Series of embarrassments  

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It was the season of elections
Voting being scheduled the next day, i was busy with preparations

That year i had turned eighteen
Thoroughly excited and geared up for voting!!

The internet electoral list said my serial number was nine
Luckily there was also my father's name, just below mine

That day, after class hours,i asked my classmate to drop me home
For a change, i chose to drive, feeling very blithesome

My friend took a seat behind me looking very skeptical
I had to assure her - "Don't worry dear, i do drive well"

Just as i passed the St. Joseph's college(for boys) and headed for a U-Turn,
My friend shouted - "She doesn't know to drive guys, please RUN RUN!!" :-|

I lost balance and fell at the sight of disturbed crowd,
The guys laughed and mocked, Gosh!! how i wanted to cry out aloud!!

After reaching home, one of my neighbours came in
Invited for a birthday party that evening at Holiday Inn

Attended the party and wished the birthday girl who had turned sweet sixteen
"Thank you so much 'Aunty'!!" she acknowledged, in front of the crowd that was umpteen :(

It was the second time i was embarrassed that day
With great effort, i managed to sleep, eager to vote the next day!!

As planned, at 11a.m i was in the polling booth with my dad
Voting for the first time, i felt very glad.

To my dismay only my father was listed in the voter's chart,
With no trace of my name in it, i was in the process of losing heart :(

Luckily, it was found in the list of some other ward
However ,my details there turned me red - age - 47, status - married, i suddenly felt marred!! :(

The helper boy there seeing the list remarked - "Aunty, err Ma'am, you look so young!!"
Gritting my teeth i told- "OF COURSE I AM!!" my fist landed on the table with a loud bang!!

On the other side of the booth, my father read out my spouse's name
He exclaimed and grinned - "Nice name , PREM!!"

On hearing my father's words, the dark guy with hooded teeth among the helper boys blushed;
He was also "PREM" i learnt and i immediately wanted to see him flushed!!!

Maintained my cool and finally casted my vote,
I didn't know lying ahead of me was the mind blowing anecdote!!

My father asked me to check his details in that chart
His age - 45, his father was my 15 year old neighbour - "Amarnath"!!

I was surprised to see my father all happy and gay
Being 45 again, he zoomed back into those days, i could easily say!!

I didn't know how to react, nor did my tongue slip a single word!!
For having a dad younger to me and a grand-dad younger to my dad!!

When the election commission/govt cannot rectify things as simple as this,
No wonder the chance of making this a wonderful nation, we will always miss!!

Wished to vile away time in sleep for few more days
The series of embarrassments definitely demanded such sleepy holidays!!

PS: This is partly real and partly reel. I had this posted in a public blog for the theme "Embarrassing moments of your life". Somehow i was missing it here in my personal blog. Hence this post!! :)

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Very thoughtfully put into the form of a poem.. there's a nice rhythm.. since it is impolite to laugh at others' embarrassments, I refrain.. :D Can't help telling you that it is downright funny!!

June 3, 2009 at 5:29 AM

Nicely written as a poem aunty..;)

June 3, 2009 at 9:31 AM

@Sreejith: Ha ha ha!! ;) tht bike inci was sth tht i can nvr forget!! :P

June 3, 2009 at 9:32 AM

@Dilip: Ha hah aha.. Thanks uncle ji :) :)

June 3, 2009 at 9:32 AM

Very nicely written :). I really love the way you rhyme and express.
BTW they predicted your husband's name :P

June 3, 2009 at 7:30 PM

@Sleeping Devil: Thanks so much!!! :) oOOOYEAASSS!!! Most often than not, the predictions for me have never turned as is. So, i'm pretty wure its not gonna be Prem :P ;)

June 3, 2009 at 10:49 PM

Hillarious from the word go! Gripping, to say the least!

June 4, 2009 at 2:05 AM

@Sagar: Thanks!! :)

June 4, 2009 at 11:56 AM

een aunty esht channagi barithira..congrats, u got 1st place for this....personally liked it a among the best in ur blog

June 7, 2009 at 3:41 PM

@prashanth: Ella nimmanthavara aashrivaada guru!! :) Thank you so much!! :)

June 8, 2009 at 12:46 AM

Nicely written...

June 27, 2009 at 3:09 PM

@Deepz: Thanks so much... :)

June 28, 2009 at 10:32 AM

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