Facts and Fiction, Humor, In real life, P U Krishnan, People, Vancouver


“First, he must get rid of that bitch. Nasty bitch…” I looked back while I was window-shopping in a mall. It was an old woman, picking up certain items from a shelf. On seeing me, she said apologetically, “sorry. I was talking to myself”. I just smiled and focused on window shopping! But she had not finished. “That bitch must be whipped. And that guy. He won’t buy me a pennyworth… But…” “Ok lady”, I whispered and left the place.

We come across such people now and then. It is sort of disease. Others also do it… I mean, self-talking, but the only difference is that there are those who talk to themselves louder and those who do it mentally.

Though self-talking is quite common among petty shop keepers, the ones who talk louder, lose customers steadily but the diplomatic ones earn the good name of the demanding customers… when they curse such customers, they put an artificial smile on their face!

For example, the former would unwittingly say, “after all, he buys items worth 10 paise…” the latter would say, “yes sir, it’s a bit expensive…would you try this?” [this will be followed by a mental curse!]

Author: P U Krishnan

First things first. I am one of those retired chaps who are young at heart. I watch cricket matches and jump for joy when Tendulkar scores yet another century. I read newspapers and books too, though I am not crazy about them. I think I have a mind free from hatred and I owe it to the wonders of nature and music. I scribble something now and then and call myself a writer! Though I have settled in Ooty, a lovely hill station in Tamil Nadu—I must emphasize the fact that I was born and brought up in Tellicherry in North Kerala and studied in the good old Government Brennen College. Of and on, my mind goes back to my ancestral house at Tiruvangad in Tellicherry in front of an ancient Sri Ram temple. I am indebted to this wonderful place which inculcated in me a love for cricket and literature. But all said and done, I am an Indian first.

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