Monday, September 2, 2013

Kids can be cruel too :-|

Kids are god sent, adorable, cute and kissable. A small smile can make your day but sometimes some strong revelations and questions they pose can mar your day too! A kid used to stay in the fifth floor of my apartment at Hyderabad. He is so damn cute that I always used to wish to bump in to him every day whenever I come out. He used to take the school van and he is the cutest of all the kids. Chubby,  chirpy,  funny and a happy kid he is! We both talk. Talk in the sense, we actually talk.
Every day morning he used to go to Taekwondo and I used to go for my morning walk. In the first round I always used to come across him, he wearing a cute taekwondo dress tightened with a belt shouts with all his energy that he is going to Taekwondo and that he is better than his big bro. Big bro is very handsome and smart with a gentle approving smile whenever this champ talks. No. BIG BRO is not in his teens or twenties! He must be some 10yrs old and this little champ must be some 6yrs old. So one fine day after a long day at office I went home and pressed the elevator's button. I saw that the lil champ is also waiting there to get in to the lift. My face was lit up. I pulled his cheek and said hi. As we were waiting for the lift a handsome bespectacled boy also joined with some plastic covers having groceries. Don’t know in which company he works but ya he seemed a bit dignified among all boys who stayed in that bachelor's flat!!
We exchanged a formal smile.
Lil champ started talking: “ Akka. In which floor do you stay?”
I didn’t understand why suddenly he asked that.
Me: “2nd . Why? “
LC: “If it is second you can take stairs na. It will be good. It’s just like an exercise.”
Believe me friends, I felt so tiny being preached by the kid at that second that too with a grown up boy suppressing his smiles by my side . I suppressed my malice on LC for what he just spoke.


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I narrowed my eyes and looked threateningly at him
LC looked here and there and replied: “You seem too tired. You came back from office no?”
With puppy eyes I nodded hoping to gain more sympathy and concern. We all got in to the lift.
LC: “ No problem! In other times you can take stairs!!”     *Bouncer again*
I wondered which teacher/master (Taekwondo) taught him all this which lead to a pravachan and made me a victim. I wanted to win in the entire conversation.
I questioned: “Why don't you take stairs?” [heheheha *evil grin in my mind*]
LC: “I stay in 5th floor na. If it was 2nd I would never have taken the lift.”
I imagined instantly learning one of the taekwondo techniques and kicking myself for interrogating him.
I felt terrible, offended and what not. Lift stopped at my floor. While getting down I looked back and saw that the elder of the two boys was grinning broad. Ideally he was not  elder as I felt the little rascal lot elder than me or the other boy at that time.
I had no other choice than to grin back and give one last malicious look at the little rascal !!

This is my second post written for  Write Tribe Festival of Words 1st – 7th September 2013. As part of this challenge I am writing seven random incidents which happened to me or others :) Do acknowledge if you read.  Find more posts here - "Day 2" 

29 comments:

  1. Ha Ha Ha! of course, kids can sometimes say the darnest of things. No worries... I get to hear such things first hand at my home, sometimes.

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    1. ya Kids r extra smart many times :) and daughters ask more que I guess
      Thanks for the comment :)

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  2. Interesting incident.Kids sometimes talk irrationally but on second thought it appears rational.

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    1. Ya It gets tough to respond to them many times !
      Thanks Usha ji for the comment

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  3. woohooo... coming from a kid it hits u hard..I remember my 4 year old niece had come to my place ... N we saw a cockroach..I am scared to death with those uglings ..n so I shouted ... and calm came the reply .."Masi, how can u be scared of such a tiny thing ..you are sooo huge as compared to them ..they should be scared" ... Ofcourse I am belittled by a little one

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    1. haha !
      Ya I have faced such que too. . .
      Thanks Shiva for reading and respondign

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  4. These days almost all kids are so. All their questions are like the ones posed by Calvin but one can laugh reading those cartoon strips but in reality! Can't imagine.

    Great post for Day 2, Afshu.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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  5. Kids can be innocent and mean at the same time. It's embarrassing at times when they correct you front of others. All said and done it comes straight from the heart :).

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  6. Hahaha! That was fun - and so LC changed to LR within two floors :)

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  7. Hahaha....Awesome...Kids and their question. Kiddos in my house love to put me in most awkward position with their questions.

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  8. Haha! Kids say the darnest things, you can't even say anything to them as they're just kids. :)

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  9. He he he, loved your post and loved Suresh's comment about LC changing to LR as well :D

    Nice story, nice narration...

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  10. Yeah. I hear ya :) Sometimes, they just tell whatever comes to their mind without thinking :) Now that makes me wonder what and all I might have said at his age.

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  11. uuuff! This child is sooo mean. Yes, children who look cute and adorable are exactly not innocent.

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  12. LOL...He called you akka atleast :-P I was imagining it all along and loling...so tell me, did you ever take the lift again?? :-P

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  13. Haha. Precocious child! You come across them quite often. I wonder what makes them talk that way.

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  14. Lol!!! That was too much... Kids are mean at times.
    And btw do you take lifts now??

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  15. kids!!! with two kids at home... i have learnt the hard way to keep my mouth shut with kids!!

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  16. I have learnt it the hard way too. It is better to stay away from kids! (sometimes our own too) You have no idea how embarrassed I have been because of their seemingly innocent questions. Good one. :)

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  17. heheh! That's kids and they do and say things in a fearless manner. But, then, they are kids:)

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  18. Kids and their stories make interesting reads, they tell us a lot about how growing up can be a bad idea :-)

    Richa

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  19. hahaha...i can almost imagine the terrible feeling and the look on your face :D :P

    you can check out my post here:-
    Karan - Grand Mother

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  20. Ha ha ha naughties :-) But they were right, no?

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  21. Sometimes kids come with such smart one liners that you go completely blank and have no idea what to say.

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  22. Ayyo...why don't you take the stairs Afshan? It is just 2nd floor no? :D Jokes apart, kids are mean sometimes I say. :)

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  23. Ouch, they do that! Its their way of getting back at all the adults who dominate them.

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  24. Ha ha adorable!!!! I remember many years ago, when my little sister saw me religiously applying cream to my face and she asked, ' Why are you putting that everyday, nothing's happening, no??' From the mouths of babes :-)

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  25. Yeah kids nowadays are born oversmart!

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  26. hahah!! He had a ready answer for everything!!

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