Sunday, April 20, 2008

The thief at mid-night

Time is past mid-night. Two out of three inmates of the house are mostly drowsy and is getting ready to sleep and the third one is already fast asleep.

Let's call them A , B and C. It was the time of late night ghost serials and A was very much fond of them; but never had the courage to watch them alone.. That's the reason why she made B also to sit with her while watching the serial. Both of them wanted C also to give moral support, but C didn't oblige and went off to sleep. Now that the serial is over, A and B decided to sleep although they hadn't yet gotten over the scary feeling..

Suddenly they hear some knocks from outside.
knock.. knock...knock..

They listened. It's getting repeated in pattern.
knock.. knock...knock..

Both of them clung to each other and listened.. Surely the knocks are getting repeated again
knock.. knock...knock..knock..

They woke up C
C : What's the matter?
A & B : We are hearing some sounds..

C listens. But now it is silent

C : What sounds? I can't hear anything
B : I guess it stopped when they heard us talking
A : Then let's be silent for sometime and listen

..
..

C : Stupid girlies. You watch all sorts of crap and this is the result. No more ghost serials from tomorrow..
B : No we really heard the knocks. It was real.
A : It was like someone trying to break open the door..
C : Don't be silly. It's all your imagination. I am going back to sleep. You better sleep now.

C was about to go under the blanket and then..
knock.. knock.. knock..

B : Listen. We told you

Sure enough the knock was very much distinct. Then C also joined the bandwagon and together they started interpreting the sound.

A : Is someone really trying to break into our house?
C : What else can cause such a noise in the middle of the night?
B : This house is too old. If they are trying to break the door,it will give away soon.
C : What do we do now?
A : Shall we call uncle?
(Uncle is the landlord who stays upstairs)
B : No we can't disturb them at this time. It's against the agreement.
(B is the one who first took the house and so knows about all the terms and conditions. A and C joined later and so doesn't know the history)
A : what agreement?
B : When we three girls approached to rent out the house he had asked who will help us if we fall sick in the night or so. He had told us that it will be difficult for them to take care of us as they are too old. So we said BB will help us if we need anything.
(BB is B's cousin brother who stays 10 km away)
C : hmm that's also true. Even if uncle comes he can't do anything to the thief. So shall we call BB?
A : But by the time he reaches here, the thief would have already entered :(
B : Then shall we call the 'neighbour aunty'
C : Yeh that's a good idea. That uncle and their son would be able to handle the thief.
A : Fine. We 'll call them then. But what's their no?
C : We don't know :( We never thought of getting their number as the house is too close.
B : Oh my God. Now what to do? We can't open the door to go and call them.

Suddenly neighbour's gate opens and someone enters their house which means the neighbours are still awake, much to the delight of the girls. The thought that if they scream someone will come for help gave the girls some courage.

C : We'll do one thing. We 'll just go to the back and check what the thief is doing. We'll call for help when we see him.
A : Are you sure you want to do that? I will faint if I see him.
C : It's ok. Anyway we can't go to sleep allowing him to break open our door. So do or die.
B : Yes that's better..

So the girls slowly opened the bedroom door.
Knock.. Knock.. Knock..
The sound is getting louder.

A : Has he already entered the house? I am getting a feeling that the sound is coming from inside and not outside
B : Even I am getting that doubt now
C : We will see. Let's get in to the kitchen
They reached the kitchen and sure enough the sound became louder.
B : Thank God the sound is coming from outside.
C : Yes the thief is in the courtyard just outside our back door I guess

C opened the door to idanaazhi and lighted the lamp in the courtyard.
Suddenly the knocking stopped.

B : I guess the thief realized that we are awake and stopped breaking the door.
C : Guess so but what do we do now?
B : I am getting scared. Shall we call BB before opening the door.
C : But he can't reach immediately anyway. We have to deal with it ourselves
A : Yes we'll open the door and scream. That'll fetch the neighbours and we will be saved.
B : Just for security, I will take the kitchen knife too.
C : Ok fine but we can't do anything with it. We'll call the neighbour uncle and that's the best option.

With that C opened the door sure enough the thief was right out there.. Trying to get out and not in!!!

A rodent who got caught in their waste basket and struggling to get out..

Monday, April 07, 2008

APPLICATION FOR ANY SUITABLE POST

I was reading Mathew's post and later saw this mail. First I thought it's a funny forward, but apparently it's a real application and his resume is also attached!!!
It's been sent to 320 recipients, all in the To list.

So here is the mail that I got as it is for your kind prusal and hope he here from u soon.

