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”
Me: “Oh yes….SPECTACULAR!!”
Me (mocking) : “Now what…you agree…isn’t!!”
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…
Once upon a time…….. - *kadalinakkare ponore, kaana ponninu ponorekadalinakkare ponore, kaana ponninu ponore* *poy varumbol enthu kondu varum -- kai niraye* *poy varumbol enthu k...
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