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They came……they saw……they slept !!!

September 8, 2008

We were excited; it was supposed to be a get together, a reunion, after 4 years. All of us wanted a nice, private place to hangout and my apartment was everyone’s first and last destination. Reason being, I am the only unmarried person among them and I stay in a huugge apartment all alone. Their only aim was to booze as it was impossible for them to drink with thier families around. I am a vagabond, and people know it very well. So far, there hadn’t been any such get togethers/parties conducted in my place and so at the back of my mind, (since I had been a quiet soul so far) I had the fear of how my neighbours and house owner would take this. But who cares; I just paid the rent a few hours back !!!

We planned the meeting at 8pm. I waited patiently till about 10.30 pm. Called up each one of them to ask if the plan is still on and everyone had the same reply, “ We are on our way”. The clock struck 11.30 and there was absolutely no sign of them coming. I don’t know when I dozed off, but I got up at 12.15 when one of them called up to ask where my house was. WTH, all these while, they were on their way, and now they don’t know where my house is!!! Guided them to my street and also asked them to get slice or any other drink that’s non-aerated (Keeping up my new year resolution to not have aerated drinks for one year). I didn’t want to be left alone when the rest are going to be drinking merrily.

Finally they arrived at 12.55, in a Maruti 800, wearing shorts and Tshirts; looking all gay and happy. One of them carried a carton of Heineken Beer and a cover of Lays chips on top of it; I thought to myself if they were really going to finish all those that night, oops, morning. Another had a cover that looked a little weird from outside; he had brought his Nintendo Wii game console for all of us to play. How sweet, and yeah how dumb too; it was one in the morning and what was he even thinking!!!

After playing for sometime, each one of them grabbed a can for themselves. I asked them where my juice was and none of them had a proper answer. They said they didn’t get it anywhere, as it was too late. Shit! Should I be drinking flavored glucose now to give these guys company??? Damn you guys ! Compromises ,Vimal, compromises, and as if I had a choice; I cant drink just plain mineral water, right ? Moreover glucose keeps you fresh and so thought could stay awake along with them. Honestly, we had fun pulling each other legs during the drinks, talking about college, our current profession, movies, Deepika Padukone….. After the first round, one of them started stretching and before even we could stop him, he began snoring. Well, One down !

The rest of them asked me if there was anything in the house to eat. They snarled at me when I said the only thing I had was corn flakes, no, wheat flakes. A couple of rounds later, one of them said he would like to drink while lying down (Man! The wishes these drunkards have ! Weird, isn’t it? ). I said its fine as long as he doesn’t spill it anywhere. Believe it or not, he drank one complete can without dirtyng the floor. But with that, he was all flat and went on to sleep ! Now, two down. The rest continued their drinks, looked at each other, smiled, drank again, looked at each other, smiled and drank once again. This went on for some time, probably they got bored and slowly retired. But what about the rest of the cans, they drank less than half of what they brought in. Why bother! My glucose packet was empty !!!

We had to sleep in the same room, as there weren’t enough mattresses. By the time I cleaned the room, all of them were fast asleep. Needless to say, the room was stinking as the AC was on. I somehow managed to get a teeny-weeny space to lie down. But that’s about it. I just lied down; wasn’t able to move here and there. Hmmm, now I know how it would be for dead bodies to lie inside a coffin. It was 2.45am; I tried my best to catch some sleep. All of them, and I am not kidding, were snoring as if they were a part of some kind of competition. And also thanks to the flavored glucose; it keept me fresh!!! I was jealous, angry, desperate for sleep and ya hungry too. I should have slept after 4.05am because that was the last time I remember looking at my mobile for the time.

“Vimal, we are leaving, get up….Vimal, get up da, we have to leave, our wives will kill us….Vimmmmmmallll, we are leaving,, come and lock your door”. Heard those morning slogans and opened my eyes from the coffin posture to see two of them bending towards me, trying their best to wake me up. Got up from my previous nights glucose hangover. It was 5.50; they wanted to leave immediately. Never seen these guys terrified before. Man! marriage sure does change people. In my half asleep mode, I remember to have told them this, Guys, I remember sleeping just 5 mins back . If you don’t mind, please get your asses out of here ASAP so that I could get back to bed. Thank you !!!” Silence for sometime….and then, “ and yes, don’t forget to take back all those that you brought in here.”

Hmm…Now that’s one much awaited get together, wasn’t it ??

That afternoon, the guy who dozed off immediately after the first beer called me up and said it was fun being together after a very long time and blah blah. He said we should plan a similar hanging out session once again and that too very soon.
I promise, I heard the sound of a glass breaking at that time !!!

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20 Comments leave one →
  1. Reema permalink
    September 9, 2008 3:03 am

    A damp guys night out!! u didnt stock up food when u had guests/buddies coming over? Tsk Tsk. Not a good host.
    I wonder how their wives let them go out so late at night in the first place! 🙂

  2. September 9, 2008 4:11 am

    good god! u dont drink? n u actually had glucose water with them? u must b kidding!

