Sunday, January 24, 2010

The new generation gap

Beheld this scene in the house today. My second brother M was banging on my parents toilet door asking my Dad who was taking a bath to come out quick.

Dad: I am taking bath. Don't you have a toilet of your own?
M: Come out quick! I need to use the toilet URGENT!!
Dad: Use your own toilet.
M: I need to use yours! Come out fast!!
Dad: Okay! okay! But I don't understand...
M (interrupting him): Dad!!! Will you stop talking and come out!!
Dad: Okay! I'll finish my bath in your toilet if you don't mind.
M: Be my guest. Just don't use my after shave.
Dad: I don't plan on stinking like a diesel engine for the rest of the day. So you needn't worry hmmph!

My poor Dad stumbles out of the toilet wearing a towel, shampoo foam on head, soap on face and walks with squinted eyes to M's toilet stumbling and slipping on the way. All is quiet in the house till he gets back after his bath and beholds M's mobile peacefully charging on the toilet shelf. Apparently this is the only socket where his phone battery will charge.

To cut a long and rather violent story short, Bro, his phone and the electric socket have been thrown out of the house unceremoniously. Our vocabulary of Malayalam epithets stands vastly enhanced. M is looking genuinely baffled at the hullabaloo. He just cannot understand why Dad got so worked up over a perfectly normal thing as charging a phone. He is now convinced that his Dad has gone cuckoo. Ditto with the Dad.

Have a nice week folks!

22 comments:

Parikshith Kumar said...

Hahahaha... this is fantastic!!

The electrician who wired up your home gets the award for inspiring such a funny incident!!

blunt edges said...

lol...couldn't get more hilarious!!! :D:D:D

gkam said...

Hahahha

Men and their routines!!

mathew said...

lol!!

scorpiogenius said...

lol, your house is all too alive dear Ms. Silverine... always churns out something for you n the blog! :)

Lord Shiva said...

Hahaha :)

Ditto with dad.. :)

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

I suggest your dad make the toilet pay-per-"use" :|

JiJu ** Chovva ™** said...

:-)

Grayquill said...

Dad didn't think making him change baths just to charge a cell phone was warranted? hmmmm...how unreasonable?
Pretty sad... :-)
Good going dad!

The Holy Lama said...

Aaha. So, that's how the new product - mobile perfume came to be. The cartel wires sockets in toilets and when the mobile get the ...., they sell the perfume.

$$ said...

Roll, Roll and Roll OFL... :)

Lively said...

Been reading this space since long. Came here through Thinshark.
LOL your dad actually came out of the bathroom!
We want an update on this story! :)

Captain Haddock said...

ha..ha..haa...."He just cannot understand why Dad got so worked up over a perfectly normal thing as charging a phone" poor chap....

Vikas SN said...

LOL! Completely awesome!

AnishThomas said...

lol....loved your dad's punch line :)

Destiny's child... said...

Haha!
Lol @ Parikshith's comment! :D

Ed said...

Great post, very funny.

Kiran said...

LOLL .. Hilarious. Reminds me of the time I was confused when my dad actually wrote down a phone number on a piece of paper and then saved it. "Isn't the Save-Contact feature on your phone working?" I asked innocently; and that ticked him off, spawning a lecture about how our generation doesnt even know how to use paper and pen anymore. I don't blame him; just as I dont blame your dad either :D

Aniket said...

The day I wake up early enough that my dad is taking a bath, he'd be happy to step out! ;)

zeya said...

Umm.. funny indeed

silverine said...

Thank you everyone for the comment! :)

Kiran: You live dangerously buddy! :D

Aniket: LOL!

The Restless Quill said...

came back here after a long time and fantastic to see you are still just as entertaining as about a year or more ago :D