Tuesday, May 22, 2007

(Ka)yakkity (Ka)yak

Friend to me - So what new hindi DVDs have you bought?
Me - Oh I bought 'Dor' DVD!
Viv - Oh what a coincidence! I bought 'Windows' CD!
Me - :/

So it was a surprise that a guy who usually says things like the one described above can also say things like the one described below.

So Viv and I are kayaking in the middle of Macritchie reservoir on a sunday afternoon when he gets a call from work. I'd been planning the kayaking thing for weeks, and did not want the weekend interrupted by work calls. So he takes the call, but tries to keep rowing with one hand, and soon realises that that's only gonna make the kayak capsize. We have a system, you see. We make a good team on the kayak. Division of labour. He steers and I row to keep the kayak going. He can concentrate on changing the direction without worrying about whether the kayak is actually moving, and I can keep the kayak moving without worrying about where the hell we're headed. And our system, just like the caller's server, had just crashed. So I am pissed as hell, feeling like a fisherman's wife, rowing and steering by myself while he's going, "Yes, yes, the server... something something... the log file... something something!" I felt like snatching the phone from him and saying "Delete everything!" to whoever was on the line, and then breaking into the signature fisherman song, "Ooooooooo maaaaaaajhiiiiiii reeeeeeeeeeee!" just to freak the caller out.

Finally, he ended the call, but we were in trouble. There was a trio splashing about in the water trying hard to get back on their capsized canoe. We just about avoided them. Then an old man freaked me out by shouting out as he came dangerously close to our kayak, "No license! No license!" Whoa. Yet another lady kept yelling out, "Collision! Collision! Collision!" even though her kayak was nowhere near ours. Then we got real adventurous and ventured into an area where we got into some real trouble with a dozen angry red dragonflies. After using up all of our energy trying to row away from the territorial mean machines as fast as possible, finally we relaxed. Got the system back.

So Viv is steering and I'm rowing, and suddenly the dude makes the most random statement ever.

"Hmmm... " he says, "This is like life, you know."

"Huh? What is like life?" I asked, wondering what bad joke was gonna follow.

"This. You provide the energy, and I provide the direction."

Whoa.



35 comments:

Bivas said...

lol
next time do dat o re maaajhi thing...will be fun when the explanations will follow the next day in office ;-)
and just so that ppl don't complain...i hereby officially claim the GOLD (for the first time on this blog)!

Sajith said...

well.. i would also say.. u are enjoying life.. kayaking ! man i would also love to do that.. anyways...
nice blog.. keep writing..

Thisisme said...

SILVER :D:D:D:D

Thisisme said...

ok ok...BRONZE :D:DD

Thisisme said...

hhehe...viv is sooooo correct at this :-)
and man...njoy kayaking..:)

Iday said...

okay - here comes the consistency king. NOTHING again :D

As for what viv said, that was a real "wow" thing to say :)

BTW - the geek in me cant hold this back. Why on earth is he getting a windows CD now? Isnt he getting anywhere closer to the Vista DVDs???

Sayesha said...

#Bivas,
Hahaha! I so will, you know! Maybe in Hemant Kumar's voice! :D

#Sajith,
Thanks! :)

#Thisisme,
Uffff... sona toh gaya re! :P

#Iday,
Hehehe! Sometimes he does say wow things! :P

//Why on earth is he getting a windows CD now? Isnt he getting anywhere closer to the Vista DVDs???

Sheesh! He didn't get no CD-VD. He just made that statement up so he could crack his joke! :/

Vijay said...

Intense, huh?!

Iday said...

//Sheesh! He didn't get no CD-VD. He just made that statement up so he could crack his joke! :/

Oh!!! Very funny :/

Sakshi said...

@Viv- Your fan applauds!!
@Saysesh- Aapki team ekdumich fit hai..

Neihal said...

hahaha
What a team!

jivan ka gahan satya, Viv ne itni aasani se bata diya. What else do you WANT!!!
;-P

Crazy Dhakkan said...

