Hucha mulaakaat mor morning :P  

Posted by Divya A L

A few days ago i was g-talking with a close friend of mine and it all started there. I asked her how her day was and in response to that, she narrated me quite a funny and hilarious story that took place that morning on her way to office. It left me laughing the entire day... Here it goes...

Every morning, my friend and her hubby leave to office together and they hit the hubby's office first, where my friend gets down and takes a rick to hers from there.

The events on that particular day:
That particular day, none of the ricks were ready to take her to residency road( that is where her office is located.) After 5 rick walaas refused the 6th one agreed to go. Happy on that note she jumped into the rick and went to the office.

Her observations in the rick:
1> The auto waala looked like a rowdy.
(I must say she's pretty good at face reading, for, she told me she'd do that to those autowala's before getting into any of the ricks. If one has scary looks, she wouldn't get in. But on that day, she forgot to carry out that routine. )
2> To her surprise, the guy had a whistle in his mouth... A bright "RED" one!!!
3> He blew it continuously all the way to her office.
4> He scratched his head every now and then.
5> On stopping at a signal, a biker saw this rare thing and apparantly started laughing. The rick walaa badly angered, "phiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii"ed the whistle right on the biker's face.
6> Finally reached the office. The rick waala shouted at my friend for the auto fare.

Her reactions:
1> She was totally confused, scared as it was quite awkward for a "grown up" rick waala to blow a whistle that even children refuse to play with these days.
2> The "RED" color of it, drained the color in her :P
3> "Oh man!!!, this guy looks like a thug..." Cursed herself badly for skipping the face - reading routine ;)
4> Very eagerly waited to get out of it.
5> The rick finally stopped in front of her office. She was sooo scared that she left the money on the meter (and rick guy hadn't noticed that) and plunged out of it and sprinted. And it was quite natural that he thought she was running away without paying the fare and he too started running after her. :D :D :D What a scene that would have been!!! :P :P
6> She shouted back to him telling him to find the money on the meter and disappeared...

Her descriptions as told to me:
1> "face mele kich kich". Only God knows what it meant :P I've only heard of "throat nalli kich kich"
2> "Olle tall dappa" :D
3> "vadak vadak mukha" - Well, this is dharwad kannada.. I again have no clue what that meant. :(

Her conclusion:
The title says it all!!! She came across a lunatic early in the morning and she experienced quite a "serious comedy"

The ultimate truth:
Well, the fact was, the rick she got into did not have a HORN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hence the whistle!!!

Closing note:
One of my friends drives his bike without a horn... I take this opportunity to suggest him using a prop like this but with a change... Use a "YELLOW" one instead (That goes well with the color of your helmet)!!! :D :P ;)

PS: The title of this post was forced upon me by the victim of this little incident!!! The english translation would be - " An encounter with a lunatic - mor morning".. Oops i cant help it!! ;)

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So, how did one find out about "the ultimate truth"?
Someone interrogated the lunatic? ;)

February 20, 2009 at 12:13 AM

Huchara santhe

February 20, 2009 at 10:58 AM

@dilip: Ha ha ... i anticipated this Q... well, the victim herself told me that yest after thinking about it for all these days :P

@soumya: You bet ;)

February 20, 2009 at 11:36 AM

Hey ...very well narrated ....i pity the gal who went through such an incident ;-)

February 20, 2009 at 1:56 PM
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February 20, 2009 at 1:57 PM

@Shweta: Ohhhh reeaaaalllllllyyyyy???? I bet she would have read this by now!!! Yes a reeaaaallllll pity!!! :P :D

February 20, 2009 at 2:07 PM

very well narrated...........similar thing happened with one of my close friend ;)

February 20, 2009 at 2:22 PM

@Nutana: Ahhh what a coincidence!!! If i am not mistaken, it was exactly the same thing that happened with her ;) Thanks for the comments anyways!!!

February 20, 2009 at 2:25 PM

i think we both heard the story from the victim as she is my colleague but to be frank its more spiced up and narratted very well here in ur blog:)

February 20, 2009 at 2:28 PM

@Nutana: ha ha ha... thank you!!! :)

February 20, 2009 at 2:32 PM

Nice narration...I was lucky to hear this incident from the victim :)

February 20, 2009 at 2:51 PM

@harsha: I was lucky too!!! ;)

February 20, 2009 at 3:04 PM

i really wonder who the "victim" here is. i would say, its the poor innocent "auto waala".
Looking at the day from his side,
=> he has a broken horn on his auto, so he comes up with the whistle idea.
=> he has to face ridicule from fellow road users for his idea about the whistle.
=> dandruff... troulbling his scalp ?!?!
=> Probably, fails to find (non-face reading)customers all morning who might have turned away just because he looked like a rowdy (if he were one, he would've been in Mangalore by now!! and not driving an auto for livelihood)
=> had to run behind his customers for his fare (!!!), with a whistle in his mouth that he intended to substitute for his auto horn.

"huchara santhe" for sure !!!

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February 21, 2009 at 9:32 AM
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February 21, 2009 at 9:42 AM

@Sunil: If you've followed the story closely, i've narrated the events in the timeline they've happened. And stating the "ultimate truth" i was indicating exactly what you've told. The "bechaara" auto waala hadn't had a horn in his auto and hence had to use a whistle. Just to make it a lil clearer,

1> Its a really rare case that people would use a "whistle" for a broken horn. And in the state tht she was in, havin to rush to the office and nt getting a rick in time, and this guy, with rowdy looks whistling continuously and she being a lone gal in the auto, it def wouldn't have strucke her tht he was doin so due to a "broken horn". Isn't that quite natural??? (Had she known it beforehand, it wouldn't have led to all this hungama.)

2> When you can think from the auto waala's perspective, you can also think from the biker's perspective. Even he was surprised to see an "autowaala" with a whistle and blowing it even wen all the vehicles are standing still in the signal... No wonder he laughed.. I bet even u wud have done the same same thing.. If not laugh at him, u'd surely have made faces atleast.

3> The body language says a lot of things irrespective of the real reason behind. I don mean to say all those who scratch their heads are lunatics.. It was situational.

4> Do you mean to say there are "no rowdies" in bang?? I am surprised. Looks like u r new to bangalore :) In fact statistics say auto waalas are the majority in all those notorius crimes that take place in bang.

5> When a gal is under the impression that he could be a rowdy and eying her, do you think, she will speak to the guy sweetly and politely, stay there until he left and kiss him good bye??? :) :) :) Obviously she ran as soon as he stopped the rick. The rickwaala din notice the money tht landed on the meter and ran after her.

Though you can deprive her calling a "victim" after knowing the truth, u cannot for sure make the auto-waala a "victim". Its just not "just" :)

February 21, 2009 at 10:35 AM

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