Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Food - my one (and only?) love

The problem with good friends is that you can neither lie nor explain the truth to them. So I usually go for the go-between in them – a white lie – a half-truth.

However, I have to admit that it does not work all the time.

It all started with a deceptively simple lunch date with one of my friends, AS, a person (one of the few) who can make me squirm in my seat in her quest for answers.

To finalize a pending treat (I am a sucker for treats for all menial victories against the world) I had chosen a place near home.

Lo behold the opening lines of the conversation:

AS: Chitu (she is one of the few people whom I allow to call me by that nick-name), have you ever fallen in love?

I was too busy wallowing in the depths of my ice-cream (my most beloved flavour) to answer immediately.

AS: (a tad icily) I believe I asked you a question, Chitu.

I finished by ice (albeit a bit noisily I believe) and answered with enthusiasm, “Ya… loads of times.”

AS knew me a too well to fall into this trap. Pat came the answer, “I am not talking about your cats, Chitu,” followed by the most patronizing grin I had ever seen.

I grinned widely before asking “How did you know?”

She put on a resigned expression before repeating her question.

I took my sweet time pondering over the question (anyone Kaun Banega Crorepati?) before admitting “Ummmm…no,” before adding, “not really.”

AS poured her sympathies which she usually reserves for people who are not sailing in the same boat as hers and one which goes by the name of ‘marriage’.

And I did not explain the difference between falling in love and being in love.

39 comments:

Sujit said...

margin between being in love and falling is pretty thin.. but wide!..

chitra said...

-/Sujit
So it is... so it is :)!

Avinash said...
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Avinash said...

hmmm... I wont understand the diff b/w falling and being in love. So dont even bother.. :P...

I wonder why people dont rise in love... hehe... I think this is one deep fall..

Sujit said...

but i think she asked you the question at worng time.. whould have waited for you to finish your ice-cream.. :p..

endevourme said...

aEaeaek...i too love cats...
oh they are CHO CHWEET...
goodie goodie....arent they?
once we had loads of cats at home,
during fights,(convinient timing is at nght2 o clock for them!)
it literally used to rain cats...

and why people always 'fall' in love?
i mean, why they go down, why not up?

Sujit said...

end*: to rise up you need thrust or push!.. no one does for love.. so everyone fall :p...

endevourme said...

sujit,
Errrr...didnt get it,
and...and...when something goes up, it has to come down naa...
u remember, newton, and apple...

Sujit said...

end*: for something to go up!.. waht you need?.. nothing goes up like that right!!!..

endevourme said...

sujit,
ya u r correct :-)
that 'something' is missing in love.
chyak! why there is so hype about this love thing...
once i read a love letter written by my friend(with her consent of course),
and i burst out laughing!, i mean it was so kiddish,
no sinsible person will write something like that ...
maybe ppl forget being rational after 'falling' in love,,,

Sujit said...

end*: hehe.. thats fun!.. what was her reaction?.. felt bad or she too started to laugh?.. But there is this dialog "ones madness is happiness for them"..

Shruthi said...

Chitra, you are such a cheat :D

endevourme said...

sujit,
ha ha ...swalpa suspense maadi :D!!
and this thing is madness for sure,

chitra,
u r such a cheat?
i am just asking...

Sujit said...

end*: suspence andre..! love space nalli heGiraTe?.. will love still fall :p...

chitra: you really cheat :p..

endevourme said...

sujit
first she fooled AA,
now she is fooling US...
'u know this chitra na......'

btw: u have experience about this love thing?

Sujit said...

end*: oh! yeah!... she is naaa....
abt btw: once upon a time.. yes!.. just like in stories.. we start with onDanonDu kalaDali.. haage!.. :)

endevourme said...

sujit
tell naa,
and once upon a time means? it ended? how?

'that chitra....she too?... u know....i cant imagine!'

Sujit said...

end*: oh!.. really ?.. i didn't know that!.. but one can imagine everything right!.. how you cannot imagine?? :p..

endevourme said...

sujit,
hmmm....happens sometimes :-|

i think other than u n me nobuddy is coming here,
are people scared coming here?

Sujit said...

end*: nah! people are confused! what happening :p... just watching closly!.. to pop up when the time occurs :p... did you see agni 3 failure?.. the way times of india condemming it!.. just wrote to editor blasting him!..

endevourme said...

sujit
agni3-what do u want to say?
i have worked in mil-projects, even agni3(very very small part...)
and i know the complexity involved...i think failure is normal,
need not blame anyone...

Sujit said...

end*: yeah, failure is the stepping stone!.. you in blr or pune?

endevourme said...

sujit
i am in b'lore

even big ships like columbia and challenger of NASA have failed,
there is always some 'uncertainty' we cant avoid...

u mean people are watching?
mmm...i dont know, 'cause they dont enter the discussion...

Sujit said...

end*: you wait.. chitra will come out with a BIG BANG!.. to stump everyone :p..

endevourme said...

sujit,
hihi....dont scare me :D!!

chitra said...

-/Avi
Tee hee...typical answer I say :)!

-/Sujit
Ya...my sentiments yugjactly...humph!

-/Sujit and Endevourme
Oh my...such enlightement !! And Big Bang theory has already been patented... so me no chance :)!

-/Shruthi
Howdaa....goTTe iralilla... :D!!

Phoenix said...

so chitu, when r u falling and rising, or justb getting caught?

chitra said...

-/Phoenix
Sigh...fell..rather badly at that...now have to rise (like a phoenix out the ashes :D...)

angada said...

You have to always fall in love 'coz, it is the ground state that is the most stable state. So, always remember, only if you fall in love, you are experiencing true love! :)

endevourme said...

yes angad probably what you said is correct,
because to understand love you have to experience it.

on other thoughts i will say,
love is like death...
stripping away of all that is 'not you'.

chitra said...

-/Angada
Tee hee...which is why they say "fall" as in THUD!!

-/Endevourme
Well...on the contrary I would say that it may help to discover what you really are ....and what you can be...

Sujit said...

end*: haven't said she will come with a bang that is big :p..

chitra: Finally, i got something yugjactly!.. then :d

chitra said...

-/Sujit
Oho...howdaa? :)

Sujit said...

oh!..yeah! always I miss the bus!!..:p

Sujit said...

starting your day so early!!.. you people are too hardworkers..

endevourme said...

chitra,
we are saying the same thing,
then why 'on the contrary'?

chitra said...

-/Sujit
Sighhhhhhhh......early to bed...early to rise...and you can complete the rest of it.... :)

-/Endevourme
'coz I am not comparing love with death. That's why....

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