Wednesday, February 15, 2006

On a Valentine's Day

“Dey, I’ve to do a small shopping. Are you coming with me?” When Shaks asked me this at 5 in the evening, I was just woken up from a not so small slumber which I started after my morning class at 8:45. With quasi closed eyes I was contemplating about the possibilities of starting a ‘non-Valentines’ day from this year onwards. Might be the aftermath of a dream I had in which I was riding on a black stallion with 14 red roses in my right hand and seven in my mouth, but not finding anyone to sell those. Yes! You read it correct. Sell it is! Actually in that dream I was a sales guy who sells red roses to valentines! Too much of a dream and I felt it as an insult on my conscious mind by my subconscious mind, which generates all such arbitrary dreams! And then I decided to start a ‘non-Valentines’ day. Don’t know why St. Valentine forgot about such a huge majority in his shore up for people who love each other. We, the majority were always there, but still.

Shaks and me left our dorms within half an hour and we reached the factory outlet in another 15 minutes. He did all the actual shopping and I engaged myself in checking whether the shop owner had applied all the retailing and layout principles taught in our retail management elective.

“Hmm... not up to the mark” I told to myself.

“What?” a lady who was busy selecting shirts near the shelf, shot up all of a sudden.

“I mean, the shelves are not up to the mark.” I replied and then with a sheepish grin moved on to where Shaks was standing.

He was trying to make a choice between two shades with the same checks and in between, haggling on the discount they were offering for that particular range. Anyways he didn’t take much time to arrive at a decision.

It was at that time that Shaks noticed the lady whom I just had an eye-fight.

“Dey, she is a TV actress. I have seen her many times on television.”

“You sure? I haven’t seen her anytime.”

“I’m sure yaar. Ok let’s go and ask her.”

“Hmm… wouldn’t that be too much?”

“You should always be proactive man.”

Next second I saw him near the lady, about to ask her something.

“Are you an actress? I have seen you on television. I am a great fan of yours!”

“What? No I don’t act. By the way, I have seen both of you at the institute. I am wife of Prof. R. P Bhatia.”

Had I got a camera that time, I would’ve taken a snap of Shaks' face. It would've definitely won popular photography awards due to the presence of the maximum number of expressions in one face at one time.

Incidentally Prof. Bhatia teaches us Retail Management.


Anonymous said...

If somebody wants to get a realistic picture it would be great if we just reverse the roles!
I am sure that our blog owner would be looking at the layout of the stores rather than the damsels in store on a valentines day!!!

kickassso said...

pattichey pattichey:P

Anonymous said...

:)) Good one!

silverine said...

Sorry that was my comment! Dunno how it got published 'anon'.

Anonymous said...

That was really funny

Sreejith Narayanan said...

abt prof bhatia, has he shown any particular response to shaks in his classes after this incident?

and abt ur dream? a typical iimian's dream eh? may be the consultant in u could have helped :)

>|' ; '| said...

readers digest material!!!

MC said...

retail management during retail therapy..interesting :)

venus said...

world is so small!

aria said...

ROTFL. That was so funny!

Jithu said...

> anonymous

> kickassso
hmm.. :-)

> silverine anonymous
thanks! u started cheating on comments as well? :p

> anonymous
hey thnx!

> sreejith
ha ha. he teaches only me, not shaks, so :-) ha ha.. hellow! we have many more things to dream okay! :p

> poison
hmmm.. :-)

> mind curry

> venus
v came to knw abt it yesterday :-(

> aria

Hima said...

Kool... wonderfull post!!!!
Hillarious !!!!

pr!tz said...

nice nice

Arz000n said...

I am wife of Prof. R. P Bhatia.”

Hehehehe....good one there dude...

One incident happend with my colleagues in coll...they went to this prof's place to submit some test papers...and when his wife opend the door..they asked,

"Is your husband at home???"


Jithu said...

> hima
:-) thnx yaar

> pritz
:-) danke!

> arz000n
yes things like this do happen in college days :-) so u got one too.

AF said...

hi buddy!!
hehehe!!!! acha huwa maar nahi padhi tum dono ko...!!

Keshi said...



tangy said...

r u guyz crazy...u dont r'mber ur prof!!!

Jithu said...

> af
hey doc, long time no see.. :-)

> keshi
danke! :-)

> tangy
ha ha. v do remember the prof. but his wife...

Keshi said...

twas mah pleasurrre...:)


Geo said...

Prof-nte wife-ne koodi vaayinookkaan pookunnaa aabhaasaaa


Jithu said...

> keshi
hmm.. :-)

> geo
njan onnum parayunnilla. oru sathya chiristiani vannirikkunnu.

hope and love said...

'enikku pattiya amali..' there used to be an article like that in a mallu magazine in my childhood days.. reminded me of it..

Hiren said...

All I will say is that your version of non valentine day is more acceptable than the moral police's version.

Geo said...

aa Prof ninne thalli konnodaa?
ippo post onnum kaanunnillalloo

Anonymous said...

How old is Mrs :Bhatia ;)

BTB you have been tagged. ge ge ge

Anonymous said...

Shakeela USil ninnu varette. Njanchothikatte ethu nuna kathayaano ennu.

Jithu said...

> HnL
ha ha.. btw athrakkangottu kaliyakkanda ketto :-)

> hiren
hmm.. danks! :-)

> geo
writing the last of the exams, so :-((

> anon
v didnt ask her age but there was a child of age somewhere arnd 3 on her lap, so.. btw who is this? :-)) and wts the tag?

> anon
hello anon, yes u can definitely ask him. in fact whom do u think the first comment is :p

Invincible said...

hahaha !!
man, where was ur cellphone with camera?

Jithu said...

> invincible
hmmm.. :-))

flutteringeyes said...

haha very funny. Would have loved to see his expression!!!!

Jithu said...

> fluttering eyes
yeah. didnt have a cam that time :-(

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