Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pink or Blue? : Part 2

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! tactic 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 'Congo' on the phone as i ran.

Me:Dude where the hell are you?

Congo:Ya I'm at the Fish r/a signal.Will reach there in about 5 minutes!

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 Congo coming in his SUV.But i was too late and was spotted by the shop boy from across the road.All of a sudden,he grabbed his 'Malapuram kathi' and hurled it towards me!.I had to do that unique MatrixI slow mo "Dodge the bullet/kathi before it ruins your future planning" acrobatics to escape his 'kathi'.Then i jumped heroically through the open window of Congo's vehicle and made a narrow escape and ya i also scared the crap out of congo!That leap deserved an Olympic gold medal!I nearly got myself killed,u know! phew!

[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 Congo.There was no one following me.

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 :) !

Congo: hahahaha

(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 Congo,i hope you get raped by those Killer gorillas")

Congo:Do you know the baby is only 6 0r 8 months old?

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!

Congo: Anyway i getting gold for the kid.

Me:Oh don't tell me! I thought we were going to plan about this till we meet everyone.

Congo:Hey i have already decided this days ago.So don't blame me!

Me:Okay whatever!

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!

Congo:Guys i have to go home now,I'm feeling hungry.

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 Congo that night,I went with batman.

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????!!!!!



to be continued....


Ashwathy said...

LOL!! i quite liked that action paragraph particularly :D

btw that fake phone call is something i do all the time (atleast whenever situation calls for it)! we all belong to the same club!!

Smita said...

Mean friends I say!!!

But the escape from the shop was hilarious :D

Now waiting for part 3!!!!

vimmuuu said...

I wouldve been glad if that boy in the shop hit you till you started pleading for mercy !! Chey !!! Nice idea to escape though !!!

Dont you worry Rakesh, there are a few so called friends like this. They keep betraying us and we keep getting betrayed !!!

Now, waiting for the third part !!!

Swaram said...

Sheesh! Gud friends like Ash, Vimmuuu and me are nt found everywhere na :P Just added their names too to add some humility to it LOL ;)

I do that fake call thing sooo many times ;)

Batman said...

Yeda yeda drohi..nee kadha ezuthi ezuthi njangale ellam naatikumalle..kandille avar paryunnathe??"there r a few frnds like this enne"...

nw, pls don awake the real hulk in me pls !

vimmuuu said...

@ Batman : Onnum thonnarudu, pakshe levan kaashu tharum ennu paranjittaa avante blogilekku thanne njaan varunnadu !!!

Do one thing, you write another blog and I will comment against rakesh there !! ok??

Sorcerer said...

Happy New Year!!!

have a fantastic New year

Sakshi said...

Sobs....sniff...sobs!! *these actions are particular done for a certain cruel Batman to take notice that you have some real caring friends like me*

Bahhh don't you worry darling *jeejaas what am i saying?* with friends like the devil vims, swar, undakanni, smits and angelic me why do you have to worry about hanging with Batman and his other chaddi buddies???

Gosh how many more?? I ask eggjactly how many more posts will be there before we get to know what you gave that poor baby???

Btw wishing you a rocking new year and may you get to do more matrix acrobatics in 2010 :)

Sakshi said...

Bratuuuu bratuu....where are you?? *sakshi singing in scooby dooby ishtyle*

Did that baby get the gift or not???? and what happened to your SRK post?

Anonymous said...

Hehehe... the action para *was* something! And the fake phone call: that's the best virtue of a mobile phone!!

So, what did you give the baby, finally??

Swaram said...

Did the baby hate the gift so much that u r nt even posting Part-3 !!

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~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

wherez the conclusion ? Waiting for another event ????

Deeps said...

Laughed my heart out reading about your great escape from the teddy bear shop! LOL @ malabar kathi!! Your imagination truly runs wild, huh!

OK,now since I have also graced your page, can we have Part 3 please :P

Deeps said...


Just wanted to say it was a hilarious read.

I see this post was published in Nov 2009, so when do we get to read part 3... Nov 2010?? :P

Shilpa said...

LOL!! esp the grand escape.. .:)

pal said...

Hey, I think this is my first visit here, and am already looking forward to reading more on the Pink or Blue series :-) Good build-up ;-) of the suspense I mean!!

Chatterbox said...

