Oct 14, 2007

Our first conversation...

I was holding onto the plastic chair. She was walking over from near the bell. I knew I wanted to talk to her. I didn't want to start off with anything phony. I had no other reason for talking to her, except that I really wanted to talk to her. I was half an ass off the chair, certain I would make an ass of myself. Then as she and her friends were about to pass by me, I got up with a jerk, and must have scared her when I jumped into the line she walked on and said,
"Hi (her name)!"
She stops. I was cold. She was cool. But I say,
"I wanted to talk to you."
I smile a stupid smile, which, I must say, did little to hide the fact that I was turning red despite my skin. Meanwhile, no reply from her, except a slight shake of the head, granting me permission to proceed.
I try again. I state the obvious.
"I know this seems stupid."
Poor delivery again. I'm losing points here. I still have the forced stupid smile on my face.
I go again.
"How do I start talking with you?"
That was clever, I think, but I screwed it in delivery. My confidence does not exist.
But then she speaks for the first time. She says,
"Hi! I'm (her name)!"
I am happy. But, that doesn't mean I warmed to the situation.
"Hi! I'm Neil!"
Acknowledgment from her in the most discreet of nods.
My brain is scanning for clever ideas to prevent a still born conversation. I don't get any. Realisation strikes, that this is where this conversation has to end.
I conclude.
"I don't think this is working. I'll try again tomorrow!"
I give my trademark two thumbs up and scram to the safety of the plastic chair. I collapse onto it, and sit bent over, covering my face.

Did I not screw it up?

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

"I don't think this is working. I'll try again tomorrow!"

You really said that!! Gawd! Even casanova wudnt have had the courage to say that. It shows u have 'some' kind of confidence. So give it a couple more of tries.. and maybe you'll have to go thru cpl more of 'specimens' and then you shud get it BANG ON!

all the best. maybe n.india is not the best place for us mallu's to try this thing out. but then love is blind(and deaf maybe), they say! yeah whatever. lets try..

ninte manassarainhal ninne premmikkaan korepperundakum. orappu!

tell us what happens next..

sandeep said...

Ohhh God!

I'm so happy my special friend came with incredible expression again. So gud u r man.

Keep writing. If you don't get her...

no probs...

Dat means, god have something better in store for u.

Rock on as u r...my sweet buddy...

Andreea said...

Keep writing!U are very good.

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ppadayatti said...

Neil It is good know from the blog Neil have found a girl to go around. Keep posting; Uncle is wondering how things go around NeilKuttan. Love you always.

ppadayatti said...

It is great to know that neilkuttan found a gril to go around.Keep blogging on the subject, uncle is looking forward to know what happens in the end. One warning beware of Broken Hearts issues in the begining itself

apurv said...

Q. why did neil fall in the well
A. because love is blind

p.s. hahahahahhahahahahahaha !!!

Adarsh Varghese said...

waitin for some action here :)

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

Ha ha ha ha reminds me of my encounter with the female of the species for the first time ( with a romantic intention). But that stuff; "I don't think this is working. I'll try again tomorrow!" ...hilarious man. Superb Post!

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rocksea said...

hehe. great try! probably at the next catch!