Little Miss Sunshine!!

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Friday, December 7, 2007

Another Rainy day!



"Can you hurry up? I’m already 15 minutes late for work!" Rohit was yelling at the top of his voice while his wife Neeta was rushing to pack their lunch. After all the last minute checks, they finally stepped out of the house. This was the scenario almost every single day. Somehow they could never step out of the house without engaging in a panic attack.

"Now the Red signal! Man, can anything go right today???", shouted a frustrated Rohit.

"It's ok... we are not as late as we were yesterday. You shouldn't lose your temper so easily. The doctor said it’s not good for your blood pressure", wailed Neeta sitting behind in his Hero Honda, a Bike that he had bought when he was in college. Almost a decade had elapsed since then...

And then it happened... the skies darkened, the clouds gathered and all at once they were drenched in a heavy downpour. The roads were filled with people running here and there to find a shelter and park their vehicles.

"We should have a bought a car. Yeah, this is what I need right now... I will have to sit in the office the whole damn day in these wet clothes and shoes with the project manager breathing down my neck for having been late on a deliverable deadline", Cried Rohit and muttered a silent curse.

Just then his attention was distracted by a girl whom he assumed could not be more than 5 years old. She was holding her mother’s hand and crossing the road, her face tilted towards the sky. Her countenance was lit up with an almost angelic smile as if to say that drenching in the rain had to be best feeling on earth.

It brought back memories.... He was sitting in the college cafeteria with a hot cup of masala chai in his hands. Through the window he could see a girl clutching her umbrella with all her might, lest it should be blown away by the combined brute force of the wind and rain. She came up to him to ask directions that would lead to the freshers classrooms and somehow he knew he was going to spend the rest of his life with this girl.

His face broke into a smile. He had forgotten all that was happening around him at that instant. His anger, his frustration, his impatience, melted away because of that single thought. He turned back and and said "Honey, this bike always needs you as it's pillion rider!"

25 Comments:

  • At December 8, 2007 at 2:10 AM , Blogger Aj said...

    Hey a blog after a long time... short and sweet...Good one..
    Ur blog's timing is perfect as the scenario of getting drenched while on the way to office is becoming a routine for me these days.. The difference being i drive alone and the bike aint a Hero Honda..

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 2:45 AM , Blogger Akilan said...

    very nice anu.. u really know the meaning of life and how it has to be led..

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 5:29 AM , Blogger N!kh!l said...

    I wanted to say "cho chweeeet" but then felt thats too girl-ish. So i change my comment to "hmm..short and cute" :-)

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 11:45 AM , Blogger Anu said...

    @aj
    with all these exams i cudnt write one before... i miss all those rainy days in chennai.:-( i have cribbed a 100 times abt it but i miss it.

    i wanted to make the bike a TVS victor but cudnt since the bike is supposed to be an antique piece(10 or 12 years old)....

    @akilan
    Thx dude!!! :-)

    @nikhil
    i would luv to hear "cho chweet".. he he lol! :-)

    glad u liked it it

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 2:50 PM , Blogger Nivi said...

    made me go Awwww!!!
    unbelievably cute. And you know that I identify a lot with these splice of life incidents that make it worth living :)
    amazing anu!!!! One of your bests without any doubt :)

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 3:35 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @nivi
    yup i do know how much u like them :-)

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 4:22 PM , Blogger DHIVYA ARASAPPAN said...

    Looks like u are back to bloggin after a brief break... Nice to see that u are still writin positive stories even after all those finals! :D

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 8:07 PM , Blogger chandru said...

    Happy to see you back writing a Blog.The blog related very much with the day to day incident,which is very natural and humorous. It is very cute and sweet. Hope you continue with such wonderful blogs.

    MOM and DAD

     
  • At December 8, 2007 at 11:10 PM , Blogger Prakash said...

    Hey Anu... a pretty simple and sweet one afer some 20 days of ur previous blog.... Once again this reminded me of the sweet memories that I used to have when it rains.. Even now I get drenched.. i just love it. Thanks for reminding me of my sweet past..

    Also this one gives everyone a chance to knw and understand apart from ur professional mechanical life, there's always a sweet personal life too...

    Eagerly waiting for ur next one... Keep rocking..

    ever a frend,
    Prakash

     
  • At December 9, 2007 at 10:26 AM , Blogger Harish said...

    Good one :-)

     
  • At December 9, 2007 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Confessions of a Born Procrastinator said...

    ok ok... i get the idea... no more cribbing blogs... :)

     
  • At December 9, 2007 at 12:47 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @dhivya
    finals are over na so ore postive thaan :-)

    @dad
    thx dad. glad u liked it :-)

    @prakash
    Thx

    @harish
    Thx dude. i knew u will like it even when i was writing it :-)

    @confessions
    yeah no more cribbing blogs... let the world experience a little more happiness each day

     
  • At December 10, 2007 at 12:13 AM , Blogger navien said...

