Wednesday, November 18, 2009

The Perfect Delivery.

A few weeks…on a Saturday evening my neighbor who works in the same office as mine dropped by home…This guy was my ex-roommate and now happily married and stays in an apartment in the same complex. So he drops by home occasionally to figure out how bachelors still live and to check out my beef fry since he says that it tastes just like how we get in the Bar!! :-P

So we were standing at the house balcony and I was sipping my wine…Our friendship is actually quite formal and hence our talk often centers around restricted small-talk topics like what’s happening in office...or is there something special in town…and he sometimes say the market is going up or down to which I agree nodding….Since this guy works in the same office as mine I would say we talk more office matter …So that Saturday this is how the conversation went along…

A sullen faced roommate arrives at the balcony..

J: “it’s too much man…too much…!”
Me: “what …what happened?”
J: “I saw this delivery video…it was bad!!”

Working in a place where aircrafts are made and supplied to customers it’s often a gala event… Special deliveries are often marked with quite a lot of glitz and glamour…And the previous day there was a delivery for Air France.

Me: “Really!! I can’t believe it”
Me (thinking): “wow...this guy is so passionate about his work and bothering to check out the videos too...impressive!!”

J: “yeah...it was not as I thought…it’s quite a scene!!”
Me: “yeah…you are right… I was there for the last one…and it was awesome!!”
J (his face has now changed drastically): “awesome??”
Me: “ofcoz!!…they even gave us a T shirt….btw…where did you watch it? ”
J: “in youtube…but man…I couldn’t bear watching it!!”
Me: “hmm…I understand…sometimes it get a bit boring...with all the people!!”
J: “I mean its not boring…but its kind off gory!”
Me: “I don’t think so…c’mon…if you saw it ...the Emirates one... they pulled a fine job and now you are saying that they did not do the same with Air France...eh…hard to believe it.!! I think for em all customers are alike….am sure they must have made the whole thing spectacular”
J:”spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?”
Me: “Oh yes….SPECTACULAR!!”

*silence*

*still silence*

Me (mocking) : “Now what…you agree…isn’t!!”

*silence*

J turns and walks away…..

And then it dawns on me...

J is expecting to be a dad soon…Apparently the fathers do take part in the delivery procedure out here… he was curious to check out a baby delivery video in youtube….and I was happy thinking about more important things in life like whether I should buy a Reserva or a Bordeaux wine for the weekend….

And I couldn’t help a parting shot now that I realized…

“J…you know what…the pilot gets to cut the cord when the aircraft is delivered!!!”

And he walked away with a grin on his face…

29 comments:

Small Talk said...

He he he.....Hilarious !!!!

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anishthomas said...

LMAOF....hmmm it happens :) .....

yeahh agree with your friend, it is not that easy to watch it.... NGC and discovery used to show that often

scorpiogenius said...

hehehee talking about chalk and cheese!

Your friend seems to be a touch too worried about the coming days. Reassure him that take it as it comes, its all going to be good! :)

Nona said...

:) That would have freaked him out!

Beef and Bar! I'm thirsty and hungry!

Dhanya said...

ROFL :)
Perspective difference :P

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

1st you make man hungry with the beef fry, then thirsty with the wine and finally you top it off with the hilarious comments :)

സമ്മദിച്ചു മാത്തച്ച!

Bindhu Unny said...

ha ha ha.Difference between gory and grand deliveries! :)

Ashwadhy said...

All in a new light!

Heera said...

tooo good.... but it often happens rite....:):)

Shrutz said...

:)) Lovely, lovely, non-dad-to-be.

rini said...

Picture the thoughts going on in his mind when you said this!
:) :)
“yeah…you are right… I was there for the last one…and it was awesome!!”

TME said...

That was a nice talk......:)

Nanditha Prabhu said...

lol! somehow i guessed this was coming as soon as i read ur title:)

Jackfruit said...

that was an amazing delivery ... :D:D:P

Zahra said...

LOL...I knew this was coming!!

"...they even gave us a t-shirt.."...ROFL!!! :-D
Now dads-to-be have something to look forward to!

sandeep said...

:) good one mathew. i totally get it, since we had a li'l one recently :)

apparently, people here also participate in delivery procedure nowadays. talk abt the western culture catching up :)

Biju said...

Well it could happen. I knew the end midway through the blog, the word delivery and video J talks about gave it away.

A perfect delivery indeed Mathew :-)

Arun Meethale Chirakkal said...

That's a really funny read

Ashwathy said...

holy moly!!!!
hahahahha!!! what a confusion over one word! :D

crumbs said...

:D :D :D
clearly, some men are easily comforted

Annie said...

It should be perfect when delivered to the pilot to cut the chord. After all it is his patent. Peculiar way of bringing out facts. very nice to read and link with reference to both.

N said...

The word "delivery" :D

Though I kind of predicted the confusion!!

Had I been in his place, I would have pounced on you with this statement "I was there for the last one" :D

VIDYA said...

endamooo! ROFL!

thomas said...

Hehe, I knew the climax from reading the 1st coversation itself. You gonna be in that situ someday, so enough of laughing. ;)

Devil Incarnate... said...

Hahaha o ma tat was totally hilarious...

Kusum Rohra said...

ROTFl :D

Reflections said...

ROFL.....hilarious I tell u;-D!!!

Cris said...

I wish there was a comment from him :-)