Story of a lost journalist

April 13, 2012

A visit to a house

Filed under: Cris Cracks,Daily Rot — Cris @ 16:20

So Miss CC goes to a famous person’s house to do a feature about it – the house, not the person. Mister FP is in no mood to chat. Neither is he inclined to encourage CC’s happy questions.

CC: So you like it dark in here hah?

(CC, for some reason thinks this is absolutely funny and decides to guffaw)

FP: Is it dark, you think? Isn’t this how it should be – pleasant and cool with sunlight pouring in?

CC: Err sure (trying to find out where this unfound pleasantness was)… And these paintings on the walls

FP: What about it?

CC: Is it by anyone in the family?

FP looks amused: The one you are pointing to is by Van Gogh.

Ok, so Gogh is not in the family. CC keeps quiet for a long while, hoping that silence might be confused for a bit of late intelligence. But she needs stuff to write that feature, she can’t write about a dark Van Gogh painting in 300 words.

CC (pointing at a shelf): Wow so this is where you keep all your awards

FP grunts: Those are not awards, those are mementos. I don’t exhibit my awards.

CC gives up. She will have to rely on her imagination to carve out stories about this house and its uncooperative owner. But in FP’s face, there is no trace of annoyance. He is happy to have been entertained by a visitor who had no idea how to tell wood apart from glass, let alone Gogh from Namboothiri – but that’s another story which we shall not be talking about.



  1. ” Ok, so Gogh is not in the family. CC
    keeps quiet for a long while” ROFL….. Tht was too good…. Somehow , I cud picture u saying that Athmagatham… 🙂

    Comment by Blungi — April 13, 2012 @ 20:31 | Reply

    • Hehe believe me Blungi, it was a typical Cris-blush moment. But later I too LOLed thinking about it 🙂

      Comment by Cris — April 22, 2012 @ 16:49 | Reply

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