Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Bacche Mann ke Sacche!!


Not so long ago, kids and I shared a love hate relationship. They loved me and I umm…I liked them ;) Abhi who bhi kya kare…mere jadoo (magic and not broom) se bade bade nahi bacch paye toh yeh bacche kya cheez hain!


It all changed one day when along came Polly opps I mean Nidhi who I met on my way to Shirdi. Nidhi is a typical talkative girl flaunting 2 tiny pony tails. Having a talkative child in the long bus journey can be amusing at first but then starts to get on your nerves what with their continuous yelling and blabbering.

Nidhi’s parents like all pakkaued parents let her run rampant on the co-passengers whilst they enjoyed some quality time together. (I honestly do not understand parents like them. Restaurants, bus, movie theatres you see these specimens everywhere. They let their children loose on the other patrons caring a damn about their child’s incessant yelling, crying and running around. Hello..wanna spend some quality time with your spouse?? Go to the garden and let your child play there. If not, please make sure that the child sits in one place and does not run about hiding under peoples chairs)


The child went around the bus peeking under seats and accepting biscuits and singing Jack and Jill to anyone who was willing to listen. As she approached my seat, I smiled at her and decided to plug on my Ipod least she decides to recite Jack and Jill for me. But kya na..I had completely forgotten the power of my Close up smile. One smile and Nidhi was hooked. She decided to recite to all nursery rhymes that she had learned while I chose to ignore her by listening to my Ipod. She then did something totally unexpected. She started crying. And there just like that I was crowned the vamp in this story.

Pakkaued of all the accusing glances that I got, I decided to clap for little Nidhi. Bas kya tha…. I was again crowned heroine with the kiddo smiling with all her 3 toothed glory.

Her parents apparently tired from all the coochi cooing decided to drag their child back to the seat while I thanked my lucky stars and went back to my Ipod. And then what Nidhi did next, made me fall in love with her. She yelled “I love you Didi” with all the might she could muster. Now, I am used to kids falling in love with me and one more shikar of my famous smile didn’t really move me. It was her second sentence that took my heart away. She turned to my younger brother who was sitting next to me and yelled in a louder voice “I love you Uncle”

Uncle!! My brother is a year younger to me. And she called him uncle and decided to call me Didi!! It was then that I knew that all the money I had spent on Santoor soaps wasn’t a waste after all. Kyunki sach main meri twacha se meri umar ka pata hi nahi chalta.

And so it continued throughout the journey..Uncle Uncle and Didi Didi. My giggles at the word Uncle encouraged her and she would yell louder. My poor brother didn’t know where to hide.

And that’s how my love hate relationship turned into a love love one J



76 comments:

soin said...

ur bro dint shave or something?? just because i am unshaved kids call me uncle.. worst..

Choco said...

Alle...Poor bhaiya...Heheh

Enjoy your time in the sun Shanu...Kids are completely unpredictable..The next one you run into may not react so positively...
:D
PS:Loved this post :)

R S said...

a great read...
bhai maza aa gaya...
(vaise aapke bhai jaisa mere saath kai baar hua hai par kehte hai na.. aadat si pad gayi hai)
the best I liked the post was its flow.. it was suave and whatsay..brilliant narration..

eye-in-sty-in said...

aarey, dont worry - just wait for 10 - 15 years.... u'll look older than him :P Guranteed!

Woh kya hai na - in the looks race, guys are like tortoises n girls are like hares.... ultimately guys win... :P

jokes apart... why did u make her cry? very bad of u .....

eye-in-sty-in said...

btw - still have issues with getting replies to my email.... so i may not be able to retort to ur reply to my comment...

blunt edges said...

lol...evil u...happy at ur bro's misery :P

i sure wanna hear ur bro's side of the story...it might be bhaiya bhaiya n aunty aunty :P

HaRy!! said...

uncle? ho ho goood read and well narrated! tc

Grayquill said...

