Friday, July 10, 2009

Based on a True Story (2)


***The most Embarrassing day of my life***

6.00 am

“You better get up now or you are going to be really late”

"Please mom..five minutes"

"You have been saying 5 minutes for the last 20 mins.."

"Please mom..five minutes..only five minutes please please please"

6.30 am

"Shanu beta, get up or you are going to be late."

"Ohh freak, mom its 6.30. Why didn’t you wake me up on time!"

"Shut up and start getting ready."

Getting up late, rushing to get ready and managing to reach college in the nick of time. It seemed like a pretty normal boring day. I was blissfully unaware of what was to be, the most embarrassing day of my life

I had an extremely important lecture that day, that I absolutely couldn't’t miss.

It had nothing to do with the fact that I loved the subject (Economics) and absolutely everything to do with the fact that Mr Kapadia was the vice principal of our college. Secondly Kapu, as we fondly called him, took lectures only once a week. So to meet the requisite 75% attendance you could afford to miss only 5 lectures every 6 months. And thanks to my early to bed and early to rise habits, I had already exceeded my absence quota for the next 10 years.

Anyhoo, I managed to wolf breakfast down before I rushed to take the bus. Now, to reach the bus stop I had to cross a busy junction. As I reached the junction, I saw my bus leaving the stop. Confident of my running bus catching abilities, I rushed towards the bus and in one swift fluid movement caught the front door. And in another flawlessly co-coordinated movement, I got in.

Screecchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!

The driver took one look at my acrobatics and pushed the brakes. As he turned towards me, I braced myself for the compliments that were about to be showered on me..after all not many can manage a feat like that!

Driver: Showering me with paan juice Uthro..abhi neeche Uthro (Get down..get down right now)

Me: Dodging the paan droplets with amazing matrix like agility Kashala kaka, bus madhe jagah aahe na (Why do you want me to get down? There are quite a few vacant seats around)

Driver: Tumko pata nahi kya..chalti bus main nahi chadna chahiye..Abhi uthro (Don’t you know, you aren’t supposed to get into a running bus)

And I was unceremoniously asked to get off the bus, bag and folder in tow. As I got into the next bus that came 5 mins later,I thought I could die with embarrassment. But die I did not. Because it wasn’t the end.

Once I reached college, I got off and started crossing the road when I saw a school bus approaching.

I decided to wait by the divider before crossing. That was the second mistake of the day. As the bus rattled across, a couple of school kids decided to have fun at my expense and emptied a bottle of water on my head.

Fuming and fretting, I reached my class only to be asked by Mr Kapadia to present my case study to the class. Now Kapu had a habit all of us absolutely adored. He went to sleep the minute the students started presenting their case studies.

The professor sleeping, guaranteed no questions on the presentation. No questions asked on the presentation, guaranteed great marks. Great marks in the internals ensured less slogging in the written papers. I am sure you kinda get a gist of how important this presentation was.

So there I was dripping from head to toe presenting my 20 marks case study to the class. And true to form, Kapu dozed off as soon as I started with my presentation. His snores drifted me to the events of the day and I smiled at my series of embarrassments. That smile turned to a giggle, which blossomed into a full blown laughter.

Well, they say I have an infectious laugh, but they never told me about the disadvantages it came with. Kapu suddenly woke up to find a class full of laughing youngsters and me standing on the dais laughing my guts out.

I was asked to get out of the class and the fate of my internals can very well be imagined.

I have had my share of embarrassing moments after that, but this day by far tops the list of having the most number of embarrassing moments in a single day!

Read True Story (1) here


79 comments:

gkam said...

aii-yai-yai-yai-yaaiii!!!!

looks like u hit the jackpot-o-embarrassmento!

:P

better luck next time! :)

bondgal_rulz said...

ha ha ha.....you seems SO much like me!!

Loved reading it. As always. :)

Cheers

~*~ Jal Pari ~*~ said...

ahh.. good old school days.. miss em so much.. :)

Nags said...

hehehh :D

Anamika. said...

Aww, man! That was embarassing!

Scattered Thoughts... said...

Tch Tch Tch.. Damn that driver.. he must be an art cinema fan :P No eye to appreciate the giganticallyfantabulous stunts!! Duh!

Choco said...