Wow! loads of action and drama to get the perfect gift :D
At first I though you fled from the shop with teddy that's why the boy was following you :D :D
I enjoyed that action packed paragraph :D

Mean friends exist globally, don't worry about them :)
waiting for the next part :)

kanagu said...

you said you are working on a post... but I am seeing one dated 6 months back,...

come on bro.. post it...

Deeps said...

You still drafting your part 3?? Wake up,Bratu!

Deepa said...

i grew up in TVM, but njan keralite alla .... so you still havent found where i am from !

so macha, sollungo ....

since i think you dont know kannada/telugu, i wont write in kannada/telugu

pls delete this comment after you read

Dee..... said...

i was wondering how you found abt abt TVM connxn ... then a friend told me .. so u too alle ???

Deepa said...

oru clueum koode tharaam ....

i come from the state which has the highest number of SUCCESSFULLY emigrated film celebrities .... now guess guess ...

infact 1 film celebrity was so badly recieved that he went to another state, and there became a huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggge star !

dee ... said...

ayy chi !!!

no ... not maharashtra ...
boss ... the answer is so easily staring at you .. if you read my posts carefully ... let us say in the last 5 posts itself

Anonymous said...

LOL@ the great escape, had me grinning :)
Bad, bad friends!!!

Anonymous said...

@ Vimmuuu - Terrible friends I agree, I have read about some friends who even break their friends' mobiles and cameras! Can you imagine that?!

UmaS said...

Finally all the guys fooled u into accompanying them and still not buying the sad....

U write great scripts...may be u can join with Maniratnam as script writer...for every story, there are 10 climaxes...ha ha ha....

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

hah hah ..
looks like Vimu's post made you the centre of attraction :D :D

Deeps said...

You're tagged!

sakshi said...

♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫ ♫

Testing testing

Deeps said...

Knock knock knock!

Anonymous said...

Hi Rakesh - I'm so happy to have stumbled on your blog from CB's blog, you have a very catchy style of writing i loved to read your post :)
the action para was super cool, i actually thought you shop-lifted :P

Scribbler said...

ROFL blog this :D

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

oye !

Sorcerer said...

hahaha..Really really nice one..
Wheres the updates dude?

Dew said...

Just chanced upon your blog through CB's blog. Wanted to wish you Happy Birthday :)

Hope you had a great day!!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

oye karamba !

Bikramjit said...

:) the fake call , you will not beleive this but oh my i have used it so many times.. easpecially when on the job an old geyser would stop us and talk rubbish
or a drunk or anyone who just wants to pass time.. I have just picked up the radio "yes yes " We will be there. YEs 2 minutes ..

Sorry sir got to go .. :)

nice one

looking forward to the part 3 now.. isee its been ages now :) so when you coming out with it

Pepper said...

You did the fake call even while dealin with people in the store? All I say is 'No thanks' and scurry away without waiting to see how they react. Maybe I should stop being so rude and think of better exit strategies :D

Rajlakshmi said...

hehehe poor you :D couldnt buy a teddy :D
waiting for the next part

Tanishka... said...

Nov 2009.... And no posts after that???

S said...

poor boy!
I imagined superman like creature jumping flying and running to fetch *the* teddy bear for the little girl!!
So macho :D especially that action sequence.. it just fuelled my imagination :P

p.s: Happy New Year :)

S said...

e helllloooo... am still waiting for the next part :(
where art thou?

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~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

U r an ET urself ... do they need to search ??? :P :P

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Anonymous said...

@ DEEPA you are staying in trivandrum working in energy sector as energy consultant & married also & in the past u have worked in bangalore & your elder sister works for economic times newspaper.if iam wrong then do let me know .

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Anony ..

u r wrong :D :D
I don't even stay in TVM :D

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

:D :D

i know !

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

err... Looks like i have admirers everywhere :D :D

Anonymous said...

@DEEPA definitely your blog has 1 die hard follower

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

2 Anony ... eh ? who ? you ? *Thank you* *Thank you* *Thank you*

oye Bratt ... !!??!!1

Anonymous said...

And everything you love.
Fuck their commandments and prophets left stranded to die.

Deeap said...

oye ,... ne evide onnum ille ?
ee blogne kai vitto ???

Tanishka said...

Hi... Belated happy b'day... :)

Deepa said...

hey ... njan Ra One kandallo !!!

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Oye karamba !!

Tussi zinda ho ??

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

Boss !

Write ! Write ! Write !

Rakesh said...

The planets haven't properly aligned yet for me to write again :(

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