I am at the dentist's clinic. The doctor apparently had taught my Dad in medical college...so Dad is a bit quiet and wants to hurry evrything up ! He so totally wants to get out of this place..i can sense it and i smile to myself. Ha! Ha! Ha!.....You might have been someones student 30 years ago..but...but...Ha! Ha! Ha! (evil smirk followed by evil laughter!)
The doctor pokes and prods my teeth. You see, i am here simply because i , at times, like to humour my mother. She does not like the way my upper lip twitches when i smile this particular smile and she wants to know if by pulling out 5 teeth it can corrected or no. I have been to , i think , all the dentists on this planet, save this elderly gentleman who was dad's proff( i think my father deliberately avoided going to him..ahem....). No, none of them think its a good idea to pull out teeth uselessly...and no..they cant see where my upper lip twitches...and Yes mummy i AM smiling that smile only!
Dad's cell starts ringing.He looks so relievd.Positively joyous!
Dad to the dentist: well...sir..i think...excuse me.
Doc nods his head and Dad leaves
Doc( to me as i as i get up from the chair and we are proceeding to his desk) :Dekho..there is nothing wrong.
me(delighted) : not even when i smile like this.
I smile the smile.
Doc: ur smiling.....??? its more like you are grimacing...
both of us laugh.
Doc: see...u know its not a problem here....welll you do come to me in a couple of years..we have a good 5,6 years to do anything in case we wish to...like ur what...15,16 years??
I grimace ..but hope that hes going to take that to be a smile.I was 15 six years ago!!!!!!
A cousin is turning 7 today!!!! Wow! Amazing!!!!Its her budday party....and i am having a real good time...loads of little - little bachchas around to ask silly silly questions .(For eg: my favourite:
tum mummy ko jyada pyar karte ho ya papa ko?.......kids these days are stupid , when i was younger and some one used to ask me this i actually used to tell them--- i dont know who i love more but i sure do hate people who ask me this! but those were days when i used to be a firebrand of sorts! )
I am sitting in this one corner... when i notice this woman sitting next to me...She seems vaguely familiar..okay yeah she is related to my cousin some way..
I can see that she is thinking the same about me . So i think its best i start the conversation now.
She: hello beta...i'm sorrie i did not recognise you..though i was just thinking that you look familiar...
So i proceed to give a detailed account of mum and dad....and then finally she gets me(yay!!!)
She: Arre..kis class mein pahuchi tum.. you have an elder sister who is doing her Btech ..na??
Moral of the story: i am my own elder sister!!!!!
The aforementioned lady is no longer in this world.....she passed away due to some complications during childbirth some months after this incident . For those of you interested...her son is a healthy boy who, i heard just turned one.