Reading Time: 1
XYZ Insitute, 14 August 2009.
Welcome to our daily show “Raat ki baat”. Let us have a look at the news today.
* A guy goes down with flu and fears that it might be Swine flu which has been causing hysteria all over the nation. He goes to the hospital and finds others like him waiting in the queue at the hospital. So, far all the suspected cases have been negative.
* In another bike accident in the campus, two guys escape with minor injuries and minor damage to the precious stuff they were carrying. The incident occurred at the junction near the main gate of the institute. The driver sustained a minor wound in his elbow while his friend suffered injuries to his knee and hand. The injured are now recovering slowly.
* There were several complaint cases of indecent behavior registered at the institutes’s website by the people who were playing Counter-Strike against the people who were shouting “We want our Saturdays back ! No-more assignments ! No-more Mandi rules. Strike! Hunger-Strike”.
* An event on the humorous side. A guy reveals his true-side after a few rounds of the magical soup. He strips down and dances around a poll revealing his skeltonesque body to those present in the room. Reportedly, he went to give lap dances to everyone else present in the room. Looks as if section 377 has encouraged the people to express their sexuality.
* In another magical-soup related event, another guy licks the chocolate off another guy’s finger. It is unclear if this act was done in a state of unconsciousness or consciousness.
That’s all we had today in store for you at “Raat ki baat”.
It’s your host and dost Weirdo signing off.
Reading Time: 3 minutes
(Note:I am still not sure how to extend the lazy morning in +time axis.But i think i can extend the lazy morning in the opposite direction.)
He was waiting outside the teacher’s staffroom for his father.His father was a teacher of Maths.His school was a well-reputed school in the small town.It had around 100 members in the teaching staff.He was waiting for his father to come out of the staff room so that they can go home.After waiting for a while,he gets impatient and enters the staffroom.He finds that his father was not at his desk.He was about to turn and go outside and wait but out of blue,he sees an angel.He can’t believe that she was real.He kept glancing at her from the side of his eyes for a while.She notices him.He feels embarrassed starts his walk to the outside of the staff room.
He feels as if someone is trying to address him.He turns back and finds her right in front of him.She asks him “Are you Mr.X?”.He wonders how did she knew his name.Has she been spying on his back.He can feel that today is his lucky day.A wide grin flashes across his face.She gets a bit irritated after not getting a response for a while and seeing the appearance of a mysterious smile on his face.She says in a dismissive tone “you dropped your ID there”.He falls from the cloud nine to the earth.He feels disappointed and gathers his thoughts and says”Thank you very much,Miss …?”.She obliges to his query and replies back “Neha.By the way what were you doing in the staff room.Don’t you know that students are not allowed in here?”.He responds feebly that he was looking for his father.She chuckles and says”Oh!I have come across another guy who looks for his father in me”.He feels embarrassed but he can’t escape a smile seeing her’s beautiful smile.He thanks God in his mind “Oh God!this is my lucky day definitely”.
He takes a look at her and is convinced that she is too young to be a teacher. He testifies his earlier statement by stating that Mr.XX is his father and he was waiting for him.She knew XX as he was his maths teacher.She now becomes a bit friendly in her tone and asks him in which class did he study.Unexpectedly,he instead of answering her query,he asks her “Are you trying to flirt with me?”.She is taken aback and there is an expression of disgust written all over her face.She could only say “What???”.He realizes how big a fool he is and tries to control the situation by saying “Oh! I am sorry.I thought that this would be a great pick-up line on girls to pick them up for a cup of coffee” .She smiles back at him.He takes a deep breath of relief.He sees the opportunity and asks her if she would like to accompany her to the coffee shop.
She smiles at his audacity and agrees.He is elated and has reached cloud nine again.They leave for the coffee shop.
At the coffee shop,he looks for someone to order two cups of coffee.He orders two cups of cappuccino and goes back to her.He still couldn’t believe that she was sitting in-front of her.After a while,a short person walks towards his table carrying two cups of coffee.He glances at him and is shocked.The short person is Mr. Mandi !!! He throws the hot cup of coffee on his face.
His dream is interrupted.He wakes up and sees that the boy next door is shouting “Mandi” in his face.
Reading Time: 2 minutes
(Recap:He was sleeping and i was making efforts to wake him.At the end,he wakes up after listening the word “Mandi”.Mandi is a character who has made the life of people like him miserable by enforcing the 75% compulsory attendance rule.Now the lazy morning part-2 continues.)
He looks at me and says “thank you for waking me” but he actually meant “fuck you and Mandi for interrupting my dreams”.He rushes to the toilet and quickly finishes the everyday chores.He gets hold of his tablet PC and hurries down the staircases and heads towards the mess.He observes a long waiting queue for the breakfast.He then sees it’s 10.15 am and realizes that he is already late for Mr.Mandi’s class.He runs to the cycle stand and paddles his way to the classroom as quickly as possible.
(change of narrator now.)
He has arrived at the class 22 minutes late.He silently enters the class and makes his way through to an empty chair in the last row,3 places to my right.Mandi was looking at him all the while but he seems to be in a forgiving mood or perhaps maybe he was also dreaming of ‘the girl next door’.
(off the track: I hope that CAT aspirants would agree with me that the use of ‘he’ is not confusing enough here.watch out for confusing cases.)
He(the lead actor) takes out his tablet PC and mutes the sound in order to not draw further attention.He tries to concentrate on what Mandi was teaching.After a while,he gives up and finds that he isn’t so intellectual that he can get stimulated so easily.He looks around to see what others are doing around him.He notices a guy with tablet PC in the first row taking down the lecture notes.He seems to be thinking that “thank god,at least someone is using tablet PC for educational purposes.No need to worry about notes.Let me utilize this time for some other purpose.”
He gets busy with some work.I notice that the expressions on his face has changed now.He appears serious now.The class is about to get over.Mandi starts his attendance roll call.He calls out a few names before calling his(the lead actor) name.there is no response from him.Mandi calls his name again but no response agin.I see that he is staring deeply into his tablet PC and appears to be oblivious of his surroundings.Mandi knew where he was sitting.He starts walking towards him.A eerie silence was ensued in the classroom.I ,being his nearest neighbour,try to alert him..By the time he knew that he was the center of attention,Mandi has almost reached him.
He frantically tries to lock his tablet PC screen but unfortunately disables the mute option and a scream “Oh! yeahhh…. baby” cuts through the eerie silence.
(Can i still extend this story?give suggestions for writing a sequel)