Saturday, June 27, 2009

45. ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS.

The compartment was empty when we entered it. Phew thank God! We have the place all for ourselves! The sun was fading behind the horizon, as the train slowly gathered speed. Each of us(She I, She II & Me) was in a rather contemplative mood, and therefore the empty seats by the window side helped us much. Time passed by, and we were lost in our own world (And of course, we have a whole lot of things to think about –life, studies, future, guys, films, dresses, friends, politics, world peace, economic crisis…yea, the earth would stop spinning if we stopped thinking:P) when all of a sudden, a little commotion at the door woke us up from our reverie.


It was a couple with two small kids, who had just boarded the train.Alas! We had to bid goodbye to the comforts of the lavish empty seats (and to our privacy) and resign ourselves to the side seats.


Back to the contemplative mood……nah! The two pesky kids were making too much of a rattle for us to engage in any ‘serious’ thinking. Hardly half a dozen year old, the kiddos were chattering away to glory(Perhaps they too must have thought that the earth would stop spinning if they shut their mouth!)


The ‘Grown ups’ –(yea the 3 of us again) –try to engage in some ‘serious’ ‘grown up’ talks throwing irritated skeptical glances at the kids every now and then. They had now started playing ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’

The compartment echoed with their – ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’… ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’…chant.


Having exhausted our topics to talk, we next sought refuge in one of our lappys to evade boredom…listened to some songs, watched some video clips…


Rock, Paper, Scissors’… Rock, Paper, Scissors’…the kids kept on chanting.


The kids just wouldn’t go to sleep! Don’t they have anything better to do? Isn’t that a dumb old worn out game? Come on kiddos, grow up!!!... The ‘grown ups’ smirked.


Time ticked by. The lappy ran out of charge. Once again, we found ourselves having nothing to do.

‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’…‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’…


We threw meaningful glance at each other. We badly wanted the children to go to sleep. Come on! Stop it! Go sleep! We waited…


Rock, Paper, Scissors’… Rock, Paper, Scissors’…


Finally…finally…after tiring us out(rather than tiring themselves…)they settled themselves down, pulled the sheets over them…and went to sleep for good! Phew!


The lights were turned off…only the dim glow of the night lamp lighted the compartment..

The watch displayed the Titan Ad.


Out of the darkness, silhouetted against the dim light, appeared three hands and in the silence of the night, in almost muffled whispers, there could be heard, a faint chant… ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’

Two tiny heads popped out from under the sheets, and gave the ‘grown-ups’ a meaningful smirk.


Author’s note: This happened when RAC, Crazy and I were going home for Easter. The kids were actually very adorable, though quite annoying.

25 comments:

alx said...

ohh it ws amusing 2 read a whole post made out of this "Rock, Paper, Scissors’…‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’…" alone

gotta say yo post script has made me change d tone f this comment

PS:guys prefer annoying kids 2 pleasing gals during a train journey

Vinitha Vasanth said...

hehe .. nice "comeback" post ;) ...brought a smile on my face :)

You've returned to the blogosphere after a very long time, isn't it ?

Hari said...

Kollaaaaaaaaaaam!!

Prayam 10-21 aayille? Enikk vayya... ippozhum ithokke kalikkum alle? :P

Bottom Line:
Rock Paper Scissors is infectious!

Hari said...

And, KEEP BLOGGING!
Nice to see you back! :-D

Phoenix said...

hahahah :)

happens we all act like kids when we think no1 is watching.. and i so understand about adorable kids being annoying.. coz i love kids but some kids really give me a headache

Neethu said...

gee..i know..dats why they say Men are from Mars n Women r from Venus ;)

Neethu said...

@vinitha
yup...during which i realsied i can live without net too ;)

Neethu said...

@hari
ya i will :)

Neethu said...

@phoenix
ya...true;)

DPhatsez said...

Rock Paper SCISSORS!

Yay! I win!

\m/

Arv said...

kewl :)

MultiMenon said...

kids are kids..

and u GROWN-UPS(das a joke now!! ;)) felt sick for the fact that they wer creating sum fuss??? mosham..mosham..

Pilleralle??angu shemichukala.. :p

I was jus wondering whose hands were those,tht bracelet(watch??) seemed somewhat familiar..

take care gal... :)

Nikhil

Neethu said...

@mm
dats no bracelet dodo...dats chacko's watch:P

Neethu said...

@DP
no u dint :P

ICEMAN said...
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Neethu said...

@iceman

hey uncleji, no one can drive anyone to madness as much as you can:P

and u seem to be very much interested in kids....hmmmm?

Radical Surge said...

nice one.....

Neethu said...

@Rad,Arv
thanku...

ICEMAN said...
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Neethu said...

im touched by ur 'sincerity' :P

Chronicwriter said...

that girl bites her nails.. and one girl pokes her nose :)

finger reading :)

www.chronicwriter.com

Anonymous said...

@ Neethu

Please enlighten me with the rules of the game... ;P

hary!! said...

oh boy..i remember the train journey when we were back to our native after an unsucessful interview and were totally warmed up by kids making funny noises and naughty stuff all night. It was a real funny journey!..cya around !

Neethu said...

@anony
go find it out urself:P

@hary
thnx 4 visiting;)

Neethu said...

@chrony
i ll let the owners of the hands know that :P