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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Road Rage

This morning Soni ji gives me his phone and asks me if I can make out why it isn't working. The keypad is locked. I unlock it and give it back to him.

Soni ji swerves the auto to a dangerous standstill. " You can fix this in a minute??! And it doesn't cost money?!!!!"

It turns out that every time his keypad gets locked accidentally, Soni ji has to take it to a cellphone mechanic, who keeps it for three hours, makes a show of fiddling on his computer, and bills Soni ji for 300 bucks. Apperantly, this has happened thrice.

Soni ji, moustache quivering with rage, yells in my face, "Uss marammat wale ki to mai marammat karta hun!! Saala mujhe ch*****a banata hai! MUJHE!!"
Long gap, then "Sorry Beta, thanks"

I'm sorry too, Soni ji. It takes a lot of thugs to make up a world. Don't let it get to you.

9 paper boats came floating back to me:

chirpy-paaro said...

I guess you have awesome mornings with Soni ji!!! :)

SUBHADIP said...

Hi
What a wonderful blog you have!I think your blog is the closest of the theme I want to create in my blog. And your posts are beautiful..yes it is very hard to keep yourself good in this world..and Soni ji is really a simple man with a very innocent looks..it looks like..you are a fantastic writern too and thanks for visiting my blog..
Apni ki Bangali?

Little Girl Lost said...

thank you shubhodeep.i've become a follower of your blog, i liked it so much. i hope you'll drop by to read me sometimes.
albaat bangali. bangal o bolte paren :)

SUBHADIP said...

Hi,
Adbhut sundar tomar namta..tomar(Tumi bollam, dnt get angry..tumi bandhu tai) lekhar motoi..tmr blog bdo bhalo laglo amr..tumi thako kothay..r amr anya blog o poro parle..hyto bhalo lagbe..agei boleci..abr bolci..tumi khub bhalo lekho..likhe jao Amritarupa..

anandi said...

came across your blog. beautiful blog! lovely paintings.
:-)

Hava said...

Thanks so much for your comment and for taking a look at my blog. I'm so glad you liked it! :)

Shubhajit said...

Wow! Awesome anecdote. Yeah, i know, life sucks (pun intended) ;)

alpez said...

hmmm...nice...shows ur "bus drama watcher" attitude...nice paintings, btw...i guess dey r famous??

ShantanuDas said...

Ohhh!! HAHAHA!! Santa Singh Bechara.. haha! poor chap.. really I love sardars.. they are very clean hearted.. very very BIIG hearted.. ..

This reminds me of something different though I once told a Sardar lady in my office.. that sardars are of two types.. one is very intelligent (eg Manmohan Singh.. Montek Singh) and the others are duds... but one thing is common among them.. all are mad!! Ooohh poor lady she was my junior.. she was flabbergasted.. did not know what to say.. bechari junior tha mera.. but this post reminds me that they ALSO have BIG heart..

And all big hearted people are hurrt by THUGS of this world!!