Sunday, August 28, 2011

Karupu thaan ennaku pudicha coloru!!!


These HR bozos at my workplace came up with this novel, ingenious idea of expressing our support for the anti-corruption movement sweeping the nation. Everyone has to come dressed in black to work ( room pottu yoschirunga pola iruku !!). I think people are running out of ideas in expressing their support, having done everything in the book…

Fasting, running, marching, mass bunking classes, climbing and sitting on top of hoardings and light poles. I heard celebrities even went topless (no kidding). So wearing black to work didn’t seem a bigger deal to me. The day arrived, And I  liberally clad myself in BLACK.

Black kurtha to go with a even darker black pants, black cut shoes,black hair band and a black back bag. The only thing that was not black on me was my 32 teeth.And so the day went well with some presentation, speech by prominent people saying yada-yada-bla-bla-and more blas, signing building sized posters and everything. The entire thing was a huge success.

So, after a tiring day at work, I dropped myself off the company bus and began my 12-15mins walk to my place. It was a little late on that particular day around 8:30 ish and I was   strolling down this dark-alley kind of deserted street with my ipod plugged in. I’ve walked down this road many a times so nothing weird has happened .Ever…until tonight!!!!

 Ok people…hereon, imagine as u read it…I might add a Manoj-Night-Shyamalan effect to this…

It was an unusually dark evening, given it had rained earlier that day , the air was still damp. There was a chill in the breeze, the one that would give you goose pimples. There wasn’t a soul on the street. But somehow I could feel a pair of eyes on my back. I kept walking totally oblivious to the fact that he has been following me for quite some time now. There was some sort of disturbance in the scene,. Something was amiss. Something was going to be amiss. I kept walking almost half way down the road. This was the part of the street that was the darkest. Tall, lanky sleepy looking rain trees towered on both sides over looking the street. And precisely at that moment my stalker decided to reveal himself and made a grand entry.

He ran past me, did an about-turn in slow mo  and looked me straight into my eyes.Just a couple of arm’s distance separated me and my stalker.I stopped walking and stood my ground .There he was,standing on all fours.teeth bared.eyes narrowed,except for the menacing growl that amplified every second .The dog was as rigid as a rock. And guess what, my stalker was not alone.He brought company,  by the looks of it his girlfriend (don’t ask me how I  know that) another aging mutt growling her  lungs out. And before I could take another step there was another one behind me. The dogs practiced polygamy I thought and giggled to myself. Damn,An untimely  joke that my stupid brain comes up with,instead sending signals to my legs to run for my life.

Its  funny,  street dogs don’t attack innocent-good-looking-medium-height-slim-fairly paid-IT professional-hot-girl….ahem…ok..lets not get carried away...I meant dogs generally  don’t attack normal people. Now whats with these mutts!!!!!!!.Do I look like a rag picker or something.No offence to those people, but they are the once who are often rounded up by street dogs right…

Ahh..that’s  when it struck me. I looked down at myself…all dressed in black with my hair loose in total darkness -  I look like something that walked off a grave yard spreading darkness around or the devil herself from hell. Can’t blame the dogs for protecting their territory. My heart was starting to beat faster as the dogs started rounding me up. Running now was no more an option. Time to time,I have thought about how I would die and It often involves a nice cushiony bed, lots of flowers around and sun light streaming in the room and I would wake up peacefully passing away with a smile on my face. But now, from the looks of it…this is going to be a massacre of sorts.

”In the end, it doesn’t even matter”- linkin park song started playing on my pod. What timing…cha!!!...

Trust me, I just stood there with my eyes closed clutching my bag tightly, and silently cursing the idiot who came up with the idea of wearing black clothes.Whispering…”Muruga, muruga,muruga….” Thinking I AM DEAD MEAT TONIGHT.

And suddenly out of nowhere, like batman in his bat mobile, an auto came zooming to  a crashing halt as I put my hand out,the dogs scattered and broke their rounding up routine.I quickly climbed into  james bond’s auto and zoomed through the darkness…….to live another day.

