Friday, September 26

Bird Watching...

Rehman and Sameer looked here and there. Darkness was creeping in slowly which forces daylight to take a leave. The atmosphere was getting dank. Street lights checked on to do their daily shift. People were busy shopping, enjoying the eateries from the road side stalls, taking evening walks, chit-chatting, and couples getting lucky over the corners of the plaza. Their faces read boredom. It’s been two hours since they were ‘bird-watching’ over here at this pastry joint.

Milind’s Pastry Joint.
Rehman lit the last cigarette out from the packet. Taking a deep puff he stared at Sameer. Sameer was blank, out of thoughts; his eyes were kind off drooping. When Sameer too took the packet Rehman offered his cigarette, “It’s empty. We will share this one.” Sharing a cigarette cements the bond, it is an unwritten myth among the smokers. While Sameer took a puff Rehman was releasing fumes in circles from his mouth. He looked like those industrial funnels spitting dark smokes.Just after the fag was over Sameer got up. He adjusted his low waist jeans. Stretched his body wide and gestured Rehman to make a move. Rehman was passive, indecisive. “Let’s go for a round of two-three pegs. Atleast the music over there will be rejuvenating us.” Sameer said. His dialogue bespeaks his intention not to go home before midnight. Rehman showed his empty wallet and tried to pass a wet smile. “I got some, don’t worry” Sameer resorted. Both love spending time gadding about the busy streets in the city.


“Wait buddy, two babes are strolling towards us. Let’s just sit over here only. After the cross us we will take a leave.”

"Oh, cut it dude. Lets have some coffee at least from the ‘Naidu’s Corner’. Sameer said in a miffed tone. He just looked towards the direction Rehman pointed. Two dames were coming from there. He looked twice and then he turned towards Rehman and said, “Man, that’s Sanjana.”“Shit! Boss, it’s Sanjana. Oh Holy shit”

Sameer just smiled at him. His face blanched. The smile he tried to put across his face was faltered. He moved his arse and got up restless. Sameer understood Rehman trying to avoid an eye contact. His fluttering eyes were covered with shame.

Laughter flooded from Sameer seeing him in such a goofed up situation. He just threw the cigarette butt down and crunched under his shoes. Those girls were nearing them.

“I am sorry man. I made a blunder” his voice was confused and humiliated.

Sameer smiled at him, patted on his shoulders and said, “No issues buddy. It is just that you didn’t realize my sister is coming along with her friend. You can definitely check on her friend.”

“No man. Today’s quota is over. Don’t embarrass me more. Let’s leave” he had already headed towards the car. Sameer followed him, with a smile on his face.

71 comments:

*~*{Sameera}*~* said...

Lol!That was cute and very well written :)

Have you thought of writing a novel?

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@sameera,

believe it or not...i thought this will be the worst write up i had completed...i was never confident that i could deliver what there was in my mind...

great to know you liked it...
and very happy too..
your comment exhilarates me..!!

:)

and, a novel, i think am good at these short stories only..!! havent thought beyond that..

:)

Keshi said...

Typical GUY post. lol sweet one Vinu!

So is this what u guys do in ur spare time? No wonder I see some guys acting weird in cafes and on the train!


Keshi.

mayz said...

lol...an embarrassing situation indeed :)

Hemanth Potluri said...

hahahah gud..one...



i second with sameera y dont u rite novel dude..and put some character for me also...:)...

@keshi...

all guys dont act weird ....i am different lol :p...

urs..hemu..

HOBO said...

One day I will share a real-life story with you but not here.
Will meet sometime
But this is good one.
:)

phoenix said...

lol!

its a shame really...why cant our bro's cute looking friend check us out?all because of their so called mutual understanding that sisters and gf's are out of looking thingy...we sisters miss out on much you know..

hmmmph!

:P

Cinderella. said...

LOL !! That was funny and like Sammy said very well written !!!

That exasperated look on a guys face is literally priceless !

Chriz said...

haha sista...
there should not be two party animals in one house... it brings trouble..

Chakoli said...

Hey just tagged you :D

gunj said...

lol!
dat was fun ;)

RiverSoul said...

Just awesome.
Lol. What an embarrassing situation to be in.
Best friend's sis?
Reminds me of chetan Bhagat's latest novel.
;)
Hillarious and lively. Sameer seems to be a very understanding friend....
Hee hee.

PS.
Your writings often remind me of O'Henry's short stories.
His stories always had a twist in the tale near or at the end.
:)
Gr8 work. One of my favorite one's in ur Blog.
:)

rantravereflect/ jane said...

haaaa :)

gus n bird watching- they are smokers n cigarettes :)
nice ending there....

heeee, even been looking at ya friend's sistah??
:*

Oxy said...

Haha.. Kahaani me twist.. Happened to me. Not exact happening. Almost similar though. I was in Sameer's place. The comment on my sis was a compliment and not any lewd remark so I passed it off and my friend was embarrassed beyond limits.

Unwritten rule which u mentioned that exist between smokers is so bloody true..

Scribblers Inc said...

That is a real life incident...DONT LIE!! :D

Scribblers Inc.

ANWESA said...

i really thot u were a "salim ali"-
only after reading the post,i realized who the "birds" were.a real contrast from ur prev post-a naughty guy's post!!he he(no offence meant.)

Diana said...

Such an embarassing situation...

Zubin said...

LOL...LOL....Thats why you have to check the babes..thoroughly before you announce their presence.. :p

...Just one question..who is Bijoy..?? :O

Priya Joyce said...

Tat was nice. Specially the last part
So this is wat tat goes thru boys' minds. hi hi cute

alphabetworld said...

Since my bro is an avid bird watcher, i got the drift. but the twist was awesome ;)

Kiran Sawhney said...

