Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Lage Raho

It was cold and my hands got numb. If it was gonna be so cold in September, I wondered that I should have my will written before November. I was the only soul walking on the deserted road at 6.40 AM and the people in car looked at me as if I was nuts. The bus arrived at 6.50 AM and I buried myself behind "Harry Potter and The half Blood Prince" which I had booked weeks before and got 3 days before. Harry's dilemma about Ginny Weasely was interesting and I wish I could take a day’s leave and finish it off.

"Reading Potter?" she asked.

She must have been 23 years old. At about 5.6 inches (excluding her 1 inch heels) she must have weighed around 125 pounds and had an athletic build. She was wearing a White shirt with a floral design in the center and a Black pant. Her features were sharp and she had high cheekbones and deep set eyes. She seemed to have applied some mascara around her lashes and lip gloss which made her lips look like Jolie. Her hair was curly (brunette) and perhaps always wet (Is that Livon?).

"Mind if I sit here?" she asked.

The hell I was gonna mind. The evening 5.30 bus was crowded by the Indian gang just to get a glimpse of her. Nobody of us knew her real name and so code named her as figure. Apart from the Driver and a few old ladies, rest of the men could hardly take their eyes off her. She sat near me and I could smell her Lavender perfume inspite of my esnophilia. If I were to take a female version of Axe spray, she was gonna play the title role.

"You always read books. Dont you?" She asked. I was surprised that she had noticed me. To Hell with Potter I thought and closed it.

"Yeah. Always wanted to be a writer...but the closest I came was to writing those stupid Status reports" I wondered if I could have given a dumber answer. Desperately I wanted to impress her and remarked "I think that the fire alarm in your floor is disabled. Isn’t it?"

She made a face which suggested that she didn’t understand what I was talking about. I smiled and replied "Well. I figured it out as if someone HOT as you is seated beneath it, then they better disable it."

She was surprised and laughed aloud. The middle aged man seated across us turned red with envy. As I was about to introduce myself she stopped laughing and spoke aloud "Machchan...dei Machchan". Hearing her speak chaste Tamil in gruff voice looked worse than the dubbed movies on Vijay TV.

"Dei Machchan....ennada pandra?" Oh Man. What the hell was happening? Damn, she knew Tamil. All these days and we had been passing comments over her head. Oh my god...she was gonna call the cops next. Shuddered I remained speechless staring helplessly at her.

"Machchan...Today is status call. You need to go to the office soon. Wake up man" my roommate was shaking me up and I gave him my best look of contempt. I wanted to strangle him, tie him, kick him...but hopelessly I could do none.

Hmmmmm...not just in real life...even my dreams get screwed up.

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KK said...

hahaha! great post Harish!
I knew it was a dream when you told that a hot looking brunette sat next to you... My heart burns are more accurate than my instincts :)

mystery said...

hehe...cute post..paravala da ..kavala padatha...reality layum intha maari oru brunette ponnu un parkatha vandu okaranum nan vazhthuren;)...

Gopal said...

cool post....cudn't stop laughin...was blog hoppin...gud dat i landed here... :) lage raho...

//"Machchan...dei Machchan". Hearing her speak chaste Tamil in gruff voice looked worse than the dubbed movies on Vijay TV.//ROTFL..

Bindu said...

aaaah aah... brunette kanavula vandhaangala... roommate kitta ya 'hot' kadhai ellaam pesuneenga?

Varungaalathula rombave jaakiradhayaa irukkanum ;)

Ramya said...

haha, at some places, things get too predictable! Good one!

Has to be me said...

Nijamavay kanava ellaina ur usual kadai ya?

Syam said...

dream thaana athula enna kanja thanam oru brunette mattum... left la onnu rite la onnu munnala onnu pinnala onnu nu nalla dream panna vendhiyathu thaana :-)

s0ulasylum said...

hahaha... all u guys dream of tht one hot brunette eh? was funny.. well as they say.. the more u dream.. the more the chances of it coming true! :)

Sat said...

ada....and no...livon illa...garnier wet shine gel...LOL

Krithika said...

hahah!! Awesome one!:) and the only thing I dunt believe is that it was a dream and also u have nice madakkifyin techniques queued up ur sleeves :p

Sandai-Kozhi said...

