I have the strangest way of remembering certain words. I start with the regretful reminiscence of the word 'Tigress' followed by two of my funniest incidents. Whenever I come across this word the first thing that flashes my mind is getting kicked out of the bench by a massive, masculine and humongous woman who taught us English in the 5th grade. Trust me I can never forget her in my life. Oh god!! one of my classmate's fingers were bleeding because of her double wooden scale reinforced with steel treatment. Let me elucidate the incident, one friday(i even remember the day) after class test we were discussing the answers. We were all asked to answer one question each and unfortunately(fortune never favors me,even in childhood) my turn was to tell the feminine gender for tiger, the only question I didnt answer in the test.. :P I remember stammering and swallowing the saliva to answer, and the next thing I realized was, me lying on the floor in between the benches... :P Such a wicked woman u see.... :P Even now tigress gives me a trip kuth... ;)
There is another word that reminds me the most funniest incident with funniest staffs I ever had.'Vampire' . Well, in order to explain this I need to introduce a person, a cousin of mine who was very much interested in zoology and highly skilled in cooking up stories about mythical creatures that he used to watch in movies. There is one key fact that should be noted here "I saw very little English movies till I joined college". So I was kind of naive and used to believe everything he says. One particular day, he told me about vampire bats and his imaginary place where they inhabit(South America :P). This piece of information struck my mind when I was sitting in the Geography class in my 6th grade. Labai mama (as we used to call him), started teaching a chapter about South America. It was half way through the class (when he was teaching about farmers of south america), I suddenly raised my hands. I called the attention of all my drowsy companions and labai mama was eagerly waiting for my question. And my question was "Sir!!Wont the vampire bats disturb them(farmers of south america)?" :P :P. The whole class burst out in laughter and this man asked me to repeat the question twice unable to understand my question, he felt so embarrassed for encouraging an unwarranted distraction of his so called geography class(ppl he used to sit and talk about his wife n children in class, he knew nothing in geography). Whatever be it, whenever I come across the word vampire the 1st thing that strikes my mind is this incident.;)
'Mens Beauty Parlor' Back in my 8th grade, there were very little hair saloons in my area bearing the name Mens Beauty Parlor(now its so common. I still cant find any difference between a saloon, barbershop and Men's beauty parlor.... :P). So there was one very big, air conditioned, mens beauty parlor called Oberoi. I always had an urge to get into that place and do my haircut. Finally my curiousness was so high that I went to that saloon. It was so comfortable inside and the barber was such an affable person until it was time to pay the bill... :P I used take only Rs. 25 for haircut and as I said before, I randomly got into that place. So all I had was 25 but I had to give him 60 rupees. Ha Ha Ha... when he asked me 60, I gave him 25 and told him "idho veedu pakathula dhan na.. naan ippo kondu vandhudren..(I live in the nearby house.. I ll bring it asap)" I never turned back or waited for his reply.. I jumped into the cycle and started riding to my home as fast as I can. ... ;) :P. I never walked through that street for almost an year after that... :P
There is always sweet and bitter memories behind every word we had learned or every place we have lived in. Whenever I come across the word 'love' I get reminded of my 1st love(ofcourse lover :)) .. Even though I moved on and there is no such feeling anymore, deep inside, at some nook of the brain our bonds with a word is carved(as scientists say whenever brain stores information, there is an extra folding added to it.. :P) and it springs back to life whenever we come across such beautiful and everlasting words that brings ephemeral bliss in our life.