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Sunday, March 20, 2005

I think we become less embarassed as we get older. If we live long enough, I suppose we'll all become "soranai ketta janmams". Stuff that used to embarass me when I was younger fails to do so now.
Anyways, there were lllooooots times in my life when all I wanted to do was bury my head in the sand and wish that I'd just vanish off the face of the earth! One thing I really vividly remember was an incident in high school. I had just started Grade 11 in Vancouver. I was kind of like a "thiruvizhala tholanja ponnu" (kid lost in a fair). A guy called Dennis and I used to have a lot of classes together. He used to guide me through a lot of stuff and put up with me a lot(You wouldn't believe that I didn't even know how to get to classes right because they had a complicated block system..)!
One day, after class, he came upto me and asked me if I'd like to go to dinner with him that night. I was so ignorant of such things at that time and the uppermost thing in my mind at that point was that I never get veggie food if I go out in Canada. I casually replied: "Sorry Dennis, I eat only vegetarian food." He had a puzzled look on his face and said that it was okay with him. The fool that I was, I still didn't get his meaning and I was like, "you might want to eat meat but I don't". He simply looked confounded and told me that I could give him an answer tomorrow.
When i was going home that day, I confided in my friend M. I told her casually that I told Dennis I didn't eat non-vegetarian food. She was shell shocked and started rolling on the ground with laughter, "You idiot, he is asking you out on a date and here you go talking something else!! I can only picture the look on his face." Well, I was so embarassed about my gaffe that I wanted to just vanish off the face of the earth that night! I thought I'd just burn with embarassment if I even saw Dennis the next day and was picturing what a laugh he must be having with his friends about my stupidity! And I was even more petrified because he was a good friend of mine and I thought he'd not even talk to me after this.
Well, the next day, he came to my locker at lunch with a big grin on his face. He asked me if I was ready to get some vegetarian food. I said no anyways but we remained good friends till I left high school.
Then, I thought I'd never live it down.Looking back, I think it was really funny and pretty interesting. Of course, I had many more such gaffes but more on that later...

14 comments:

Freeyavedu said...

Dennis : None of the girls ask me out for a cup of coffee. :-(
Subha : Why... Do u like coffee so much ?
That was really funny. Still wondering what he might have thought the whole day.
Atlast, you found some time to blog. Good for you.

Freeyavedu said...

Subha, It would gud if u can give ur posts some title. Will be easy to find a post later.

Kay said...

way to go.....colloquial one...

I could imagine the terrified look on dennis's face....

When i went to india this time i was singing " Kathal valathen" song with all kind of expressions in my face... i thought i was all alone in the room but later found that my entire family was watching me make expressions... i was totally embarrased and all i could do was to bury my face under the pillow.... :)

Anonymous said...

subha,
As freeavidu says, can u give a title to each?
Dennis thappichitaan...hmm avan panna punniyam..
priya

Subha said...

Freeyavedu, I don't know what title to give this post..if u suggest something, maybe I will just use it...Kay and Priya, Dennis kuduthu vechadhu avlavudhaan.....:)

Anonymous said...

Subha,

The title I suggest would be "My First Date" .

-vasu

Subha said...

Hey Vasu,
it wasn't really a date because I didn't accept anyways....:)

Anonymous said...

May be "Dennis's First Date" ....
;-)...

~Vasu

FSN 2.2 said...

Haha that was funny.

Imagine that ever happening at SVCE.

Boy: Vaa nama poi kasmalam canteen la kadakara kuppaiya kottikalam.(No offense to you, just a reference to the state of that canteen)

Still..some people managed to run an entire family life in that canteen.

I wonder how...

Any ideas guys?

Subha - why don't you just add the date and day as the topic if you're short on inspiration.

Praveen said...

hehehe, good post, paavam Dennis :)

I wonder what u'd have done even if he had asked u directly.. I already have a Calendar-nu soneenga-na tension aagi irupparu :)

Sriram said...

My first shout here. Nice one. Interesting style of writin! One question though... wud have been nice if you HAD gone on a date after that gaffe. There wud have been so much to laugh abt, but then, tis just my view. Peace.

Subha said...

praveen, avan romba paavam. aana semma understanding...andha gaffe dhaan friendship-oda foundation-a poiduchu!

Subha said...

sriram, welcome to my blog!

Chandoo said...

hehe... that is funny. imagine what would have happened if you actually go out with him.
keep writing :)