I did not know what Didi means, so I went to Wikipedia. Here is what it says, Didi' is a name some South American tribes use for red-haired 'jungle men'... surely I am missing something - HELP!
From you story I sense you have the patience of Job.
Very well written. Since this is my first visit to your fine blog I figured I would be extra nice. Look out!

Lakshmi said...

Tht was so good...:)
Like the Godrej Hair dye ad.. uncle n Didi... :D My sympathies to ur bro.. I can imagine how he must have felt...

As the Mind Meanders said...

I hope your brother has recovered.. tell him that it is his maturity and sensibility that shows on his face... kids have a keen sense of who is sensible and who is immature... :-D

Kaddu said...

ROTFL!

I think ATMM is right... it's more about how 'mature' a person looks! For instance, most strangers consider my younger sister to be the elder sibling, because she projects more gravity and seriousness, whereas I'm usually blabbering away with anyone & everyone!

Also, I think 'uncles' and 'aunts' don't smile that much at strangers... this kinda openness is *usually* visible in either kids or people who are still kids at heart! Most of us usually tend to get a bit reserved and aloof as we grow up.

Good point ATMM! That being said, I'm off to buy Santoor soap! ;)

Pooja Mahimkar said...

aww... so sweet!
i love kidssss <3

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

yaa i fully agree with BE...ur bro may say kii it was bhaiya bhaiya and aunty aunty...hahaha but nevertheless it was really funny...mujhe bhi log aunty bulane lagey hain...i guess i should switch to santoor now :P

The Survivor said...

Just pass on the Santoor soap to your brother, that should take care :P

Shanu said...

@ Soin

Nahi re, he is alwyz clean shaven.

Shanu said...

@ Choco

I know yaar. Which is why I keep rubbing it in while I have the time :)

Shanu said...

@ R S

Thanks buddy!

Shanu said...

@ Spikey

Unless they stop manufacturing Santoor in the next 10-15 yrs, I shall continue to look as young and gorgeous as ever.

I am sure this has happened to u a zillion times wenever you have gone out with ur sis :P

And dont u worry abt not getting notifications...I shall ensure that you know when i retort back :P

Shanu said...

@ Spikey

BTW watz wit you and the late nite comments. Neend nahi aati kya raaton main?

Shanu said...

@ Blunty

Shana mat ban samjha na stupid blunty nahi toh Nidhi ko tere samne lakar khada kar degi..phir dekhna kaun uncle hai aur kaun Didi :P

Shanu said...

@ Hary

Thanks buddy

Shanu said...

@ Grayquill

Welcome to my blog.

Lol@ ur defntion of DIDI.

Didi means elder sister in Hindi.

Looking frwd to ur not so nice comments :P

Shanu said...

@ Lakshmi

Haan yaar...I still tease him abt it!!

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Hello...main kuch immature wimmature nahi hai boss. I am the most mature person u shall come across. But yes I look 16 goin on 17...use santoor and u shall kno the difference!

Shanu said...

@ Kaddu

Santoor soap ki tujhe nahi teri sis ko jaroorat hai!!

And kya yaar..tu bhi Mindey ka side le rahi hai...main kya immature hai **sulks**

Shanu said...

@ Pooja

I do too..Now ;)

Shanu said...

@ Gayathri

Kuch bhi kya..tere pic main toh tu fullon babe lag raheli hai bhiddu!! Tereko toh aunty koi andha hi bulayega!

Shanu said...

@ Survivor

Naah..it much more fun this way!

As the Mind Meanders said...

16 going on 17... female Shahid Afridi... duniya badalti hai... umar nahin...

Immature to bilkul nahin ho aap madam... wimmature ho sakte ho... shayad yeh wim ka kamaal hai... santoor ki jagah wim to nahin use karte ho galti se... zara check karlo please...

aur by the way... mere baare mein jaanne ki aapki koshish koi rang nahin layi... par mein aapke baare mein bahut kuch jaan gaya hun ab...

zara dariye madam aur kaampna shuru keejiye... MUHAHAHAHAHA... Ek villian se paala pada hai aapka ab... MUHAHAHAHAHA

Shanu said...

