Story of a lost journalist

June 29, 2008

Latest threat in the city! Look-alikes!

Filed under: Just talking — Cris @ 22:46
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Hullo hullo hullo!
It is time to welcome old Ms CC into my blog again. Before I go on to narrate what misadventures she was happily embarking on today, let me take you to a day of 1997.

Over 10 years ago.
CC and her friend DU are happy 9th graders getting onto a city bus. CC was still new with city buses. CC and DU take seats in the last row. Suddenly CC nudges DU. “Oh DU it is my cousin S-Chettan (Chettan means brother) sitting there!”

DU looks at the direction CC points to. S-Chettan senses his onlookers and spots them in the back seat. Only one side of him is visible from where CC sat. CC, all happy and excited at seeing a bloodline in the same public transportation system beamed with sisterly affection. She passed her beaming activities onto her friend DU and the 2 of them sat there smiling and waving at big bro every 120 seconds. Big bro returned the smile and waves every 121 seconds.

“Should I go there and talk DU should I?”
Wise and experienced bus traveler DU rejected the go-talk proposal in a moving bus. So the 2 smiling cheery teenagers had to be happy being smiling cheery back-seaters.
It was time for smiling cheery teenagers to get down from those friendly 4-wheelers. CC sent a final goodbye wave to big bro which was ritually followed by DU and then big bro.

Ah what a great day. CC was happy. And then CC reached home and announced her bus-bro-meet. Momma CC, MCC for short, was shocked. “Dear your S-Chettah is in another district! You should know that!”
“He musta taken a break or something”, CC said happily.
But S-Chettan was immediately contacted and he gave negative evidence. “No I was here at my work place”
Oh no! CC had to go through bad times for not only misidentifying her senior sibling, but also establishing a smile-n-wave relationship with a complete stranger.

“He could have followed you girls with a gang and kidnapped you!” – from senior authorities in the family

“You big idiot! You got me in trouble too! Do you realize I was having a 32-teeth display to an absolute stranger for over 20 minutes?!” – from DU

Cursed, fired and diminished to ashes, CC survived for 10 long years before running into her next misidentification parade. Apparently, this seemed like one of those 10-year things. You know something goes wrong exactly in the same way it did 10 years back. Some people call it curse. CC calls it treachery. “The whole world is armed against me!”

The day is today. A beautiful sunny Sunday.
CC has another cousin with her. SK. This time, it was a real cousin. Today’s faker criminal took the form of a friend CC knew. Crime number 1 was faker traveling in a bike like CC’s friend possibly did. Crime number 2 was faker looking like CC’s friend. Poor dear friendly, peace-loving CC, stops right in the middle of the road to express friendliness to the biker friend. She waves and smiles and what does the biker do?! He stares hard, do not smile and zoom, he goes! Ha!
And CC almost had it in for her! If SK had not pulled her with a you-want-to-get-us-killed look to the other side of the road, CC would be having a few limbs less now.

And the post-misidentification ceremonies repeat. CC is now reduced to ashes again. CC consoles herself “At least I get to have another 10 years before this happens again. I better keep photos of everyone I know with me”

And ladies and gentlemen, CC being a busy lady, its time to let her out of this blog now. So long CC! See you later!


  1. From previous posts , i guessed you was doing it on a daily basis! 😀 Nice to hear that you took 10 years to repeat it..:) Proud of you sissiiee!!

    Comment by Srijith — June 30, 2008 @ 02:05 | Reply

  2. 1 confusion per 10 years; That is quite small a number — As i do keep mistaking distant relations often – Sometimes forgetting the actual ones too – And well, Aren’t they very pleased with me! 😀
    Actually the rate of such confusions have gone down after moving out of kerala – since here – don’t have to worry whether that distant face comes in a distant relation or not! 🙂

    Comment by sajith — June 30, 2008 @ 21:32 | Reply

  3. @Srijith, thank you bro! You have a very great impression about your sis I see! Grr!

    @sajith, Glad to know I am not alone in the world of MB’s (Misidentifying Bozos) 😀

    Comment by Cris — July 1, 2008 @ 01:56 | Reply

  4. I am Lucky here, I have No relatives, a Hand Full of Friends and a Heart Full of Loved ones, Hardly any chance for a misidentification..Will I have to wait 7 More years to wait to Meet CC again… 🙂

    Comment by Javed Miandad — December 9, 2011 @ 01:19 | Reply

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