Yennatha solla?:D

பொற்கொடி said...

nattamai kita class eduthukonga.. kudave epdi tinnu vangarada samalikradunum than :) first time to your blog, idhuku treat undu illa ;)

reborn said...

:)) haha.... sad ending to a good dream !!! Do you see her really in the bus .. or in the dream ?

ambi said...

ha haa LOL :)
pesamaa paper pottutu, enga aapichku vaa. :D

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! That was an awesome post!!! I mean, DAT WAS ONE AWESOOMEEEEEEEEE POST!!!!

Love the "write will" part and the "fire alarm disable" part!!! ROTFL!!!

-Prithz

Ponnarasi Kothandaraman said...

Hahahaha.. Vilunthu vilunthu sirikka vecheenga :>

Aravind said...

machi epdida karekta unmaya sollitu last la dream nu oru bitta podara... dream la than things mite be closer to wat u want eh..:P..hot -vfire alarm .. "ponna pathathum kavignar agiduveengalay " i think in thavamai.. movie..

Anonymous said...

@syam

dream thaana athula enna kanja thanam oru brunette mattum... left la onnu rite la onnu munnala onnu pinnala onnu nu nalla dream panna vendhiyathu thaana :-)


sema comedy syam.. :)

@Krithika

hahah!! Awesome one!:) and the only thing I dunt believe is that it was a dream and also u have nice madakkifyin techniques queued up ur sleeves :p



very good Tamil girl! :)

Anupama Viswanathan said...

cute! :)

Krithika said...

@anonymous thanku! thanku!!!

@harish- i have tagged u...

Harish said...

@KK
nalla iruppa. unakkum terinju pochcha???

@Kavi
Adu sari.nee vaazhita...aana naa inda maadhiri pesanumae???

@Gopal
Vanakkam nna
Enungna unga blog la comment post panna vida maatreenga?

Harish said...

@Bindu
En pa yaarumae enai namba maatengreenga

@Ramya
Pora pokka paatha idu verum kanavula mattum than nadakkum pola

@HTBM
Ungal kelvi ki badil thaan ennodu next post :-)

Harish said...

@Syam
Adu sari. Vanda onnaya thunda kaanum thumiya kaanum viratiyaachu. Idula anju pattukku enga poradu.

@Soulasylum
Adu reverse logic. The more you think that these things wont happen the more you tend to dream abt them :-)

@Sat
Garniera?Brand maateetaangala???

Harish said...

@Krithika
Sadly dream la mattum thaan ippadi tiramaisaalia irukkaen. Nerula ellam apeetu thaan :-(

@Sandai Kozhi
Ade thaanga enakkum thonudu

@Porkodi
Idukku treat ellam taruvaangala?Appadeena seekiram US ku flight pidichchu vaanga treat koduturalaam :-)

Harish said...

@Reborn
I do get to see her in the bus.But i talk to her only in my dreams.

@Ambi
Ennapa edho kuppai podara maadhir solra. Vandiriukiradu L1 la...idula inda vambu veraya??

@Prithz
Hmmm...edho....inda kodumaya padichchu neeyaavudhu sandoshama irukiyae :-)

Harish said...

@Pooanarasi
Thanks nga

@Arvind
Adu sari. Kavithai paadi daadi vechchu tiriya vendiyadhu thaan baaki

@Anu
Thanks

@Krithika
haiiooo....ada eppa ezhuda poreno :-)

Karthik B.S. said...

andha anonymous naane!

Jay said...

Your opening line is just as bad as you did with Hema. Man you do screw up these first encounters. But the next one abt fire alarm was good. I would use it up if you dont mind it.

Heidi Kris said...

Chanceye illa. Sema twist.. the best one it cud have! Kalaks :-)