//I felt like snatching the phone from him and saying "Delete everything!" to whoever was on the line, and then breaking into the signature fisherman song, "Ooooooooo maaaaaaajhiiiiiii reeeeeeeeeeee!" just to freak the caller out.

LOL!! LOLLLLLLL!!

You should've done that! That would've been freaky, all right! hahahaha!

Viv ko apun ka raam raam! hehehehe! :P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

I felt like snatching the phone from him and saying "Delete everything!" to whoever was on the line, and then breaking into the signature fisherman song, "Ooooooooo maaaaaaajhiiiiiii reeeeeeeeeeee!"
ahahahaha should have!

and viv rocks!

its me said...

i hate acting all girly girly.. but that is suchh a cuteeeeeely romantic statement :)

Rebellion said...

Whoa! Profound indeed :D

//"I felt like snatching the phone from him and saying "Delete everything!" to whoever was on the line, and then breaking into the signature fisherman song, "Ooooooooo maaaaaaajhiiiiiii reeeeeeeeeeee!
Only if you would have done that, the post would have a totally different ending! hehehe :P

The Lonely Traveller said...
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The Lonely Traveller said...

Applause! Applause!


P.S> Sayesha ji, yeh aapke like nahi tha ;-)
Aapke unke liye tha!!
:D

Bivas said...

the kind of fan following that hypothetical situation is having...I think now u GOT to try it out ;-)
And agar hemant kumar ki jagah SD Burman ho or even better KL Saigal ki awaaz ho to mazaa aa jaye :P

Tejal said...

:D
[by now, u must b knowin WHY i'm grinnin ear to ear haaaan!!]

but u shud hav done da ooo majeere song.. n captured viv's expression for us!

Janefield said...

Viv is too cool a dude :-)

t said...

Wow that was such a deep, meaningful statement. Very profound...

*still thinking about how deep the comment is*

Sayesha said...

#Vijay,
Yeah, very! :)

#Iday,
:D

#Sakshi,
Thanks! :D

#Neihal,
Baap re! Kya phodu hindi bol reli hai aaj! :D

#Crazy Dhakkan,
Hahaha! Will do it the next time, I really will! :D

#Ipanema Gal,
Hahahaha! :D

#Its me,
Thanks! :P

#Rebellion,
Man I really should try that then! :P

#The Lonely Traveller,
Mere hi bar mein mere saath aisi gustakhi? Bouncers, throw this TLT out! :D

#Bivas,
Hahaha! SD Burman would be brilliant! I reserve KL Saigal for when India loses cricket matches (Jaba dila hi toota gaiyaaaaaaa, hama jeeeekara kya karenge...) Hahahaha! :D

#Tejal,
Yeah yeah I know that grin! :P

#Janefield,
Ok staap it, staap it! His ego must be bloating like a bhatura already! :P

#T,
Hehehehe! :P

Karen said...

Very sweet comment! I bet you were feeling all warm and fuzzy inside when u heard it! :)

qsg said...

Very well said, indeed! :)

Clueless said...

Oh! No wonder you were so eager to listen to the Maajhi Re song yesterday! :D

I've been hearing many words of wisdom out of that mouth recently. It's frightening how deep the fellow is, it feels so uncharacteristic! :P

Iday said...

//:D
:O :O :O
:P

The_Girl_From_Ipanema said...

bhatura!
i want!

Janefield said...

tgfi is such a bhukkad :D

Jay said...

:D

Sayesha said...

#Karen,
Hehe... well, I was actually very amused at first cos it's so unlike him! :)

#QSG,
:)

#Clueless,
Hehehe... yeah I got both the Majhi songs! :D

#Iday,
:P

#Ipanema Gal,
Hahahaha! Meee tooo! :P

#Janefield,
You bet! :)

#Jay,
:D

Amit Panhale said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA...those opening lines...pathetically howlarious...

I am still recovering from the shock the PJness of that joke has given me...

arpana said...

utterly butterly romantic :D

Sayesha said...

#Amit,
Haha! Pity me, I live with the guy!:D

#Arpana,
:P

dharmu said...

there goes your man..... bhai!!!

Sayesha said...

#Dharmu,
Hahahaha! :D