Sunday, October 19, 2008
My Kiddo pranks - Part One
I have been posting about my campus life experiences. But, just for a change, I would like to share my childhood experiences with you. After all those are some of the best moments in my life till now. Hope you'll enjoy. It's also a series :). So, let's start with part one today.
When I thought about my life years back. Some of the events stay as clear as though they have happened just yesterday. Well, let's start with some of it.
This one happened when I was really young. I don't remember the age, may be 6 or 7. My cousins, brother and I were a gang of four. We did almost all the mischiefs together. 'N we had this creativity in innovating new mischiefs. Our compound have a concrete fence around it and in front of it is the main road. A lady used to go by the road every evening. She had a unique specs, which was really big and thick and we, kids, soon got interested in seeing her with the special specs and decided to make fun of it.
So, on one day, when we saw her coming, we hid behind the fence and yelled "bhoota kannadi Hoy Hoy" which mean "ghost specs Hoy Hoy". we shouted this as a slogan a few times till she was out of earshot. We repeated this a few days. I don't know how it got stopped. I don't remember. So, I asked my mother about this and even she remembered it. She told me the lady had complained to her about this and from that day onwards my mother didn't let us go near the fence on evening.
So, that's the first thing that came to my mind about my childhood. Here is one more, this might hurt some animal lovers, so read on. My grand parents, uncle and I stay really close together. In fact, our grand parents and uncle are our neighbours. We used to go to the family house to play. And our grand parents had a lot of pets. They had 4 cows and a calf. 'N they used to
cultivate a lot of things including green chilly. Those who know it's a type of chilly just one inch in length, but will burn your mouth if you take one bite. It's the most pungent thing that I've ever tasted.
Once I tasted it and then, for hours, I kept washing my mouth and took air in and out of mouth. I told this to our gang and we decided to test this on animals. Hi Hi. Cows like banana leaf as we like ice cream. We took a banana leaf and filled it with green chill, tied it with coconut leaf and gave it to the cows. Seeing the banana leaf, the poor things started eating excitedly. Soon after they chewed a few times, things changed as we expected. I saw something which I have never seen before or after this. The cows kept their head high, kept their mouth open and kept their long tongue out as though gasping for air. They stood like this for a few minutes when my
grand parents noticed this strange behavior and when they came and we ran away laughing.
Well, to be honest, I didn't feel any guilt at that time. But, when I look back now, I do regret it.
More on these kind of pranks on next Sunday. Have a great week ahead...
PS:- Don't tell these to Menaka Gandhi, she may sue me... :)