It was just another End-of-the-project party. It did begin as one and would've ended on the same vein too. "If any event happens incident free then something is seriously wrong" apdingara Eddie Murphy law voda prime example being Gils..such things are bound to happen.
Being a total teayer (teetotaler in other words) my favourite haunt in any party would be either near the 'dessert'ed corner or the ice cream zone. This one was no exception. I was debating whether to have the gulab jamuns with icecream or without when i heard a voice sweeter than the Jamuns and chiller than the icecream.
"Excuseme..can i have a scoop of vanilla please"
"oh..hmmm..enaku oru scoop ice cream please"
Manasukkul "adipaavi..english teriathunu nenachirupaalo"
"oh sure..which flavour you want..strawberry..mango..black currant"
"huh..inga vanilla flavour mattum thaana iruku?"
"oh...heehee..yeah..hmmm...athaan solla vanthen...antha flavourlaam ketratheenga..inga illainu..."
From the way she rolled her eyes it was evident that she obviously was not a fan for mokkais.
"Are you from this project..never have seen you before" she asked.
Gils mind voiceil - "Athaana..nammalalaam oru thadava paatha marakka mudiyuma. Marakkara mathiria mokka poduvom...oohhh..oru vela inga hotella vela paakravannu nenachirupaaalo..ithuku thaan mani kanakka oray edathula ninnutrukka koodathunu solrathu"
"helloo...enna dream worldla poiteengala..entha projectnu keaten"
"Intha account thaanga...neenga entha project..ungalayum ithuku minna naan paathathay illaye"
"I was at onsite for past 3 years. Got home sick. So intha project closurea saaka vachitu odi vanten. Was missing my parents and friends so much. ooopps...sorry..naan paatuka pesitruken. Didnt even ask ur name"
Was about to say "paravalla...continue" before better(grrrr) sense prevailed and said.."I the gils..recently joined this project"
"Oh..cool..tell me about yourself"
And that was the question which made the world stand still.
Tell about yourselfna ennanu solrathu? I am X years old. 18th std varaikum padichiruken. Athula 12th varaikum pass panniruken. Ipdi resumela vara mathiri oppikaratha? Illa..naan ivlo kilo weight..ivlo cm heightnu Policeku aal edukara mathiri solaratha. Illaati..naan intha technologyla pisthu..ithula gosthunu katha udratha. Poi sonnalum poruntha sollanumnu solvaangalay. Seri..Unamaya sollalaamnu..Blogla mokka podrathu..Facebook arattai..twitter tweets..itha pathilaam solli naamalay maatikaratha. Illati philosophicala ramana maharishi mathiri.. Naan yaarunu teriama thaana vidai thedi ithana naala alaiyarennu try panni paakalama? Erkanavay icecream vikkaravannu yosichitruka..aprum confirmay paniduvaa. Naan yaarna ennanu solrathu? North Indian dishu Panneer butter masalavoda nallarukum solratha..ipdi toughaana kostin ketta ennanu solrathu. Naalu choice kekalam. Apdiye 50-50 option vaangikalam. Audience poll and phone a friend lifeline keta nammala totala damage paniduvaanga. Atha mattum kekkapdaathu"
Ipdilaam decide panni oru mudivukku vanthu was about to reply to her. Paatha aala kaanum. Next day my team mate came and gave me the usual "ithelaam-engenthu-pudichitu-varanga"look.
"dei..nethu antha onsite ponnu kitta ena sonna?"
"Aiayaio..naan onnumay sollalaiye"
"Athukkay antha ponnu ivlo terror aaidcha. Intha pakkamay vara maatennu thirumba onsite poiduchaamay..apdi ennada mokka poatta"
Pesinalum prachanai aagauthu...pesalainalum prachanai aaguthu....Avvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv.....