Friday, September 21, 2007

Sincere Request

Request to a co-passenger (a girl in her 20s) in a bus..

You have been blessed with lovely straight hair which I have always longed for. I agree you look fab when you let down your hair but not in a crowded bus.. as the bus picked up speed, your hair started flying not just eastwards and westwards but northwards and southwards too. For a second I thought I am in a film shoot. Your hair went into my nostrils and poked me..I'm okay with sneezing but why should your lovely hair get dirty??(Cause its the hair I never had) Not just that, your hair was poking others too..

Finally you get a seat to sit and I am most relieved. But your lovely bandhani dupatta attracts me to you because it is simply lying on the dirty bus floor and you are so engrossed in conversation with your friend in the next seat that you did not notice this. I am pained to see that lovely dupatta getting stamped by shoes but you are still busy conversing. And last of all, you get down in the very next stop after getting a seat. When you know you are getting down at the next stop, you could have surely had the strength to stand till your destination comes and offer the seat to the old lady standing in the bus..As a youngster, you must definitely be having more strength than that old lady dear.

Sincerely Yours,
Timepass

13 comments:

ddmom said...

ROFL! Hilarious! Your best yet :)

~nm said...

All the while I had this rosy, pretty picture of the girl you were describing but the end shattered the image completely. I wonder why we get so nonchalant about certain things and towards people in life.

Anonymous said...

If the girl reads the post...a typical chennai answer would be ( for hair disturbing you)..."if you dont want disturbance from others why dont you go in a car???"

Duppata fall.. she may say "Are you going to wash it for me ,..why are you bothered??"

unless chennai culture (???) has got into her bllod this can def. happen :-)

SORRY Chennai

Sahithi's Mom... said...

brought back memories from hyderabad city buses......:):):)

Pixie said...

My first visit! Lovely posts - reading up your Archives too...

WhatsInAName said...

A very thoughtful post.
You are certainly not timepass, dear :) You are ... you are.. you are... time-spent-well :)

Trishna said...

hahhaa this is so cool!
I am still Laughing!!

Timepass said...

Thks all. Even small incidents such as this make a difference to me and end up on this blog...

special thks to whatsinaname
for bestowing a new title on me "time-spent-well"

Collection Of Stars said...

:) That was funny. You could also include this - people who don such strong perfume that you can smell then a mile away and yuck, if you are too near and the sensitive kind (like me), you are bound to get a headache for sure!

Mystic Margarita said...

Great post! Wonderful satire on life! *Applause*

Timepass said...

thks once again

Lavs said...

How many times has this happened with me??? I have never hesitated to tell such girls get their hair away from my face.."Thank you very much..i have my own hair on my head..i do not need others' hair on my face". I do not care abt dupattas being stamped on...but if i see a lady's dupatta or paloo hanging dangerously near bike wheels, i stop to inform them.

sharanya said...

now i see why punch is so naughty