Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Christmas Crazyness

So this is Christmas, what have you done? I had a fun festivus of eating, drinking and general merry-making with friends. And watched a brilliant Penelope Cruz in Volver and a pretty funny Rahul Bose in Pyar ke Side Effects. But being the holidays, my family has once again provided some priceless hilarity to the occasion.
Somebody suggested putting in a matrimonial ad in the Times of India for my eligible brother who is visiting India. But apparently my parents forgot when the ad was supposed to come out and as Ma likes to pointedly say: “We’ve stopped looking at the classifieds or putting ads there… what’s the point?” So what is the likelihood that my uncle sitting in Lucknow – who already has 2 sons married/committed to someone – scanning the classifieds instead? Probably killing time checking out the grooms for his lovely niece(s)? Fair enough. But what is the probability of Lucknow Uncleji coming across the same bloody ad about my brother and not recognizing it as my brother’s? Highly unlikely. He calls up my dad and says this could be a probable match for your daughter. That's right... yours truly, y'all. Dad diligently takes down the details and tells mum – you know where this is going, right? In the meantime, charitable well-wishing uncle does not hear from dad for a few days. Hmm, wonder WHY… the family tree is still shaking in laughter.. haw haw haw!

9 comments:

Meeta said...

This has to be one of the funniest ever!haw haw

Ranjit said...

That's hilarious! I had to read it twice to make sure that hit really happened. Truth is stranger than fiction.

mommyof2 said...

lol!! still better than a daughter responding to her own father's ad:-)(recently saw in a movie.. hillarious:-)

mommyof2 said...

And happy new year:-)

alpana said...

That's funny really. More good cheer to you in 2007

rohitpad said...

Hey there

My first posting! Anyways, quick question. Who is the Bong girl who is married to a Jeff and who lives in Cambridge? What's her name? I have a feeling a know this person. Email me and let me know. Oh and the matrimonial as blog was hilarious!

rohitpad said...

Paddu here - that's my posting above! Anyways do email me rohitpad@gmail.com and let me know about the Bong girl in Cambridge. Ciao and Happy New Year!

Neha Choudhari said...

Man...How we get into these things!!!

Shilpa said...

meeta: it's getting crazier than ever.
ranjit: isn't fiction inspired by the truth?? OK too much funda for now.
mommyof2: LOL.. happy new year to you, too!
alpana: am sure you're raking up tons of stories in bombay. WRITE.
rohit: thanks and keep posting your comments!
neha: we are like this only :D