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Monday, February 05, 2007

A quick tale 163

Hello, hello

You are in the shower after a long day at work. The phone rings. Let it ring, you think. Let that damn thing ring. Five trings and the phone stops. You start to wonder who it might have been. You look at the clock. It’s half past nine in the evening. Who would have wanted to speak to you at this late? Could it have been the boss? No, he’d have used the mobile. Your best friend perhaps? No, she’s out of town. Was it your mother? Possibly, yes. May be she wanted to speak to you urgently. Why? What could have happened? Is she ill? Did she fall down the stairs? Did she break an arm? Did she feel a shooting pain down the left side of her body and reach for the phone to call her daughter who was too busy relaxing to answer her desperate call for help? Thoughts are racing through your head when the phone goes off again. You dart out of the bathroom and lunge for the receiver. It’s a telemarketer. Would you like a new credit card?, he asks. At least mum’s alright, you think. Sure, you answer, but let me get myself a towel first.

9 comments:

ahiri said...

Eureka !! eureka !!

Anonymous said...

Cool one
- Meena

mumbaigirl said...

EXACTLY what happened to me! Astonishing!

Suchi said...

Innovative blog out there:)

Gabdu's Mommy said...

First time here - Ammani you capture emotions just too well !! I cannout count the number of times this has happened .. Same goes for your post on grandmoms taking care of kiddos !

geetha said...

everytime the fone rings... especially when i am having bath .. these same thoughts occur to me too :) god.. mind has the capacity to think millions of things in jus a sec...

Ayshu said...

totally captured all the thoughts running in one's mind when phone rings and ur in the shower!!

Shyam said...

and that last remark sets the telemarketer (if male) off on a trip with his imagination... :D

Vi said...

The telemarketer had better been extra nice.