Fortune favors the brave.Not brave enough to venture into that street again. I now take a round about route, thrice the distance…to walk back home after home…Shabbbbbaaa!!!!


17 comments:

Majid Ali said...

Please help me by reading my appeal on my profile

gils said...

shabba..karupu dresspoatu naai thorathinathuku ivlo bitta!!!! naikelaam pei varathu kannuku teriumaamay ;) oru vela ungala paathu correcta kandupudichiruchungalo?

gils said...

ess ess...
ithaan pona commentku word verification poata word :D :D

lakshmi said...

machi! c ur first comment de... unaku comment count epadi elam varathu paru... ipadi oru 4 paeru comment panna our first goal (to attain 50 comments per post) achieved...

lakshmi said...

nee thaan yerkanavae dog kadi vangi irukiyae... same dog a ! itha thaan "rusi kanda poonai vidathu nu" solvangala....

yelumbu thundu maathri bodya maintain panna problem...

@Gils kavi parka pei mathri therinchu iruka maata... yelumbu thundu mathiri therinchi irupa...

kanagu said...

oru karuppu dress aala ivlo problem ah??? kasta kaalam :)

K.Kiran said...

Reading your post,I forgot that I had kept the rice on the stove and it got burned out. :-(

Fine,coming to the point.

When you commented that "I have a similar post coming up"...The very first thought what I got is "Kavitha coming up with such a serious post ? Let's see...."

And here you go...you don't let the title DQ go in waste.

The last but not the least..You have extremely good vocab skills.May be I would have asked you earlier also,from which school you passed out.

The way you put your thoughts into words do deserve a praise.Hat's Off.

K.Kiran.

gils said...

lol :D elumbu thunda :D:D lux..naan avangala nerla paathathillaye..so enaku teriathu..but i trust ur judgement..neenga sonna kareeta thaan irukum. :D :D

gils said...

enga ipdi kola veria oru template vachirukeenga??!! ratham sottra title bar..and pei padam poatu post...paakarapo kanchana poster matiri irunthaalum..padikarapo kovai sarala script mathiri iruku ;)

lakshmi said...

yenga Kovai sarala va insult panreenga.. avanga intha post yezhuthi iruntha... "naan karupu chokka potu irunthaen.. enna nai thorathuchu... apo varra autola jump aiytu.. me the escape!" nu sollirupanga...

"There he was,standing on all fours.teeth bared.eyes narrowed,except for the menacing growl that amplified every second ." nu oru naiya thaan solra nu naalu thadava padicha thaan puriyuthu!

Hey Kavi! un englisha padikrathukula yen lens blurrrrrrr ayiduthu.. athuku mela un puthu font, lens kizhinchae pochu.. :(

TheUncanny said...

@ Majid Ali

Done as requested! :)

TheUncanny said...

@ gils

Gils I have to get onething straight.
Are u in my side or lakshmi's side?

//.karupu dresspoatu naai thorathinathuku ivlo bitta!!!!//

Konjam bit over thaan. I agree.Bit pottu pottu pazhakam aiyidichi...mudiyala!!! :P

TheUncanny said...

@ kanags

//oru karuppu dress aala ivlo problem ah??? kasta kaalam :)//

Thanks for understanding.Finally someone empathizes with me.I hope gils and lachumi ur reading this!!!

TheUncanny said...

@ Kiran

//Reading your post,I forgot that I had kept the rice on the stove and it got burned out. :-( //

Sorry dude. Well now u know how to make tandoori rice!! :P

//The very first thought what I got is "Kavitha coming up with such a serious post ? Let's see...."//

Kiran, this is a very very serious post. Im not kidding!!!..Being chased by a pack of mutts is a very serious matter.

TheUncanny said...

//you don't let the title DQ go in waste.//

hehe..thanks :P well im the queen for my well dramatized life.

K.Kiran said...

You replied to even Majid's comment ?Next time for sure he will give his accout number of some African bank.All the best :-)

very very serious post ?

Hope Anna Hazare is not reading this blog/comments.

K.Kiran.

RamMmm said...

ROTFL. Need more like this.