Friday, 21 June 2013

Would You Like To Have Some Tea?


Initially first few years, after passing out of college I didn’t have much opportunity to meet my good friend Nair. Well, we were roommates during the entire 4 years of our engineering days. He was working in Doha those days and all of a sudden he called us and said that he would come to Bangalore for a week. We used to have a decent hostel gang in Bangalore that time and the gang was scattered all around the city. Everyone was pretty much delighted to know that Nair would be soon in town. When we asked Nair about the reason for his visit, he said that he would come specially to visit us. Everyone instantly believed him, although it was a different matter that in last couple of years he never bothered to call any of us. Initially we doubted that he might be coming to attend some interview, but later we realized that he actually came to see Shruti, well the typical arranged marriage story. 

During that time my wife was in Pune for a year, as she was doing her PG diploma out there. After my wife left for Pune I stayed alone for  few months, but later two of my hostel mates Ram and Mriganka used to stay with me. Nair landed early morning and during that time Bangalore airport was within the city. Immediately after landing he called us and we guided him how to reach our place. At 6 AM the door bell rang and everyone was delighted to see Nair after a long time. We chatted for a while and then I asked Nair "would you like to have some tea?"

Nair replied "that would be really great"

I asked "you would like to have milk tea or red lemon tea?"

Nair replied "milk tea would be fine"

So I went inside the kitchen to prepare tea, but as I looked for milk inside the refrigerator, I couldn’t find any milk out there. I said to Nair "sorry dude, milk isn't there, so you could have lemon tea only" Nair was OK with that and I switched on the gas to boil some water. I looked for lemon inside the freeze but couldn’t find even a single piece of it. I said to Nair "abbe, lemon nahi mil raha hai"

Nair said "It’s OK, without lemon also it would be fine"

Gradually water started to boil and I thought to keep sugar and tea leaves ready, right in front of my eyes. But, what the hell? I couldn’t find any sugar inside the kitchen. With little shyness I said "yaar Nair, even sugar is also not there"

Nair replied "abbe koi baat nahi. It’s OK, red tea would be fine without sugar, just put small amount of salt in it"

Finally the drama ended. Guess what? I couldn’t find any tea leaves inside the container. Even though my tongue wished for complete rest that moment but somehow I simply said "Aree Nair, even tea leaves also not there"

Poor Nair, what he would have said? He simply laughed and said "it’s OK, what to do now? Forget it"

In the mean time the water completely boiled and I literally poured it in several cups, also mixed some salt in it. I served hot salted water to Nair and said "just assume it to be tea and drink it sip by sip, you would feel better"

It was only after an hour at 7 AM, when the nearby shop opened and Ram bought all the necessary stuffs. Later, Ram prepared some wonderful tea and we all had one of our best tea that morning.

70 comments:

  1. Hahaha..Nice and Funny..Ahh miss my School And Engg Days

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    1. Thanks a lot. Yeah, even I also miss my School And Engg Days!

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    1. Haha :) Thanks for visiting out here Benella!

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  3. We can laugh at ourselves and say "chalta hai" even in the worst case scenarios. Nice read.

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    1. Thanks Mr Krishna. I am glad U liked the post. Yes, "chalta hai" is very well applied even in worst scenarios. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  4. Hahaha! Must have been the most memorable tea of ur friend's life...:)

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    1. Yeah Shaivi, that was one of the most memorable tea we had :)

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  5. Hahah! Really, really funny!

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    1. Haha Sangeeta :) glad u liked it. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  6. Nice ready though it is so funny it made me choke up a little by the memories of those beautiful college life days and time spent with friends on chai ki tapari.

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    1. Thanks Yamini. Glad u enjoyed the post and it reminded U of Ur college days, chai with friends!

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  7. A great post!
    Brought up so many memories.
    :)

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    1. Thanks a lot. Glad U liked the post and got Ur good old memories refreshed!

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  8. This is what happens when wifey is not home to manage such affairs---anyhow it is time for me to have tea-going!

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    1. Hehe Akash :) Nair was shocked when I served him hot salted water :)

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  10. You have so many nice memories to write about. And the way you do it as though you are having a face to face chat with all of us. Very nice

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    1. Thank u so much. I am so glad U like my good old memories. Yes, I have so many such memories!

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  11. Yes it happens we need more 24-hour shops or we should keep a contingency box containing milk powder, tea bags,coffee
    sachets etc and sugar cubes-only to be touched in the dire need.
    we study inventory management but it never gets implemented at home.