Tsk Tsk.....Such a humorous soul coming across such sadistic ones...Too bad I tell you....At least you lived to tell the tale!
It made a damn phunny read though :)

Roshmi Sinha said...

When sorrows come, they come in battalions ;)

Roshmi Sinha said...

You have been tagged!

Check out my latest post: "More tags... One down, 2 more to go!" for further info...

Dhanya said...

Lolz! Whaaatte bad day :D Especially since the driver refused to acknowledge your acrobatics ;)

Me proud of you!

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

yaar kaisa pakao bus driver tha...anyways i am proud of your bus catching acrobatics! Kapu behra hota toh accha hota naa? kam se kam tu bach jaati

Archana said...

LOL. Glad you came by my blog, otherwise I might not have discovered yours!

"Me: Dodging the paan droplets with amazing matrix like agility". That line had me laughing. Sounds like a rather embarassing day, heh, it's okay, we've all had our fair share. Laughing it off is the best way around it. ;)

Sowmi said...

hahhaa.. 've also done all these things :)

iceprincess said...

lovely!!!!
am glad u can see d humour in it..now..
:)
idiotic driver,stupid bachchalog and a dozing prof!!!

Arv said...

OMG...

am giggling... hope you can giggle abt it now, thinking back on it...

have a lovely weekend... take care... cheers...

VJ Sophie said...

funny read!

opinionsandexpressions said...

Hey thanks for dropping by my blog. U have got a nice blog. Subscribing to it.

extremity said...

Ho ! it was too much for a single day..and nice read

Keep writing :)

Jyoti said...

"Getting up late, rushing to get ready and managing to reach college in the nick of time. It seemed like a pretty normal boring day."

You're just like me dude! ;)

Shanu said...

@gkam

Yeah..have given up bus acrobatics since!

Shanu said...

@ Bondgal

**Same pinch** Thanks babe :)

Shanu said...

@Jalpari

Good old school days??

Dont tell me u used to dunk innocent passersby with water!

Shanu said...

@ Nags

:D

Shanu said...

@ Anamika

You bet!

Shanu said...

@ ST

Dekh na yaar. He has no clue how his rude comments deprived India of an Olympic level gymnast!

Shanu said...

@ Choco

Haan yaar, its funny now that I think of it. But that day I felt like..yeh dharti phat jaaye aur mujhe sama jaaye!

Shanu said...

@ Roshmi

Yay my frst tag!! Cool..will chk it out :)

Shanu said...

@ Dhanya

Thanks gurl :*

Shanu said...

@ Gayathri

Haan yaar, agar wishes were horses hum toh chahte ki Kapu nahi sirf behara ho bakli andha bhi ho..but afsoos..uske kan aur aankhen dono salamat the :(

Shanu said...

@ Archana

Welcome to my blog..Keep dropping by!

Shanu said...

@ Sowmi

:)

Shanu said...

@ Iceprincess

Haan yaar, can finally see the humour!

Shanu said...

@ Arv

Thanks :)

Shanu said...

@ Sophie

Thanks :)

Shanu said...

@ Opinions

Thanks for droppin by..and double thnks for the follow~

Shanu said...

@ Extremity

Glad u liked it :)

Shanu said...

@ Jyoti

Am i? Glad to know i aint the only lazyone arnd :)

Aw.S.M said...

@shanu - lucky u yaar...mustve been an AWSM day :D...

Enjoyed laughing at your misfortunate quite a bit thank u :D...

Yeh dil maange more though :D

luv
amith

Kiran ((( WavesTakeMe ))) said...

I was imagining - you dodging with matrix like agility, to escape from the pan!!!!!!!!
Nice read!

~*~ Jal Pari ~*~ said...

lol no no.. i was an innocent little girl who only had one hobby (beating up school boys :D)

blunt edges said...

how late m i??? i can see 40comments before me!!!! :o

btw how many paan droplets found solace on ur body??? ;)

i hv been thrown out of a rick once...mite blog abt it sometime...funny as usual :)

As the Mind Meanders said...

Shabash Shanu...

Keep giggling :-)

Shanu said...

@ Amith

Kya yaar..mere embarassments par tu hass raha hai :(

Shanu said...

@ Kiran

Thanks :)

Shanu said...

@ Jalpari

Ohh..i loved beating up boys in school too :) Super fun :)

Shanu said...

