification of what you have been doing and if you have been doing it right...no puns intended for a change!

This year my students pleaded for a treat and when I could not resist their cute beckoning elongated moans of pleeeeeeeeaseee and equally long faces anymore (that would be precisely for 60 seconds), I gave in and decided to take the senior ones- 10th, 11th and 12thies for a treat to MacDonald’s...Taking the complete whole bunch of 100 was not humanly possible for me or humanly hand-able for the Mcd’s staff and followers....and hence the cut off...that almost broke my heart...but then, sigh! sigh!

Before venturing out though...I handed down to them a verbal list of statutory warnings:
1. Please reach on time...this is not a class that you reach sauntering away to glory, 15 minutes late and always with the same excuse that you car had a flat tyre...What a flattened car that would be!
2. Please come straight to the venue as you leave your abodes and protective arms of your watchful mothers...to say it more bluntly, let me not catch you in a dubious position in the parking lot...
3. Please don’t hold hands or sit with your beloveds...at least there!
4. Please don’t call outsiders...meaning those not in the coaching just so that they catch a glimpse of how drop dead gorgeous you look when not in your usual garbs...after running from one coaching to another!
5. Please go straight home after the party that is scheduled to end in one hour....don’t tell your parents that “ma’m insisted upon our staying there for three hours”!
6. Please don’t make passes at me...you are anyways getting the fringe benefits...the treat that is!

I know my kids and hence the decree...
And also I knew had these been written on a sheet...they would have made paper aeroplanes of it or roses and offered them to me only!
And also since I know them...I was pretty sure, they most definitely would break at least 4 of these rules...
And like I know and pride myself in...I was right again!

The scheduled time was 7 p.m. and when I reached about 15 minutes early...just four of them awaited...I was expecting at least 40...but then there was still time...I was a bit apprehensive too...wondering if I’d be able to handle so many of them in their first official outing with me!

By 7.20ish they began to filter in...
Today the tresses were let loose...there was a dash of mascara and a line of kaajal caressing the eyes...some were reeking with perfume...others with pin straight standing hair as though gelled and stretched beyond human capacity (reminded my subconsciously of a flick called American Pie...but thankfully I put those thoughts to rest...)
Swanky clothes...ritzy accessories...chic style and loads of street smart attitude...it was a party alrite!
Such a fresh change to see them this way...blooming buds on the threshold of alluring youth...And also a change for them because for the first time their ma’m was not in a salwaar suit but in jeans and a kurti...Alrite, I made some attempts to look cool to gel in as inconspicuously as possible!
So after a big round of us complimenting each other...and forming a mutual admiration society of sorts...they just pulled and placed their chairs all around me and the gossip sessions began...rather they began pulling each other’s legs and thank god like is my habit...I did not indulge in here for once!

I was told who was going around with whom...and when I remarked that oh but I thought ‘she’ was going around with ‘him’...
Oh no ma’m...that was last week...they’ve broken up and she’s single again and he’s now hooked with ‘her’...
Ooooooooooohhh! I gasped for a bit of air...breaking news sections in the newspapers...take a bow here!
Two of these ‘couple’ kids I had passed them on my way up to the restaurant...I enquired about them...I was told they are coming...no puns intended again...Well, they kept coming only...for the evening ended and I didn’t see them come at all!

I also learnt of the new patio-ing tricks circling around these kids as the current fad...sit next to the target and flirt blatantly...no scope or hope for subtleties here....
Then some burgers, fries and cokes followed as they teased me to teach them there and I teased them to sing a song...
They did...
Not crooning any Himesh Reshamiyya number...
But singing ‘happy teachers day’ at the top of their voices, as a big fat chocolate cake entered the domain and I cut through it gently with a heart full of pride about to burst with an unknown delight...

They created such uproar that everyone else at Mcd’s turned around to see what was happening...
Never since the day of my wedding had I turned so many heads all at once...and never since that day only had I eaten so much meetha...
(Remember the laddoos stuffed into your mouth just before you are tying the knot and each person under that connubial tent...from the
closest kins to the distant-est of acquaintances bloody insist on putting the laddoo in your mouth before handing over the shagun...and you realize that to earn you have to burn...you here implying the tummy)
Well, aisa he kuch yahan bhi hua...
Then almost each one of them put chunks of that dripping sumptuous chocolatey sin in my mouth...and for the first time in my life I heard myself blurt... “Bas, ab aur chocolate nahi!”

