Friday, February 26, 2010

Silenced by virus

I am down with severe throat infection and woke up to find in horror that I cannot speak. The words just refuse to come out. I tried to ring up my mom in India.
“Bahhh,” I went off.
Already in her eighties, my mom wondered which ghost was haunting her.
“Bahhhh..bhooooah?” she replied.
After minutes of struggle and a couple of dirhams lost as phone charge, I convinced her it’s me.
Then I went for my walk.
The tailor of Max mall, a daily acquaintance, expected me to scream as usual “Hiiiiiiii.”
Seeing me mum and just waving, he rushed, shook hands and asked, “How’s everything?”
“Bahhh,” I replied.
“You are always funny,” he laughed and patted me on my back. Actually he slapped me in the guise of a pat.
“No fun. Throat gone for a toss,” I managed to tell him through sign language.
Thank God, yesterday when my boss rang up to ask about the progress on report about Dubai Aquarium tank leak, I was OK.
Otherwise, my job would have gone for a bahhhhhh.

17 comments:

  1. bahhhh!!!! boooaahhh!!! :D

    Ooops!! I forgot you can't speak but you can read na? Take care :D

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  2. take care buddy...thank god typing does not require talking..what we would have done without ur posts..

    get well soon :)

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  3. Just now read Swaram's post and the way she explained her eye infection treatment was hilarious, now, yours! You guys look for humour everywhere! Nice one!

    Take care.

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  4. Oh that was the reason? When I made a call to you, I heard some weired sound from other side that I hung up! Gargle..blaahh..bahhhh..!

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  5. So what if you can't talk, you can type :)
    Take care

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  6. Hope it wears off soon .... but we don't suffer from losing your blog voice!

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  7. Hahaha.. o god...... yeh it wud hav been really funny...... if he heard the bahhhhh

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  8. he he he...sometimes disease makes not only sick, but also funny.

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  9. Humour in everything, that's your forte. Take care and get well soon..:-)

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  10. Very nicely written!
    Happy Holi!

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  11. Ramesh hope you are on the road to full recovery by now.

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  12. I thought of Scrooge in Christmas Carol when I heard your 'bahhhh'!! You are not him tho! get well soon!

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  13. Keats The Sunshine Girl: Thanks my friend..hey..i am not able to reach yr site buddy...maybe some tech hitch...do stay connected...cheers..

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  14. Throat infection?
    It takes 7 days to treat it if take medicines.
    It takes 1 week if you dont take medicines.
    Take your pick.

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  15. The tailor is right - you are always funny...baaahhhhh!

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