Thursday, June 5, 2008

Morning with me

Ahuh Ahuh (Yea Rihanna)
Ahuh Ahuh (Good girl gone bad)
Ahuh Ahuh (Take three... Action)
Ahuh Ahuh

She wakes up with a start! Looks around completely at odds with the world. Looks left, then right, then shakes her head. As cobwebs of dreams melt into dusts of a sprinkling dawn, realization sinks in. It is her ringtone! Her mobile has to be somewhere around. She pats the sides of her fluffed up pillow as the song continues to beat into the streaming golden rays pouring in effortlessly through the windowless curtains. She picks the pillow up and sure enough, there is her mobile phone, blinking black and blue as it threatens to die out on the glaring melody.
She quickly grabs it and hits the tiny green button. “Hello?” she croaks into the phone, as she plops her head back onto the pillow.
“You are still in bed?” Her mother gasps. When is she going to learn that no soul other than her mother is going to be calling her at six in the morning?
“Was ma… was…” she says throwing the covers away and shaking herself up. As her feet hit the cold floor, her mothers words slap her awake.
“I am coming to visit you the day after.” Her mom announces.
The day after is Saturday. Saturdays are meant for lazy parties and weekends without parental guidance.
“Why?” she blurts out before she can stop herself.
“What do you mean by why?” Her mother asks faking offence. Without quite waiting for her to answer her mom plunges into excruciating details about the whys and hows of this proposed trip. Most of which escapes her as she hears beeps announcing another call waiting to be answered. She holds the phone away from her ear and peers at the screen. Its her boyfriend! Whats he doing calling her at six fifteen in the morning?
“Ma I got to call you back..”
“Why?? Do you need to go to the loo or something?” Her mother will never treat her a year older than eight. Which she was almost two decades ago. Nevertheless her mother hangs up and she hurries to call her boyfriend up.
“Hey sweetheart, sorry that was ma on the other line…”
“Yeah! And I thought you were busy with your other guy!” He laughs. She detects a hint of insecurity behind this mask. But says nothing.
“So, what happened?”
“What do you mean ‘ what happened?’ cant I call you without something happening? Like for no reason at all?” He quips mildly irritated. She groans inwardly and wants to scream that it was six twenty in the morning and her senses were not up to handling the onslaught. But she just gives an embarrassed laugh.
Her boyfriend attempts to say something, when the phone beeps to announce another call on waiting. She sighs and takes another peep. It had to be her father. The dilemma of a lifetime - to take the call or to not take the call right now. She does not think the male species ever grasped how difficult it is for a woman to prioritize between her boyfriend and father.
Before she can make her decision, her father has hung up on her and her boyfriend is complaining, “You haven’t heard a word of what I said, have you?”
“Umm… yeah.. actually.. its just.. that.. I.. err.. need to go to the loo!!” Mom to the rescue! She does not quite know why she lied. Her boyfriend laughs and makes some wayward comment of how adorably girly it is of her to get embarrassed about such everyday stuff. But thankfully he hangs up.

A quick dial to her father.
“Who calls you at six thirty in the morning?” he bellows, though quite not intending to.
“You?” she replies hesitantly.
“Other than you. I know it was not your mother.” He clarifies.
Should she tell him the truth? This was all so very confusing. She is about to say something when she actually feels the need to go the loo. She smiles at not having to lie.
“Dad, can I call you back? I need to go to the loo..”
“Don’t you use that excuse with me. You have been giving me that line since you were eight…”

29 comments:

marvin the paranoid android said...

eight!!! hmm... i will be definitely interested in getting to know the queue of your boyfriends the age of eight onwards... seems you have borrowed a leaf out of crimson feet's book...
anyways jokes apart, lovely post... i could almost visualise it.. and it looked to be so very you!!!

Tyro said...

" She does not think the male species ever grasped how difficult it is for a woman to prioritize between her boyfriend and father ".

:) :) .

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ marvin

It could be me ;)

And heck if I sit down to listthe queue you mention, I might as well start a new blog...

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ tryo

well...

mayz said...

wow!!!u actually woke up to tk a call at 6 in d mrng...hats off to u for that

Crimson Feet said...

lol ... so sweet!... and charming!
cheekily insightful about boys in general and marvin in particular i guess ;)

lurved it!

Keshi said...

lol u hv phone harassments too?

6 in the morning is when I really begin to fall sleep..if anyone calls at that time, consider em dead!


Keshi.

me in love said...

cute cute.. :)

marvin the paranoid android said...

@ crimson feet
lolz!!! very verrry interesting...
and leaves sufficient scope for loads of imagination...

Khamakha said...

tht was sooo cute!!life wud be so dull widout these cute hassles n confusions!

n to get calls of ppl u love at these seemingly weird hours.....is blissn the purrfect surprise!!!!!makes my day:)

gunj said...

She does not think the male species ever grasped how difficult it is for a woman to prioritize between her boyfriend and father.

sooo effing true!!

crasiezt said...

Didn't get speechless this time..coz I'm laughing so hard!

This post is so real man..I mean such stuff happens in real life, but I've never found it comical!

Must say thanks for showing me the funny side of something I thought was so mundane:-)

K.C. said...

So well written. Taking such an ordinary situation and putting all the feeling in it that it really does have. Anyone that has really ever been in a situation like that understands the frustration of it. Hats off to ya! KC

rantravereflect said...

i loved teh way ya've intermingled the loo part- i mean it shows something else to me: that we treat different people at different levels, n we live life like a jigsaw!!

really well-mixed!!
n bf's thinking going to teh loo is cute, n we manupulating it!- kudos!

Mavron said...

u knw wat i wud luv it if i got calls at weird hours..it just makes them so much more special..n yes parents(read Dad) n boyfriend dilemma is so accurate..ur post made me smile.:)

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ MAYZ


If I do not then there probably would be a search party knocking my doors down :o

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ crimson feet

*imagines crimson feet say the following*

SWEET

*gasps - can hardly breathe*

Charming

*faints*

yeah but that bit is so true... Marvin does aid me in gaining some CHEEKY insights into the MAN world :p

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ Keshi

I think by now I have mastered the art of waking up enough to talk and then fall asleep right back!

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ me in love

Thankuuuuuu!

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ Khamkha

:) I do agree it is sweet in its own weird way

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ gunj

It is aint it?? SO much gyaan about girls not getting along with guys' moms and so on..

There is the male version of this side too ;)

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ crasiezt

anytime girl!! Sure hope I can make you smile more often

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ KC

thank you!

Beauty and the BEast said...

@rantravereflect

thanks for noticing the loo bit I was hyperventilating that it was going to slip by unnoticed!! :)

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ mavron

life is full of sweet nothings ;)

Macadamia The Nut said...

LOL!! Too cute!!
These Dads are sometimes too clever for their own good. Bah!

Beauty and the BEast said...

@ macadamia the nut

I couldnt agree more :p

Pollyannaish said...

lol !! realy cute !! The girl just sounded like u !! :)

Prakhar said...

Well this is my third comment on your posts...must say..neat work!

No one should call no one at 6!