What a bemused evening..!!


(Here's another fiction coming your way.)


Mr. Barack Obama, walking across me and Mr. George Bush( 2 spoilt brats) sitting by in one of the well known pubs in Washington. We were out vexing Mr. Obama.
Bush – “ Is the kid old enough to get a ‘driving license’ of his own ??”

Me – “ His aunt, Hillary would drive him, don’t you worry.”

Bush – “ Oh!, so Bill must be happy that his wife’s finally employed, eh !! Muahahaha ……. ”
Mr. Obama turned towards us, digged his gun out and and shot at us and said – “Obama..........Barack Obama..” Within seconds, we were both transported to hell.



My cell phone rang, I sprung out of my bed, muttering “ again, the same dream !! Oh God.!!.”
I answered the phone, on the other side was my childhood crony, Roshan.

Roshan – “ It is 6pm now. You were supposed to be here by 5pm assisting me in arrangements for today’s re-union party at my home.”

Me – “ Oh yeah. Sorry, I was busy vexing Mr. Barack Obama.”

Roshan – “What?”

Me – “Nothing, nothing.”

Roshan – “ You ass, make it fast. ”

Me – “ You bet, I’ll be there in 5 mins.” We hung up.

My phone showed me some news – ‘5 missed calls from my girl – Nikitha(my classmate from school)’. I had coined her a shitty nick name – ‘Nikks’, inspired by bollywood movies, you see.
Anyway, I took the risk of calling her up.
She – “ What were you upto whole afternoon?? What is with your stupid phone? Why din’t you receive ?”
Too many questions at a time for a poor guy.

Me – “I was busy studying for exams. Kept my cell phone far away so that I’m not distracted. You’ve got to concentrate you see. ”

She – “ Very funny. I wasn’t born yesterday. See you at the party, you idiot.” For the favour of me coining a nick name, she’s made a countless number of such ones for me. Presently its ‘idiot’.

I may take this occasion to say that we are the most light-hearted couples around. That literally means, I can get away with almost anything.

Anyway, after the tedious process of ‘ selective and smart dressing’, I reached Roshan’s place, eventually after 1 hour. The party was a re-union of a few of our classmates in school. All arranged by the ‘socially active’, presently furious over me and an extrovert Mr. Roshan.

Me – “ Hii..!! ”

Roshan – “ Fuck you. ”

Me – “Ya. . whatever. So what have I got to do now? Has the food arrived?”

Roshan – “Everything’s already arranged, you ass.” ( I would have, under normal circumstances smacked him on his nose for addressing me a ‘ass’ for the second time. But, I’m a born gentleman. Anyway, the world is busy coining nick names.)

Just to play with him a little more, I said – “ The arrangements look awful.”

The intelligent Roshan realized, it was of no use and hence just walked away without a word.

Meanwhile, the hall had filled in it’s capacity with pompous people. The congregation looked good. It was nice meeting all these guys after ages. Hugs & enquiries were all around. Non-punctual Nikks wasn’t here yet. My first crush, Shreya was here, accompanied with her boy friend. The world has lost all it’s ‘singles’, I wondered. Everyone dinned at her presence in the party. She was staring at me, with a sweet smile. We were rekindling the never lost, perpetual, clandestine chemistry between us. I reciprocated the stare and the smile. Like all guys, her boyfriend was observing this. So, I went forward to talk to him.

Me – “Hi, you remember me? I am Arjun”

Him – “Of Course. You remember me? I’m Raj.”

Me – “Yes, I do.” Not at all.
Enough of him, now to Shreya.

Me – “Hey, how have been doing? Longtime…… ” My eyes said – You look gorgeous in black.

She – “I’m good. You ?”

Me – “I’m good too. Where do u put up now?” You look very pretty with loose hair.

She – “Same place. Where’s Nikks?”

Me – “She’ll be here anytime now.” You still look awesome.

Meanwhile, somebody pinched me on my back. It was Nikks. “ Hello everyone”, she announced her presence. Gorgeous Shreya & the boy with bollywood’s favourite name ‘Raj’, responded. I just smiled.

Alongside, I observed a guy (my ex-classmate, of course), sitting in a corner, with a dull face. He never ventured to speak to others. He was sitting isolated, he seemed intimidated. God knows why. He was off-color. With this sight, I almost missed Shreya ji asking me – “ Can you show me to the hand wash?”
Me – "yeah sure. Follow me.” Your hair spray smells great.

On the way, I again noticed that guy, still sitting battered. After showing her the way, I approached the guy and said – “ Hey, You are Rajesh right? I’m Arjun. How are you? Why are you sitting alone?’
He din’t reply. Din’t even bother to look at me.

