Thursday, June 19, 2008

Still the missis

Let me assure you wonderful people out there that I love and care for my husband with the intensity of a Juliet. This does not mean that I believe he is a profound thinker. Juliet, to the best of my knowledge, never expected Romeo to come up with the Theory of Relativity or write a seminal work on diffferential calculus. Indeed, she would have freaked out if he HAD done something like that. So I merely raise my eyebrows when he presents an example of his goofiness and let it pass. But today, he made me shake my head slowly from side to side and look heavenward as if in silent prayer. The reason is this joke he made up. I overheard him telling it to the kids. Here it is, in its entirety. Judge for your self.

Once upon a time there lived a boy who had a troublesome poltergeist in his closet. It kept flinging everything around and ripping up things kept in that closet.

The boy was tired of its pranks and tried everything to get rid of it. He even hired a psychic to talk to the ghost and persuade it to go away. The psychic talked and talked, offering all kinds of lures and goodies, but to no avail.

One day, as he was studying for his Hindi exams, he suddenly got a brainwave. He ran to the kitchen and fixed a nice hot steaming cup of coffee, topped with foaming milk, and kept it in the closet.

As he shut the doors, he heard a loud slurping sound which continued for a few minutes and then stopped. He opened the closet doors expectantly and found the cup empty. The coffee was all gone!

He smiled to himself and went back to his studies. He knew that the ghost would bother him no more. Because he had read in his Hindi textbook

Latte ke bhoot baaton se nahin maantein.

24 comments:

Never Mind!! said...

If you are really the missis, it must get really lonely for you! There is no other woman with whom you can share these woes is there? :)

Lakshmi Bharadwaj said...

Is this true? Is this Sheela aunty there? If so, I'll just try to be sweet an say I prefer U to Mr. Naren! (Kidding or what??) :) Rock on....

kowthas said...

LOL!
lol again@aunty!

Naren, you have got to whip out those snaps again :)

maxdavinci said...

Latte ke bhoot baaton se nahin maantein.

Oh gosh! this made my day...

rock on!

gradwolf said...

ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!

Is there anyone who didn't get that? hehe, we can have more fun!

Partho said...

Aunty, aunty, aunty! These unkind PYTs, all talk auntyspeak! So, I've decided to call you aunty, too (I'm forty).
Great, aunty! Keep writing about his antics, aunty!

deepak said...

Getting a bit too much old man. The previous post did fool me till I saw all the comments but this was a straight give away.



Deepak

Shilpa said...

Hey! did you try giving your Mister some latte?

Cynic in Wonderland said...

missis shenoy please start another blog and give us the link? pretty please?

Preeti said...

Hahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

*gasps*

Somebody Else said...

OH MY GOD. TOOO much I say!

Okie Dokie said...

I am using this joke! I loved it. Good job Naren.

gradwolf said...

won't missus reply to comments? :p

narendra shenoy said...

@nevermind - :)

@lakshmi - You like me better than Naren? God Bless! I am definitely better looking, more dignified and a whole lot smarter. But Naren is better at changing flat tyres.

@kowthas - I snipped out the snaps because of snoops. Ok, I'll dig out some

@max - You do not feel the impulse to strangle Naren for that PJ? God Bless! Mera Suhaag Salaamat rahe

@gradwolf - Thanks!

@partho - Aunty yourself! I am a young lady!

@deepak - Must meet you and force you to reveal dark secrets of my husband.:)

@shilpa - ALL husbands are Latte ke bhoot

@cynic - Good idea! I think I'll start a new blog. Let this silly boy keep posting. i think I'll return him his password after all


@preeti - Thanks!

@ Somebody else - Thanks too!

@ Okie - Thanks, but please address me as ma'am.

@gradwolf - I have decided to respond personally, unlike other powerful ladies like Sonia Gandhi for instance.

Okie Dokie said...

Huh! I thought it was Naren's joke faithfully reported as a post in "Chronicles of Naren" by Lady Naren?

Am I wrong?

Smokin Joe said...

yeah this iwas really funny and cool ;-) i've passed it on to a lot of people!

Maddy said...

ah this is getting interesting - two in one blog..nice to see that both (?) of you are equally goofy.

ani said...

hehe really nice blog..
interesting.. :) hehe

Prats said...

Been doing Muhavares with my son, and then while reading up blogs , came upon this...and couldn't stop myself from laughing.....this was really too good...and you are really good at this....blogging that is...

Scribbler said...
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Scribbler said...

Sorry, deleted above comment because I am a little stupid and thought you were unintentionally making grammatical mistakes in HIndi. :)

Bikerdude said...

Czarey- plis to egzplain vat is actual meaning of the above mugavera (muhavra) to paavam mallu-tamil-diga-kuttys like my kindself (I get the pun on latte though).

Full aaahahahahaha ohohohoho and all peeps have laughed off means very funny it must be no? Yes kindly do the needful and oblize faithful fouth indian fan following.

Cynic in Wonderland said...

have tagged u!missis can write as well

Coconut Chutney said...

We love you ma'am! Please please please start your own blog! We'd love to hear more from the other side of Naren-ji :)