Thursday, May 31, 2012

Results Time

Our neighbor could not find his roll number in the results. His teacher who likes him very much went to the new Principal’s room and …

 “How can this happen?”, said the teacher
“ The student’s result is missing”,  he added
“ May he did not appear for the exam”, offered the Principal
“But, he, Dis appeared for the exam. I know”

Now the new Principal looked harried, blinked twice
“But, he, Dis appeared for the exam. I know”, continued the excited teacher

The principal was lost. He tried his level best to keep a straight expression.
“Surely, if he disappeared, he can’t have a result”, he tried to prove a point.

“You don’t understand Sir”, said the teacher seeing the light.
The Principal’s blood pressure now started to rise.

“The student’s name is Dis. He has appeared for all exams”

Few years later, I heard that our neighbor was Dis appointed at the local University.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Reading palms can be injurious to health

Reading palms had been one of my favourite pastimes. It has always helped me strike a chord with people at college, office, building, train etc. With years, I learnt more and spoke more. Recently , I read the hand of my junior at work. I aired that she was rich, emotional and prone to gastric problems. I added that it might begin soon. Then it started.

She began the occassional leave session. She had gastric problem! Then it became more frequent. One day at tea time, another colleague received a phone call. She was sad after speaking for a while. She had lost a dear friend to cancer. The friend had stomachache which was deemed to acidity for long by local docs. A specialist diagnosed it as stomach cancer at final stage. That was it.

My junior went missing for 10 days. A feeble voice anwered the phone calls. My loud mouth made me lose a good person at work. She appeared for a day or two and disappeared again. Last week , she appeared to tend the official resignation.

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Lesson learnt: Reading palms can be injurious to health