Boredom

I'm typing this very furiously to look busy. Why, you may ask. For starters, I'm kinda done with my present assignment and hence ...


I'm typing this very furiously to look busy. Why, you may ask. For starters, I'm kinda done with my present assignment and hence jobless, but there's a very very hot guy sitting across my cubicle and I need to atleast act like I'm busy (impression, ma). I've been assigned to a new audit, and it's been quite a lot of work lately [which is evident in my lack of updates on this space. Come to think of it, its more of writers block than anything else {there I admitted it!(look, BODMAS!)}]. More than the actual work, it's the commute that's highly painful. The office is in Pallavaram, which happens to be a whole different planet from the city and so I don't have any other option at hand than taking the train. My father calls it divine intervention - he's convinced that it's about time I be taught how to not be a brat and be thankful for all I have. Personally, I think it's a divine practical joke.
At the start of it, I thought catching a train would be fun, that I'd meet interesting people and have interesting conversation and maybe even spot (or be spotted by) a Madhavan. DON'T LAUGH - I clearly haven't been on local trains much. The most interesting person I met on a train was this beggar lady who had a mike (no shit!) and sang her own compositions from Meenambakkam to St.Thomas Mount (her song included the very moving lyric - rendu pillainga saar/ennakku rendu pillainga saar*), the most interesting conversation I had was with the "samsa" guy at Tirusulam (He asked me if I wanted samsa and I said no) and surprise surprise, cute madhavan type dudes don't take the train! Sigh.
Oh and there was also the one time I sat next to this uh, big aunty who opened her lunch box at Mambalam and did one full-meals cutting through Pallavaram. She didn't offer me food (not like I'd have taken it anyway, I'm not really a meenkozhambu fan), which I thought was very rude considering the fact that I was pretty much falling off the ledge of the seat thanks to her extra occupancy. People, I tell you.
There's nothing much else to report on the life front, other than extreme boredom. So much boredom that my favourite pastime here is to make the Oriya accountant say Bisbanathan (Bijiness on alternate days) as many times as possible and try to not crack up.

Somebody save me.

*- enakku rendu pillainga saar - I have two children, sir

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  1. the cute guys travel first class. go try your luck there! :P

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  3. Ha Ha Nice Read ... But where were you when I was regularly taking trains .. maybe its a classic case of ... Never the Train Shall Meet !!

    Also interesting to see BODMAS being applied to a blog from a BOred MASs

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  4. A book can be your friend at times like this or may be that white earphones.

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  5. Boredom? oh come on.. we waited for over 15 days only to hear this from you? This aint fair.. Let the creative juices flow again.. And oh btw Life, it seems is not a Maniratnam movie after all.. patience is the key.. :)

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  6. Train or no train, there are just no more cute Madhavans anymore anywhere. Cha, what life.

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  7. hahahahahaha :D

    Biswanathan! Hahahahaha

    *falls off chair!*

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  8. oh btw

    @ Lakshminarayan Viju Ravichandran (Viju)

    I am Shalini type. Really. True story. But even we don't get Madhavan types anymore.

    True story.

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  9. You are traveling in Ladies compartment How can you spot Madhavan types in "Ladies compartment of train" LOL :P

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  10. Good one :)
    Madhavan hopes too good. :)

    (start carrying/wearing something which'd make it easier to find you as he found Shalini (with the medical-student attire)) :P

    All the best :)

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  11. Enna thaan build uttaalum, Mohammed sonnadhu sari dhaan. Sitting in the ladies compartment, and expecting Madhavan types?
    Samsa kaaran dhaan unakku. :P

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  12. You are looking out for Madhavan in the wrong route. Maybe you should try the buses that ply to all the IT parks in OMR! :P

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  13. Lavanya.. Nan unna virumbala, un mela aasaipadala... Nee alaga irrukanu naan nenikala.. Ana idellam nadandhidumoonu bayamaaa irrukku!!! Lol!!.

    Nice Blog as usual Madam!!

    @preeti - Yep.. All cute madhavan's are either going to Amitville(otherwise known Bollywood) or settle in US!!

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  14. You should start leaving a story behind for others to talk about!

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  15. ess" LMAO...
    So if you are truly bored, you should strike up a conversation with Mr. McHottie Audit fellow sitting across from you and summon him....
    ;-)

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  16. Thu. Shalini romba sumaru. Ni better.

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  17. Haha! Reminded me of my local train journeys. Nice one

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  18. Please paragraphize your post and change the current font. Or you shall be banished to the badlands of Banchkula. :D

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  19. "So much boredom that my favourite pastime here is to make the Oriya accountant say Bisbanathan (Bijiness on alternate days) as many times as possible and try to not crack up" ... the same way we make our Tam colleagues say paper and shares and try not to crack up :)

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  20. Train huh??? Divine practical joke.. ha ha ha.. Daddy dear strikes again with his wit huh?
    Good luck with finding maddy..

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  21. You are a riot and i am now a regular!:D :D

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  22. kadalai dhan poda mudialai seri but cant believed u missed tat sidu sidu kadalai vikra taata...he s a regular..try striking a conversation with him or bargaining it wl make another interesting post...

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  23. Darn..no Madhavan... I still thought they are all in the local train..which is why I can find them here!
    Where are they...is it that they are not real and dont exist?!


    --Saranya

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  24. To escape from the boredom, you can still go watch VTV and die a natural Mani Rathnam-fan death.

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  25. On the look out for madhavan types on the train lol...are u thinking of madhavan from alai payuthey?? That's when he looked his cutest!! BTW my son got to meet him when were still in chennai, for winning some pepsi thingy! And i have a pic of that!Your blog is just super!!! Besh besh!!! :)))))

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  26. maddy types mostly take their bikes...ask that hot guy in the adjacent cube if he can offer you a ride home.. "enga appa enna kootindu porthukku varalae..please enna drop pannidu, unakku naan treate vekkaren".. then u dun have to go singing "enakku rendu pillanga saar" :D..you have a long way to go in learning how to correct hot guys...

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  29. Cute guys travel by metro, if only you lived in Delhi or Bangalore. But well, as for Chennai, other places abound in huge numbers. Oh well, you have your blaag, and its comments, which compels me to tell you (Seriously, no pun intended!) that you are looking for two birds in the bush with one in the hand. :)

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  30. hehe goodness you made me laugh with the rendu pillaiange saar bit!

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  31. Nice blog Lavanya! 'Biswanathan' reminds me of an Oriya colleague asking me to pass on his 'Bhishes' to my son 'BhedhaBhyas! Paavum my kutti son!

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  32. Hahahhaha :--)
    Ya Chrompet is konjam oor. You should go to the city center to find Madhavans. If you are bored why dont you write more often :--D

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  33. There you go, trying desperately to be back in stream! When the going gets tough, the tough get going. You can do it Chutney!

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  34. I challenge you to say Biswadeep the proper (Bengali) way!

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  35. Lol, imagine some of us have to travel about 1 hour past Pallavaram to reach our offices!

    Shalini-like girls don't take the train either, so let's go blame Mani (In spite of all his near-impeccable film-making) for building up the expectations about hot people on trains. ;-)

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  36. Oh yes the ones who sing in the train has their own version of the song.

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  37. Hehe. I once had this Bong colleague who switched Bs and Vs, and was a constant source of amusement for us. VB (Visual Basic) became BV (or Beewi, the hindi word for wife), and so on. :P

    As for the trains, you should try MRTS. Atleast the beggars have more range than 'Rendu Pillainga saar'. :P

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  38. :D Bijiness totally made my weekend!

    Good writing!

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