Saturday, March 14, 2009

Youthful stunts

I had never seen the inside of an airplane that time and yearned for a chance. The opportunity came when a leading IT company sponsored a trip for journalists from Mumbai to Delhi. I entered the plane for the first time giving weird looks. When I was told about a corner seat, I jumped in joy. Wow, I can see the take-off. Everything went well until more journalists started joining one by one. Why should that pretty one come last? Idiotic.
“Hi, I am – from Mid-Day,” she introduced herself.
I was surprised. What a nice girl! Introducing herself to me. I reciprocated.
And then followed the thunderbolt. “Will you mind if I sit there?”
“Hehee..no hassle..Please yourself. I keep traveling so often…”
The blunder, the lies…What a shame.
If only the drama is enacted again, roles may change. I will just tell her, “I have a phobia maam, asked specially for this seat.”
When you decide to lie, sky's the limit!

14 comments:

  1. so did you look out the window?! :)

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  2. ya sometimes we need to..!! to impress the ladies !!...take care

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  3. The first time I went into a plane ... I didn't realize that I was on a plane. We were waiting here and we were waiting there and I thought we had entered just another waiting room until my friend pointed out that she could see the wings of the plane through the window. ... not one of my brightest or proudest moments...

    Oh... and when you decide to lie you also need to remember what you lied about just in case you meet the person again. ;o)

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  4. Truth....nothing beats it. I am it's fan.
    U might have gone for the truth.

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  5. girls are best at doing this-> talk good & get window seat & for that most of the favor in public places..... but ur phobia :-)

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  6. hi ramesh, how ru, so how's life, on 21st mt new hotel is getting opened, so busy with pre opening stuff.... check out ista hotels, amritsar.

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  7. Funny story.
    Lying per se doesn't seem to be a bad idea. Whether people admit it or not, most of us do lie once in a while and it is mostly harmless stuff.
    What is really disgusting is when people, and I mean public personalities who ought to be really responsible, spread lies which have profound affects.

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  8. Guys aren't the only one with this thunderbolt you know.

    I have my own share of giving up the stuff 'I need' when the victim of a thunderbolt. :)

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  9. *effects... Sunday morning grogginess.

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  10. Nice one again :)

    Yes, once lying becomes a habit, it’s almost impossible to stop.

    A person who tells a lie is forced to invent twenty more to maintain the first one :)

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  11. so what type of lies do u usually say ......white , black or grey?????lol!!!

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  12. Its good to be "true", even if it involves being branded not "good"!!

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  13. Did you at least sit next to her and chat?!!! Then OK!!!

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  14. Hello, Ramesh! I have missed reading your posts this week and am very happy to have a chance to catch up today. That is a funny story. Like Magiceye, I also want to know if you looked out the window. I understand because I was also less than truthful about my fears once. Several years ago I went bungee jumping with a few friends. I was deathly afraid of heights but didn't want to be the stick-in-the-mud of the group so I just went along. I knew they would make too big of a deal of me if they knew how scared I was so I just acted like it was no big deal to me. I said, "I've been skydiving before" but neglected to mention that I had a complete breakdown during the process, bruising the poor jumpmaster and shaking and crying uncontrollably for about 15 minutes after we touched ground. I pretended to be fearless. Luckily several years had passed and I was able to keep my composure and had a fantastic time. I only jumped once though. Once was plenty. lol

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