Ahaaa!! Ay Caramba!!
Me:So ..err..can you pack this teddy in a Cardboard box?.i have to gift it to someone you see..
Shopkeeper:Oh no! I'm sorry ,but i don't think we have one.Usually these teddy bears don't come in such boxes.
Bulls-eye!..my tactic worked..now i can easily make a drama and get the heck out of that place!So i continued with more tactics.
Me:Ohh(in an innocent tone) Its alright if u have any empty box or something,i can manage with some decoration paper.
Meanwhile i just noticed that the teddy bear's nose had fallen down,And the shop keeper slyly stuck it back on it as if nothing had happened!
Shopkeeper:(seemed uneasy now) Wait i will check if there's any empty box lying in the store or somewhere.And err...I will reduce another 5 dhs just for you,Just wait,I will be back!
He left the premises and i felt this was the perfect time to make my grand escape!But his assistant shop- boy was still there.So i had to do something wicked this time!i quickly grabbed my mobile and dialed *121#(this is what we use to check the Balance credit of our mobile phones in UAE) and faked a call right in front of the shop-boy!
Me:"Oh is it? I am coming then!"!!!!!!
I stepped outside the shop door talking gibberish along the way.
Me: "Ya then you have to press F1,right click,Open,Double-click,Crop,Resize and Exit!!!"
I just waved at the shop boy and ran away from that place as fast as i could!I didn't even look behind and quickly dialed '
Me:Dude where the hell are you?
Me:Okay i will be there at the service road!Please hurry up dude!
As i turned around i could see the shop boy running and waving at me.I just ignored him and ran across the dark alley till he was out of sight!
There i could see
[ahem..cough...ahem...cough...ahemm...Okay i must admit i just made up that last paragraph over there..i just wanted to create an atmosphere of tension & violence over here. i guess its a side effect of watching too many Quentin tarantino movies ]
Anyway,what really happened was, I just opened the car door and then closed it like a normal person,wore my seat belt and rode along safely with
Finally we were headed to our usual destination,ie Qusais near 'Ghafoorkas Thattukada'
Along the way Congo asked me
Congo: So what are you planning to buy?
Me: A teddy bear :) !
(I could easily sense that was his trademark "You are a pathetic loser and i am a rich fat-ass" laugh)
Me:What's so funny?
(I cursed him in my mind "Next time when you go to
Me:Ya i know.I felt the baby would love a teddy bear rather than the expensive gifts which the kid wouldn't even know what it is? I bet the baby will love a teddy bear.Who knows it might even become her best friend!
Me:Oh don't tell me! I thought we were going to plan about this till we meet everyone.
Finally when we reached Qusais.'Jayzee','Batman' and 'Dhalsim' was waiting there for us near the "Thattukada".After the meeting all the 4 guys unanimously came to a decision to buy gold!All of them felt its better to buy gold ,now that ,we all have finally become mature 'grown-ups'.They didn't even listen to my weird suggestion!Even 'Jayzee' decided gold would be better.Anyway majority wins so i decided to hop along with them to select the gold.But i made a condition to them that they had to take me to some baby-shop to buy the teddy bear for me once they finish buying the gold ornaments.They agreed and i went along!They spent around 500 dhs for each item!Man, the gold rates were skyrocketing during this time!Soon as they finished their purchases we came back to the car parking.I was getting ready to decide on where we should go next!Then this happened!
Dhalsim:Okay guys,see you tomorrow!
Batman:I have to get up early tomorrow morning!I have to go to the Indian embassy!
I couldn't believe these guys ,my good friends,were saying this to me.So i responded back.
Me:Guys i thought we were supposed to go the Baby-shop now.I have to get a teddy remember?
Jayzee:Ya is there any good shop nearby?
Dhalsim: No Lets go home now!
Me:Guys i only need 10 minutes.I thought it would be helpful since you guys are around,You might be able to help me right?You know my weird choices na? C'mon guys!
Dhalsim: Shut up Jayzee!Its just a teddy na,we will get it tomorrow!
Me:But I have work Tomorrow,I don't think i will have time to get one!C'mon i only need 10 minutes!The party is at 7.30 and i can only reach home by 6.30!C'mon guys!
Dhalsim: We can go tomorrow,i will come na.Trust me!
I somehow knew that if i trusted him on this the baby will never get that gift from me!
I couldn't believe he actually said that to me,i felt so horrible and angry at the same time.
I just said
"Okay leave it,Bye"
And we dispersed.
I didn't ride along with
Batman tried to console me promising to come along with me the next day,But somehow i couldn't hear anything that he said.I was going through all this weird emotions inside my freaking head,which was strange coz usually i am a cheerful person.
I somehow experienced the same thing the 'small' Kamal Haasan felt in Appu Raja,when he was made a witness to his crush's register marriage.I couldn't believe my own friends did this to me!Except for 'Jayzee',rest all just ditched me!Why did they have to drag me along when they knew i wasn't going to buy gold.I just couldn't understand,Where they ashamed of coming with me to buy a teddy??? I was so pissed off that i wanted to crush something!I was afraid The HULK would come off from me and smash a few cars.I mean this was a bad day for me.What all did i had to go through today? And what do i get in return? This????!!!!!
HULK SMASH CAR!!!!
to be continued....