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Funny Telephone-Encounters


I seem to have an unusually high number of funny telephone-encounters ! In fact, long ago, I had written a post on telephone manners. What happened a short while ago is yet another incident in the growing list :)


My cell phone rang. I saw a cousin's name flash on it. We haven't spoken for ages. In fact we usually meet and chat only at family functions...the usual reason being busy schedules etc. So, I received the call and very cheerily said, "Bol S!"


There was this heavy silence for about 10 seconds...during which a thousand thoughts came to my mind...ranging from...is there any sad news and did I sound too cheery for that...to...perhaps she's called to invite me to some function.


The 10-second silence seemed a wee bit too long and I heard myself say uncomfortably, "Kay ga ?" ("What's up ?)


Then she said, "Oh wow ! Its you ! For a second I wondered why my bai's daughter is sounding like this !"


To this, I could only burst into loud fits of laughter much to the surprise of my colleagues :)


Comments

Seema Smile said…
Sometimes these accidental connections can lead to long conversations and promises to meet up that never materialise. But that's ok. The pleasant surprise of the call makes up for it.
The Wanderer said…
Exactly the same happened on this phone call too ! We caught up, we promised to meet soon...and I'm sure we won't :)

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