@ Mindey

Wow a villain? Maine toh aaj tak sirf hero types ko hi dekha hai..frst time villain ko dekhegi!

Aur Mr Villain why u concentratin on me..tera identity toh choco janana chahti hai..main toh bas usko help kar rahi hai...I dont intent to stalk u...kasam se unless u are young and rich and breathtakingly handsome

And ya..just chked..it is Santoor and nt Vim :P

buckingfastard said...

wow!! dis is more of an ad idea for santoor....

'jo santoor se nahate hai....unhe bacche kya bade bhi didi bulate hai...'

a kid cald me uncle at andheri bus-stop...wen i was 15 and was also wearing skool uniform...damn facial hairs!!

As the Mind Meanders said...

Shanu... chill... I wont run behind you with a stalk... and you are free to help Choco as much as you want... this is actually good fun... to logon ko ek saat maamu bana rahan hun... the more the merrier...

Aur focus aap pe hai because Choco ne aapne tracks bahut cleverly cover kiye hain... par ap itne sundar aur susheel ho ke har jageh apni parchayi aur nishaniyan chod jaate ho...

and no... I am actually old and toothless and breathlessly asthamatic... but I am rich... I have Rs. 500 in my bank account... In short I am the hero you always dreamt about :-D

bliss said...

ooooh too bad for ur brother.. although loks like thats a bus ride u are gonna smile abt for a long time!!!!
but probably the kid was disoriented by ur smile to notice the next person to u!!!! but all the same, too bad for ur bro...

Choco said...

Ufff...I sensed my name being overused somewhere...Turns out it was here....
Shanu..What were you expecting? A hero? Villian ka mention sunte hi dar gayi aur mereko aage kar diya!

Chal koyi nahin...Now we know that Mindey is old (28-35 years), and we can keep pulling his stumpy (yes he admitted to it) legs all we want when ever we have lack in life... :)

Kaddu said...

@ Choco:

Oyeeee! Who said 28-35 is old???? Old is like 80s now yaar! Come on... all the fun starts in the 30s yaar!

As the Mind Meanders said...

@ Choco

Hello... when did I do that... you are imagining things...

Choco said...

All right Shanu...Example of how to play Mindey's mind game....Now we know Mindey is tall..hahahaa

@Kaddu
I agree. My bad.

PS:I think this is looking like a chat zone now.

Kaddu said...

Ha ha! Yeah... like a Yahoo msgr conference! :D

The Aspirant said...

well dats a gud one........so u myt b more happy coz ur bro ws called uncle.....but really a funny incident.....

Shanu said...

@ Choco

Thanks yaar..I am new to this game na..so will take sumtime getting used to it. But with a teacher like u i shld get a hang of things soon.

Mindey bach ke rehna ..i m comin to play mind games wit u!

Shanu said...

@ Kaddu

Yeah..love it wen my comment box looks like a chat window :)

Shanu said...

@ Buckingfastard

Seriously?? Lol..u shld post abt it!

Shanu said...

@ Bliss

Yeah my smile has that effect on ppl :)

Shanu said...

@ Aspirant

Perfecto..u nailed it buddy!

Ashish said...

loved the post a lot still ROLFing..... santoor wali aunty!!!

Sid said...

Younger brothers are used 2 dis :(
in parties even elders sometimes 2 compliment the sister say that the brother looks older....believe thats the price we pay for being tall, dashing and handsome :P

Dhanya said...

HAHAHA!! OMG :D :D

I feel bad for your bro though ;)

Spike said...

Thanks for the reminder Shanu - My sis looks older than her real age - people are showing up with marriage proposals when she is still in her college :P

And yes, kids do start by calling me uncle, but once they get to know me they quickly resort to 'bhaiyya'... This without any santoor's of the world... btw, to stay beautiful by using santoors is like taking drugs in olympics... a true beauty stays beautiful even with lifebouy .... what say ;-)

Spike said...

late night...? 2 am is not late night unless you are 50+ :P

Serendipity said...

