Story of a lost journalist

January 7, 2009

Cris Crack Series – 3

Filed under: Cris Cracks,humor — Cris @ 09:39
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There are too many of this happening people would think I am making this up. I hope!



This is from yesterday. A teacher in class was talking about the time Emergency was declared in the country. Which, err, due to certain valuable preoccupations I had to miss. So he looks up and asks “But of course none of you were born during the Emergency”



There was a sudden ‘no’ in the class from everyone. And thats when it struck me. I had to respond. So I promptly asked my neighbor “Wasnt the Emergency in 1984?”


She frantically nodded. And then I frantically nodded ending up the only person in class who was there during the Emergency. Our teacher was shocked. “Really you were there?”



I thought, sigh this is happening cause I took the software route instead of coming here straight. Yes I nodded again, like this was an unbeatable feat. So he proceeded “Oh well.”



Coming home, it struck me again. 1984 was when Indira Gandhi expired, the Emergency happened in 1975!! That means I told my teacher I was a 33 year old woman sitting with a bunch of 20 year olds!!! Sheesh sheesh sheesh! It was bad enough I was older than the other kids by 2 or 3 years but this… I am sure I’d be one of the few women on earth who volunteered to give an older age, so enthusiastically!



  1. hehe..I have made the same guffaw..although I didnot do any public declaration..;-D

    Comment by mathew — January 7, 2009 @ 15:07 | Reply

  2. haha…I too have made such gaffe’s over the years. Many are not mentionable here but one does stand out. I had been on a trip to mysore and it rained heavily when we were in Brindavan gardens. Made the trip back to Bangalore in those wet clothes. The bus stopped en route for a break. I got down and blindly rushed to toilet. Completed the formalities and came out to see a bunch of ladies staring at me dumbfound. I had rushed into the ladies section in haste.

    Comment by Ganesh Balaraman — January 7, 2009 @ 16:27 | Reply

  3. ha ha!
    a comment from the wrong side of the desk – sometimes when u shoot questions at the teacher, the question wont register-and the confidence of the student gives the answer makes the teacher refrain herself from taking the trouble to pause and think if the answer is right.
    anyway, u were the loser – by a dozen yars:D

    Comment by kochuthresiamma p j — January 7, 2009 @ 16:36 | Reply

  4. hahahaha…good innocent of you 🙂

    Comment by Prakhar — January 7, 2009 @ 16:56 | Reply

  5. Ha, ha,ha… These is pure comedy, my friend. These series sure are cracking. Maybe, u should start a whole new blog just for the Cris cracks series. Whaddya think? Blunders are a part of my life. But the age declaration blunder hasn’t happened to me……yet! I hope it never does!! Anyway, funny one Chrissy!!

    Comment by M.Rose — January 7, 2009 @ 23:55 | Reply

  6. Cris is absent-minded.

    Comment by Vishnu Kuttan — January 8, 2009 @ 10:02 | Reply

  7. @mathew, unwise of you :p When its out in the open, it becomes a public property you see, not anymore just your story!

    @Ganesh, LOL! That too a wet man!

    @KT, yes! His face was so shocked I was thinking I must be the oldest woman on earth to be in a classroom!

    @Prakhar, hmmm! Not sure if thats a compliment? But thanks for dropping by 🙂

    @M.Rose, I will surely have enough content to fit into a new blog! And I could invite contributers – interested dear?

    @VK, I know son I know. This is level 700!

    Comment by Cris — January 8, 2009 @ 15:41 | Reply

  8. actually it was an innocent mistake on your part…and then innocently you have put it all here.. child like innocent…i guess compliment hai 😀

    Comment by Prakhar — January 8, 2009 @ 17:05 | Reply

  9. Hmm! Wouldn’t wanna spoil it. Urs alone are a class apart. Mine are ‘eerupadakkam’ compared to your ‘gundu'(I meant this in a gud way, dear). But I’ll definitely be there to comment. No doubt bout that! He, he,he!

    Comment by M.Rose — January 8, 2009 @ 23:53 | Reply

  10. :))) happens, happens! 😀

    Comment by usha — January 9, 2009 @ 14:46 | Reply

  11. lol..I can visualize this 🙂

    Comment by Nimmy — January 10, 2009 @ 10:46 | Reply

  12. @Prakhar, lol thanks 🙂

    @M.Rose, hehe I know dear. But you should try too really.

    @usha, doesnt it? I mean isnt it so happens-to-everybody-ish!

    @Nimmy, sigh dear! Not such a good visual now I come to think of it! 😀

    Comment by Cris — January 10, 2009 @ 21:36 | Reply

  13. Lols sis!! 🙂

    Think of the positive side. Didn’t you get a LOT of comments about how you don’t really show your age? 😛 People might’ve looked at you quite admiringly! 😀 Hehe!

    But again, I’m ten times worse, sis. You’ll get to know soon in ‘Daily Blunder’! 😐

    Comment by Hari — January 12, 2009 @ 10:49 | Reply

  14. You can stop with 3 stories 🙂 I am pretty sure there are much more if you just look back. 😉

    Comment by Aneesh — January 16, 2009 @ 02:21 | Reply

  15. lol..that was funny..first time here..

    Comment by MC — January 26, 2009 @ 15:18 | Reply

  16. @Hari, am too late to reply but I say you dont stand a chance bro! :p

    @Aneesh, can or cant? I have got more, you are right! 😀

    @MC, thanks for dropping by 🙂

    Comment by Cris — February 3, 2009 @ 22:55 | Reply

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