  3. indiapavan permalink
    September 9, 2008 4:45 am

    DUDE! Major lesson to learn. NEVER plan a get-together with minimal or no stock of junk food. I guess it will serve you well the next time. 🙂

  4. allirekha permalink
    September 9, 2008 5:23 am

    hahaha!! Snoring Competition…!!!
    well..singers dont drink beer even 😛

  5. Varun permalink
    September 9, 2008 5:37 am

    Glucose!! Ha Ha Ha… It was really funny. It reminded me of my days with my roomies. My friends were a little courteous though. They always got me my slice or coke 🙂

    And Nintendo Wii was a cracker of an idea…We always played PS2 🙂

  6. Sujith Krishnan permalink
    September 9, 2008 7:47 am

    Dude, you gave up drinking? 😉

  7. Sach! permalink
    September 9, 2008 7:53 am

    🙂 Great post! But am still not able to understand how could you manage to think of a get together without food…

    -Sachi
    http://sachi-stayingalive.blogspot.com/

  8. vimmuuu permalink
    September 9, 2008 9:49 am

    @ Everyone :

    I didnt stock food, because these guys said they would bring it along with them. We had a hugge menu. They were so late that all the restaurants closed and could get only Lays!!! You wont believe, all shops are supposed to shut down by 11pm here in Chennai.

    @ Reema :

    Part of it is answered above. Their wives wanted to come too and with their children. But I feel it wudve been great that way also !!!

    @ AV :

    hehehe..I dont drink even tea and coffee, what do u have to say now???…and im not kidding, I had nothing else. Glucose, water and ice cubes, just like how they show it in the Ad 🙂

    @ Indiapavan/Anniyan:

    hehehe..answered in the first reply of mine!!!

    @ Allirekha :

    It sure was. snores from different directions and I guess all were directed to my ear!!!

    I dont know if singers arnt supposed to drink beer; but I dont …hehehe.

    @ Varun :

    My poor friends were so late, otherwise they would have made me swim in Orange juice!!!

    @ Sujith :

    Ever since my mom became the Queen of England !!!! Dude, you cant be nice to me for 10 minutes on a stretch, right? Defamer !!!

    @ Sachi :

    Welcome to V-Lokam.

    LOL. Please check the first reply from my end; that would answer it.

    Btw, you blog theme is cool. Yet to explore, will do it by the end of the day.

  9. alphabetworld permalink
    September 9, 2008 10:45 am

    *Hmmm, now I know how it would be for dead bodies to lie inside a coffin.* LOL

    hehe…food or no food, atleast you guys managed to meet! That’s what matters…hehehe…in case yu haven’t already read it, yu’ll understand what i mean, if yu read: http://alphabetworld.wordpress.com
    /2008/06/21/35/

  10. September 9, 2008 12:57 pm

    oh u know i didnt refer to tea or coffee.. n oh… so u used to booze b4 n left it now? (referring to Sujith’s comments)… adu daane paarthen!:P(jus kidding)

  11. vimmuuu permalink
    September 9, 2008 1:29 pm

    @ Alphabetworld :

    Ya, thats true…yet to read your post.

    @ AV :

    Noooooo…i have never tasted any of those too !! Oh god, I actually get parnoid when people misunderstand me on this particular aspect. Thats becuz Im proud that Im a true tetotaller. and check out my reply for Sujith. Wait, I guess this would convince you, referring to the 6th q&a :

    http://vimalsparadise.blogspot.com/2008/07/flickr-mosaic-tag.html

  12. Oxy permalink
    September 9, 2008 2:38 pm

    BOY.. Didn’t u realize they were all darn drunk by the time they arrived at ur place.. They had been pub-hopping since late noon and as they were all married and could not bear to go home in that state barged in to ur huge apartment… :):)

  13. arvind1187 permalink
    September 9, 2008 3:08 pm

    hmmm ..nice post dude..
    loved every bit of it..
    and u are right ppl turn out wierd when drunk..dont know how a bottle of alcphol cna change them so much..
    i have witnessed funny incidents wiht my freinds..i dont drink so i see lot of things they do that even they dont remember :d

    ps: i am posting second comment here.first time it dint appear 😦

  14. Reets permalink
    September 9, 2008 5:01 pm

    Hmmm Sounds interesting. Indeed it must be real fun to catch up wid old buddies and that too a guys night out….Well U guess ur friends have really understanding wives.. Lucky people!!! Next time around ensure u atleast grab a packet of lays for urself….hehehe…I would ahve recorded the snores and declared the snoring competition winner the next day….heheh….Be better prep buddy next time onwards…

  15. vimmuuu permalink
    September 9, 2008 6:53 pm

    @ Oxy :

    Ahaaa…why didnt I think of that ???

    @ Arvind :

    I know..I used to take videos of my friends when they get drunk. Its so much fun!!!

    @ Reets :

    Where on earth were you ? understanding wives??…then, why should they run to their home at 6 in the morning. Thats a nice idea to declare the winners; but that way I wud’ve to stay awake, rt?

  16. Smita permalink
    September 10, 2008 6:32 am

    lol guy out 😀

    Glucose??? U know it increases weight….:D

  17. Reets permalink
    September 10, 2008 7:24 am

    By understanding I meant atleast they were sweet enough to allow these guys to have a blast!!! Hope u get my point now….:) So now since u claim u were asleep mebbe u cud also have won ths snoring chamions trophy!

  18. Bedazzled permalink
    September 10, 2008 7:47 am

    Good one …whoever said hanging out with married men was not fun?…

  19. vimmuuu permalink
    September 10, 2008 4:02 pm

    @ Smita :

    Really ?? Gawwwwd !!!

    @ Reets :

    Yup, its clear now.

    LOL, I should try asking someone to do that when Im asleep!!!

    @ Bedazzled :

    Welcome to V-Lokam.
    Thanks.Ya, none of them looked like married men too..hehehe !!!

  20. soneeta permalink
    September 18, 2008 6:03 am

    hey..i somehw missed this post.gt to see it only today.well,ur gettogether started only at 12 n got over b4 4.dtz all.we party all night n dt too like mad dt d hangover last for another 2 days…no drinking though bt we get all tired by jumping ,dancing n shouting 😉

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