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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Strange Tale Of Mr R...



I have been in two minds about writing what I am going to write now.Most people would refuse to believe it, casting it aside as a rather fertile figment of my imagination, but no. This is as true as the lines on my palm or the thinning line of hair on your head.Or you could have it the other way if you want.

This happened at a party a few moons back and I came across this story through word of mouth from a colleague.Believe it if you have to. I wouldn't have. Mr R is a real person and is a part of the organization that I work for.The rest can speak for itself.

It was a vibrant party, almost down to its smouldering embers now.The press conference had attracted many a guests, some freeloaders, some people of renown.Mr R had a moustache with a sense of humor.Tonight he was happy after guzzling down a few drinks and trying to catchup on the swarm of words buzzing around his head.His wife sat in the corner, blissfully ignored.

The lady stood in the corner, exactly like she would have in a Sidney Sheldon novel. The dim light made it difficult to figure out how she looked, but with more lighting, she would have more than made it into the "look-ma-I-am-rich" club. Suddenly she dug into her bag and came out with a nicotine stick; the surefire combination of feeling rich and looking famous.

At this point, Mr R's mind finally gave up on trying to catch the flying wisps of conversation.His vision strayed and came to rest on the dark shadowy figure standing near the bar. All the novel jackets of his school days; the novels he could never fathom, nor read, flashed before his eyes like a short film.His senses were alert; a strange glow filled his eyes. Then she decided to walk towards him, nicotine stick carefully held between her beautiful fingers...

Time slowed down.The lights seemed to dim a little more. The lady walked up to him and stopped. Mr R could have been a part of the Big Brass Band with his heart thumping away to glory.

" Got a light?", she said.The surroundings melted away.Thus she spake.It was just him and the voice of the lady, as it seemed to take all the time in the world to reach him. Time warped out to nothingness. His wife still lay catching a few fleeting Zs on the couch next to him, seemingly oblivious of the fact that history was being created at the very moment.Mr. R reached down to his pocket and grasped something.The lady waited patiently.The whole thing seemed to go by in slow motion. A few lazy eye-balls turned to look at the sheer piece of art that was addressing Mr. R at this very moment.

In the moment, Mr R looked deep into her eyes as he held on to the magic charm that would free her out of her misery.Slowly, very slowly, with magic precision, the hand finally came out.What it held was beyond the reckoning of the human race...

And then he said, " I have an application on mobile.It give out light."

:)

112 comments:

nefariousoutlook said...

hahahahaha!!!!!! hilarious dude!!

keep posting!!

Arun PK said...

uuuuu..!! haaaaa..!! thats was... awesome dude..!! I was readin it like it was some horror novel... hehe :).. great work dude.. realy!!.. n was that supposeed to be a comment u wrote on ma blog? n pizzas come in square boxes coz they r easire to make?? n u have room for pepper n sauce :)

gunj said...

lol! dat was funny!

CutePooja said...

u had me hooked...i was lyk, "what's nxt???"...
d way u ended it...fabulous,dude...

go-phish said...

ohhhh........i reeeeeeally dunno how to react to really funny posts!!!

except perhaps summing it up as...i love the way you write!!!!

*Awesome*

:P:P

Preeti said...

Buhahahahahahahaha! Evil laughter....sirf uski kami thi :P hehe....awesome!

i moved and u forgot about me :(

Aneesh said...

Haha, Very well presented :)
Did this happen or what????

Nits said...

Lol lol lol lol lol!!!
:-D

Aayushi.. said...

Loool!!
Kept me totally hooked up and HELL HILARIOUS..too good scribbler :P :D

Hyperactive maniac said...

" I have an application on mobile.It give out light."

wtf!!!
And you had me believe that it was some story of some supernatural occurrence!!!
'goth' and 'horror' are the tags of this post!!!
no fair!!!

p.s:- hahahhahahahaaha....

joiedevivre said...

haha...lol
scribbler dats nicely scribbled..
:)

Divkiran said...

