Story of a lost journalist

May 18, 2008

One day at home

Filed under: Just talking — Cris @ 19:47
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Today’s trip has been to nowhere. I actually had a movie plan to see Narnia Prince Caspian or Boothnath (Hindi). Change of plans. I stayed home. And one would assume that’s keeping the world safe from the hands of Mrs Trouble (Aged 6, I was married to Trouble)

Well the assumption is right. The world is unCrisTroubled for the day. And I have done deeds to make it a better place. I live in a multi-floor flat and the apartment above me was proving increasingly noisy. I am a supporter of noise most of the times. But today while I was busy doing nothing with my computer, I felt a bad need to silence the loud talker on the floor above. Every word he was speaking seemingly over his phone was resonating in my whole apartment (there could be a wee bit of exaggeration here). I blew into action without a moment’s thought. It went along this line “Put a lid on it”. Not loud enough. I decided only 2 words proved good enough on such an occasion. “Shut up!!!”

This time it was loud and clear. Real loud! And I didn’t stop with the first attempt. I repeated it twice and thrice. “Shut up, shut up, just shut up”. I was fighting hard not to laugh out in the middle of all this. Well in about 60 seconds it did become unnoisy. He didn’t exactly shut up. I think he just became softer or probably moved to another corner. I can’t even be sure if it is because he heard my yelling. At one time I thought he did. Cause after my shut-up he was saying loudly “nooo nooooo I can’t”.

I felt happy. One unusual deed for the day and the world looked cheery and friendly and good to live in. But even as I started writing now I was to fulfill one more unusual deed. Let me take the opportunity to narrate it.

A creature crawled on the wall in front of me and took another creature to its filthy mouth. Creature 1 was a very ugly looking lizard and creature 2 a teeny weeny fly. “Yeowww”. I did not like the act one bit. Its not that I particularly missed the fly, though of course I wish its soul would rest in peace. But the whole thing was disgusting. I went into a yelling spree. The lizard disappeared with immediate effect under a painting. This took me by surprise. It seemed to be not taking the yelling too well. If lizards were conspiring attacks on human beings who talked too loud, what would they do? They would use the next possible chance to jump on top of the unsuspecting human. Yeowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!! This called for some major communication. A peace talk was in place. I did all the talking. The lizard responded by popping its head out first from the left, then the right and then the bottom of the painting. I am sure it heard everything though it didn’t exactly nod. My speech was beautiful. It said about the importance of lizards having to move out from human homes and building their own lizard houses with their own lizard bricks. The 2 of us were obviously from 2 different worlds.

The lizard has just taken a flight to a curtain. I hope it finds the exit through the windows and go on with the mission I advised. It might even tell its lizard friends and spread the custom worldwide.

Ahhh, it always feels nice to do some good to the world.


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  1. My speech was beautiful. It said about the importance of lizards having to move out from human homes and building their own lizard houses with their own lizard bricks…..
    lizard houses with lizard bricks!!!!
    Best of imaginations which anyone could not have even thought about; Wow Cris!!! 😛

    Comment by Sajith — May 18, 2008 @ 20:10 | Reply

  2. Comment on previous comment : Its not true.. I think i was the first one to have this kinda thought.. I often feel the need for a different world for creatures like lizard, cockroach, spider and like wise.. Butterflies and birds can share our space.. 🙂

    Comment by Srijith — May 18, 2008 @ 21:25 | Reply

  3. rogam entannu pidikitte .. maybe i could help

    Comment by sreehari — May 19, 2008 @ 17:06 | Reply

  4. Nice theme 🙂

    Comment by Gov — May 20, 2008 @ 12:09 | Reply

  5. […] touch the outside world today. But you see there was absolutely no trouble made by Lady T (in an old entry I have mentioned my marriage to Mr Trouble, which made me Mrs Trouble). I might as well divorce T […]

    Pingback by Cris’s World » Welcome July ‘08 — July 1, 2008 @ 23:00 | Reply

  6. When you Physically travels to nowhere.. Your imagination travels Milky Ways… 🙂 It was a humor filled post.

    The lizard that you saw that day was an inmate of the compound before the building was built, In fact the building, where your house belongs was built on what was once the Lizard’s and other lizards’ House : )

    Odd Thought Right!!! 🙂 That is why they call me The Odd Man in the crowd..

    Comment by Javed Miandad — February 17, 2012 @ 04:46 | Reply

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