Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sitting on the porch, I was fiddling with Chaitu’s wallet. As usual, I found it empty except for few odd papers. Inside a small punch, I found two photographs. One was his own passport photo while other was a picture of Shirdi Sai Baba. As I was looking at the two, he said “You are looking at two greatest people in this world”. I was amused. I replied “Well everyone knows about one of them...who the hell is the second guy?" with a mischievous smile. He raised his eye brows and silkily said "Sai baba".
We all lined up at the small stall, holding our plates, waiting for the man to dole out the delicious pani puri. Each of us had a plate, a saucer of sorts. Ganju joined in late, he was given a plastic plate instead of a saucer. Chandu was quick to remark-“That’s prevention for swine flu”. Ganju was very amused and retorted-“Oh really? So I won’t get this damn flu eh?” sarcastically. Chandu coolly replied-"It’s a prevention measure for the stall so that they don’t get it from you”.
After we took the tickets, I saw that we had 15 more minutes for the movie to start. I along with my friends sat at a porch near the entrance, waiting for the theatre guy to open up the door. Almost immediately, a beggar came up to us and started begging in his quintessential style. He tapped at our feet with his hand, he requested, pleaded, told us how he didn’t eat since morning. In spite of our repeated declining and ignoring, he was persistent. After 5 whole minutes, my friend couldn’t take it any longer and said-“You and me are the same. You have the courage to beg while I can’t. Now will you please go?”
I was lazily lying on my bed while both my roommates-Ankur and veeru were cleaning the room. The room was very neat in comparison to the usual bachelor rooms’ standard but it was getting too watery and stuffy thanks to the rains. An exasperated Ankur suddenly said-“man if I can, I want to throw all Adi’s clothes out of this room.” Veeru was quick to reply-“Yeah but I want to throw Adi out of this room”
At a recent interview in a reputed company, the interviewer glanced at my resume and asked me-
“You did your B.E in electrical & electronics and then you did a certification in Oracle. After that you did MBA in information technology and now you are applying for a financial profile. In which domain are you exactly good at?”
Her face resembled a cat caught in a traffic jam when I had replied truthfully-“Blogging”.