What an anti climax...hahahahahahahahaha...ROFL

AWESOME

Well done scribbler!!!

Anu said...

Lol.. that was really funny..and you kept me on tenterhooks..:D

Btw added you to my blogroll

Princess Mia said...

haha, i was expecting something totally different...nice one...

btw thanks for stopping by mate. sorry that on yur first time u had to read a man hate post...but my posts r not usually like this anyways...

see u around;)

Metrosexual Monk said...

that. was. bloody. brilliant.

Anindita said...

Tumi na! Puro Scene baniye aemon shesh korle!!

*takes a bow*

Chakoli said...

Ultimate!!!!:-)))))))))))

narendra shenoy said...

Hahahahaha! I don't believe it actually happened, but then, the world is a weird place. It would have made a great ad for a cell phone, back in the days when the light thing was a novelty. Enjoyed!

Gagan said...

Muahhahahaha! Niceeeeeeee! Though it wud've been better for him to have given him the actual light, if u know wat I mean!!!! Haha! But, loved reading it....felt as if I was reading Irving Wallace again! Really Cool.

Anurag said...

Roflmao !!!
Dude Guess the whole thing now if imagined seems less hilarious than your Writing .....You hv made a Simple yet funny Scene sound amazingly hilarious ....
Well done !!!

MAN IN PAINTING said...

Awesome work...
truly wonderful!
Expecting more..

Sam said...

Totally funny!! :D I loved the drama..

Neers said...

"let there be light...."; the funniest thing since animal trafficking by Noah

aria said...

dang I too thought it was going to be some intense drama of horror.. but I am not complaining .. it was a wonderfully enjoyable read :)

Alok said...

:D

You had me there!
Well done! :P

Prats said...

heheheh!!!! This was amazing...

Wish there was a picture attached to show the lady's expression :)

iriz said...

haha!

two thumbs up!

indeed humorous. ;0)

Am In Trance said...

LoL..!!
But Really Yaar... Mr. R Is Innocent..
Why They Call It Light ?? When They Actually Need Fire ???
;)

Idling in Top Gear said...

That's funny. I've have a similar story. A guy I used to know was a graduate student in the US some years ago. He was standing outside his apartment, talking to his parents on the phone, working out details for his upcoming trip to India. His upstairs neighbor happened to make eye contact with him while coming down the stairs and asked a courtesy "how's it going?" and continued to walk down the stairs. The dude put the phone on hold and ran down the stairs behind the neighbor to say "going in 2 weeks!"

Sweetstickychewy said...

lol good one!:D

Echo said...

hahahahaha!!!funny dude!!
n its brilliantly written!

comfortably numb said...

ROFL....ROFL....ROFL!!!
man tht was bloody brilliant

humbl devil said...

well written...

Sach said...

:))
Did I say this before?Your post rocks!

ceedy said...

hahaha

whats the name of the application?

Keshi said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Keshi.

usha said...

aaargh!!! :))
gud 'un!

Swayam said...

hahaha... loved it absolutely... the last post too...

uma said...

now, m laughing...gud 1 !!!

Aayushi.. said...

Maine apne blog par..LIKHA :P

Amrita said...

hehehe tht was gud... :)
the pic is completely deceptive hehehehe

Scribblers Inc said...

nefarious:thankyou...yes I will!!:)

arun:you were discussing questions anyways...I thought I might come in with a more elementary but equally tough question...and I like the answer that you gave...lekin wo to dabbe ke bahar bhi aa sakta hai!!thanks for the compliments!!:)

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gunj:thanks...thanks!!:)

cutepooja:glad you liked it..be sure to be back for more..:)

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go-phish:I try...I hope to write a lot better with time!!:)

preeti:No no...your blog has been visited!! ",

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aneesh:ekdum sachi ghatna yar...it surely did happen!!

nits:thx thx thx!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

aayushi:glad you liked it...and yeah, you take it a lil easy ok?:)

hyperactive:I love horror, so I promise that there would be a supernatural story in the near future!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

joie:*scribbles* thanks!:)

divkiran:everytime, I look at that pic, it makes me think of you laughing with a cup of coffee...glad its my post that does the trick!!:)

Av. said...