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    1. Very correct Mr Nasikkar. Nice to read about inventory management and it's implementation at home. Yes, we should keep contingency box containing milk powder, tea bags,coffee, like they use to keep in offices. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  12. Nice one... This happens and this is called Jindegi :)

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    1. Very true. This is Zindegi and zindegi mai ye sab to chalte rahta hai :)

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  13. wow :) this is actually quite close to how things happen when friends come over and almost every adverse situation looks to be funny :-)

    Richa

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    1. Yeah Richa, with friends almost every adverse situation looks to be funny :)

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    1. Thank U so much dear. Glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks for visiting out here!

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    1. Thanks Ashwin :) glad U liked it!

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  16. haha.. that was a wonderful cuppa tea from you, Jahid.. :-)

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    1. Thank U so much :) Glad U liked the post!

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  17. Feeling really sorry for you... Must have been embarrassing huh?

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    1. Haha Brendan :) No regrets. No embarrassment with buddies and particularly with Nair :)

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  18. wah chai ki jagah salted boiled water ? hahaha!! Kya Baat Jahid Bhai :)memories ...what life is without them

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    1. Haha Jack :) Life would be boring without memories. Ab itne mehnat se paani garam kiya to use bhi karna tha na :)

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  19. I could not stop laughing! Love this post...

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    1. Haha.. I am so glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  20. hahhah...If I ever visited you..i will bring my own tea kit along :) but yes I can count on you for water :) hahah..very hillarious event...am sure you guys had a rib tickling laughter for hours after that.

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    1. Haha Jiggyasa :) U could count for tea/milk as well :) I am glad u liked the humor!

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  21. All said and done .. i am laughing and laughing ... haha .... nice one jahid Bhai ...

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    1. Haha.. I am so glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks for Ur time!

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  22. He he ... realy cracked up reading this one...

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    1. Thanks dude! I am glad U enjoyed the post. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  23. wid friends we never feel embarrassed. Good one !

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    1. Why to feel embarrassed with friends? :) May be it varies from person to person. We are too shameless I guess :)

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  24. Atleast the stove was burning. I was expecting him to come back and say "are gas bhi nahi hai yaar". Anyhow the salt water did its magic and my first arranged date was successful. I married sruthi... :-)

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    1. Haha.. the salt water really did its magic for U :) Do u remember how u talked with Shruti over the phone at the terrace during the night. The nearby uncle had a hard time :)

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  25. Really a fun post.
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    1. Thanks Abhishek. Glad U liked the post!

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  26. :) I am not surprised, what more can you expect from (forced) bachelors!

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    1. That's not fair Indrani :) One can expect much more from (forced) bachelors!

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  27. Nice read............


    You may also find Kenfolios interesting......

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    1. Thanks Debopam. Glad U liked it!

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  28. Oh so you are a engineer too. You are already added to my virtual list of Blogging Engineers. :)
    It was funnier that your friend said nothing. Just "it’s OK, what to do now? Forget it"
    If I was in your place my friends would have taken the house on the head.

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    1. Haha.. great to know that I am in some kind of Ur list :) It seems Ur friends have much more expectations from U :) Thanks for visiting out here Roohani !

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  29. OMG! Poor Nair who had to drink salt water - LOL! :) Good you didn't have to wait that long for a delicious cup of tea though! :)

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    1. Haha Astrid :) it happens sometimes! If we would have had all the stuffs that moment, it would't have been as memorable :) yeah, U are right, we didn't have to wait that long for a delicious cup of tea though! :)

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  30. :D hahaha..
    Theres' always a funny angle to your posts and simplicity with it.
    Keep up!!

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    1. Thanks Farooq. Glad U liked the post!

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  31. Ha ha :D Really a funny one. I hope you guys would never forget that incident ever :)

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    1. Thanks Sushmitha, glad u liked it. Yeah, U are correct, it's one of those unforgettable moments!

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  32. awesome post :) Nayar - tea, Nair - No tea !

    really liked this one .. slowly will have to catch up reading the others

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    1. Thanks Kalyan. Glad U liked the post. Thanks for visiting out here!

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  33. Can't stop laughing after that end - 'just assume it to be tea'. Good one! Hope you don't do that to your wife.

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    1. Haha.. Glad U liked it Abhra :) No no, I am not that adventurous and would never dare to do such a thing :) :)

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  34. lolzzz...better if u guyz would have gargled with the assumed tea :)

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    1. Haha.. :) That would have been a better option :) Early morning gargle :)

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