Saturday, July 29, 2006

Some more Steam Engine banter

10 years back.

Steam Engine comes looking for me "Let's go to Vama's. There's a sale on at Benneton's."

"I don't want anything. I don't want to go."

"Hey, come with me. I want to buy a t-shirt. "

"So go."

"But you know more about t-shirts. You wear them all the time. "

"Yes. So?"

"Come and help me choose. I can't decide on my own."

"Ufff... okay."

At the shop, Steam Engine flits from rack to rack and holds several tees against her chest in front of the mirror.

"Hey, tell me, what do you like?"

"This one's smart. You'll look good."

"I don't like it. What do you think of this one?"

"Okay, but the neck doesn't suit you."

"Hmmm..., and this?"

"It's so transparent! I can even see the lace on your bra! Leave it. Check this one."

"Hmmm... but I like it."

"Listen you can't wear such transparent t-shirts and jump about in local trains and buses!!"

"Okay, I will wear a bra without lace."

"Don't act smart! You can't take it."

"Don't tell me what I can buy and what I can't!"

By this time decibel levels were rising alarmingly.

"You got me to help you choose and I am not letting you buy that slutty thing!"

"You shut up! What do you know about t-shirts!!"

"WHAT DO I KNOW ABOUT T-SHIRTS?!! Fine! Do your own bloody shopping! I am going!" I stormed out lest I did something heavenly like strangling her there and then.

Later, Steam Engine comes back and tells the rest of the gang about the whole episode. "What do you know about t-shirts?" She shouts across at me and laughs like a hyena. And for a month after that even though I avoided Steam Engine and didn't talk to her, she kept repeating the same story to everyone in front of me and kept on laughing. Till. Till something major distracted her - she broke her leg. But that, of course, is another story.


Blogger Abhishek said...

yahooooo!!!me first.
but 3 unanswered questions in my mind....
do u check my page regularly?
who is the "steam engine"??
What do you know about t-shirts???

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

:-) Wicked!! assuming u r the one behind her broken leg story!!

my new link is there at my old one...cant update that blog anymore!! :-(


5:34 PM  
Blogger Cinderella said...

This ws hillarious..!

Came up via Gangadhar's blog n found some real humour here.

Hope you werent behind that broken leg ya.

Take care.

7:56 PM  
Blogger Perspective Inc. said...

Seriously though...hahahaha!

10:33 PM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

Steam engine ??? now why would you name someone that !! :)

2:13 PM  
Anonymous Gangadhar said...

just hilarious...enjoyed da post..

5:58 PM  
Blogger jaygee said...

And here I thought you had abandoned your blog. Nice to have you back.

10:09 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

abhishek: I do check your page... as and when I get down to reading blogs. Steam Engine is a close friend. Check the link in the earlier post and you wil know why we call her that. And don't you dare ask me about tshirts!!

bips: Not at all, bips! The broken leg was her own doing.

cinderella: Welcome and thanks. Trust me, I didnt break that leg.

perspective inc.: Welcome and don't laugh. Steam Engine doesn't take kindly to anyone laughing at her.

pallavi: Check the link on the earlier post and you'll know the reason and agree with me, the name suits her.

gangadhar: Thank you. How you doing?

jaygee: Nah! Was caught up for some time. But too much to write about so back to it.

11:07 AM  
Blogger Gangadhar said...

Me fine,Anumita...doing great..Hope u too.
I'm so glad that you've become active(again) in blogging...Hope this continues..

1:02 PM  
Blogger ... said...

Loved the blog! Will be back for more.

BTW, your friendship - surely forever :-) A very cute post.

4:58 PM  
Blogger Priyanka Mahanta said...

u and your SE friend...really hillarious post. I find your SE friend very cute. She is so typical...

6:07 PM  
Blogger Arunima said...

The SE episodes are hilarious. You seem to be damn comfortable with each other though.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Truth Fairy said...

Aah! Friends! They are the best ever! :)

8:08 PM  
Blogger Grey Shades said...

:) Poor SE though. I'm sure you've heard no end of it (the broken leg i mean)! Its great to have friends who you can be with being just you! Loved the earlier post too!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Priyanka Mahanta said...

hey Anumita,I tried to find out all the SE episodes and thus discovered how she got that name & a few other very interesting ones. Still wondering what could be yours. Btw, r u an assamese? I read that Magh Bihu blog where your bro plays 'daanvir Karn'. That one was really cool too. I really have this urge to meet you in person now. Pls meet me whenever u visit delhi or pls agree to meet me if I visit mumbai...I might do that very soon for a modelling assignment..either mumbai or goa..lets see... Oops! a long comment again...

6:28 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

hmmm. i miss those days when friendship was so easy ... :)

10:56 PM  
Blogger Prerona said...

hmmm. i miss those days when friendship was so easy ... :)

11:17 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

gangadhar: I hope so too :)

...: Welcome and thanks.

priyanka: Will definitely catch up when I am in Del. And if you are coming this side, let me know. Would be good to meet.

arunima: We are comfortable with each other. Sometimes too much for comfort :)

truth fairy: You bet they are!

grey shades: Dont "poor SE"! I suffered a lot in her hands and still do.

prerona: I know, these days it's a boon if you can make one good friend in a year.

11:08 AM  
Blogger Ajeya said...

Steam Engine?!? haha... that's awesome. Sounds scary anyways and scarier after this post. BTW, your friends have interesting names. What's yours though? ;)
my first time at your blog, came by from noojes.

2:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

girl against girl! truly interesting...

dont mind if the comment is foxy...

and the name is really funny... Steam engine.. infact we have a lot of steam engines in bombay dont we...

3:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

loved the post..

7:57 PM  
Blogger Sudipta Chatterjee said...

Ha ha ha ... that was hilarious! I guess steam engine wanted to shout at you.. so took you along just so that she could shout! :D

Or better still, wanted to see you shout. Tell me, what curse did you use to get her leg broken?? :)

1:44 PM  
Blogger Alapana said...

I remember your post about your friends and their Nicknames,Now this made me laugh:) Friends,they mean somuch,isnt it.

11:31 PM  
Blogger Sangita said...

:-) ever thought ppl with whom we had soo many fights arguments still remain so close to us..and all those fights become fnd memories with time. Made me remember me & my fnrds fights,bitching ;-)

10:58 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

ajeya: Welcome. She is VERY scary!

lash: The best is always girl against girl.

sudipta: Yes, you might be right. I have to settle that with her now.

alapana: Hey, how are you doing? How's mom now?

sangita: Ya, you can't be with them. And you can't do without them.

1:15 PM  
Blogger Tricorn said...

Steam Engine... Chugger, chugger with no end in sight.


That's good, Anumita!

4:22 PM  
Blogger Swathi said...

life is always more interesting for us girls - what with lacy bras and see-thro' tees!!

6:55 AM  
Blogger anumita said...

tricorn: Hey, thanks!

swathi: You bet! Too exciting compared to the boring males!

9:50 PM  
Blogger Varsha said...

heh heh...funny nickname....she's that energetic!!

Such a common silly drag you along for your advice in clothes and reject it forthright when you do voice your opinion!!

2:29 PM  
Blogger anumita said...

Varsha: That's why she's so much fun. Always doing the most irritating things.

4:07 PM  

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