" I have an application on mobile.It give out light."

CLASSIC.
I'm saving this one to my favourites.
And, yeah, VERY appropriate tags. Lol!

Scribblers Inc said...

anu:glad I could do that...and thanks for putting me on your blogroll!!:)

mia:sure will...and its ok..you always can rant whatever you want to...its your blog after all!!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

MM:thank.you. :)

anindita:with me, you can never tell...NEVER!!:D

*bows back*

Scribblers Inc said...

chakoli:thanks!!:)

narendra:dang!!why dint I think of that one!!your blog is a classic, must add, and its a pleasure having you here!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

gagan:thank you sirjee...Irving Wallace bol ditta tusi!!vadda wala thankyou haiga!!:)

anurag:I try my best...humor is always fun with a lil twist, hence the effort!!:)

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man in painting:I will try not to disappoint you!!:)

sam: I will try to put more of it the next time...:)

Scribblers Inc said...

neers:LOL!!Noah would be glad that there was no Animal Welfare or PETA then!!:D

aria:I WILL have horror on my blog soon....till then, keep reading!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

alok:glad that I could have you "there"...next time I promise to have you "there"!!:)

prats:arre, something has to be left for the readers imagination na!!!:)

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iriz:thanks!!thumbs up to you too!!:D

trance:that is actually a thought that I am yet to think about!!:|

Scribblers Inc said...

top gear:ha ha ha!!finally I get to laugh!!:)

sweet:thank you!!:)

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echo:glad you liked it!!:)

numb:shukriya!!:)

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devil:thanks bro!!long time!!:)

sach:you guys just exaggerate...thanks!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

ceedy:its called "lantern" sir...availableon nokia 1100 series, motorola and a few others...now that you have asked, Mr R actually uses a Nokia 6600...and I really dunno if that has an application of this sort!!:)

Scribblers Inc said...

Keshi:thanksthanksthanksthanks...


usha:grrr...thank 'u.

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swayam:thanks!!come around more often yar!!

uma:chalo mood to thik hua!!:)

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ayushi:Maine bhi PADHA!!:)

amrita:fooled ya!!:)

av:I am honored!!:)

Express said...

Haha! lovely!

Man, the narration rocked, I kept speculating something or the otehr till the very end....very very well written!

Cheers!

Abhu said...

LOL! good one. u sure do write well :) it was nice reading ur post. iam sure gonna be coming back again :)

Shikha Bhatnagar said...

hahahhaa....dat was soooo hilarious...simply awesum!!!!
It seemed like a page out of Sidney Sheldons novel...n I was soo engrossed in it...unexpected ending I muz say..lolz

Shikha Bhatnagar said...

by de way...shudnt I be added in 'Scribblers Reads'???? :P

imperfect said...

Is it really a real thing?
coz even if it isn't it was funny! :)

Solitaire said...

Blonde moment!

BTW, I saw your comment on someone's blog that after a long time, you found a blogger with a serious sense of humor.

Have you checked out Stupidosaur?
His posts are funny but his comments usually has me in splits and I actually laugh out loud when I read them.

He is on my blog-roll in case you were interested. :)

Passionate said...

EnLIGHTment :)

Lovely, LIGHTENED my mood :)

Knatchbulley Hughzscene said...

saw d pic..n was thinkin sum sorta gothic drama... kya ending hai..
waaaaah!!! :))

Comfortably Numb said...

LMAO!!
Keep em coming!

Cheers!

mayz said...

lol..a james bond like built up n v end wid johny english!!!

Divita said...

hAhahaha!! just like sneezing when someone's almost close enough to kiss you!!

Shrav said...

dude!! Really really funny!! It really had a gripping story line and the ending was just so awesome!!

Stupidosaur said...

HaHaHaw dude! That was a damn funny ending.

