Friday, June 18, 2010

Affection overdose

“Catch you for breakfast,” said dear friend Rakesh.
I picked up the phone to inform him that I am waiting near a shop, when a shopkeeper-friend passed by.
“Hi Rakesh,” I said on the phone, when the shopkeeper asked me, “Suganthanne?” (How are you?)
I flashed a smile, took off the cell, and told the guy, “Ya thanks,” and returned to Rakesh, “Boss, I am near...”
“Family sugantanne?” (How’s family?)” continued the shopkeeper.
Again I took off the cell, “Fine thanks,” and shifted to Rakesh, “Buddy, I am near Kitcherama shop..,” when the third question followed.
“You still stay in the same building?”
Oof. I cut the line. Hugged the guy and told him, “I am fine, family fine, I am staying in this same building. How are you?
“All well,” he zoomed off in his bicycle.
Talking of affection, I remembered another guy whom I met in Chennai last week. “Hiiiii, so longgg since we met,” he gave me a hug. Fine, but this hug lasted for minutes! I had to violently wriggle out. Then he was holding my hand. Had to struggle to release my hand from his tight grip.
Some affectionate people overdo things, it seems.

22 comments:

  1. Pity you.. As they say in Tamil "dharma sangadam". Tough to escape such overdose :-D

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  2. Hey Ramesh......Good to c u back ...

    I havent come across these kind of people ever..may be u r tooo sweet:D

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  3. Amazing how the hug lasted soooo longgg! I think he needed some 'release therapy'!! Is there such a thing? Better to feel affection than anger.

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  4. Hahahahaha.........he was really interested in knowing things frm you.....positive adrenalin rush....
    and hey "Suganthanne?" (hru?)

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  5. I dont think it is affection.Some people have the habit of having Fevicol all over their body

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  6. boss..
    some times
    some may
    over do -
    if
    its
    a
    buddy!

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  7. I am agree with BK. It is not affection. It is 'bad' habit. If I were in teens and the affectionate person was a pretty girl...of course the equation changes then.

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  8. No side effects..i hope !Cheers !

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  9. :) But not to worry about it! Welcome back

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  10. I hate people who surpass their sentiments :P

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  11. He he he this reminds me of a episode when i had just come to uk i and afew mates went to a pub and while talking i happened to put my hand on the guys leg my god he jumped "dont touch me" he said he thought i was gay till another one sid i am from india he he its the love we have yayyyyyyyy

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  12. hahaha.. sweet affectionate ppl u see :P

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  13. That's funny! Stifled by affection, are you? I am sure if it is a pretty lady offering you long hugs, you wouldn't mind? ;)

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  14. Im back!! :) oye, be happy that u have so many people who adore u whole-heartedly.

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  15. I know exactly what you mean, its the same with affectionate handshakes too.

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  16. I've missed you so much, I could also hug you for minutes! :)

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  17. You echoed my experience. I know of some people who shake hands with you so tightly that you require an immediate orthopedic consultation.

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  18. :D Touchy feely - I call them.

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