Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Punti Learns to Drive....

A couple of weeks ago, Punti tried learning how to drive again. As it was nearly a year and a half since she had last touched the steering wheel, my dad suggested she take driving lessons from a professional. So Vishnu Kaka (VK) started teaching her how to drive. After a week of going round and round our complex, VK suggested taking the car out on the road.



As she would to take the car out early in the morning, it was decided that she would drop Sid to work before taking a U turn and heading back home. All was hunky dory till the time she dropped him in front of his office. As they moved towards the main road, the car was suddenly filled with a foul smell. This, in a car which had the windows rolled up and the AC on full blast.

Punti eyed VK with suspicion who suddenly stops singing his favorite Bhojpuri song and stares straight ahead. Unable to do anything but smile and bear it, poor Punti manages to get the car home. 'Jaane de baba, buddha hai...peth kharab hoga' my dad says when she comes to him complaining about VK's antics. "Hume toh kabhi yeah problem nahi hua VK ke saath" I teased. 'Are you sure it was VK'. Punti left in a huff and I burst out laughing.

The desire to learn burning strong inside her, she turned up again the next day hoping VK's stomach was back to normal. But the same thing happened. And this continued for 2 days in a row. It seemed as if VK would wait for Sid to get off before dropping a bomb in the car. Finally, she could take it no longer and decided to stop learning from VK.

This intrigued the jasoos in me because I have known VK for years now and have never come across this problem. Yes, he does tend to sing in his besura awaaz but that is something that can be rectified by playing the radio on full volume. I needed to get to the bottom of this (this extremely gross pun was completely unintended).

So, I decided to accompany Punti on her morning drive. After loads of pestering she finally agreed. We dropped Sid off at work and right on cue the car was filled with an extremely foul smell.While I tried holding my breath and rolled the windows down, Punti looked at me with watering eyes. She was trying to hold her breath too and by the looks of it she was on the verge of killing herself. VK continued staring straight ahead.

Unable to make sense, I stared out of the window when it struck me. We were driving past a huge garbage dump. I asked Punti to pullover and checked the dashboard. And there was the reason staring right at me. Punti, stupid Punti, had turned on the incoming car vent (not sure what the technical term is) which would cause the foul air to come gushing in. The only explanation why the car would start smelling on that particular stretch was that we were driving too early in the morning for any other pollutants to make their way in.

I am sure you must have assumed that being the sweet girl that I am, I told Punti what the issue was. Hah! You are so wrong. I didnt.

Punti still thinks VK is the reason for the foul smell while VK thinks Punti suffers from IBS. I told her that VK thinks she is the reason for the foul smell in the car. She is so embarrassed she hasn't been able to face him.

Punti is back to her driving lessons now but without VK. Which suits me just fine because he is now free to drop me to work again :)

P.S:

"Huh? What is this ****? Do people even read the stuff you write?" she asked me when I showed her my first blog.
"You creative types, write ***** and pretend that all is fine in the name of creative liberty. Please try and write something that makes sense for a change"
Needless to say, I took her advice and started a new blog - Fullon Bakwaas.

Punti is one of my closest cousins but she doesn't know about this blog. She loves making fun of people around her, but cannot take a joke sportingly. If she ever finds out that I write about her, I am sure all hell will break loose. She might even start her own blog, dedicated to Shanu bashing (which I think is fab - love the idea of having a blog dedicated to me!!)

I realised that my drafts have many more Punti stories to share, but noone really knows who the real Punti is.

She has lived with us for the last 2 years and I cherish the times we spend together chatting the night away. But, there are times when I wish I can block her out of my life just like I have blocked her on gtalk. But unfortunately, life isnt that simple.

PPS: And neither is blogging - none of my fav bloggers are blogging anymore but thankfully none of them are blaming writers block for it either. The simple - I am bored/Have no time - sounds so much better and modest!!

34 comments:

Dhanya said...

