Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Stories from the elevator


I just returned after a leisurely walk when our watchman started chatting near the elevator.
A young man passed by. In shorts and T-shirt with arms tattooed, he looked handsome.
“Can you fix the tap?” he asked the watchman.
“I will be there in an hour,” replied the watchman.
After he left, I told the guard that the man looked smart.
“Useless guy,” came the reply. “His wife works hard and earns. This fellow just eats and sleeps, claiming to be a businessman.”
After two minutes, I noticed a sad-looking man entering the lift.
“His is a sad story. His brother died yesterday in hospital of heart attack. This man has come from India for the last rites.”
I was turning gloomy, when another elevator gate opened.
“Good morning,” said a cheerful face. The short Filipina, face covered in make-up, winked at the guard. She disappeared before I could pick my comb from the pocket.
“Enough,” I told the guard and stepped into the lift.
Another man with a Bangladeshi look entered. I reached my third floor apartment. He followed me and opened the next door. We have been neighbours for a year, but have never talked.
Anyway, I have to rush now and chat with my blog friend in Canada. I just love her.

26 comments:

  1. Neighbours? Good!

    Good one, Ramesh, enjoyed reading this!

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  2. Elevator guy's, guards, maids are the source of our curr events around us. They always know more than anybody else!

    Must befriend them...they can be very handy

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  3. Good to know its not only us women who gossip.

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  4. Watch man sure knows it all! :)

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    1. lol
      so funny...
      seems like a news frm all over the place!

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  5. Interesting to know guys care for such gossip!

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  6. Oh yes, watchmen, maids, drivers, they have all the stories just like Ramesh :).

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  7. watch man is surely a good source of info :)

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  8. Watchmen Drivers and liftmen have all the information as to what goes on in the Condo.

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  9. ah! the guards see n hear everything :D

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  10. Liftmen are notoriously infamous for this...

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  11. Nice post.
    In India people get to hear all the news at a barbar's shop.

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  12. yes, I too have come across a number of elevator guy's and their tales. At times, it makes me think they have more interesting jobs than the most in the building. If only they blogged too. :D

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  13. nice post
    yes watchmen they are great source of information.

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  15. How many times do you comb your hair when confronted by the opposite sex? Having comb in pocket means you are ever ready for pr-emptive strike--just in case --- hahahaha.
    Nice admission of sweet feelings.

    Other thing yaar:
    Not just her, there are other friends of yours in Canada yaar.
    kayun bhool jaatey ho bhayya meray?

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  16. liked the "She disappeared before I could pick my comb from the pocket." part :)

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  17. Don't forget to take the comb out of your pocket before you talk to her ;)

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