Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Money Does Matter

Disclaimer: This story is original and purely a work of my imagination. Resemblance to any person, name, location or personal experience is purely coincidental. No content of this story is intended to hurt anyone’s beliefs or emotions.

“Appa… I’m going to the RTO office to apply for LLR.”
“ Dae… Take some extra cash with you. You’ll need it.”
“ It’s okay pa. Doesn’t matter. I have 200. More than enough.”

Ashok left to the bus stop to board a bus to the transport office. He just wrote his 12th standard examination and was waiting for the results. Instead of dying out of boredom at home, he thought of practicing driving and obtain a driving license before he joins college. It was a busy Monday morning in the Regional Transport Office. There were people queuing up the stall to buy various application forms. After a long wait, Ashok finally bought the LLR application form and went near the lawn so that he could sit comfortably and fill the form.

He carefully filled in the application form. He took his old bus pass from his wallet to verify if he’d written the appropriate address. He verified it twice and was almost done with the application form. He took his eyes off the paper and his gaze fell on a girl…the girl…the girl of his dreams. Slim, fair, beautiful! She had sparkling eyes that could make him write a million poems. Ashok was looking at her with awe.

She was sitting on the lawn. She wore a black trouser and a white kurti. The neck of the kurti was meticulously embellished with beautiful craft work, adding beauty to beauty. Her soft slender neck was carrying a thin gold chain, which she would caress with her lips then and there. She kept her montex ball-pen on her lips after filling up each blank on the application form. Ashok wished he were that pen. On every single move of her pink lips, Ashok experienced a cool breeze on his face. A strand of her hair kept falling on her face and she would slowly place them behind her ear. Ashok never believed in ‘love at first sight’ until he saw her.

 “I’m on Earth just to lead the rest of my life with this angel” thought Ashok.

Ashok closed his eyes and started praying.

Dear Mr. Pillayar,
I haven’t prayed anything sincerely since childhood. Nor have I offered anything to you for lighting my life with success and happiness. I’m so obsessed with this girl since the moment I saw her. She is the best girl you’ve ever sent to Earth. She is so beautiful.
Today, I have a sincere prayer for the first time in my life. I want that girl to come to me and talk. Just for a moment, today. If this happens, I would dedicate 108 coconuts to you, tomorrow. Promise!”

He opened his eyes. The girl was walking towards him. He couldn’t believe that it was happening. He pinched himself…yes it was happening in real.


“Yes!! She is walking towards me. This is going to be the happiest moment in my life!” Ashok said to himself.

“Perfect for my height.” He thought.

“Thank you Pillayarappa!”

 She came close to him.

“Excuse me?”
“Yes.”
“Anna! Ainooru(500) roobaiku change irukuma?”

26 comments:

Anonymous said...

Blast :D
Moral: Never believe in Pillaiyar. He is a bachelor. What else you can expect from him?

CriA'TVT' said...

@Anonymous: Pillayar granted whatever Ashok wished for :)

Arun said...

Why do you always stick to pillayar :D?
as anonymous said pillayar could have avoided granting such wish
now good part in this blog is the STRAND OF HAIR part
better: she coming
best : calling ANNA .
PILLAYAR did grant me the same wish dude :(

CriA'TVT' said...

@Arun: Thanks :)
Between, Ashok asked for a wish "The girl should talk to him" thats all. And the girl talked :D

Sarav said...

Lol
-Next time try praying to some god thats married maybe ? :P

Rahulan said...

love the title name

nivi said...

story was interesting!the best part is that the way u described the girl:):)

mr.offline said...

map, every title speaks-but dint thought t wil end up this way. Funny story. But the moral of the story s apa pecha kekanum

revathy said...

hey tell the truth......ashok in ur story is none other than u na.....because the way u described about that girl was so good that it was as if u saw someone like that....tell the truth....this happened after ur 12th exams na....he he he:) anyways good blog man:)
keep posting ur CRIA'TVT's ok;)

Vignesh Viswanath said...

Always wish for something specific... The answer for every wish is "Tathastu" ... :)

ain said...

deadly one macha...dint thought d story wud end this way..pros-nice description abt d dame...keep writing...

Sukesh Viswanath said...

nice ..'
i may need u 4 my 3rd year assignments ...!!

CriA'TVT' said...

Thanks all :)

@Mr. Off: Exactly one of the morals readers should know from this story ;)

@Rev: No! I'm not as responsible as Ashok is, in this story :)

@ Sukesh: I need you too! Will contact you in person!

harr said...

you bloody ass!!!! u got me on the heels.. :) was romantic till d last line.. and LOL the twist was unexpected !!!good work man :)

Deepak said...

nice blog....but i didnt expect the sudden ending .... May be "worlds shortest love story" started and ended in minutes :)

CriA'TVT' said...

@harr: Thanks :)

@Deepak: That was like a "Certificate of Appreciation" Thanks a ton!

kalvj said...

Ask Ashok to think positively.. maybe She was a brahmin :P
Nice Writeup! :)

CriA'TVT' said...

Haha :D That was a good one!

Ajoy said...

I tot it would be the first chapter of a novel....but sudden funny stop. Good title dude & as our bean said , Good Moral. :) :)

Ashwin said...

one of ta funniest ending where it was least expected......esp after describing ta girl so well , I thot yor gonna start something very big!!
cheers to yu bro.....keep writinG!!

Arumugham S. said...

Hey good one. But in the beginning I thought you were about to write something about corruption

CriA'TVT' said...

Thanks guys! :)

Sarathy said...

Sarathy here:-
Ippadi thaan pillayaar pala peroda vaalkaiyla veliyaaduraar pola... :-)

Nice one dude but naan andha situ la irundhurundha ava anna nu kooputtadhukku punishment ah andha 500 ah aattaya pottu poi iruppen. Vada poi irukkaadhu... lol

Arun Prakash said...

enjoyed well!

SSN said...

Enjoyed the post. Next time pray Lord Krishna :)

Anonymous said...

Hey good one!!! :-) you do know how to describe without it sounding like jus a prose, but actually give it a breath of life. I could actually visualize her..
Aneena