But somehow the only reason why I was expecting horror or suspense or goth to come up in the story was because of the picture, the labels for the post and the black background of your template and to some extent, the title

Don't believe me? Try copying the post to plain notepad and read! You will find there is no build-up of any such horror/goth. Though its sorta funny and light all along with all about thinning hair and 'look-ma-i-am-rich' and such.

Or maybe there is one horror aspect here. Since sidney sheldon, is dead, and you mentioned his name, he might have turned in his grave. Ooooooooooh spoooooky!

And thanks for blogrolling!

Cant beleive someone has actually been advertising me for my trite pathetic 'jokes'

Hope you realised over your quarter century of life or so that ads are an overhyped load of bull and comparatively the products are damp squib ;)

I Walk Alone!!! said...

Damn!!! I was eagerly waiting that something else would crop up.... Wonderful. Enjoyed reading it.

Thanks for visiting my space. Would keep visiting here for more of such posts.... ;)

Blogrolled ya!!!

neha said...

funny!!..ur Mr. R is one weirdo i must say! =p

Lavender said...

hey nice ! oodles of suspense there !

Pranay said...

Hahahahahaha....Hilarious!!!!

Sagar Balan said...

Good screen play and casting. Nice knack u seem to have. :)

Aayushi.. said...

I blogrolled you =P
DUnno? :P
I'm supposed to be in yrs as well :D
Lol

S said...

*bows*

*has no strengh to type much, due to laughter*

Lena said...

awesome write-up and really a funny ending :D

Reeta Skeeter said...

hahahha nice one! good read

ranjana said...

hahahahah.....it was real good fun....quite hilarious...i really laughed my head off while reading it

Jadis said...

What with the picture accompanying this post, I expected a real(*nakes googlyeyes*) werewolf account.
But no.

:D

PS. May I blogroll you?

Jadis said...

*MAKES

Keshi said...

:)

u write really well..and u've got a great sense of humor. Keep it up!


Keshi.

Scribblers Inc said...

express:thanks!!:)

abhu:be right back!!:D

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shikha:yes you will and thank you!!:)

imperfect:a dude its totally real!!

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solitaire:thanks a ton for introducing me to a real fab blogger...I owe you one!!:)

passionate:glad I could add some light!!:D

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knatch:sabko gothic hi lag raha hai...waah!!:)

numb:will keep em coming..:)

mayz:damn nice observation I would like to add!!:)

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divita:that is a very enlightening example...erm...:)


shrav:really really thank you!!:)

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stupidosaur:do yourself some justice dude...you are GOOD!!:)
and I am yet to see 25 years of existence!!:P

Walked alone:thanksya!!:)

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Neha:hope Mr R never finds out!!:)

Lavender:tried putting the oodles...:)

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PRanay:thank you!!:)

Sagar:I sure try...

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aayushi:Yes you will feature in the blogroll!!:D

S:Everytime not done ok??write something!!:P

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lena:thank you...hope you come by again..


reeta:glad you liked it!!:D

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ranjana:hope I can make you do that again!!:D

jadis:please be my guest...hope you like what you read!!:)

Keshi:thank you so much...come again!!:)

P.S.-thats the 100th COMMENT!!WOOO HOOOO!!:D :D :D

Trinaa said...

too good.. :))

Trinaa said...

ps:just love the name of ur blog.. :)
*witty*

utopia said...

hahahahahha! scribbler that was such a anti climax!!!!!!!

Scribblers Inc said...

trina:thanks a ton...do come by again...:)

utopia:glad you liked it!!:)

Sunny Daffodil. said...

freaking good man!!
Keep Posting!!

Scribblers Inc said...

sunny:thank you!!:)

Tairebabs said...

lol! you sure fooled me. Had me reading like a horror movie.

Scribblers Inc said...

taire:that was precisely the idea!!:)

Lash said...

:D Nice build up that was.. great narration :)

Scribblers Inc said...

lash:thanksaton!!:D

Allix said...

Nice prose, I like the descriptions of the actions and of course the ending was good :)

Crepuscule Colour said...

Oh my.. amazing. :D

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