I pinched myself to believe it was really happening for anything brown and melty gets me big time...Waise, abhi I officially have a year’s supply of chocolates that came in gifts...So if you want to be friendly with me...now is the time!

And like this the awesome evening came to an end...
I told them to pack up now...as we hugged and said goodbyes...as though never to meet again...I returned home with a car full of gifts, flowers and cards...and an incomparable high that glowed for the next 24 hours on my face....
The feeling of getting 100% satisfaction from something in life...well, call it my occupational perks, I guess for I still have to know the occupational hazards and know that I shall never know them!

12 comments:

Hopeless Romantic said...

so many rules..seems like ur a strict teacher...i am sorry hv nt been able to read u much....was too busy in writing myself :D

wld soon read ur older posts n comment!

cheers, glad u enjoyed 5 sept!

Amit

Rishi said...

hmmm... that's some teachers day celebration.. wish i has a teacher like that..

I wouldn't gift choclates... i'd eat it on the way.. but the wrapper surely giftable...

as for the 4 rules broken.. surprised.. 5 rules.. they shuld be able enuf to break at least 6... which lone fellow was left out??

suruchi said...

hey amit...
great to hear u've been writing...pouring ur guts out is the only sane way to be;)
will check them out soon...
and strict nahi hoon yaar...the moment i try to be...these kids make me laugh n then exploit the situation...more like..."hassi to phassi" types;)

suruchi said...

hi rishi...
wish na karo...
there's hope still...lemme teach u..so what do u wanna learn?;)hehe
or rather teach me...how to do humour the way u do in ur blogs...awesome:)

and sirf wrappers he...boo hoo...:(
chalo koi na...with teachers like me..i'm sure u'd learn to share too...kabhi na kabhi...:)

as for the rules...i said at least 4 were broken for sure...baaki ek-adh aur break hue...but abhi confirmation nahi hua;)
cheers n have a good day:)

Vemuri said...

As students we used to drum up support and showered love to our teachers during school/college days , more to seek favors or score brownies. However, as you are not in the evaluation and grading scope for students the affection and appreciation testifies how much they admire and adore you and how wonderful a teacher you are – you excel in many – multifaceted teacher – hats off – rather Jai Ho

Anonymous said...

i wish this trip had been wen i was ur student even now m ur student n will always remain in those short visits wen i meet u

i feel m one of d luckiest persons on dis earth 2 have u as my teacher

but nyways my treat will remain due just wait m cuming 2 take my bit of share

shreyansh said...

hey maam dat was me just submitted by anonymous

suruchi said...

Wow shreeyansh...you are sooooooo cute...
Thanks for making my day with ur sweet comments...
Students like u make the teaching bit worthwhile...

For sure that treat is due this time...we'll collect all ur gang..batchmates n plan something soon...
Thanks for always visiting here on the blog
Best wishes with u hamesha
Keep rocking:)

Rishi said...

Rishi doesn't share chocolates.. never...

I'd rather share my imaginary GF!!

(the real one might get apprehensive..PS: don't tell her abt the img one, coz the img one is way more sexy that real one)

suruchi said...

Hi rishi…
Rishi sounds like a cute dude when he says that rishi does not share chocolates…hmm…point taken…
But at least he can share mine…I promise to be more generous…;)
And imaginary galfriend kyon…u mean women are reading u n still not swooning…? Tch,tch…what a waste!
So there’s a real one too…sexy or not sexy…lucky to hain he..
And…shhhhhhh..ur secret is safe with me…
Enjoy them both;)

Sudhir Kekre said...

wow. that was a brilliant post.
your students are indeed lucky.
by the way i eat chocolates every day. Hershey's. :P and not going to gym any more since i shall be in india soon! will put on weight any way.
great write. enjoyed every moment.
you got a bunch of lovely students.

suruchi said...

Thanks Sudhir...
U take a big spot near the top on people I love hearing from on my blog...n since u eat a chocolate everyday...I guess u just took the short cut straight up;)
Wish u a happy n safe trip back home....:)
Be around
Ciao:)
P.S.I agree that I have lovely, loving and the most lovable students:)

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