    Hey gud one :)..i totally countenance ur writing abt d rain-filled-day scene. True it s the thought abt being late to office bein drenched in rain lookin like a dirty deuce in a clean deck in frnt of manager waitin fr updates..blows one away :) it s dose sweet moments tat cross in dis situation which bring back d smile changin d wan expression:)

    Keep em comin :)

     
  • At December 10, 2007 at 11:03 AM , Blogger Confessions of a Born Procrastinator said...

    ha ha... i was intending at the delibrate use of 'Rohit' as the lead charachter in your post... :)

     
  • At December 13, 2007 at 12:15 AM , Blogger Anu said...

    @navien
    thx dude. glad i was able to put a smile on your face :-)

    @confessions
    whoa i did not c that one coming!!!
    anyways as long as u like the post.... im glad :-)

     
  • At December 21, 2007 at 2:30 AM , Blogger CM-Chap said...

    Hey that was a nice short & sweet romance...

    Through the window he could see a girl clutching her umbrella with all her might, - No one crossed when I was in canteen :-(

     
  • At December 21, 2007 at 3:39 PM , Blogger adithya said...

    Whoaaa!!!! And I bow innumerable times.. I cant say how beautifully you have written a small incident. Everything was portrayed and I am sure most of your readers would get back to this after they get married :)… I loved the way you brought out small incident like Neeta packing lunch… or “they could never step out of the house without engaging in a panic attack”
    And hey its almost an everyday thingy you know.. just when u don’t have to be early to office you wakeup early and there is no traffic jam … you have all green signals .. but the day you got to .. maaan you would never be early to office.. adored the way you brought this out.. Rohit getting frustrated and furious and Neeta as usual consoling him.. and the thing about a hero onda bike.. man you have gone to specifics :)… it kinda projects a standard image to all of us who happened to have ridden on Indian roads you know :)… I can picture them right away.. beautifully done buddy.. and hey one small thing.. I think it always happens once we work in IT there would be something related to that in the post also eh?.. This line sure made me believe Rohit is in IT :).. I will have to sit in the office the whole damn day in these wet clothes and shoes with the project manager breathing down my neck for having been late on a deliverable deadline", Cried Rohit

     
  • At December 21, 2007 at 3:40 PM , Blogger adithya said...

    And dude the transition was brought out really well.. Rohit seeing the small girl and then learning to say To hell with work.. other things are more important in life… and flashback could not be at a better place…. And the whole scene of him drinking a masala chai and meeting her who asks fir direction.. dude really really really weel done… it’s the specifics and the timing and the narration which deserves full credit.. and the ending was just plain superb.. HATS OFF!!!

    and again apologies for the late comment.. I will be giving the same excuse for posting a comment so late :)

     
  • At December 21, 2007 at 3:41 PM , Blogger adithya said...

    hey by the way wanted to add one more thing... Neeta thats a new name on the post... and so is Rohit ;)...

     
  • At December 22, 2007 at 11:00 AM , Blogger Sesh said...

    How romantic!! it was like a cool light breeze on face after a day's work :)

     
  • At December 25, 2007 at 3:40 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @cm-chap
    glad u liked it dude... hope u r having fun in India :-)

    don worry im sure a girl like neeta will cross u when u r drinking Nestle dip tea in the office cafeteria :-)

    @sesh
    thx da.... great to know it was a like a gentle breeze after a hard days work.

     
  • At December 25, 2007 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @adi
    thx thx thx thx and thx ^ infinity

    sorry i cudnt answer to your comments before. I was jus waiting for your comments before penning another blog. And as usual you have understood neeta and Rohit better than anyone else... i cudnt name him Sid bcoz he was not a Sid kinda person.

    Actually im totally in love with Rains and i wanted to bring out the flavor of the season that tugs our hearts and makes us feel like children all over again. every time i think abt rains, i can picture myself walking with a schoolbag, a raincoat and a couple of my schoolfriends walking all over the puddles.... And somehow many of us forget all that and start cribbing abt getting drenched and sitting in an AC room... Life has bcome quite cynical in a way!

     
  • At December 28, 2007 at 8:29 AM , Blogger BKa said...

    hey nice post.. liked it a lot..

    rainy days reminds me of eltp times when we were drenched in the rain n u fell near the canteen :-) can't forget tht........

     
  • At December 28, 2007 at 2:52 PM , Blogger Anu said...

    @b.k
    ada paaaaaavi!! u still remember that???.... u know u r supposed to erase that from your memory

    But yeah ELPT was fun.... totally loved it!!

    next time u better read my blogs earlier..

     
  • At January 13, 2008 at 3:47 PM , Blogger Karthik Balasubramanian said...

    Nice one.. Nivi and u combine and revel in flashbacks and dream world.. where do u get these ideas??

     

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