I enjoy reminiscing. I like to rewind, think and relive those moments that have made me giggle, laugh or smile. Who doesn’t? It’s a healthy exercise as long as you don’t think about stuff that can depress you or bring you down.
So here they are. Some funny nothings which still brings a smile to my face –
This small lil four year old boy is watching his grandmother cleaning up fish.
Lil Boy – What are you doing?
GrandM – Taking all the appi (Muck, Shit, Crap) out from the fish.
Lil Boy – ohhh!
Lil boy scans the fish with narrowed eyes for a minute or two and then asks with all innocence–
“But ammamma (grandmother)!!! Where is the the fish’s chandhi (buttocks)????”
Kutty Malu & Bopu
Pri’s (my recently married cousin) husband has the most adorable nephew. He calls Pri ‘Kutty Malu’ and Pri’s husband as ‘Bopu’; nicknames which have no meaning at all. Sounds more like characters out of a Mallu comic book which makes me remark to Pri that they should come out with a book called ‘Kutty Malu and Bopu’ in the lines of ‘Boban and Molly’ (Two famous Mallu comic book characters).
Pri – So today I will be going to my ancestral place ok? I will be coming back again on Saturday!
This made the lil guy burst out in tears coz Pri happens to be his playmate. He immediately runs to his mom ….
“Amma!!! Please buy for me one Kutty Malu, noooo ?!”
Amma (highly amused): But from where???
Nephew : From the same place Bopu got this Kutty Malu from!!!!!
“….And so these foreign trainers ask J what his interests are.
J : I like swimming, sir.
Foreigner : Wow! Swimming! That’s just fabulous! Where do you swim? Swimming pools?
J : Hahaha! No sir! We have a small river nearby. Over there I like swimming very much!!!!
Foreigner : Oh my God! India is such a beautiful place. You get to swim in rivers and ponds and what not! Wow!!! Hmmm! So why don’t you swim in those big beaches that are so famous over here?
J : *Silence*
Foreigner : *Looks eagerly for J’s answer*
J (with all earnestness and looking at trainers all wide eyed) : Why? Coz … coz… I don’t want to die so fast, sirrrrr!!!!”
Dads Say The Darnest Things
Bro-in-law, my sis and his family goes to this far away temple which they have never visited before. Bro in law sees that many people are staring at him coz apparently (according to him anyway) they were all dressed like crap whereas there he was looking like a prince in his new kasavu mundu. He walks with ever more ishtyle with his father in tow.
Bro in law’s father as soon as he reaches the priest – We have come here for a very special reason.
Priest – Yes, tell me.
Father – My son, here, (pointing to my bro in law) drinks too much! What do we do ????
Now, before you get the wrong picture let me tell you that my bro in law is hardly a drunkard. FAR from it actually. Just like anyone else, he enjoys some pegs now and then. But his conservative parents found this hard to take and have brought him here for this very reason without his knowledge. My sis knew this though and was standing far off with a very wide grin on her face.
Bro in law looks left and right to see that the very people who were admiring his kasavu mund, his numerous gold rings and bracelets were now tch tch-ing at him. In the words of my sister –
“He turned back and fled!”