I have recently started reading your blog and have liked it so far.
But this post- na sir na paer (i hope u understand hindi).
I am sorry to be bluntly honest.
I will continue to come back for ur stories as i quite like them.

Kiran Sawhney said...

ok. I read it again..seemed better. But certainly not one of ur best posts.

Pooja said...

Rly cute one...

m still smilin'...n i kno dis smile will last somtym...

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@keshi,

yeah keshi...this is what we most the times do..not only in trains and cafe's..even in multiplexes, hotels, colleges, blah blah blah..!!

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@mayank,

indeed..!! great you liked it..am sure you might have witnessed hundreds of such instances...

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@hemanth,

thnx man..thanx a lot..that was kind of you to tell such stuff...lets see where this blog lead me in future.. ;)

and you are different..?? in what way..??

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@hobo,

sure man..great you could relate to it..!! i do frequent bomay now and then..sure we will meet up sometime..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@raka,

:)

girl, its just because friends sisters are supposed to be our sisters..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@cindy,

Thank you boss..!!

:) very true, priceless expression...and the expression remains quite a long time..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chriz,

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@chakoli,

will do it sometime..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@gunj,

yeah..that was indeed fun..!!
thank you friend..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@river soul,

thanks friend..great it entertained you somehow...

thanks for the compliment..but that was flattering to compare my works with O Henry's..long way to reach there buddy..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@jane

thanks friend..
yeah, sometimes it happens..though unintentional..!!

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@oxy,

Dude, just imagine if it had some lewd hints..!! that would be the worst embarrassing moment..!!phew..!!

and yeah, this was only one among many unwritten rule i guess...

;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@scribblers,

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@anwesa,

naughty guys post..!! haha...
no offense taken..!! :)
great u enjoyed the write up.>!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@diana,

very true..
long time mate..!!welcome back..!!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@zubin,
exactly boss...some people learn it the hard ways..!!

:)

only you spotted the mistake man..!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@priya joyce,

hehe..many such things goes through boy's mind..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@priya,

thank you friend...happy to know that this time you didnt go to sleep after reading the post..

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@kiran,

thank you friend...!! great to know some of the posts entertained you...yeah, i definitely do understand hindi..

and you need to be bluntly honest..that only can improvise me..am happy somebody is there to criticize me too..!! thanks for that..!!

i know this was not my best post..hope with support of you readers i can continue writing some more good stuff..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@pooja,

thank you friend..!! i hope that smile lasts for ever..!!

and my coming posts also succeed in bringing that smile..!!

:)

Vinod R Iyer said...

The Bro Code :) ... But actually I have seen so many instances of people breaking the code ..

Me Mini Mini Mouse said...

EEEEheeehehehehehehehe

Good one... sumthin similar happened to a guy in my grp u know... it was o much fun teasin him bout it for a looooooong time :)

Really enjoyed readin it

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@vinod,

yeah...there are many versions of this story...stories are in plenty... ;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@divkiran,

most of my stories are basically very close to real life so that everyone can feel it happening in their own surroundings...!!

i can understand the embarrassment of that friend of yours... poor guy..!

;)

Swats said...

wht an engaging post!damnnnnnnn cuteeeeeeee..

men will be men :D

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@swats

:)

men always will be men only..!!

:)

Hemanth Potluri said...

am diff in wat way ...huh..lets think...i am diffrent in wat i am ...:)..:P..then others lol :)..

urs..hemu..

P.S:blog rolled u dude..

Rohit Oonnikrishnan said...

Hi Vinu

Nicely Articulated thoughts . I agree to some of the previous comments here that you should think of writing a novel soon
looking forward to your next post:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@hemanth,

yeah man...u r..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@rohit,

welcome to this space...
great you enjoyed my articles...
thanks for your comments...

not being humble, but still i feel i need to travel a long way before thinking of something like you suggested..!!

:)

d gypsy! said...

good indeed...

i found it a lil cliche as per the end.. but nonetheless good..

¢яŷştąŁ said...

Typical GUY!..lol ;)

Awesoome!

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@neha,

thanks..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@crystal

thnx..great you enjoyed it..!!

:)

ceedy said...

Ok so concuring with everyone...good write up but just adding the guy thing - dont let one such incident deter you from doing what WE do best ;) as stated :) LOL....

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

the line about the street light - brilliant! I really like your writing - want to read more. :)

Bhavya said...

Hi Vinayak,

Good to see your blog with interesting posts.
We are planning to have a Pune Bloggers meet in the second week of Oct 08.
Let me know if you are interested

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@ceedy,

thanks ceedy...
and yeah, how to deter from such stuff's??

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@andrew,

thank you...great you liked it..!!
keep visiting..!!

:)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@bhavya,

thank you for visiting my space..my joining in indiblogger was just for such opportunities.. Count me on..!!

:)

ceedy said...

Well actually you dont deter - you just change the way you perceive it....

Like instead of feeling bad - accept it girls are beautiful and need to be appreciated and you are doing you good part ;)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@ceedy,

exactly,

i wanted this point to cover in the write up..but by then many comments came already...so then dropped the idea to change the ending..actually as an afterthought i had a better ending, i guess..

;)

ceedy said...

Sure! :)

Enjoy the "view" :)

Vinz aka Vinu said...

:)

roop said...

arrey the other one is also kisi ki behen! !:PPP

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@roop,

ab, har koi kisi ki behen hey yaar...ab woh sochke baitha tho kya haalhoga munde logon ka..!!

:)

tinkerbell said...

:)
:)
really nice.. esp the last bit.. n the thing about guys sharing cigarettes..very true!!nice blog..
isra

Vinz aka Vinu said...

@isra,

:)
thanks for the visit..
do keepcoming