Friday, December 07, 2007

A quick tale 201

Mark

And so, I find myself closeted inside the toilet of a running train. With a rare moment to speculate. All around me, graffiti has been scratched out on the walls. There is quite a lot of female anatomy with the parts helpfully marked out. There are some male organs scratched out as well. I was also informed that S loves BC, that K is a whore and that GH is a homo. Someone calling himself J had advertised for ‘performance enhancing medicines’ adding his mobile number for anyone interested in his offer. I finish my business, wash my hands and somehow feel compelled to add my own thoughts to this myriad of beliefs, opinions and statements. I find a ball point pen in my handbag and stand there wondering what to say. I cannot recall any witty limericks or riddles. I have few secrets that I’d like to share with my fellow passengers who may use this toilet. As for drawing the female anatomy, my own reference doesn’t serve me very well. Finally, I settle for a single word. I mark out 'STRIFE' in an empty corner. I lean back to admire my work. Oddly satisfied and feeling decidedly better, I dust my hands and deposit the pen back in my bag. As I settle down next to the husband, he looks up at me as if to wonder what took me so long. I sigh gently and look outside at the passing landscape.

14 comments:

Feminazi said...

That is an awfully nosy husband!!!

good one ammani!

ahiri said...

When little boys have learned a new bad word they
are never happy till they have chalked it up on a door.
And this also is Literature.


--- your post reminded me of this from THE PHANTOM 'RICKSHAW :)

sinusoidally said...

I always wanted to do something like that! Maybe next time :-)

Jam said...

He he he,

I might have just written "If you can read this, you are peeing on your leg, you fool!!" right at the top of the door.

Cheers.........Jam

Vinod Khare said...

Strife? I didn't get it. :|

Blue Bike said...

I remember my hostel urinal ... there were two adjacent booths...
On one there was written "Baju mein mat dekhna"
on the next one ...
"Aakhir dekh hi liya na m@#%c&0$"

Everyone used to have a smile on their faces while coming out.

Feminazi said...

well ... i remembered this one..
Went for this movie 'Gupt' and during the intermission visited nature only to find this scrawled ...
"Kajol is the murderer"

Saadist Saala!!!

thelifemaster said...

I think you could have avoided this post. Dirtying the public places is not good. But leading that you posted your achievement here. This will wrongly guide the people who are reading your blog, By making them to do the same.Since it is personal to dirtying or not, don make it public.

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

lovely!
:)

ALWAYS wanted to write something about the grafiti in the toilets of our Indian trains!

and you did a greatjob! :) LOVE your quick-tales! I've read the first 10-odd! not been here for a loong time!I promise a marathon-sitting soon! :D

Sandhya Ramachandran said...

i meant 100-odd! :D

Nimmy said...

enjoyed reading this....made me chuckle loudly... :)

In Want of Being Me said...

Very nice moment that most people have probably lived.

But what does 'STRIFE' expand to ? If it does...

..and if it doesn't, I didn't understand :(

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rambhai said...

haha jam i lik your sense of humour. neways that is indeed the most amusing part of being in a urinal. you get to see young budding "writters". its funny how people get creative in urinals