@ Blunty

Shame on you..itna late comment kiya..tch tch tch!

Aur stop churofyin ideas frm my blog samjhe!

Shanu said...

@ Mind

**Giggles** Thanks :))

gkam said...

Shanu....

You've been TAGGED!

Check here

(Mirthful Laughter) :D

gkam said...

Ur online i suppose...

(Chanting: Fresh Fish! Fresh Fish! )

:P

Shanu said...

@Gkam

Wow..thank u thank u thank u :)
I wanted this tag for a long long time :)

eye-in-sty-in said...

arent u happy school kids dont eat paans :P
and after u got down from the front, why didnt u get in from the back ??? (thinks hard)

Shanu said...

@ Eye-in-sty-in

Man I sure am! Aare dont think so hard..i didnt get back into the bus..bcoz i was soo damn embarrsd..imagine when u are 19..any kinda embarrsin moment seems like the end of the wrld. And it seemed so to me too :(

Chriz said...

haha.. i laffed.. nice one

theishu said...

Quite hilarious! Reminds me of my own funny days in school and college.

Came across your post on BlogAdda's Tangy Tuesday Picks. Really good stuff, I must say :)

Shanu said...

@ Chriz

Thanks :o)

Shanu said...

@ Theishu

Thanks :)

Bamble said...

fundooest post read in long time...i fell off my chair when i read first laughing...

Shanu said...

@ Sam

Kahin chot toh nahi lagi na :P

Thanks buddy :o)

Roshmi Sinha said...

Congrats! Well done... :)

All thanks to BlogAdda...!

Shanu said...

@ Roshmi

Yay..three cheers :)

eye-in-sty-in said...

you are 19? I thought you were much older than that. Its nice to see you can laugh at urself with such ease and also let others join in the fun :-)

Shanu said...

@ Eye-in-sty-in

Lol..nahi re! How I wld give nethin to be 19 agn! Yup I am older..but not 'much' older (ur definition of 'much' might be different frm mine :P)
This happened when i was in college..bas yaad aaya toh likh diya :)

Thanks for the sweet wrds though :)

eye-in-sty-in said...

sigh... just when i thought teens today had a cool SOH, my bubble was burst :P
(mind if i ask how much older)

HA said...

Haha something like that has happened with me too. Only difference - I didn't run to catch the bus, I was very much on the bus stop when the bus arrived. I was getting on from the front, the driver's end and he didn't let me get onto the bus. He was like 'Peeche se chadho' and when I started to go towards the back.. he drove off. I was so embarrassed!! What a prick!!

lostmermaid said...

and i thot i had made records with my late enteries in college !!

Megha said...

Got your blog from blogadda & Congrats.

when you said you don't want to miss class, i thought Kapu would be some handsome lecturer, but found that the hurry was for attendance :D
Nice post.

Mon Espace said...

Woah!!! that is the DEFINITION of a bad day..but hey u lived to tell the tale! kudos for that ;) And congrats on being picked..! :)

Shanu said...

@ eye-in-sty-in

Ganda baccha..ladkiyon ki umar nahi poochete...lol

I cant honestly answer that bcoz the answer changes every year :P

Shanu said...

@ HA

Haan yaar..hate those kinda drivers

Shanu said...

@ lostmermaid

Naah naah my dear..i hold that recrd!

Shanu said...

@ Megha

Thanks and welcome to my blog!

Shanu said...

@ Mon

Thanks buddy :)

eye-in-sty-in said...

sahi kaha. Ladkiyon ki umar nahi poochte.... shaitan ladkiyon ki umar zaroor poochte hain :P

shail said...

you seem to have hit the jackpot as regard to embarrassments for the day! :)

Deepa said...

Interesting post. I like your writing style - reminiscent of my own! I've noticed that most people have had similar experiences in college. I've had a few howlers myself. I may even write about it in my own blog. Pl check it out (purely voluntary) at http://deepalifeandtimes.blogspot.com

Shanu said...

@ Shail
I sure have!!

Shanu said...

@ Deepa

Sure will defntly drop in!

BPOTW said...

Maybe you just got a few weeks of moments out of the way and you can cruise for a while!

Shanu said...

@ BPOTW

Yup, keeping my fingers crossed on that :)