Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Painter who ran in fear

My room in Sharjah has just been whitewashed by the builder.
I remembered a painter in our building in Mumbai. The dark guy mostly appeared coated in colour paints with only his eyes visible. My daughter would run and hide in fear seeing him.
This guy had four daughters and was not giving up. He wanted a son and worked hard for that. At last he was blessed with one. When my second daughter was born, he told me: “Don’t give up.”
“No thanks. Hum doh, hamara doh, (We two, ours two),” I replied.
Once we asked that painter to whitewash my house. He kept his material at my house and went for tea. The inquisitive monkey brain of mine suggested that I should try my hand.
I opened the kits and started brushing the walls even before they had been scratched. Within minutes, the place was in a mess. Paint splashed on my hands, face, hair and floor.
I heard the doorbell. My wife returned with some vegetables.
“Whaoooooo?” she screamed.
The painter was stepping in behind her.
He saw me and this time it was his turn to run in fear.

16 comments:

  1. I can imagine you painting your house! 'Don't give up'!

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  2. LOL
    u know what, Whenevr I am in a low mood, I open ur blog and voila my mood gets better:)

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  3. lol!!! Trust you to do such antics! :P

    Vaise even I keep trying my hands things which am prohibited from!

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  4. Good one. There are several bravehearts in the pursuit of bringing a "ladka"(son) no matter how many times they fail.. because they know that ultimately they will win...... if only the spouse is alive!

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  5. hahahaha...bhaago; bhoot aaya :P

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  6. lol....now he should have told u "don't give up !!!!!"

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  7. Gosh, and I just wanted to ask you to help me paint my bathroom...monkey ;)

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  9. Head stands, painting on self what all you are capable of!

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  10. ha ha!! You are a father who must be naughtier than your own kid:)

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  11. Yes,but he this time say Don't give up?

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  12. I hope u did not make him run so fast that he gives up painting now, thinking you picked the brush :)

    nice reading ur blog..

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  13. hahahaha!! btw.. I love painting be it on wall or frames. Bu thank god .. u wife recognized u atleast :P

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