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Thursday, October 25, 2007

The Fortune Teller

"Shirdi se aae hain babu. Shanivaar ko Indiranagar me Sai Baba ka....."

"Abhi time nahi hai "

"Beta naukri karte ho ya padhte ho"

"Job"

"Khush to nahi ho. Time pass hi kar rahe ho. Thoda sabr karo. Aage achcha time hai tumhara"
[Yes, what a thing to say. How innovative!]

"mmm..."

"umar kya hai "

"25"

"27 ki umar me is desh se bahar jaoge tum..."

[Next year, I apply for MBA. 2009, aged 27, I might actually be out of India. I hang on waiting for him to ask for money]

"jyada friendship nahi karna. dukh pahuch sakta hai..."

[I hang on still]

"shanivaar ko shave nahi karna ...."

[I have a 4 day stubble]

"Marathi ho kya"

"nahi, Bangali"
[Some conversation about Kolkata]

"Shirdi gae ho"

"Haan, 1 baar"

"Lo beta, Sai Baba ka phool le ke jao."
[I go down, even though I know that he is just about to ask for money]

"Bangali brahman ho kya"

"haan"

"chatterjee, mukherjee....."

"bhattacharjee..."

"Bangali brahman achche hote hain .."
[Aur baaki? He spots the Red Coral Im wearing on my ring finger]

"Motorcycle jyada mat chalana. Accident ho sakta hai . 2 baar Baba ne bacha lia hai, Sambhaal ke, haan..."
[Since I bought my bike, I have had 2 instances of falling from it. Both, could have been fatal but I escaped without even scratches]

"jee dyan se chalunga"

"ye lo beta.. Baba ka phool. kuch de do.. 100 rupae"

"ghar me paise nahi hai jee abhi"
[I have about 1500 in cash in my purse]

"kitne hain?"

"kuch 30 / 40 rupae hain "
[Yes, I lie without batting an eyelid]

"theek hai beta.. agli baar jyada de dena... khush raho"

I come back to my room where Scorpions is playing the acoustic version of "Always Somewhere", shave and head to office.

10 comments:

anonymous coward said...

mera bhi kuch karwa de yaar ... bengali brahman na sahi, main bhi bhala aadmi hun :)

cathatfished said...

dunno if u've read "the astrologer's day" this short story by rk narayan? the title of this sorta reminded me of that :)

Atish said...

@anon: sorry dude only bengali brahmins allowed :P
@cathatfished: yes ICSE remember :)

Shreyas said...

dude what the fuck was that...is it a real incident? you must have freaked out big time...
or was this an illusion, tere bheje me chemical locha to nahi hai?

Atish said...

@shreyas: 100% real. And no, not freaked... but slightly dazed for sometime. Interesting start to the day, haan :)

zubin said...

Sometimes you just wanna believe it all. And too much of studaaps.

shravan said...

....wtf!!!
waz that a dream or a made up story...or u having psychedelic experiences..too much dose of alchohol and rock n roll of late

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Anonymous said...

i need the thing done..my SAI BABA knows what will happen....