Thursday, November 06, 2008

The Incredible Sulk

10:00 p.m., Day- Unknown

And there she sat. On the couch crying out loud. A few people standing nearby saw her and yet stood still like dressed up mannequins. He was passing by and couldn’t help but Sit nearby and wonder what made her cry so much. What had struck her heart like a scythe that she couldn’t control her emotions in a place of public silence, he wondered. She cried and poured out a rain of tears, he guessed that she could dehydrate any moment.

He got up and left the place to get a glass of water and came back to see the woman still sobbing uncontrollably. She then looked up and spoke to god in a voice of distress.

“Why God? Why me? Why not the others?”

He couldn’t understand why. She was neither willing to give a reason nor give up her tears. She continued sobbing. And the mannequins were still staring helplessly not wanting to intervene and incur the wrath of the lady.

Water wasn’t enough, he understood. He went to fetch a glass of juice, preferably orange- fermented. His conscience would’ve suggested alcohol though, probably a bottle of scotch or rum. He returned to see the same state of mind haunt the lady through. She wasn’t to be controlled. She kept saying things. Things that you utter when in emotional distress. Things about asking questions for which you might never find answers. He was wondering what holocaust can put a woman through such a plight. Having sat there, his brain felt anesthetized.

10:29 p.m.

Suddenly, another woman entered the place. She looked quite happy with a wry smile on her face. And now, he could see only the woman’s face. The woman now took a vengeful look at the crying lady accompanied by hard drum beats and a clichéd music running at the background as the phrase “…to be continued” appeared on the screen followed by the roll of credits. The guy got up, switched off the T.V. and went off to sleep.

As promised, the tele-serial continued on for months.

15 comments:

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Lol! I kinda guessed it when reading! Good post!

perhaps its those sick, sob soaps that have demented the minds of many a woman (& man) today!

Phew..... some of them are a few years old!

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

well.. I guess thats the point of the whole post :)
Demented?? I think thats an understatement :)

Jayaprasad said...

ha ha... "Larger than Life" ... the best thing about soaps is that those things wont happen in our daily life for sure.... directors should b complimented for such creativity.. :D

Rakesh Vanamali said...

I quite agree! Demented is an understatement! I used it for lack of a better word! ;)

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@ Jp
Creativity!?? ha ha ha :)
I guess that was meant to be sarcastic ;)
@ Rakesh
Thats true :D

haresh patel said...

i share ur wrath for the soaps ...
but in a way it is the fault of viewers (even my folks)...
they dont watch then no ads, no business ...
they (directors, story writers) are just doing enough work :) ..
no point in hard work if doing nothing works ...

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@ Haresh
True.. but, if soaps are what the directors can direct, atleast let them direct a proper story.. not something lame...

Hari said...

Let me guess. 10 PM serials. Vaazhkai. Lakshmi. Arasi (or Arase, whatever ;) )

Yeah, total wail material!

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@ hari
i dont know the serials name :) but this happening in a serial was told to me by my cousin.. just added some blog material to it :)

haresh patel said...

@hari
yeah.. and dont forget the hindi too ..
kkahani , kkusu-m , kkaavayanjali , kkoodi :) etc ...

Vivek said...

Heh heh heh its funny how when you miss a week's worth of serials the story hasn't progressed in the least!
But if I so much as sneeze (noise) during a serial my MOM guarantees a good Hiding.
:)

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@Vivek
Ha ha ha.. I guess, thats not quite unique ;)

Akshay said...

My sentiments exactly! Just saw an ad today that shows a woman's life in time lapse from childhood to old age...the serial she watches doesn't end though! The serial watching audience thrives on them though...

Vibushan Lakshminarayan said...

@Akshay
Speaking vice versa, the tele-serials thrives on these people too :)
Its mutual i guess :D

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Vibu

You have been tagged!

http://almostsunday.blogspot.com/2008/11/tagged-in-silver.html

Cheers

Rakesh