Thursday, April 13, 2006

A Rescue....

A normal day at work and we come to our small abode... thake-hare…. Freshened up and cooked food…. We have become great experimenters with food…. Have made everything ranging from normal daal-roti to Italian pasta…. We have also discovered new dishes en route cooking these mundane/exotic foods by doing patch ups to make the so called delicacy edible and presentable…. I mean however delicious Dal fry you have but it has an unpleasant or unnatural color, you wouldn't wanna taste it…. So after a decent meal (which is a big things when you stay alone…) we stayed up to watch some regular F.R.I.E.N.D.S series or switch between Kahani Ghar ghar ki and jassi jaisi koi nahi…. About 1:30 in the nite, both of us (me and my roomie that is…. ) depressed that we had a lousy day and too sleepy to do anything else were going to call it a day….. we decide to get the mattresses down and surrender ourselves to the world of dreams where atleast something exciting would happen….. but then shruti shrieks…. A loud enough shriek to get a person soundly sleeping all startled…. And the effect it had on me.... After all I was just about to sleep, wasnt I?…. Neway a normal girley reaction to this…. i get scared... start wondering whats happening... i see shruti sprinting (its a rare site) to the kitchen…. i run behind her still wonderin whats the matter... well she goes something like aeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…. Now I am not saying I am fluent at many languages but this was really something I couldn't possibly understand…. Shruti, with her hands all over the place…. eyes popping out….. breathless due to the earlier shrieking business says…. “there is a lizard on the bed... drive it out na... u have to do it shamu (that’s how she calls me….) for my sake... for the love u have for me…..”

God I really love this girl and she really means a lot to me…. But how can she expect me to prove this by driving out a lizard…. But I had to do something…. Something to rescue my damsel in distress, me the knight in the shining armor…. Oops… wait a sec…. with lizard on one side and a terribly frightened Shruti on the other; I still knew I was wrong.... I tried my best to get the Feminine of Knight…. And at that god forsaken hour I could only come up with dame in shining armor.... So I crouched behind the chipkali…. Slowly enough; not to give her/him (I couldn't research on the sex then na…. Also dint have the means for it even if i had wanted to...) any hints of the things going on in my mind…. Trying to drive it out….

And then I get a revelation... chipakalis r confused creatures.... i kept driving it towards the door or the window and it kept goin everywhere but there…. In the interiors of the house…. But not once in the direction I wanted it to go…. So at around 2:00 am we had a chipkali going places and me obviously running behind it and shruti obviously too scared, so sitting on the bed changing positions to be as far as possible from the chipkali…. In this confusion sweater falls on it... I am like YES.. its trapped.. so let the sweater be... itll suffocate... and itll die.. and shruti is like….. ewwwwwwwwwwww if that lizard dies in my sweater u have to buy me a new one…. Women I tell u… even in these times of stress they r fussy about their clothes…. i said just wash it and wear na.... but no... she refused…. so then i drag the sweater (with the chipkali in it) towards the door and throw the sweater out and shut the door... i assumed now the chips (I like this word… and by then I kinda grown fond of the lizard… so thought will call it by a nick name…) will go out of the sweater and life wud be peaceful again… of course made fun of shruti saying how can she be so scared... With the knowledge that there mite be no more chipkali menace she treid to put on a bravura.... she said "of course i am not scared... ill go and get my sweater myself.. " and guess what... another shriek.... our very own chips was still there….

I then just concluded chipkalis r very dumb creatures and our chips was one of he most dumbest... well needless to say shruti ran a mile away from the door and it again came up to me to make the world chipkali free…. so BOLD that i am i go and do somethin and the chips is gone forever.... we procure the sweater and put it for washing...

After so many months I really hope our chips grew and made a fine thing one day… After all, all the trauma of that nite had to make a positive impact on its character....

4 comments:

KRR said...

Nice read..

Aniket said...

Hmm...so the entire world now knows of the bravery act displayed by u na...!

Cool...!! RED & WHITE award goes to u :-)

Viraj said...

Some people truly stand up, when the "chips" are down... :) :) brave little girl...

ivin said...

i am still rolling on the floor laughing! nice one!