Thursday, December 18, 2008

Dusty romance


Little children in my building have an ingenious way of communicating with each other when they leave for school. They scribble messages on the dusty sidewall near the stairs with their tiny fingers for their friends. “5pm near the main gate,” “Blue colour dress,” “Today cricket,” are some of the messages they write.
When I asked a child whether others do not rub it off, knowingly or unknowingly, she replied: “So far, nobody has done so as rubbing it off means they have to clean up the dust, which no one likes.” The only person who could clean up the place is the watchman, but he is too poorly paid and does not mind a dusty spot here and there.
Last week, while passing by, I noticed “5pm blue dress.” Eager to see the children playing in blue dress, I kept a watch that evening. Hold your surprise. A teenage boy and a girl, in trim Navy blue dress, were busy chatting with each other in a romantic setting, oblivious of the fact that two jealous eyes were snooping from the first floor.

11 comments:

nituscorner said...

Ha! Ha !. Why Jealous??? Give the young people a chance.After all you've had yours.

Fida said...

Oh, this is soooo romantic. I am so glad you notice things like that - and I am glad you have a lazy watchman :-)
Just this morning I left a message in the snow - but so far no luck!

Inspiration said...

So Cute na!!! really nice...You have a great consciousness of things happening around.. Good, Keep it up.

Kadri said...

I love the creativity of children... and teenagers in love! =)

My teenage romance ended in cruel disaster and it's not something I miss or look back at.

On the other hand we have romance in our lives even though it's 20 years since we met. If there is a will to keep it alive the flame will keep on burning. ;)

Priyanka Khot said...

wow! that was adorable...

I am just wondering why we never thought of this smart trick... hehehe

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

Hello Ramesh, what a wonderful and cute little story. It's special with young love.../ Tyra

The Phoenix said...

Kids today are far more advanced than us...they know how to find a way out for everything. Amazing!!!

humanobserver said...

wow ! Ia am completely agree with nituscorner....

proudly indian said...

wonderful post!!!

Vinisha said...

It seems to me that you have a very effective small budding advertisers in your building.

Haha. This was a good laugh

R. Ramesh said...

Thanks 'proudly indian'..it's sad i couldnot access yr blog..best of luck