Thursday, June 02, 2005

must..write..something..S-O-M-E-T-H-I-N-G, something

more about me and my past. right now about 10,567 indi-bloggers have posted abt ABCDs, or to be politically correct indian-americans, kicking ass in the sport of orthography, or to sound less like a pompous ass, spelling, and this got me thinking about my childhood. yeah i know. this is getting to be a bad habit, this past-posting. but i have no option - my past just lends itself to posting. so what was i thinking about ? oh yeah..second standard (second grade to all you americans,indian- or otherwise ) or was it third when we had those dictation tests, i had been a stellar student till then as indicated by little silver (not gold) stars stuck on my report card..either i was eating my veggies and knew the solar system or my teacher was rather fond of stars. either ways i was one of those kids who sat in the first bench and built my right biceps by constantly lifting it whenever the teacher asked a question of the class. but wait , before you start judging me and words like nerd, geek and teacher's pet start spelling their way into your brain, there's more to this story.

one fine day the girl with the gold stars in her report card was absent. the same day we were having one of those dictation tests. with a gleam in my eye, i quickly scribbled down the words as the teacher called them out. the anticipation of what was coming up after the test was causing my HB pencil to quiver and tremble as it raced across the lines tracing one letter after another. i would show the world that all that glitters was not gold. when the teacher called out for us to spell the answers, guess whose hands would go up first. MWAHAHAHAHA. with ideas of class-domination firmly entrenched in my mind, i raised my arm, like a nazi adjutant eager to please the fuhrer , everytime the teacher called for answers. by the time she finally noticed that a hyper energetic kid was jumping up and down in the first bench, i was almost dehydrated. i rose up from my throne to accept the crown by completing this final quest. the word was "ENOUGH" and the phonetic champion that i was, i didnt even consult the sheet i'd written the words on. and proceeded to spell it I-N-A-F-F.

i am not sure what happened after that but i was scarred badly and i stopped lifting my hand even to say tata. my writing suffered the most, having had to wait till the invention of word processors and automatic spell-checking. i relinquished my first bench to the gold star girl when she came back and turned into one of those kids who defaced desks by writing on them. INAFF , i wrote on the last desk i shared with this guy who had no stars on his report card, INAFF , again and again and again...

disclaimer : obviously i just made up parts of the story .. to the teachers looking for the kid who wrote INAFF on second standard benches, do you have concrete, irrefutable evidence?..and to the girl who is missing one gold star from her report card..MWAHAHAHAHA

12 comments:

√úbermaniam said...

clever boy. c-l-e-v-e-r title.

catcharun said...

wait ..u mean only the title was good..

hmm..my spin-off blog is only going to have titles..no posts

√úbermaniam said...

trust me, titiles are the way to go. people, already, have way too much to process. so keep titling. see, my blog for free tips on doing it best.

Crouching Tigress said...

I learnt one new thing. T-i-t-i-l-e-s. Dopppsy clearly is a painful influence in my life. On a serious note tho, the post was funny.

catcharun said...

heh heh..good observation.
dopppsy - care to explain what that word means..seems x-rated or was it just meant to be another wordalizer contribution

darkabyss said...

Hi ! I came to know your blog ( let me ack the source) through sunday indian express column by Avinash / doppsy@yahoo.com

So you need to pay him the advertising and promotion costs incurred there of !

catcharun said...

sure will..
i'm sending him a check as we speak

thanks for dropping by..now that he has shown you the way, please do return

hydrocks said...

hi,i read about this site from Mr.Avinash subramaniam in the indian express...he wrote quite a bit about this site..so wanted to ck it out...frankly i wasnt that disappointed...meaning..ur blogs r real good..funny,simple n witty!

Anonymous said...

hi,i read about this site from Mr.Avinash subramaniam in the indian express...he wrote quite a bit this site..so wanted to ck it out...frankly i wasnt expecting much but it aint that bad either..meaning...ur blogs r real good..funny,simple n witty!

catcharun said...

thanks hydrocks..keep coming back

and thanks Mr.Avinash Subramaniam for increasing my readership manifold. i'm indebted to you

obie-wan said...

This piece of writing is the kind that brings a warm, instant smile spilling all over the face soon as I finish reading it - Indian Express or no Indian Express!

catcharun said...

and ur comment caused an instant,wide grin
thanks a lot , obie