Chronicles of a Freezing Freak – Part I
Once upon a time, in the sunny realms of Chennai (or Madras as he still liked to call it) lived a happy-go-lucky kid who just wanted to enjoy life. (In fact sunny was/is an understatement cause the land had never seen its temperature dip below 25C and kid never got the chance to associate anything but people’s reactions with the word “cold”) And then it happened… God was apparently displeased with the kid for no particular reason and so he subjected the kid to 2 years of rigorous imprisonment. With no company whatsoever, the kid decided to immerse himself into his books, or so he thought! Those two years in jail turned out to be a blessing in disguise as the kid met people whom he could actually call “friends”, and of course he met a person whom he would never, ever forget in life!
The two years in jail whizzed by and without knowing it, the kid was actually having fun! Or so he thought! God was displeased once again, jails are not meant for having fun right? So along with his trusted sidekick Murphy, he screwed the kid where it hurt the most and as a corollary packed him away to a far off land, previously unheard of!
Welcome to R-Land kiddo, he saw these words everywhere when he first stepped into what he realized would be his home for the next four years.. In the beginning, the god said, “Let there be light!” and things seemed promising. He was branded a maddu, by virtue of which he somehow evaded R-Land’s favorite R-word.. (for better understanding, read this!) They also fed him with new lingo – Chapo, Bakar, Ghissu, and his favorite Brilli-yaant (though technically not a new one). The kid quickly made acquaintances, did pretty decently in acads (Btw, do you know that acads and babes are textonyms!) and made it to one of the more reputed sections of the land… And then slowly time showed him the flipside…
People in R-Land spoke weird languages and ridiculed the kid cause he spoke only in English. Hah! Beat that… The kid was also totally pissed off with the fact that nobody in this godforsaken place even attempted to speak in English, not even the students! And worse, the kids English was going down. All of the kid’s acquaintances remained only acquaintances and by the end of the first TS, he had made more enemies than friends. (The kid had become a man btw, cause he turned 18)..
And then turned up, 2 of his biggest enemies. Mr.Drawing Doubly Loaded following whom, Ms. Cold. Initially Mr.DDL impressed the kid but soon revealed his ugly face.. Sleepless nights were spent figuring out how to draw straight lines with scales, leave aone without one. And finally in December after haunting the man enough, DDL left in typical terminator style, “Hasta La Vista, I’ll be back!”.
Just after his departure: Enter Ms.Cold! This was not the kind of female companionship that the man had hoped for. He tripled his clothing, but to no avail, Ms.Cold still tried to err…seduce him 😛 , and she still is. But the man is no longer a kid, he is a man!! And he will endure this cold. It’s all about the ‘survival of the gittest’ right?
And worst of all, the man was forced to abandon his heart and follow his ruthless mind. Oh! Man, thou art a heartless creature… (And for god’s sake, no he is not in love! Can’t you losers come up with anything else??)
The man would like to go on whining but right now his fingers are becoming cold and he knows that his readers have started sleeping.. so that’s all for now.
To be Continued……
P.S: The man also loves referring to himself in the third person.
P.P.S: Goodbye fourth years! I didn’t get to know many of you, but you will be missed in the insti and more particularly in Litta!