Dear Sir

Please find attached my detailed resume for your kind prusal.

Presently Iam working with Namaskar Travel, Murgab, Kuwait as a Messenger

Hope to here from you soon.

Thanking you

Very truly your
***** *****
Tel: ######


And and excerpt from the resume


OBJECTIVE:
Long-term or permanent, progressive position with an organization where present skills can be expanded upon and professional growth is the result of demonstrated ability. Presently Working in Kuwait.


I wouldn't have felt so weird if the person was not qualified enough. But apparently he is an automobile engineer. Is our educational system so bad?

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Some Insights!!

Mathew tagged me and I thought this is the best way to overcome my lethargy. So here it goes..

1. LAST MOVIE YOU SAW IN A THEATER
A malayalam movie called "New Delhi"
I hate to admit it, but I am "theater-phobic". My parents had a tough time with me coz mostly they'll book tickets n I'll be weeping uncontrollably so much so that they'll have to cancel the movie plans.. :(
But yeh I do watch movies in the TV or DVD, the last one being Taare Zameen Par (yeh I know it doesn't count for this question)


2. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING?
‘Beyond the Last Blue Mountain’ A life of J.R.D.Tata by R.M.Lala. Started reading this sometime back and stopped it in between. Have restarted it now.
One more book I am reading in parallel is 'tuesdays with Morrie' - a book borrowed from the library that we have newly set up in the team.


3. FAVORITE BOARD GAME?
Snakes and Ladders :P


4. FAVORITE MAGAZINE?
It used to be Readers Digest but now I mostly pickup Outlook Traveller or Better Photography. And when I go home it's Vanitha and Grahalakshmi.


5. FAVORITE SMELLS?
The Smell of Rain ;)


6. FAVORITE SOUND?
A baby's blabber, Pitter-patter of rain


7. WORST FEELING IN THE WORLD?
Feeling of loss


8. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU THINK OF WHEN YOU WAKE?
What are the things to be done today


9. FAVORITE FAST FOOD PLACE?
I rarely eat out.


10. FUTURE CHILD'S NAME?
Nanda, Gopika, Devika, Athira,..


11. FINISH THIS STATEMENT. "IF I HAD A LOT OF MONEY I'D...?
Absolutely clueless.. May be I will buy a farm house with a big garden ;)


12. DO YOU DRIVE FAST?
Nope. Think the fastest I have ever done is around 60-70 km/hr


13. DO YOU SLEEP WITH A STUFFED ANIMAL?
Back home I used to have my doggie or the cats who used to share my bed. But here though I have some stuffed animals, they usually occupy my brother's bed which is empty after he moved out.


14. STORMS-COOL OR SCARY?
I've experienced only one in my life : that was the sand storm in Leh n Yeh it was cool :)


15. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST CAR?
I don't own a car although I sometimes drive my parent's Alto.
If you are asking the first car I have driven it's a white ambassador from the driving school.


16. FAVORITE DRINK?
Mango juice :)


17. FINISH THIS STATEMENT, "IF I HAD THE TIME I WOULD .....
Do the same things that I do currently. All it matters is how you utilize it.


18. DO YOU EAT THE STEMS ON BROCCOLI?
Yes, I don't like to waste food :P


19. IF YOU COULD DYE YOUR HAIR ANY COLOR, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR CHOICE?
I like it the way it is - Black.


20. NAME ALL THE DIFFERENT CITIES/TOWNS YOU HAVE LIVED IN.
Thrissur and Bangalore


21. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH?
Used to watch cricket and Tennis, but of late nothing.


22. ONE NICE THING ABOUT THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU.
Humorous to the core


23. WHAT'S UNDER YOUR BED?
My mobile and the book I'm reading.


24. WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE BORN AS YOURSELF AGAIN?
Yes very much


25. MORNING PERSON, OR NIGHT OWL?
Both !!


26. OVER EASY, OR SUNNY SIDE UP?
Neither. I hate eggs.


27. FAVORITE PLACE TO RELAX?
My room


28. FAVORITE PIE?
Apple Pie.
Haven't tasted anything else.


29. FAVORITE ICE CREAM FLAVOR?
Chocolate Sundae


30. OF ALL THE PEOPLE YOU TAGGED THIS TO, WHO'S MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND FIRST?
PS Considering that she has promised herself to write at least two posts a week :)

And this tag goes to..
Unfortunately most of the people have already taken this tag or is already tagged by someone else :( So I tag everyone else who haven't yet done this tag :)
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