*Giggles*.. A fun read as always! Poor Punti... I wonder if she will ever do a 'Punti' search on herself on Google... This is just a nickname your coined up no ? :O And poor poor VK. You know one old driver uncle used to drop me to college and he never failed to 'drop a bomb' at least once during the ride :P Memories... :D

blunt edges said...

Why do I feel like spraying the air-freshner all over my place after reading this? :o

So Punti is the reason Fullon Bakwaas happened ha? All respect for the great lady! \m/

HaRy!! said...

all the punti stories really makes me lol, but its a pity yu wont introduce her to us !.. well as yu said life is nt that simple!..tak it easy!

Beauty and the BEast said...

Gosh!!! You are evil :D the mischievous kind of evil!! But did make a note to myself - never hire Shanu's Detective services :P

Thousif Raza said...

thats some punti story :P.... nice detective work miss shanu.... this proves tumhare kan aur naak aur eyesight teeno theek hain :P




take care and keep writing..........

NIM said...

lmao! funny misunderstandings...

Harini said...

Hehehe! I wanna read more of Punti. She sounds brilliant :P.

eye-in-sty-in said...

Nice one :-))

Ur one sweet evil meano :P :P :P

eye-in-sty-in said...

For getting follow up comments.... do not post to blog when u approve... Its a design problem as the checkbox to get follow up comments does not appear the 1st time if the user is not signed in....

Harman said...

nice..I really enjoyed reading!!!
gr8

Anita :) said...

Wow...u should start solving crimes!

gayathri-vishwanathan said...

Shanu tu toh sherlock holmes hain yaar...i bow down 2 u...

Shanu said...

@Dhanno

LOL! U are abslty rite..Punti isnt her real name ;)

My poor VK..he has never ever dropped a bomb when I am arnd :P
I am sure u dont miss the old driver and his bombing ways :P

Shanu said...

@ Bluntu

Read between the lines dear, read between the lines :oD

Shanu said...

@Hary

I could introduce u to her...but trust me she is very diff to handle!!

Shanu said...

@BB

Yea, I am evil **gives a devilish laugh**

But why oh why will u nt hire me? Me is a good detective..me really is!!

Shanu said...

@TR

Yea, Bhagwan ki daya se sab thik hai :P

Shanu said...

@NIM

Yea, misunderstndings..the spice of life!!

Shanu said...

@Harini

And me? Me no sounds brilliant? :(

Shanu said...

@Spike

Thanks, err.. for the compliment??

Shanu said...

@ Harman

Thanks :)

Shanu said...

@Anita

I wanna..u have any cases for me??

Shanu said...

@G3

Nahi, nahi didi..u are my badi didi..pls dnt bow down!!

nonsensicalrambling said...

hehe...nice read...lol...:)

As the Mind Meanders said...

And People would complain that I write about people Farting... you write a whole post on this :) :)

Dirty Girl :D :D

Shanu said...

@Nonsensicalrambling

Thanks and welcome to FB

Shanu said...

@ATMM

Who said nethin abt farting? I was talking abt a foul odour..u dirty dirty guy!!

Unknown!!! said...

It was like a suspense...even I was wondering how come at that point of time only it happens..:) very funny.

random said...

LOL - I think the twist of your blog was not solving the problem but keeping the solution to yourself. Very nice!

random said...

LOL - I think the twist of your blog entry was not in finding the problem but keeping the solution to yourself. Very nice!

eye-in-sty-in said...

alive?

Sangitha :) said...

The way u narrated it.. Lol :D

Convey my special thanks to Punti..without her Fullon Bakwas wud not come into existence.. :P

Its been a month since you updated.. following Blunt's blogsteps? :P

desigheeandcoffee said...

Incoming car vent is technically called Recycle air switch on the dash.

♪♪HARINI♪♪ said...

heheheheee that was SO funny!!! lol! I almost fell off my chair laughing! :)