Wednesday, July 3, 2013

When strangers meet.

I was walking from my dentist's to Espresso this morning, a 10 minutes walk. I was walking on the pavement, jumping over open potholes, dodging overgrown thorny bushes and enjoying the view. So this tall, skinny average looking guy comes up to me from behind a Resource Academia school bus and here is the conversation:

Him: "Mein ne aapse baat karni hai."

Me: "Jee? Kis baare mein?"

Him: "Aap meri friend banjayen."

Me: "Sorry yaar, mein nahi bansakti."

Him: "Kyon?"

Me: "Kyonke mera ek shohar aur ek bacha hai."

Him: "To uss se kia hota hai?"

Me: "Yaar mein shelf pe nahi hoon na. Tum agar wahan 10 minute aur wait karo to bohat larkiyan milengi tumhari age ki."

Him: "Aapki age kia hai?"

Me: "Aapse boht bari hoon. Aap kia ho 24  25?"

Him: (looking at me very carefully) "28 ka hoon mein."

Me: "Mein 32 ki hoon. Haha. I am older."

Him: "Uss se kia hota hai. Acha aap kaam karti hain?"

Me: "Jee. University ke bachon ko parhati hoon. Aur aap?"

Him: "Kahan parhaati hain?"

Me: "Sab batadoon? Inna free na ho. Btw mere saath walk kyon karahe ho? Kahan tak chaloge bhai?"

Him: "Mein Hotel One mein jaraha hoon. Job ka pata karne."

Me: "Acha... yaar bara mushkil hai job milna aajkal. Kahan se parha hai tumne?"

Him: "Sargodha se."

Me: "Acha chalo, woh dekho, tumhara stop agaya yaar. Good luck with the job. I hope you get it."

Him: "Thank you jee."

Me: "Bye bye."

Complete stranger. Friends in 3 minutes and 50 meters. I am loving it.


Oh... and summer vacations are on and I am back!