Jul 11, 2007

Overheard

'That's too big', she said, with rounded eyes.

'Try it', he said, with a smile, 'and you wont regret it'.

'But its too much for me. What can I possibly do with one that big?', she asked in anguish, as if its been shoved down her throat.

'Its not always that you will come across one this big', he said, obscenely caressing and fondling it as he spoke. The woman seemed rivetted. It was as if she was hypnotised by the size and texture of it. And sure enough, as if in a daze, she reached out and grasped it and pulled it towards herself.

'How much?', she asked, as she bent down and with a long, deep breath inhaled its fragrance.

'For you, 12 rupees a kg', the sabziwala said, wrapping up the cucumber in a take away pack.

And the spell broke.

16 comments:

gypsy said...

hah! men i tell you...!( Gypsy shakes her head in disbelief!)

Vikas said...

you are fast becoming dada kondke of blogger world or are you becoming comfortably numb....

Shuv said...

gypsy: what?? ever wondered why more and more women are going to the food worlds and other malls to buy their vegetables?

vikas: thanks..i will take that as a compliment.

Ghetufool said...

mid-life crisis sipping in.

Shuv said...

sipping? seeping? ghetu i am coming to u.

Ghetufool said...
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Ghetufool said...

seeping? seeping. i am sorry. but for this much, you need not come.

Shuv said...

dost dost na raha, pyaar pyaar na raha....etc etc...et tu ghetu?

rip van winkle said...

hey bro ..whats wrong with 12 rupees a kg?...i mean..i found it pretty cheap....

kaushik said...

RIP: What the cucumber or the fun?

Shuv said...

nothing wrong RIP..considering how big it was.

rip van winkle said...

ha!ha! Kaushik..you got it bro.

rip van winkle said...

dear 'bongs' of the blog world! good news!
just watched 'bong connection' and in case you have still not watched it...just go for it..its..its..amazing!!

this movie has really struck a chord...you wont regret it.

my wife.. a 'bong' says.. this is anjan dutta at his best...the satires on bongs will surely remind you Ray.

Shuv said...

released already? will definitely target it this wkend..

kaushik said...

Hey RIP! Will certainly catch up with the movie.

Vikas said...

which one kondke or comfortably numb?