9 Aug 2015

Flipped



I can't get the image out of my head. Yes, I really just can't. Even after years out of school, it is still hovering in my head! It was our first day at school after mid term.

With our dirty rolled up sleeves and rugged school bags, my friend and I were unlocking our bicycles from the school parking. Sweating after a whole day's game of cricket we were planning for some refreshments on the way home.

I spotted a pink Ladybird bicycle few rows in front of us and thought 'Looks like a brand new one, must be some new girl in school'. My friend was already shaking my shoulders. When I raised my sight he was pointing at a girl standing right next to that bicycle.

We could only see her backside. Her long plaited hair, her fair glowing hands, her cool backpack, the brand new lunch box, her titan watch and her pearl earrings... As we were admiring whatever our eyes laid on, off she took her bicycle and rode out of the school.

We both hurried. Whatever we saw from behind, flattered us. We were very eager to see her front profile, her pretty face to be precise. We unlocked our rides and came out, looked at both the sides swiftly. I yelled 'Dai! There she is..' We pedaled as quick as we can, even without seating ourselves. We reached right behind her few feet away and slowed down.


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Realized how sweaty and messed we looked, we wiped ourselves with our sleeves. We knew this would make our mothers very unhappy but do you think we would bother about it at that moment? Nah..! (Surf Excel ads were not on air those days :P) The final touch was combing our hair with the fingers as we raced past her in style.

Just when we both looked back at the same time in ultra slow motion to see her face.. *Kling Klong.. Screech.. Dash.. Duh.. @#*%&+ç BANG*- with all sorts of clinking noises we both were on the road over our bicycles. We boys looked at each other and snickered, as she pedaled past us throwing an odd look. What we saw was never spoken.

The next morning, I entered the class and my friend was already sitting at our desk.'Dai! I can't get her image out of my head da...’ I whispered and he chuckled ‘Neither could I...’. As we were getting ready for the class, we got shocked to see the same ‘Ladybird’ girl entering into our class and took her seat right in front of us. My friend and I looked at each other, ‘Oh Noo..’ and we ducked.

Moral of the storyDon’t expect any moral from this story. Basically, don’t look back (especially at a girl) while you are riding a bicycle. He He!

P.S: What we did was stupid enough to laugh even after 15 years. Me and my friend are still waiting to see that girl without her ‘soda buddi’ (extra thick goggles) and ‘clip’ (shiny silver braces) on her raised teeth. :P

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Thank you Mr. Crumbles for sharing this funny episode from your life. Indeed, a hard earned lesson. Now I get to know what boys shouldn't do. Looking forward to hear more such stories from you ;) :P

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda.

32 comments:

  1. hahaha ! good one and hopefully the boys learnt a lesson for their life-time. But then boys will be boys.. hehehe~

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    1. yeah boys are always boys. thanks for sharing, Ajay :)

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  2. Boys will be boys :)
    Some girls hide themselves behind glasses & braces. Serves the boys right!

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    1. .. and we girls will be girls :)

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  3. thanks for sharing this post very good

    Regards
    vanya

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    1. Thank you Vanya. Welcome to my space :)

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  4. Good read. Boys are Boys and simply graduates into Man are Man :)

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    1. That was definitely a graduating moment for the boys :P keep visiting. :)

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  5. Hahahahaha. Boys will be boys ;)

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    1. he he! they are indeed. thanks for dropping by. :)

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  6. hahaa , this was a fun read! :p

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    1. glad you enjoyed the read, Nikhil :)

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  7. If I had looked at her, maybe she would have stopped...who knows? Lol!

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    1. You never know what a girl thinks.. He he!

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  8. Yeh Flipping images do make a sense with logical creativity

    Sarkari Naukri in delhi

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  9. Ha, ha! I enjoyed this post––very funny. A good lesson learned. ;)

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    1. A good way to learn, happy you enjoyed :)

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  10. Haha. Social Media has spoiled us with so many moral stories we look for them everywhere. As someone said here, semma bulb moment only :-D

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    1. A bulb moment is greater than many moral stories. :P
      Glad you had fun reading, Ashwini :)

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  11. Hehehe...great...and I agree with the 'bulb moment' comment... :-D :-D

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    1. Hehe. poor boys :P Thanks for the read, Maniparna :)

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    1. Thank you Hazel for the read :)

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