Thursday, April 01, 2010

Drunk in the spirit

It is Maundy Thursday. The day the bar in my house gets locked and sealed and an alcohol ban imposed till Sunday and the three men in the family put through regular breath analyzer tests by my mom.

Mom: Open you mouth and breathe out.
Bro (breathing in): There!
Mom: I did not get any smell!
Bro: That’s because I didn’t drink.
Mom: hmmm this is weird, you were stinking of alcohol when you came in.
Bro (with fake indignation): That is the devil's work I tell you. He wants to sow seeds of doubt in you, which will make me angry, go off religion and start drinking on Good Friday.
Mom (walking away with doubtful look): Hmmmm
Eldest bro: Now that you have given away a perfectly good excuse to drink, you have exactly one day to think of something else to have a drink this Friday.
Bro (facepalm): Tch!!!!
Dad: ROFL!!!!

Good Friday is the most painful and sad day for some people (mostly men) in my very 'religiously drinking' err religious family and these people actually suffer tremendous 'spiritual' agony on this day.

Wishing you all a very Happy Easter in advance. :)


Nona said...

Happy Easter. Hope your family put an end to the "spiritual" agony in a great way! :)

thomas said...

Wine can be a shoddy substitute for that, if they are willing to lower the standards ;) Mom shouldn't have any problem with that, just tell her even the priests drink it. Happy Easter for your mom, Happy 'Eater' for you, and Happy Drinker for the men in your family ;)

Sriram said...

LOL.. like someone said, it's a choice between spiritual or spirited pleasures :) :D

Have a happy weekend free from fermented farm-produce :)

Arjun said...

Somebody call the Alcoholics Anonymous please :P
Have a nice weekend!

Nikhil Menon said...

Happy Easter!! :)

Do u drink?? :P


Unknown said...

speaking of which, have you heard the (possibly apocryphal) anecdote of the famous american preacher who went to russia to, well, preach..

the tag line on the promotional posters for his tour was 'the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak', translated to russian..

upon seeing a few russians reading the poster and then laughing, the preacher asked his aide what was so funny.. the aide got it retranslated to english for him: 'he can't stand up, but he has good vodka'..

* not related, i know.. still, happy holidays..

Pink Mango Tree said...

Easter Wishes to you! Hope you get blessed immensely to come up with the most funniest blogs ever!


Anonymous said...

Ha ha :) Happy Easter :)

Priya said...

Happy Easter weekend! Your blog is such a joy to read! Have linked your blog on my blogroll, hope thats okay!


One Weird Guy said...

Came across this blog by visiting blog rolls one after another...well am glad i did (fellow mallu you see).. adding you to my blog roll if you don mind. And to the question in my mind, I came across a few menttions of summer interns in your posts.. am interested in doin one...any chance of tht happenin? (yes am kinda desperate - CS branch)

~*. D E E P A .* ~ said...

:D :D :D :D heee hee hee
doesnt the church serve wine ?

Joel Joseph said...

He He!

Happy Easter!

silverine said...

Nona: Thank you! :) The spiritual agony will get over on Sunday! :p

Thomas: Blasphemy, if my mom sees that comment she might actually come over to your place and twist your ears! :|

Sriram: lol: Nice description!

Arjun: Even AA wont work with the people in my family! :p

Nikhil: Of course! ;)

Jackson:LOL!! That was funny! Happy Easter to you too, no "holiday" bullshit please! :p

$$:Thank you! Will try ma'am.:)

indianhomemaker:Thank you and wish you and your gorgeous neighbors the same! :)

Joel: Thank you and honored to be featured in your blogroll. Reg internship, CS I wouldn't know, but if you are in communications (English not Engg) then there are more takers than candidates!

Deepa: No! :)

Joel: And wish you and your family the same! :)

Prateek Sur said...

happy easter in adv to u and ur family too..liked ur spirit of telling the truth..neways in my family no one drinks so its not a problem on gud Friday..neways i got upto ur blog from a mutual friend and am following u now..hope so wont be a prob..u too try checking out my comment on the posts if u like them..!!

Sajith said...

Happy Easter!

skar said...

I protest this recent change of template.

N said...

lol...Happy Easter :)

Aniket Thakkar said...

Happy *hik* Easter! :)

Blunt Edges said...

:D happy easter 2 u too :)

Grayquill said...

Happy Easter back at you...
Thanks for the smile! Mom's can certainly rule with an iron hand or at least they think they can.
Oh, your scheming brothers…
I could just see your dad laughing. He knew it was a battle for the mother I guess. :)
Family dynamics are interesting.

RGB said...

In the name of the father, and of the son, and of the holy spirit, amen!!

Ashly said...

"That is the devil's work I tell you. He wants to sow seeds of doubt in you" - ha..ha..ha.a....great one!!

Chacko said...

In the name of the father, and of the son, and of the 'jolly' spirits, Amen.

Good one, 'cheered me up' :-))

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