Sunday, October 5, 2008

A Gamet Of Goof Ups

Well the great sages of yester year all said that “It is easy to laugh at others but It takes great courage to laugh at one self “ , but then again there’s a saying that you shouldn’t wash your dirty linen in public. Well I’m going to trust the sages on this one.

                       If you ask my friends about me they’ll tell you n number of stories of my ‘eccentricities’ or ‘Aras Comedies’ as it’s come to be labeled. Here’s a two of my favourite ones,

The Sangam Debacle

My Cousin booked two tickets online for Kamal Hasan’s Dasavatharam at Sangam cinemas, a day later he told me that he wouldn’t be able to come. So I called up my friend vinod shankar and asked him if he would come see the movie with me, he agreed and asked “What’s the date and timing of the show da?’. I told him that it was matinee show on the following Wednesday. The ‘D’ day arrived and vinod arrived at the bus stop near my house from where we were to start the long journey (about  15 kms) to sangam. He asked to see the ticket. I then realized I had forgotten it, luckily I lived closeby and so I went home and got it. When I got back to the bus stop , vinod asked to see the ticket, I showed him and on the cover of the ticket it was written, TIME : 2:00 Pm ‘Tuesday’ . We stopped in our tracks, I thought it might have been a printing mistake and desperately pulled out the ticket from the cover and it confirmed my worst fears. The profanity which hung on the precipice of Vinod’s mouth blasted out in full flow “otha @#^$*%!<---censored--*&^%”. We had missed the show by one full day and he began the long walk home in the sweltering summer sun cursing me with every breath.

Shower To Shower

I had just come into the hostel and my classmate Prabhakaran gave me his room key to give to his roommate Balaji. I placed it in my pocket and went to his room ,  When I reached his room, balaji had just left to take a bath. Thinking he had left I locked the room and went off to my own room. About half an hour later I left the hostel to attend to some work I had in college. About 2 hours later I was shocked to receive the following message.

               “ Psycho!!! I have never seen such a psycho like u in my entire Life.”

And then it struck me that I still had his room key in my pocket. OMG!! When I went to back to the hostel I saw what was left of the lock. Balaji had cut through the lock using a Swiss army knife while draped in nothing more than a bathing towel. Boy that must’ve been awkward. ;-)

We’ll my buddies could probably tell you a few more, but hey don’t think I’m absent minded or clumsy or doing any of this on purpose, I can remember stuff but just tend to forget a few minor details which end up snowballing due to sheer circumstance and dumb luck (hey a guy cant do much about those things!!).

Well I’m pretty sure that this post will have a continuation someday as more goof ups pile up,   so it would be apt to say
                                                                         ----- to be continued...


Shrinivas said...

LOL ! Nice post. Eccentric King would have been a better title as i told you earlier ! :p

Anand Arasu said...

Maybe next time da... i figured i'd better write this article myself before you put it up on your blog...

MAnoj_TRumPed said...

hey ! .. nice scribblin pal !
well i never figured tht u would be postin this here ! ..anywyz !
keep bloggin [:D]

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