I want to describe this encounter my friend Mr Bong and Mr Ag( Almost gay –refer to 2nd
blog ) had at Café Coffee Day. Please help me make head or tail of it.
Mr Bong wrongly projects an image of being a very simple and sober person.
He is, in fact, the total antithesis of his projected image. He is, as my friend Mr Bohemian might put it, a Machiavellian blighter of the greatest order. He is always on the prowl for dames who may be unwary of him.
Well about 3 days back he was once again on the prowl for some lissome but prudish lass. Mr Ag and he were at CCD( The one inside Music World in camp) trying to chill out and have a coffee, or so Mr Ag thought. But Mr Bong was up to his old salacious antics.
In walked a lady (Madam Mystery Woman). She wass this decent looking female(estimated to be around 22-24) wearing a pink Salwar Kameez. Even though it was raining, she is unusually wet as if she had walked 2 kms in the rain. Any way this damsel walks up to the guy at the counter and retrieves 2 bags( One is a Pune central bag and the other I cant recall). Then she takes a vacant table not too far away from our 2 heroes. Both parties exchange a couple of glances. Then the girl (whose name I later came to know was Seema) walks up to our gentlemen and the following conversation ensues. The conversation is held in hindi.
Seema:- (To Mr Ag ) “Excuse Me! But could you tell me the way to Koregaon Park”.
Mr Ag:- “Yeah sure”. Then he explains her which way to go.
Then the lady thanks our philanthropic friend and reassumes her seat at her table. Our 2 heroes continue their conversation, but unknown to Mr Ag, Mr Bong is upto no good. He continues to stare and exchange smiles with our mystery woman. Then:-
Mr Bong:- ( To Mr Ag ) “Dude!! Do you think you can go back home in a rickshaw??”( Mr Ag was riding pillion behind Mr Bong).
Mr Ag:- ( A little taken aback ) “Yeah sure. But what are your intentions??”
Mr Bong slips him a 50 buck note for the bill and says “Get out of here”.
Mr Bong gets up to go to our CCD babe while Mr Ag gets out of CCD. Mr Ag is laughing hysterically at Mr Bong’s antics; seeing this a rickshaw wallah standing outside confronts Mr Ag. Mind you, this is the same rickshaw wallah that had got our CCD damsel to CCD, from wherever. This guy has been waiting outside for our dame as he has been instructed to do so by our lady. Hence Mr Ag couldn’t take the same rick.
Mr Rickshaw wallah:- “Why are you laughing so much?? What’s the joke??
Mr Ag: - “The joke is on me, my friend is trying to woo a girl in there and now I shall have to go home in a rickshaw”.
Mr rickshaw wallah: - “Which girl?? The one in the pink Salwar??”.
Mr Ag: - “YEss!! How did you guess??”.
Mr rickshaw wallah: - “What rate did she tell you??”
Mr Ag:- ( a little taken aback ) “Hey! yeah you could be right” . “I never thought about it that way”.
Then Mr Ag catches the next available rickshaw and heads home.
In the meanwhile here’s the conversation between Mr Bong and Madam Seema.
Mr Bong:- “Excuse me!! Hi”. “I was wondering if I can speak with you”.
Madam Seema:- “Yes??”.
Mr Bong: - “Can I sit here with you and have a cup of coffee??”.
Madam Seema: - “Why do you want to sit with me??”.
Mr Bong: - “Why do you think I want to sit with you??”.
Then there ensues a 10 minute conversation in which Mr Bong is successful in gathering certain mundane information about her.
Then Mr Bong gives her his phone number and offers to drop her to Koregaon Park. To which she declines as she has a rickshaw waiting. Then they part each others company and Mr Bong comes back home.
Afterward Mr Bong gets a couple of calls from Madam CCD in which she accuses Mr Ag of talking in a derogatory way about her to the rickshaw wallah. She tells Mr Bong that she will never speak with him again and hangs up the phone. Mr Bong tries to call her but finds out that she was calling from a PCO. He has not heard from her since.
Any way a couple of obvious questions.
1 .She was completely wet. How was that when she had just come in a rick??.
2.She had some splashes of muddy slush on her back. How did that happen if she was in a rick??
3.Was the rickshaw guy right about her being of dubious character??
4.If he was why did she not call Mr Bong up and try to arrange something??
5.Again, if the rickshaw guy was right, why did she not drop a hint about what she wanted??
6.Why did she wait in the coffee shop with the rick waiting outside and the meter running??
Venture any guesses, anyone??
PS : - According to Mr Bong he might have hit the jackpot had Mr Ag not had the conversation with the rickshaw wallah.
This has prompted me to try my luck at a CCD.