I continued – “ Shall I get you something to drink?”
Again, no answer, no reaction.

Disgusted by his cavalier attitude, I said firmly – “See dude, this is a party. We are here to enjoy. Cheer up. Nobody wants to see you this way.”
He finally turned towards me. He was alive.
He said “I am madly in love with a girl since 3 years now. She’s here. I want to propose my love to her.”

Me – wow, that’s great. What better time and place to do so. Go on my boy, go on.”
I saw a smile and a cheer on his face, finally.

Me – “Go on. Go on. I’m there for you.”

Him – “Thanks.”

Me – “ Who’s the girl?”

He din’t reply. Instead, he started hurling across the hall, and went straight to Nikks and said to her - “Hey Nikitha, I’ve been madly in love with you since 3 years now. Please do accept my proposal. I’ll go mad without you. Ask Arjun if you doubt me . He propagated me to come up here to you.”

"Dear almighty"

All the eye-balls in the hall gaped at me. I was ‘out-of-stock’ for reactions.


1 hour later, on the way back, me driving, in my car, with a question mark stamped on my forehead. Nikks, seated next to me, still laughing her life out. Shreya and Raj seated behind, with Shreya emanating stares at me through the ‘rear-view’ mirror. Mr.Raj carelessly looking out of the window.

“What a bemused evening….!!!”

37 additions to the crap:

lazyass August 24, 2008 at 9:39 AM  

[i]The world has lost all it’s ‘singles’[/i]

rofl !!

yeah , almost every one of my friends seems to be committed and i lost hope long time ago :(

ne wayz nice fiction(this time i know its fiction becoz there were no gls in your reunion pic on orkut :) )

keep writing,
Teju

Alvia August 24, 2008 at 12:55 PM  

Lolzzz...Fun 2 Read....nd yea thankfully Imran khan and shahid kapoor replaces Obama nd bUsh In My dreamz lmaO :P

1 thing similar s dat Even i m subjected 2 loadz of nicknames ke i hear once in a while My Own name 4m my frendz...

Itz gr8 dat d Consistency Of Ur Humour seemz Perfect in all d posts..Lookin 4 further posts..C Ya!

lachu August 24, 2008 at 12:58 PM  

hehehe loose case only u can write such a funny stories making it seem really real so tel me who is nikks?
keep on writing man one day can make a book of short stories :)
cheers
lachu

Perv Cookie August 25, 2008 at 12:38 AM  

ehehehe....that was a good read :D

Misty Rhythm August 25, 2008 at 7:57 AM  

this is fiction, really?? i thought it was a true incident! well written indeed

p.s...visit a doc if u get reccuring dreams of bush n obama!! seriously.

Arjun August 25, 2008 at 1:57 PM  

@above

haha.... It is fiction.
infact almost all my posts are fiction...
Thank u so much for dropping by....

p.s - even those dreams r fictitious. I'm a normal guy till date.. hehe

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Sampath August 25, 2008 at 2:23 PM  

nice one man...quirk was good...

RINZU SUSAN RAJAN August 25, 2008 at 2:41 PM  

HAHAHAHHAHAH... SOME REALLY INSPIRING NICKNAMES...

:)

NICE HILARIOUS ONE...

Dame Folle August 25, 2008 at 6:13 PM  

LOL!
I actually like what you've written here better than your post - "Pls pls pls dont comment if u haven't read it....
I dont mind at all"

However your post was a good read. And I feel like I lost out not having come across your blog earlier.

Dan* August 25, 2008 at 6:15 PM  

Lol at your dreams :D

Varun August 26, 2008 at 1:31 PM  

a big LOL
"I was ‘out-of-stock’ for reactions."

haha

Ramya August 27, 2008 at 11:19 AM  

hey..its beautifully imaged..virtual love-stories..sounds straight from a bollywood movie with frills n bells..n spark n magic...ironically intimidating as well as amusing storyline..keep up ur imagination and goodwork..rejoice!!!

Arjun August 27, 2008 at 1:58 PM  

Thanks a ton Ramya..!!

But y do ppl keep telling me it's straight out from a Bollywood movie... Atleast this one's not..... The conversations and even the incidents doesn't resemble a bollywood movie at all....
My next post must be something really wierd and out of the way, i guess to get me out of this envision....
Thanks all, for ur comments once again....

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Kishore G August 28, 2008 at 10:55 AM  

Hey man...u r good at narrating man !! I can just imagine the scene. And always you tend to provide a twist at the end.. BTW r u so passionate with Mr.President ?? :)

Mith August 28, 2008 at 11:25 AM  

lol....u hitting (silently) on some other guy's girl, some other guy hitting on your girl...funny...you can't make this stuff up!

n ya "the world has lost it's singles"? totally agree with u!

