Saturday, December 15, 2007

Psycho Owners!!

Well, before I start just an FYI...
The Project has finally been completed and though one lifetime was not enough as I thought(view shared by quite a few), We did IT. But this is not the topic of this piece of writing....But this blog is..in a way...inspired by it.
Working on this project has had its side effects on me. One of them has been gaining good experience when not so good things happen. Another has been learning the science of being patient and the art of being irritating. This is about an experince which I had couple of nights ago with owners of one of many friends house.

I had to work late in the night (nothing unusual!!), but then I decided to come home and work from there. So I reached my home around 11 oo PM. And if what was happening with the project was not enough to spoil my mood, I saw another potential Show Stopper. There was no light at my home, infact there was no light in the whole colony after the last road. And I knew what bad luck is. After seeing this and not believing my fate, i was left pondering over my next course of action. Not that I had too many... But what ever the options were there, they pointed to only one destination. I had to work. The question was either from here, from office(this would mean returning back by the same cab; I had kept the cab waiting) or somehere else. Where Where Where?? And then I thought of my college friends who lived some dozen houses before our flat. The house was on the other side of the road and due to a tree on the corner, it was difficult to jugde whether light was there or not. I called them up; light was there and so I let the cab go and proceeded towards my new office for next few hours.
I was standing at the gate. and then bhow bhow bhow!!!! That dog who is usually chained was unusually free this time. And he was spending all his energy by barking madly. One of my friend once said, " Dogs, Oh!!, they are amazing people!!" And I had replied, " Yes, thats true, and People are amazing dogs!!" Though i never got the joke of the first line, but I knew why dogs are amazing. That dog refused to cool down and let me in. Luckily(or unluckily), the owner of the house came out. Oh Sorry, not the owner, but the owner's daughter came out and I positioned myself in front of the gate at a safe distance from the dog(or the b***h!!).

She asked me," what do you want?".
I said, "I want to go upstairs", pointing my hand above where my friend was standing with a look of resignation that said "beta, tu to gaya ab!!".
She said sternly," We dont allow strangers here at this time. You cant go upstairs."
First I tried to explain her , that I may be a stranger for you but not for my friends, keeping my voice as calm as possible and not letting my irritation overcome me(Art of being irritating?). But IT was not working like everything else happening with me these days. And Then I blurted out - I have to go upstairs. Whether you allow me or not, I dont know. This is an emergency. I have to go. This is all I know at this time.
My voice was staright but on the target. It sent the message that I am not the one to budge, not tonight. Reluctantly, she said OK, but not before giving an ultimatun. She said, " You cannot stay whole night here. and you cannot sleep here". I tried to be act smart, replying that, I have to work late and do you have issues if I wake you up after 4, 5 or 6 hrs. But, she was smarter. They planned to watch movies late in night and so I can inform at anytime while leaving. I brushed aside this little statement and made my way upstairs, but not before she had that ferocious animal moved into a corner.
After that it was business as usual. Calls, chatting (some personal, some proffessional!!), and lots of work. My worked stretched to almost 4 AM. One little incident, when she sent her son to verify that what exactly was I doing when Iwas almost 1 hr old in the room that night, confirmed my thought, that she has hated me right from the start(and vice versa ofcourse).
Well, around 4 PM, I decided to have pity on my laptop and myself and thought of taking a short nap. My friend had suggested, that I better sleep here, but I need to slip out of the house before somebody wakes up in the morning. And by his look and expression I was not sure whether he meant the dog or the lady and who was more dangerous. Any way, I did sleep for a couple of hours. And then my friend woke me up, thinking that the time was right to for me to make a move. I collected my articles. My friend confirmed that there is no sign of the lady. I asked what about the dog. No sign of him either. I paved my way downstairs and was about to open the gate, WHEN......
"I told you not to stay overnight. This is very Bad. I wont allow you to come to my house next time...................................................................... DONT ENTER MY HOUSE NEXT TIME". I turned my face towards her. She was red faced. She was acting like she has been defeated by her bitterest enemy.
I said, " Thank you for the cooperation shown last night. I wont come next time".(Science of being patient).
I came out happy at my luck that I only met her and not her MOTHER.

4 comments:

  1. Hehe....Thats quite an experience. I had heard about these landlords before, but I never imagined that they would behave like this in my wildest imaginations. I agree "People are amazing dogs", it surely sounds funny, but sometimes it is true. Life is a great teacher, and I am sure you would have learnt another lesson that night. "Humans are unpredictable".

    If I would have been the editor of a newspaper, I would have published this story with their real names, and may be their photos as well. They are a masterpiece. Everyone should know about them. They migth manage to be the worst landlords in Koramangala atleast, if not the Earth's.

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  2. Kunnu bhai!!
    Girl was smarter than you !! :-)
    Really jst think of her enthusiam to keep an eye over you!!
    I do feel ..attitude is wrong ..not to allow frnds to come at home....bt may be they had a bad incident in past ..wotever..???//...coming to the point ..bandi kaisi thi??? :-)
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  3. abe....cruel intentions!!!
    her mother was 70 yr old....do I need to say now...abt her daughter's age!!!

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  4. ........saaale jehri...!!..ab kya bolu tujhe..???//...agar yeh shuru mein bta diya hota na..to main article hi nhi padta...:D

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