Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The one with the green headphones...


He is a typical angrez cutie pie. Tall, blue eyes, spiked hair and headphones with blaring music. Green headphones. He takes the same train as I do in the mornings. In my initial days, I would stare at him from a distance, knowing that a cutie like him would never notice someone like me. But notice me he did. Noticed the sloppy me spilling coffee on my pink shirt. Noticed the lost me looking for a loo in the train. 


A couple of weeks ago, in my rush to catch an empty window seat, I spilled coffee from a discarded coffee cup on my pretty pink shirt. Although, I religiously avoid public loos, I had no choice but to go splash my shirt with water or face the prospect of spending the whole day with the unsightly stain. Now, yeh UK ke train loos bhi bade funky hote hain. Handle wandle toh hota hi nahi. Try as I may, I couldn't get the door to open.  Mr Green Headphones, who was watching my predicament from a distance, came up to me, pressed a button and the door opened with a whoosh! Having splashed my shirt with water, I came out and tried closing the door but it wouldn’t budge. My knight in shiny headphones came to my rescue once again and closed the door with the flick of another button. I smiled coyly. He flashed a bright grin. 

And we went our separate ways.

But fate had other things in store. 

A couple of days later, I was late for work. Running, I managed to squeeze into the train just as the doors were closing. I got in but my bag did not. I was stuck, main andar, mera bag bahar. Embarrassed, I kept tugging feebly at my bag, but it refused to budge. Phir kya hona tha, in true hindi movie style, Mr Green Headphones came to my rescue yet again. In a display of super human strength, he pulled the doors apart, muscles bulging, shirt fating, bisceps showing. That is how the scene played out in my mind. In reality, he pulled open the doors with help from a baldy uncle with an umbrella and a muscular guy who looked like he spent a lot of his time in the gym. Honestly, I now kinda feel like Mr Headphones was doing pulling ka natak and bechara baldy uncle and muscular gym guy were doing all the mehnat. My bag was rescued in the nick of time and I thanked the trio coyly. Actually, the coy smile was meant for Mr Green Headphones but continuity maintain karne ke liye I gave same to same smile to everyone.

And we went our separate ways.

But fate, obviously, had other things in store. 

I was at the coffee machine at work a couple of days later, blabbering away with my friend T. Coffee cup in one hand and a bottle of water in the other, I was oblivious to the tall and cute guy standing behind me. My phone rang and in my haste to answer it, I dropped my coffee cup. Coffee splashed out and splattered all over the guy's light coloured trousers. Scared, I turned to apologise. And came face to face with, no prizes for guessing, Mr Green Headphones!! While I apologised profusely, he shrugged and walked away. 

As Mr Fate would have it, Mr Green Headphones urf Matt works in my office. In an office full of tall, cute guys, he seems to just blend in. Waise bhi all angrez ladka log look the same to me. If it weren’t for his green headphones, I dont think I could have lusted after recognised him on the train everyday.

He walked up to me at work yesterday. Smiled and sat on the chair next to me. And in cool dude style asked "Do you want to meet up for coffee today."
I smiled coyly, jhukofied my nazrein and answered "I hope the coffee is in a cup and not on your pants this time".

And that is the reason why, yet again, we went our separate ways. :D :D


17 comments:

blunt edges said...

I guess a lot can indeed happen over coffee! :)

Nikhil Menon said...

Make a movie, I can see it first day first show with you.Such a killer of a life you are living! :P

Rain Girl said...

hahahahahahahaha.. I love the end :P awesomeness this blog post is! :D

sawan said...

lol :D gives me a feel that years later 'adventures of Shanu' would be a super hit :P

Anita Jeyan Sandeep said...

LOL u actually said that ? LOL !!!

gayathri vishwanathan said...

LOL tu cute hain re shanu... but green headphones... uggh what a bakwaas colour... sorry! so can i now have blunt for myself plssss

NIM said...

UK eh? Nice :)
Good to see you back here...

bondgal_rulz said...

Awesome read on a rainy afternoon :) Keep livin it up ;)

foreverinbluejeans said...

Please tell me this is 'to be continued'! What a nice nice story! :D

foreverinbluejeans said...

Please tell me this is 'to be continued'! What a nice nice story! :D

moonlite:D said...

did you say that?? did you really , really .. reaaalllyyyyy


I smell lot of fiction here :D

Richa said...

LOL @ my knight in shining headphones.

and i hope the coffee is in a cup and not on your pants is unbelievable :D Kudos to you!

Shanu said...

@Bluntu: Yup, trust me it can :p
@Nikhil: Hahahah..fullon comedy hogi movie
@Rain girl: Thankies :D

Shanu said...

@Sawan: I hope so too :D
@Anita: Haan yaar, i thgt i was being witty..but he obvs got the wrng idea :(
@G3: Aaare mast hai uske headphones..diff shade of green..awesome che..and Bluntu ko share kar sakti hai pura nahi de sakti...50% chahiye toh bol

Shanu said...

@NIM: I am glad to be back as well ;)
@Bondgal: Thanks babe
@Foreverinbluejeans: He runs away wenever he sees me now...i hope he speaks to me so that i can write a part 2 :)
@Moonlite: Haan re. popat happened..me thght main witty ban rahi hai..i realised wat i said after i said it :/
@Richa: Heheheh..thankies :)

Sangitha said...

hehehehe.. loved the post shannnuuuu.. and especially the bag wala scene.. :D please start blogging again.. im damn sure u must have had some other funny incidents with some other angrez ladke too.. ;):P

eye-in-sty-in said...

lol. so thats whats happening now ;-) lage raho.... fullon movie ishtyle.