Arjun August 28, 2008 at 11:30 AM  

@ above..
haha... wat made u think , this can't be made up stuff.? Do i look like i'm hitting(in ur words) on all the girls around.....
I'm not that talented in real life anyway... hehe...
Thanks for the comment.. :)

Cheers..!!
Arjun

alex paul k August 29, 2008 at 11:34 PM  

after such a long time n wat a treat....brilliant stuff...luvd every bit of it....keep it coming more frequently

cheers

Historiophile August 30, 2008 at 1:41 AM  

lol..gfs generally call u 'stupid', 'dumbo', 'idiot' and all esp. if u hv the sense of humor to laugh it away
good humurous one thruout..though the end cud hv been a tad better

freakywiz September 1, 2008 at 9:49 PM  

hahahahahaha... i just luved it... If it really happened..

I had to be there man... Laughed ma guts out.. seriously funny.. hahaha

Matangi Mawley September 2, 2008 at 12:03 AM  

tht was a sure laugh riot! :D

u ve a gr8 imagination..! i could almost see it in my mind as some kind of teen flick.. ! gr8 work!

Soul-Talkin September 2, 2008 at 1:09 AM  

:) :)
Its amusing.....and the love tangle ironic in a manner of speaking...

freakywiz September 2, 2008 at 5:33 PM  

tell dud.. did this happen really... I was actually thinking over the situation... wat was the guys reaction after you told him the real think....

Arjun September 2, 2008 at 6:06 PM  

@above
haha... Nothing even close to such an incident happened.... ;)
It's a story out of the blue- thanks to the shit in my brain.. ;)

now, i too am wondering wat would the guy's reaction be...!!
Maybe i'll write another post on it.. ;)
Anyway, thanks for commenting...

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Viyoma.R September 2, 2008 at 7:26 PM  

Tht was awesome..feeling really pity for u! hahaaahaaa....
all the best to u n Nicks...

Tina September 5, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

Fristly...sorryyy for reading ur post this late. I was keeping myself away frm the blog world the whole of aug.

Things have been really messed up professionaly and I couldnt concentrate on blogging.

Today I took sometime off to go thru all the blogs of my friends to see what I missed and wen I came to urs I realised that this post would have brought a smile on to my face wen i needed one badly.

This is was sooo cutee..I kinda fig he was in love with nikks wen he told u tat he loves gal. But as always I pic the whole thing and man wat an environment. The dream with obama n bush...freaking brillaint.

As always ari...good job...loved it all the way....

Cheers
Tee
www.mydreamsmywords.blogspot.com

Sarah Rahman September 6, 2008 at 4:10 PM  

Interesting. I enjoyed reading it. Could be a plot for a scene in a movie :)

Nik September 8, 2008 at 9:57 PM  

Hey ... Good one!

Loved the Bush Obama thing, thought rest of it also made a nice read !!!

Randeep September 9, 2008 at 4:30 PM  

Hey Nice one dude.. keep it up..

Cheers
Randeep

Varun September 10, 2008 at 6:45 PM  

you my friend,need a publisher.Seriously.Send it to some bookhouse or something,and thank me when you become the next chetan bhagat

I take checks :P

Arjun September 10, 2008 at 7:00 PM  

If that becomes a fact...U don't worry about the cheques .... ;)

Cheers..!!
Arjun

Comfortably Numb September 11, 2008 at 8:28 PM  

LOL....The beginning was wonderful. You really write flawlessly.

Cheers!!

Matangi Mawley September 12, 2008 at 2:08 AM  

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manorath September 15, 2008 at 8:24 AM  

man!! 'out-of-stock' for reactions!! lol!! was jus laughin at the bakra look he would ve got..

i can smell bollywood everywhere.. 'Shreya', 'Nikitha', 'Raj' n u.. signals for someone in real?? a love triangle eh?? jus joking..:p

sunny_raju September 17, 2008 at 10:32 PM  

hmm, chaala baavundi.really god arjun. n wht abt real life nikki

Hashan Hazarika September 28, 2008 at 1:58 PM  

You can be a bollywood writter man !!
could be a good flick

ihateyoukyle October 2, 2008 at 3:18 AM  

Hahahahaha
Great work
Now write another section

you know - more humiliation -
sounds like a blip of my life right here -_-'

anyways -
I'm out

stop by www.ihateyoukyle.wordpress.com

-Miss A

Kalidas November 7, 2008 at 12:25 PM  

nice twist in the end dude.. keep it going..

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