Monday, December 17, 2007

Part of being in a vacation !!!

I dont usually go late to railway stations but this time I did and Thank god !!! Indian trains are late !!! I mean it. Thats the reason I could reach my home for the vacations. Like others even i would like to chip in with curses on indian trains !!! And what have i encountered ???

A monkey cap with perhaps a man inside (cant help it if the caps so so big)
A vendor with the face of a late-night-horror-show-orator selling 'samosas'
A beggar with a monkey trying to attract some animal-saver kind of individuals.

Now a days i dont feel pity at the beggars in the trains. dont know why ?? however pitiable thier condition is.... The only one that i would like to help is the one who calmly cleans the compartment and then sits still for a few minutes for alms...He even doesnt ask for them !!

And now a tribute to mothers :

  • If they werent there you would never be able to catch those early morning trains.
  • You must see the expression on her face when someone praises the food she cooks !!! Olympic winner !! (please do this frenz....makes her happy)
  • They are the one who make sure not twice but twelvice that u wouldnt drive above 40 on roads and go beyond a few meters at the beach.
  • They get desperate like hell when suddenly water supply ceases in the kitchen.
  • And you need to assure atleast a hundred times that you would not stand near the door on the train (when young it was not keeping hands outside the windows)

But I do stand at the door. Psst...she doesnt know how to scare me !! the threat that could drag me away is 'Dont stand there if u want your voter election card !!!' At the last elections i was just 17 or almost 16 and hence couldnt exercise my fundamental right !! now that i have crossed the so-called legal age i dont want to die before i vote ...atleast once.....*sigh* 18 As long as i can vote !!!

And now for grandmothers :

  • They get as desperate as mothers without water
  • They are so afraid of sitting on the back of a two-wheeler of their respective grand sons. And believe me i drive very slow (atleast when she sits) and god knows how grand ma of narain karthikeyan feels.
  • The only reason they agree to come to restaurants along with the whole family is to prove that they can cook the same recipe better than the 'restaurant wala'

*Sigh* Time to sign off !!! Lack of tiem you see !!! Limited internet at home !!!

P.S : This post took shape on a lousy train journey,....the same one which i catched by a whisker !!!!

38 comments:

Mohan said...

Indian trains are always late ! nice experience !

Bubbles of FireWhisky said...

"A vendor with the face of a late-night-horror-show-orator selling 'samosas' "

wt ab d tea??? [:P]

divya said...

lol nice one about beggars , about mothers and grandmothers...hmm as always ur posts are so much fun to read zahid :P come back n post frequently :x

prachi said...

hehe lol

u've got a gr8 sense of humour.....

so u home haan??
ahem ahem..... hehe :D

The Mad Girl said...

Hmm!profound!lolz!beggars on the train are mostly fake ones. I only like those that sing and then ask for alms and also the one who as you pointed out so rightly cleans the compartment.
on a completely different note- did u nd my frnds have a nice vizag tour?

matty said...

DUDE....wer have u been...

well nice comeback dude!!!!

its funny as usual...

keep writing.
cheers

Somya said...

"You must see the expression on her face when someone praises the food she cooks" I agree...plus they just love feeding(overfeeding) everyone and the kind of pride they feel when they c their kids mouth full of food close to choking doesn't even comes close to the expression when we stood first in class(thats my sis...I was never that good)...rather all the time I have been close to missing my train has been because my mom was forcing something down my throat...nice post and hilarious as always:-)

zahid said...

@mohan

Nice as long as trains are late !!!

zahid said...

@bubbles of firewhisky

Thetea seller was that of a poor-farmer-waiting-for-monsoon-rain-to-come expression!!!

lolz..thnx for dropping by

zahid said...

@divya

yep...my first option for posting the title was 'of beggars, mothers, and greandma's '

zahid said...

@prachi

yes..but therez nothing of ahem ahem sort here...you wil soon know !!

zahid said...

@madgirl

I dont like the singer ones though!!! and on a yet differnt note : I n ur frenz couldnt meet due to technical tragedies !!!

zahid said...

@matty

YEs dude...missing thhe nice things of net at home !!!

zahid said...

@somya

Your sister was that good !!! the same one you thought might sue you !!!! tell you nerds and classtoppers cant sue !!

lolz at the train one!!

Reign said...

It's a nice thing to spot your blog! You got a good sense of humour.

Cheers!

Cold & Silent..... said...

guess the journey wasnt "lousy" after all...
btw....u have a gr8 sense of..just abt everything... :)

Z said...

The first time I booked a train ticket in India, I was astonished to have to put down my age.

And I'm glad you appreciate Mothers!

Lena said...

was fun to read it, btw trains are late everywhere, not only in India :P
though depends on how much late :D

Sameera said...

Ha ha!I enjoyed the journey :)

Rampantheart said...

Nice post!Loved it!

Teddy said...

Indian stations are so poorly maintained and are so dirty except Hyderabad. I loved the station its got and esp the city.

Very good blog. blogrolled ya :)

zahid said...

@reign

Thnx dude !!!

Gauri Gharpure said...

nice post, Zahid. i especially liked ur observations abt how moms and grandmoms are (the bit tht grandmas only accompany out to a restuarant with family is to announce tht they can cook the same thing even better and my aaji adds 'for half the cost' to tht bit..)cool.. :)

priya said...

If the journey isn't turbulent, it can be boring too.

Thank you for dropping into my blog.

manisha said...

true bout mothers n grand mother.s...me too wondering bout narain's grandma.....nd as usual ful of wit n sarcasms!!......

zahid said...

@cold and silent

Ahem...Thnx dude !!!

zahid said...

@z

You dont mean that do you???

zahid said...

@lena

Thoughtful yes....trains must be late even on moon !!!

zahid said...

@sameera

haha!! Almost !!

zahid said...

@rampant heart

thnq thnq

zahid said...

@teddy

thnx for blogroling..... and therwe are someother good stations too...

zahid said...

@gauri

half the cost lolz !!!

zahid said...

@priya

nothing of that sort....i can smell a good blog !!!

zahid said...

@manisha

thnq thnq !!!

ron lemon said...

he he.. your train was not 'late' it was 'delayed'... it goes like this..

1-2 hours - late
2-6 hours - delayed
7-12 hours - it should come
above 12 hours - you can read about in the front page of the next days news paper. :p

zahid said...

@ron lemon

Lolz!!! yeah !!!

Cinderella. said...

I totally love your blog..its so fresh...with a dash of childish impishness..which is darn cute !!
This was an yet another cute post from you.
I agree with you on your take on the beggars at trains. Happens to me too.
Keep this freshness alive.
*smiles*

zahid said...

@cindrella

I will atay the same rest of my life...untuill ofcourse something scintillating and unavoidable happens!!