Well this post actually reminded me of a lady I know quite well, but wouldnt like to disclose her identity, She is a lady in her late 60’s at the moment, is a graduate lets call her Renuka. She studied in vernacular medium but was quite comfortable with english but at times she did have her moments !!
Renuka is a very loving lady, full of life and always laughing. But she had a lil glitch, she would mess up with words, always trying to speak too fast…. I will relate a couple of funny moments !!!
One day at a shopping mall, Renuka is window shopping while her daughter is picking up a few things from a store, suddenly she remembers that they want to buy a cordless phone…. she see’s a electronic shop and enters… but she cant remember what do you call a cordless phone….
for a while she resists, keeps looking around to see if she can find a cordless phone so she can just point to it…
she say’s : I want a phone.
the shop keeper (SK) : kaisa phone chahiye madam
she : hotline phone ! (dont ask me where it comes from)
SK : hotline phone ??
she : yes hotline phone…
SK : what is that ? aisa to kuch nahi hai… aapko kya chahiye madam
she : arrey woh phone hota hai na, jisko le ke ghooom sakte hai…
SK : Oh madam , cordless phone…
she : ha… wohi to, tumhare paas hai ??
Renuka’s son’s friends had come to their house for a party. Quite a few as Renuka’s son loves inviting people home for dinners. Among the friends is a girl who is pregnant, so she doesnt move a lot and sits on a sofa !!
Renuka immedeatly finds an affinity for the girl, they sit and talk…. after a brief while where in she inquired where she was from, when she married and how she finds this new city, eventually its the main question, she wants to ask the pregnant girl when the baby is due…. so she goes unsure about the main word that is to be asked… She just utters –
” when is your expiry date ?
” The girl, “the what date ????”
I was sitting nearby, cudnt quite fathom what happened, then she corrected and asked, when is the ” due date i mean…. oh so sorry… slip of tongue….” by that time Renuka’s son heard it and it was announced again amongst all and the amount of laughter that followed was unbelievable !!!!
But Renuka was a sport she would laugh at her folly and not at all feel bad… !!!! her best trait….
Will be back with some more Renuka goof ‘ ups….