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Monday, July 11, 2011

Dad's Diary 17 - The Image


The boss' Man Friday Abdul had an extremely low opinion about  camera wielding visitors who did not take his photograph. There was another class of visitors to his boss' official quarter who “perhaps pretended” to take his photograph for he never received the promised prints. For them he had unmitigated contempt.

In his boss' absence he would tell the new visitors how shameless had the earlier ones been. Even that did not improve his situation when   one day I arrived on the unenviable spot without a camera. That qualified me as a more reliable confidant, and he poured out his heart rending woes laced with the choicest of vituperative.

I hired a camera and volunteered to click. He mused for a while. Did I know how to handle the camera? Did I remember to buy a roll of film?For he was done with “fruitless modeling; poses were indeed important for posterity.” The interrogation over, he deferred the photo session till the next day ostensibly because I was tired.

With the boss' departure for office came the photo session time. Abdul turned up in an ill fitted suit and a tie with lopsided knot which I discreetly pointed out. He seated himself in the boss' chair in the study, and pulled the table close to cover the front of his unzip-able trouser. The right side of his lips hung in the process of working up a pout on his face “to look important.” I took several shots.

Next day as the boss was leaving for the office I was awe struck to see him in the same suit and tie as I saw in the photo session. It was a perfect fit for the boss. Abdul who stood opening the front door looked at me; a sly smile hovering on his entire countenance.

BY TAPAS MUKHERJEE

24 comments:

  1. That was a laugh. I am sure so many of them must be using our things when we are not at home. Ha, ha, ha!


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  2. ha ha ha great photo shoot. Abdul to live for ever in galore , good one did he get a print. i hope. thank you and god bless

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  3. interestingly funny ,nice1 !!!!!!!!

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  4. At least he was resourceful and as long as he wasn't caught, good for him. I think I would have liked meeting this sly character. Had a good laugh, thank you for sharing.

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  5. Loved it - loved his spirit in making the most of his life!

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  6. Anything an happen...and something similar has happened..great coming back here after a long time.

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  7. loll really cute story, the drive to be number 1 is strong lol.. This guy had guts, maybe no glory but he had guts lol



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  8. Kriti...it looks like Abdul had fun with this..he was able to portray "The Boss" right down to a visual of his personality...but he was gutsy and cheeky at the same time. I loved the way he had that sly smile at the end...look at me...I pulled this off...see what I mean. There is a depth to Abdul...worth exploring his dry sense of humour...

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  9. :) :) Made me smile first thing in the morning...loved this story too, as usual!

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  10. @Rimly - I know right : )

    @Roy - I am sure he wouldn't have let go of the print - LOL

    @Shona - thanks a ton for your comment and for coming by : )

    @Mitr - I would have loved meeting him too : )

    @Lavina - what a spirit right?

    @Alpana - thank you my darling!

    @Jim - guts will do in situations like this and then maybe glory will follow : )

    @Ravenmyth - Tell me about it - sly sly character. I kinda respect this guy : )

    @Swati - : )))

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  11. This was really funny, Kriti. Your Dad sure has a great style of telling a tale! Does he get it from you?;)

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  12. LOL Corinne! I wish that was his claim to fame

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  13. YOur right put yourself out there and anything can happen



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  14. Oh you make me feel guilty....the doorman at the Orchah Resort Hotel there posed so proudly in his uniform because I promised to send him a copy... I better go look for it and post it.
    Do you happen to know his email address?

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  15. Thank you Jim - you have been most kind! LOL - please be nice to the doorman - I am sure he's lost his night's sleep in anticipation : )

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  16. Great story Kriti! I can just picture that sly smile at the end - made me smile. Thank you for sharing!
    ~Suerae

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  17. Thank you Suerae for coming by... So glad you liked the story : )

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  18. Really cute story. Abdul definitely had the last laugh. Brave of him!

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  19. Thanks Mari! Glad you liked the story....

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  20. Kriti, how interesting :) Loved it! Keep them coming.

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  21. Will most definitely try - thanks for your kind comment Anna : )

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  22. Hi stopping by from The Casual Cafe. I like the story and thank you for stopping by to visit me as well. I hope to read more from you soon

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