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The Man in a Hurry!

It was not yet time for the dinner but the couple were at the dining hall of that restaurant attached to that posh hotel.  Nevertheless they were given a warm welcome by the waiters.  There seemed to be no need for any introduction or other formalities.  The couple were led to a special hall which was almost dark but for a large candle light.  The waiter in charge read the menu and the couple simply said “OK, go ahead please”.

Item no.1 was brought immediately.  The waiter appeared again after 15 minutes and placed item No.2 on the table.  The lady seemed to be happy but her hubby looked restless and said “Time is ticking away.  We must be at home by 9 PM.  Let us ask him to pack the fried rice” but the lady got wild, “I don’t know why you are in a hurry …… it is not yet time for the climax as expected by you.  They will drag  on and on ….”

Anyway, the man asserted himself and told the waiter, “we are in a hurry would you mind packing the fried rice?  The desert?….. of course we’ll  have it right now and off we go”  the waiter heaved a sigh of relief and said “In ten minutes it will be ready.

And, when the packed item was brought, they snatched it and thanked the waiter before leaving.  They were at home a minute before the serial started!

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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