Story of a lost journalist

December 31, 2010

Cris Crack Series – 6

Filed under: Cris Cracks,humor — Cris @ 03:07

Been a while since I cris-cracked. This time I am going to have a laugh at the expense of a dear friend I call Anthrappan. It is a she by the way. Two of her cracks in the recent days:

Occasion 1: (I will be C, Anthrappan will be A)
C: Hi Anthrappan it’s me.
A: Hi
C: Eda, I am doing a story (news article) and I want Bobby’s quote. Do you have his number?
A: Bobby’s coat?
C: Yea, I need a lawyer’s quote for my story.
A: You want to use his lawyer’s coat?
C: Yea, his quote.
A: You want him to bring his coat all the way from Delhi to Trivandrum???
C: Err I will call him, over phone.
A: Ohhhh…. Quote!

Occasion 2:
Anthrappan and I did an interview of Malayalam filmmaker Ranjith recently. After this, she stored his phone number in her phone, and accidentally replaced another Ranjith in her phone book. The other one was her colleague. On one occasion, she wanted to contact this colleague to get 10 calendars in the office. And of course, dear Anthrappan dialed the number of you-know-who. (She was also advised to speak sweetly to her colleague so he will agree to pass the calendars)

A (sweetly): Hi Ranjith
R: Hi
A: Are you busy?
R: No tell me
A (wondering about the voice-change): I was wondering if you could give me ten calendars?
R: What???
A: At least five? For our section.
R: You want me to send you calendars?
A: Yea. You don’t have to bring it yourself. Send it through the peon?
R: Me???
A: Not you. The peon.
R: !!!
A: At least 2?

Okay, I may have exaggerated a bit here and there. But you get the picture. That’s our Anthrappan. And what’s worse, she has been telling people that she did what is usually done by her friend Cris!



  1. ROFL 🙂
    Enjoyed.. shall search for the cris-crack series here now!!

    Comment by Soorya — December 31, 2010 @ 08:30 | Reply

    • @Soorya: Do so :-). By the way has anyone told you it is easy to misspell your name as ‘Sorry’a

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:50 | Reply

      • 😛
        Nice observation!

        Comment by Soorya — February 9, 2011 @ 09:30

  2. she has been telling people that she did what is usually done by her friend Cris!

    lol , good way to end a blog post 😛

    Comment by pavi — December 31, 2010 @ 12:40 | Reply

    • @pavi: hmmm I will take that as a compliment!

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:51 | Reply

  3. LOL!!

    Comment by Arun — December 31, 2010 @ 15:45 | Reply

  4. Good that wrote something after a long silence , Nice and funny.. Thanks for that New year smile you brought on my face with this post… Wish you a Happy New Year..

    Comment by Javed Miandad — January 1, 2011 @ 02:01 | Reply

    • @Javed: Thanks, wish you the same.

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:51 | Reply

  5. anyway Anthrappan is a genius, inganoru friend ne kittiyath
    cris nte bhaagyam!!

    Comment by anila balakrishnapillai — January 1, 2011 @ 17:50 | Reply

    • @anila: ipo ellarkum mansilayi who is Anthrappan :p

      Comment by Cris — January 2, 2011 @ 03:52 | Reply

  6. Anthrappan and Crisappan is mathematics! 😀 Good one sis!

    Comment by Srijith.V — January 4, 2011 @ 22:41 | Reply

    • @Srijith: so is bro-appan! Alla pinne!

      Comment by Cris — January 5, 2011 @ 23:02 | Reply

  7. Since the month is January, Anthrappan suspected, Cris may want to participate in some republic day celebration, so she need that lawyer coat. so it is not anthrappan’s mistake.

    Comment by anila balakrishnapillai — January 5, 2011 @ 20:19 | Reply

    • @Anthrappan, I mean Anila – Anthrappante buthi phayamgaram!

      Comment by Cris — January 5, 2011 @ 23:01 | Reply

  8. Happened to a former boss of mine, the Reader’s Digest editor. He came out of his cabin looking a little zonked and said that he had called up a friend and by mistake pressed another name in the phone’s contact list. The person at the other end turned out to be Mammooty! (He had met the man just once at a function or something.) It was quite amusing to hear, telling a superstar that he had got through by mistake. But I’ll concede–the Ranjith episode is far more funny 🙂

    Comment by Madhavan — January 5, 2011 @ 23:21 | Reply

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