I forgot my comment when i read this ' Main toh apni Bakwas kar chuki....Abh tum kaho!!" hahaha!!

Shanu said...

@ Ashish

Welcome to my blog..Glad u liked it :)

Shanu said...

@ Sid

hehehee..speaking from experience are we..Uncle??

Shanu said...

@ Dhanya

Dont feel bad..njoi..thatz the mantra. :P

Shanu said...

@ Spikey

My sis looks older than her real age - people are showing up with marriage proposals when she is still in her college

That happens with all gals and has no connection wit age. I started getting proposals when i was in college and still do. Infact the younger the gal, the gr8er the number of proposals!

And yes, kids do start by calling me uncle, but once they get to know me they quickly resort to 'bhaiyya'...
Dhoodh wala bhaiyya bulate hain kya?

This without any santoor's of the world... btw, to stay beautiful by using santoors is like taking drugs in olympics... a true beauty stays beautiful even with lifebouy .... what say ;-)
There is no connection between age and beauty my dear. Beauty comes frm within and is timeless and ageless and no amt of santoor or lifebuoy can make sum1 beautiful. Wat say :P

Shanu said...

@ Spikey

Xctly my pt Mr 50+. 2 am is late for u :P

Shanu said...

@ Serendipity

;)

Spike said...
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Shanu said...

@ Spikey

Tere comments ka jawab degi gtalk par Mr Meano

Spike said...

Since u say you are not affected by the comment...

here u go :P

Kya yaar - single hone ki advertise kar rahi ho kya? ladkaa dhoondhu kya aap ke liye? ya koi kabootar already fas chuka hai?

Doodh wala nahi, they call me chocolate wale bhaiyya.... tune dekha nahi, kaminey movie mein mama ne chocolate nahi khilayi to kitni problem ho gayi thi :D

And I agree that beauty comes from within, then why do YOU need santoor? khin kharab nariyal ki tarah tu andar se kuch aur n bahar se khch aur toh nahi ;-)

If I am 50 and 2 am is late for me, then how come u always sleep so early???!!

gkam said...

You can't argue much with kids...(unless ur Bill Cosby :D)

They say the darnest things afterall! :)

arshat.chaudhary said...

I dunno why, but i really love kids..(ladies note) I dont wanna be responsible ard them though..

iceprincess said...

heehee
i laaike this kid..when can i meet her with my bro next?
:)

VJ Sophie said...

Children will not remember you for the material things you provided but for the feeling that you cherished them.

Funny post as usual.. always love to read!

Reema said...

somehow I dislike kids

Sowmi said...

Kids are always sweet na?? :) :) when I was wearing glasses, these kids come to me to pull ma speccs.. now its ma earrings :) they pull it so hard that they make me cry of pain :P Kids are kids and I love em loads..

Sowmi said...

santhoor santhoor :) still u using that :P

Shanu said...

@ Spikey

No comments Mr Meano!

Shanu said...

@ gkam

Yes they do say the darnest things!

Shanu said...

@ Arshat

I am sure all the girls here have duly noted ur love for bacchas ;)

Shanu said...

@ Iceprincess

Take the next bus to Shirdi..im sure u will find her there!

Shanu said...

@ Sophie

thanks babe :)

Shanu said...

@ Reema

I used to too..but now i just melt at the sight of those button eyes and tiny smiles :)Yeah i m grwin up :)

Shanu said...

@ Sowmi

U are a sweet kid urself baby :)

Spike said...

Aarey? I was only being man ka sachcha :P
and ur calling me Mr. Meano... ;-)

Valerine said...

cute post :) Children seek attention all the time...Give it to them and they are all urs :)
BTW santoor effect is good one....Shanu next model for the product?

bondgal_rulz said...

Awwwww....this was sooo cute AND funny...he he!!!

Kids can be smart at times, nahi??

And oye you should probably ask santoor and close up for some sorta incentives or something gor popularising 'em so much. ;)

Cheers