Sunday, December 4, 2016

First Impression? Part 1 of 2

He was a big city (Chennai) college student. He spent his summer vacation with his uncle and his family in a remote village in Tamil Nadu. He used to spend every summer vacation in that village. That village had no electricity. Only hurricane lights. No phones. You have to cross a river to enter the village. There was no bridge and therefore cars could not come to that village. His uncle in that village was a big land owner.
 
On that day he took his bicycle and went to the nearby small town to the post office. There, by chance, he saw his college friend from Chennai. They both were surprised. The friend said his mother is a government doctor and she had been transferred to this small town a few days ago. The friend asked him to come to his home sometime. He said he would.
 
A few days later, his aunty asked him to go to the nearby small town and get vegetables. So he took the family bullock cart and went to that small town. Even though he was a big city boy and studying in a college, he knew how to drive a bullock cart. He came in front of his friend’s home and parked the bullocks there.
 
His friend greeted him. They both went inside. Then came the most beautiful girl with coffee in her hands for her brother and this guy. Tall, lean, very long hair, skin color almost European. Her face could launch a thousand ships.
 
The friend introduced both of them. Since it was a village and he was driving a bullock cart, this big city boy was wearing a lungi and a banian and no chappals. And, at that time, she thought he was an uneducated villager. Her brother introduced him just as a friend and no other details. At that time he did not know his college friend had a sister. If he had known, he would have dressed kind of reasonably.
 
Here is how their conversation went – all in Tamil.
 
He: Hello
 
She: Hello
 
He: What are you doing?
 
She: Studying in college
 
He: Which college?
 
She: (she tells the name of the college)
 
He: What major?
 
(Now she is surprised this villager even knows something about college major)
 
She: English lit
 
He: You are wasting your time studying English lit
 
She had the shock of her life time. This uneducated country brute tells me I am wasting my time. Since she was so beautiful she was used to boys going after her and agreeing with whatever she says, this was the first time she experienced that someone did not care or even notice her beauty and said she is wasting her time. She stared at him angrily for 10 seconds and left without saying a word.
 
And then?
 
Stay tuned until next week

40 comments:

  1. Sounds interesting. I am waiting for the next part...

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    1. Thanks for your comments Vineeta. I am glad you liked thus post.

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  2. Was she gorgeous when angry??...Can't wait for the next part.....intriguing

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    1. Thanks for your comments Dee. It happened so suddenly that he did not notice at that time.

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  3. I am really intrigued SG. Want to know what will happen in the next part.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Ash. Stay tuned.

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  4. Interesting love story. I know it's yours. Let's wait to see if there will be any twists to the story :)

    Destination Infinity

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    1. Thanks for your comments Rajesh. Stay tuned.

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  5. This was very interesting. I am very sad that you only posted a part and at the same time full of anticipation for the second part !

    Does the girl know about this story being written and posted on the internet for the world to see? If yes, what does she think about it?

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    1. Thanks for your comments Karunesh. Stay tuned. One clue. You asked me to write a post before the end of 2016. You also said "no pressure".

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    2. You are right. My bad :-)

      But please forgive me and get under pressure a bit!

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    3. Thanks Karunesh. Stay tuned for next week.

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  6. I can't wait to read the second part.

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    1. Thanks for your comments irrational. Stay tuned. But please don't have any over buildup.

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  7. Launched a 1000 ships or drowned a 1000 ships :)

    Interesting start to the story. Part 2 awaited.

    Is it your story ...I mean autobiographical??!!!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sujatha. Thank God she did not launch 1000 ships. I said she could.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sandhya. Stay tuned.

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  9. "A face that could launch a thousand ships".. Wow! Somebody got really blown away!! :))
    I believe this is a real life story and I cant wait to read the next part!!

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    1. Thanks for your comments Shilpa. Yes, this is a real story. Stranger than fiction.

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  10. Bullock cart??? Wow!
    Eager to read the next part, SG. When will be the second part published?
    Is it Your story???

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    1. Thanks for your comments Sindhu. Stay tuned for next week (Monday-Indian time)

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    1. Thanks for your comments Insignia. Stay tuned.

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  12. Looking forward to the next part eagerly. Post it soon

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    1. Thanks for your comments Mr. KP. Planning to post next Monday morning (Indian time).

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    1. Thanks for your comments DA. And, welcome to my blog. I am glad you found this village story interesting. Stay tuned for Part 2.

      DA, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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    1. Thanks Sarala. Please read the second part

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  15. Interesting... Its nice to see you writing stories SG :)

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    1. Thanks Satya. Please read the second part.

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    1. Thanks for your comments Pooja. And, welcome to my blog. Please read the second part also.

      Pooja, please visit here as often as possible. Thanks.

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  17. Shall read the second part as well n type !

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  18. You've set up the scene so well in my mind. Can't wait to read the next part :-)

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