Monday, November 27, 2006

Blues Clues

The neighbor girl I meet in the gym (Gymmi) saw me after my long vacation and declared I have never looked sadder. ‘Why are you looking so depressed?’

‘Me? No yaar, I am fine.’ I insisted for the third time.

‘No, but you look so withdrawn and gloomy. Is there anything you want to talk about?’

‘Hmmm…Yeah, I am in the vortex of sadness and excruciating pain. I think it’s the weather. All the leaves departing the trees has made my happy soul depart me.’ While I was at it, I also launched into Pittsburgh-bashing convinced that we have finally arrived upon the reason why I looked so sad.

‘I hope you tell Pi what’s bothering you if you don’t want to confide in me.’

I tried to think how many times I might have met her before. I could count with the two fingers of my right hand. Both the times I didn’t recall bouncing about like a clown in front of her. I was as sober as an ailing hyena.

Anyway, it did get me thinking about this depression and I came up with a few more causes. Next day I met her.

‘Hi Gymmi!’ I tried to jump up and down and wave, all the time beaming my guts out trying to look extra happy. 'Hehehahahaw-yoodle doodle!!'

‘Are you all right? You sound a little down,’ she started off without a cue. If she was an aspiring shrink I would have sued her for shameless self promo. But she works for an IT firm. To think I was the one who’s supposed to be depressed.

‘You know what, I think I know why. Last time you saw me I was going on vacation. Now I am back. Obviously I am not a happy camper. Logic, eh?’ I congratulated myself.

‘No no, now I get it. When I met you, you were this normal person. Just as you were leaving for vacation, my friend (who reads your blog) told me you are damn funny. So I guess I was under that impression all along. Anyway, mystery solved. Wanna go for dinner?’

Now I am truly depressed.

34 comments:

bloghopper said...

Ahh I get it. The comments have dwindled and hence the depression.

alpha said...

bh- missed that cutting edge humour...you can't be serious about comments dwindling. (denial phase)

The ramblings of a shoe fiend said...

How can she hope for you to confide in Pi when he IS the problem... oops should i have not said that in such a public forum.

B o o said...

I would badly need company(depressed or not!) in Zurich! Another European tour perhaps? :)
BTW, awesome travelogues!

anantha said...

Shoefy: You should ask Pi to confide with Alpha then!

s.b: The usual suspects are not around either. Me thinks this:
Incomplete RSS Feed --> Dwindling comments --> Alpha's depressed face

GratisGab said...

Anti - I can't stop laughing at the image of Pi confiding his heartfelt emotions :)...sharing his feeelings :)
...Maybe, who knows..if he hangs with you Anti maybe :)

GratisGab said...

and my boy is getting his haircut at Supercuts if not our own deck (courtesy daddy & mommy)! :)

meenaa said...

so what is it depressed you are not on vacation- depressed you are getting fat- or generally just not perky enough for all and sundry??????????

anantha said...
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anantha said...

Rajmata: We pointed out gently to you that our name was Anantha! And you forget already? We shall complain to the Maharaja! Oh wait, he is the cause for this lapse of memory.... Gah..Bah.. and double Tcha, as someone exclaimed the other day!

And btw, why are you subjecting the poor thing to a haircut? Did you not read the Telegraph's review of Doom 2? Oops, I meant to say Dhoom 2. Anyways, the Telegraph has this to say about Hrithik's hairdo:

Lots of... ... volume, some natural waves and some more curls, Hrithik has got it just right.

And it seems most gals are rooting only for Hrithik, in spite of Abhishek getting the hero billing!

But here you are, cutting a would-be metrosexual's hair even before he can find out what a good hairdo could do for his lifestyle! Paavam only, the poor Maharaja! Already you are killing his chances with the women...

GratisGab said...

hai re...please...u havn't seen this monster's hair! it's longer than mr.g's!

Me said...

...alpha kicked parmanu out of his bedroom...threw his stuff out to create some shelf space...& after reading all this boo wants alpha's company....boo u r brave....

WA said...

Alpha, let us know when you go over to visit Boo, we will all come and see you there.

PS: Wonder if Pi blogs, maybe he hasn't even told Alpha about his blog

B o o said...

Bloggers meet in Zurich! Yeah! :))
Me: Anything for our Alpha! ;)

Me said...

WA: i strongly feel pi blogs in thamizh to keep alpha away from his blog....

anantha said...

Rajmata: Hrithik has long hair, no? Let the hair be!

Me: Soakka sonna ba!

Boo: You brave brave only!

AmitL said...

LOL...Twin, I guess the gal's expectations from u were too many,nee,funny.:)So,not hearing any jokes from you,....LOL at the idea of 'as sober as an ailing hyena'.(Frankly,I haven't seen an ailing hyena yet,so I don't know how sober they are). U know what,u should have just made her read your blog, to let her know how funny you can be.(A compliment,ma'm.)

Hehhh said...

She musta thought you are funny funny.

Try being funny pecoolier.

Anonymous said...

sober as an ailing hyena? now tahts a simile heehawhawhawhaw

Yogustus said...

u are still writin? great!!!...now i can catch up with all ur juicy details at work since i have nothing better to do!

oh by the way..got a mail from mish...she said she has a bread in the oven...for a second i thought she married a baker before realizing she is pregnant. thoda slow ho gaya hai mai.

Hehhh said...

Gymmi Gymmi Gymmi
aaja aaja aaja


errr...just suddenly nostalgic about song from Disco Dancer.


: )

Ravages said...

No matter what I say here, Alpha's gonna call me baldy. Now, where she got that impression, I have no idea about. Perhaps the same place she got her depression from.

Heh! Nice! Impression + Depression - all in one station.

Rash said...

lurved Die German Travelogue btw :)

yogustus said...

alphu!!!!!!!!!!!! saw ur pics...boss...kya hot lag rahi hai tu!!! i still maintain...u married too soon *looking behind to see if pi is around*.

Parmanu said...

Mystery solved, absolutely. Because (after that weekend in Germany) I cannot imagine you depressed ever. How are you at such times - enlighten us, please.

karan said...

ha ha... funny... but you do sound a li'll depressed! :)
'as sober as an ailing hyena'... that'll beat sidhu's cricket commentary in the outrageous-similes category!! i can't look at an hyena in the same way again... without wondering whether it is ailing... or how different it would look if it were ailing! thankfully, i don't get to look at hyenas on a regular basis :D
and wow... a europe travelouge... will surely be back for that!

Me said...

happy new yr...alpha

Anonymous said...

Happy New Year Alpha. Alls well?

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR

:)

long time no post...

regards

KJ

Anonymous said...

Did Santa get you a new pen (or keyboard) that doesnt work in the New Year?

Anonymous said...

Oy! Wish you a great New 2007 lady! Hope all is well!

anantha said...

yo Alpha... how has the year been so far?

upsilamba said...

Alpha akka -- its all clear. you can come out now.
he was hanged too.
over and out.

alpha said...

HAPPIEST NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU DEARIES!!!!

Yogu, stop spreading rumors idiot!

upsi: too? what do you mean too? *afraid as hell*

Boo: am I a little late or is the zurich thing still on? I am all for it!!!