Monday, June 6, 2011

Conversational Torture .. MUTED.

*Papa, Mummy , Hubby and me are on a road trip*

Me: You know what? There is one MNC in which if an employee completes 25 years of service, they acknowledge the tenure with a certificate and a pug !

Mummy: A pug ! Why would they give a pug ! 25 years of service… all for a pug? What if that guy doesn’t want the pug?

Me: May be they will give cash equivalent to the cost of the pug…Pugs are costly…atleast 30k for an old and dying one.

( Papa is surprisingly silent)

Mummy: Anyway I still don’t understand why they would do that.

Hubby: “Basically, pugs are useless. It has wrinkles on its face which needs to be brushed and cleaned on a regular basis, has to be fed special food and in just lazes inside the house and poses for photographs. What a waste”

Me: “Who wouldn’t want to brush a pug…it is so cute ….” **unwarranted high pitch noises to justify the degree of cuteness**

Papa couldn’t stand it any longer and breaks the silence…

"What is a pug ?"

We all break into a roar of laughter…Few minutes later, after dramatically regaining my breath, I explain to him saying that it is a breed of dog commonly seen in the Vodafone ad. Well, we all know he hasn't seen that ad either unless it was aired in the news break.

 His expression changed from a question mark to complete regret on the time wasted discussing about this creature.

But sadly for him, the discussion goes on…as I explain animatedly about a guy whose family in India hesitates to come to stay with him, as they have a dog back home and cant part with it at any cost.

Mummy: This reminds me... Do u remember my ex colleague ABCD? Her daughter and family went to the US... Initially they decided to sell their puppy…later they thought of leaving it at their relative’s place where it will be taken care of…but emotional attachment to the pup took the better of them and finally the it got to go to US too !

Me: Oh my.. ! That could be costly right? What if after spending so much on its travel expense it dies after reaching there, succumbing to climate differences or something like that?
*Looks worried*

Mummy: You don’t worry about it too much…they will take care :D

Me: You know what…there is another guy from India who got the offer letter from our office, and accepted the offer … then he and his dog came first…his family came three months later!

Hubby: Oh ..! That is nothing... There is one animal saloon here…where they bathe puppies using dog shampoo…then they blow dry and brush its fur, and even pedicure and manicure them !!

(Papa is still in the car despite his exponentially increasing urge to escape, just because it was scorching heat outside)

But little did we know that he was cooking up a brilliant idea to silence all of us.

Papa : “ Do you know what Karl Marx said about pets” ?

Complete silence.

Epilogue: Thus ended the conversation about dogs, or even animals in general. Thanks to our collective knowledge about Karl Marx.


  1. love the way you bring out humor in the day-to-day incidents, in ur writing..

    and, loved "ABCD" ;) bursted out laughing!! ;) so hatke from the usual "X"

    and, yep, i searched for Karl Marx quotes on pets!! (yes, i googled :D),,
    didnt find any, except for "Karl Marx Pet Clothing, Karl Marx Dog T-Shirts, and Karl Marx Dog......" :(

  2. :D Thanks moonlite. By the way, I cant believe u actually are concerned abt what Karl Marx said !!! Well,here is some enlightenment. He said that pets or any animals do not deserve as much attention and care which are not available to most human beings across the world .

  3. CK...Three much..!!! I cud imagine the conversation thread and how it had a sudden halt when Karl marx pitched in between ;)loved it!

  4. Nice writeup Anita! There was a beautiful flow in the way you wrote this.
    Enjoyed my stay here.

    Keep blogging :)

  5. excellent post ,Anu !! Laughed my head out reading this !!

  6. Actually he made a fine interjection. :P

    BTW, what did Karl Marx say? :D

    Blasphemous Aesthete

  7. Vinee: hihi Thanks di.

    Romeo: Always liked your blog...and glad u dropped by. Thank u so much !

  8. Anjana chechi : hihihihii thanks chechi...

    Blasphemous Aesthete: Well, Karl Marx said that pets or any animals do not deserve as much attention and care which are not available to most human beings across the world . :)

  9. Such a cute family!!!!!!!!!! Awwwww.
    nd PUGS i hate them.. ass and afce looks same :P
    Other reason being my enemy has that pet :P

    Mrs ABCD :P that was just sooo funny
    KARL MARX was a savior!:P

  10. hahah i liked the conversation. Ucnleji mera salaam :) I love pugs, dogs only in ads and durr se else i can't stand them :P

  11. need to turn to scripting stand up comedy as an alternative profession..finding humor in every day life is such a life saving talent!!

  12. @Blore a pug used to come for evening walk , when i return from office we used to meet at BTM 16th main. If I walk normally as if the dog is not coming that also dont mind me .. but if I look at it , it 'll stop walking and used to observe me. my amma call it hutch patti .. by the way who is the guy ur dad ref
    erred ??

  13. I just love the way you portray humour

  14. Hi Anita,
    I too was wondering what Karl ji said till I read your comment back to Moonlite:-)

    Amazing how pet-petty we can get sometimes and some people refuse to let go:-)

    loved the shades of humour:-)

  15. Red Handed: oh no... I love pugs !! yeah but i know a lot of people who hate it :(

    G3 : I'm scared of them too ! Same pinch ;)

  16. Red Handed: oh no... I love pugs !! yeah but i know a lot of people who hate it :(

    G3 : I'm scared of them too ! Same pinch ;)

  17. Ash: aana? Thanks a lot dei !

    Praful: Yes its commonly known as the Hutch patti :D

  18. Sandhya: Thanks !

    Suruchi: Thank u ;-)

  19. This one was amazing Anita! You should get into script/dialogue writing! I loved the "unwarranted high pitch noise"...and your Dad takes away the award for the best performance!

  20. oh btw...this is K L-J (refer to FB)!!:D

  21. LOL..I think I'm gonna like your dad a lot! :-)

  22. KLJ chechi....woww thanks for the comment....glad to know u liked it... !!!

    Ram Pyaari: :D Gr8 to know that ! Thanks !

    Phatichar: LOL he is going to be happy !

  23. Anita,

    I think this is my first visit. Read all current posts. Had a good laugh at wise decision of your better half to let you try your artistic urge to draw portrait. One about Shakuntla was superb specially your confession about cooking skills. Have you finally received PF or not? Is that GPS still working or have you done the trick to make is go totally silent? I fully agree on what you said about Real Beauty, though I feel sad about what she had to undergo. This one is a rib tickler with such fantastic ending.

    Take care

    PS : Do visit my space, if you find time.

  24. Jack: Thanks a lot for going through my posts.. :)

  25. Very nice post Anita! :)
    Like lot many people have commented, this is ispecial talent. Keep them coming.

  26. Thanks DJ ! By the way...havent seen your updates in a long time now !