Wednesday, December 1, 2010

67. Short-‘lived’ relationships

I have got into many relationships…have had quite a number of people in my life! But unfortunately (or fortunately??) they don’t last long –they come…but as soon as I start getting to know them, they leave and disappear…Life’s so not fair!!!

The latest one came to my life quite unexpectedly…

It all happened last Sunday, when I was buying flowers at the florist’s after church…(I love red roses!) I was haggling over the price with the florist lady. That’s when I noticed ‘him’ –medium built, strong firm arms, long slender legs…..He was sitting there alone…But it was the bluish-green colour that appealed me the most! It was love at first sight...I knew he was the one for me (but so have I thought with the rest of ‘em too..sigh!!)

But I wanted him sooo badly…I was determined to take him to my home…


Suddenly, I stopped my row with the florist over the price, ditched my red rose, and quickly picked the pink one on which he was perching, eagerly awaiting for me. He’s all mine now!! :D
A rose and a bug...hmm….not a bad buy for 7 bucks!

Christened him Chow Chow (well that was the weird looking vegetable that we cooked for lunch that day) But I liked to call him Chitti…that was his pet name.






Speaking of Chitti, my mind now drifts to yet another relationship I had…back in college days…That too was a short-lived one.(though much longer than this one)…There were four of them –cute tiny fishes –Chanku, Manku, Chinky, Minky. Everything was going fine…just perfect… until the day when I noticed the water in the make-shift cookie-box aquarium, turned murky all of a sudden. The fishes were behaving a little strange –lethargic and sluggish. I became a little suspicious. I was wondering what to do, when a friend suggested changing water. But I wasn’t convinced. What if??....I googled(what would I have done without Larry and Sergey?)…and my suspicion was confirmed! My joy knew no bounds! Yes... it’s breeding time!yaay!! Am gonna have kids..er..my fishes are gonna have kids!! I dared not touch the water lest I should disturb the eggs. That night my dreams were filled with little fishes playing about in my room and I was one of them…
Next morning I woke up to find all 4 of my fishes DEAD. Dead like dead fishes!!!... Now I know what I would have done if not for Larry and Sergey –I would have changed the water and my Chanku-Manku-Chinky-Minky would have been alive nowK
Back to the present...

We had a nice time together –Chitti and me. He was crawling and groping all over my body. We were playing ‘hide and seek’ and ‘police and robber’ –he kept running away and hiding here and there. So, like a good mate, I played along and kept running after him and brought him back. I let it use my rose as a make-shift house. But once it darted straight out of the kitchen window. It was with great difficulty that I found him outside on the cloth-line…

My roommate suggested that I should keep him in a plastic cover for sometime while we cook. This time I thought of heading my friend’s words. So I kept it in a plastic bag and gave him rose leaf, coriander leaves, curry leaves and some water for lunch…
Lunch was yummy. I meant mine…(cos roommate cooked). I bet Chitti had a feast too. After that I let Chitti enjoy his afternoon siesta while I got engrossed in the Sunday evening mallu movie(some weird ghost story where an aborted ‘kid’ comes to haunt her parents)…

After the movie and a hot-water bath, I decided to make Chitti a comfy home. I emptied my ‘jewel’ box and furnished it with a water-pool, plenty of green leaves and some rice…
It was time for Chitti boy to move in to his new house. I placed Chitti onto the leaf bed. I knew he was thrilled by the awesome new sanctuary I made for him. I knew he was waiting to explore the whole area. He took a few hesitant unsteady steps…and then suddenly, without any warning, he flipped onto his back, his legs crumbling up together -It was DEAD. Dead like a dead bug!!!
I don’t know whether he was overwhelmed by the awesomeness of the new house I prepared for him, or it was the desperation of missing me for 4 hrs(the commercials in between the movies take up more time than the movie itself!!)

I will miss him dearly…Hope he will rest in peace and not come and haunt me… (Sheesh! I should stop watching these scary movies K)…

Dedicating this post to my latest true-love.RIP. Love you forever... 

13 comments:

ArthurAsh said...

seriously cnt u stop killing wt ever u find urself as pet........ to the entire world never let neeethu near ur cat,dog,fish,snake,bug cockroach or any other pet u might have:P :P :P :P

Anonymous said...

Gud1 =)

Neethu said...

@AA
u campaiging fr PETA or wat?:P

Neethu said...

@Jin
ya..al thnx to u.. ;P

nikhimenon said...

too cheesy post...!lol...

JiNeSH said...

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Sorcerer said...

YOu murdered it?
:O
pavam Chitti thatti ppoyi.
Basically..it died of starvation...i mean..these chitti thingies eat Biryani etc.1).You tried to turn it into
vegetarian.
2)The box doesnt have Wifi, TV, etc..lonliness is a major factor..

Well..anyway..its alright..you will get more bugs to bug..
anyway..
Good luck..Happy Hunting Actually!!

Anonymous said...

made for a happy read! :)
good luck with all your future relationships!

Neethu said...

@jin
yaya..am sorry i dint keep my word...hopefully next one ll come in a week

Neethu said...

@sorcy
looks like you have had a lotf experience with bugs...
just leave ur adress..ll send u bugs next time i come across them

Neethu said...

@Belina Rana
thanks :)

PrinZzZ said...

yesterday i had a very good lunch and at 1.30 when i sat in my comfortable office chair i felt sleepy like hell. i cant even control myself so i opened google and thought i'll search for something interesting but its too late my brain stopped functioning by that time. so i typed "blah blah" and searched this blog came up :-o
i dont play or watch cricket much so i started reading your second post ofcourse the word "relation" attracted my eyes and arosed my curiosity.
from 1.30 in afternoon to 6.30 i read all your 68 posts and laughed like hell in the office :-P

keep it up
i became your fan
waiting for your next post very eagerly :-D

Neethu said...

@Prinzz

Noticed after 3 years, that i never replied to ur comment.. Thanks for the encouragement… i really need it to come back :)

Cheers