Sunday, 14 December 2008

what chola bhatura can do to a man!!

Unbelievable but true!!

Before being employed by my father, our driver, Ramesh worked in Delhi for a bureaucrat. The bureaucrat’s office was just opposite to the building of Hindustan Times. Every afternoon the bureaucrat left his office sharp at 12:30 and would go home for lunch. The driver, had his lunch, prepared by his wife every morning and packed with great love and care for him, before his employer could finish his work in the office. One fine evening, he had a fight with his wife for returning home very late. He asked for forgiveness many times. Neither this nor a variety of excuses could move her; she had declared that she would no more prepare his lunch. Poor Ramesh! He had only one option left-Hindustan Times’ building’s canteen. Alas! He had no other choice. Only ‘chola-bhatura’ and tea were available in the canteen till 12 noon. The next day he went and had ‘chola-bhatura’. To add to his woes, as the conditions weren’t improving at the home front, he had to have ‘chola bhaturas’ for 15 days at a stretch! The situation is that he now dreads ‘chola-bhatura’, which he says used to be one of his most favourite dishes, because as a consequence of having them for such a long period of time daily, he had to take a month’s leave as he suffered from jaundice!!

8 comments:

@njali a. said...

ohh no..I pity Ramesh uncle...neva mind though..uncle will shudder frm enterin in late at his place frm nw on...as dey say..cruel life gave him a good one...!

Shan Consul said...

ya true!!!things shd be balanced...if u keep on sticking to one particular thing u get bored of certain things....i guess thts wht hapened to ur chauffer....nyways....nice to c ur post after a lng tym..very well writtn

Shruti said...

@anjali:ya, hehe!!:)
@Shantanu: thanks :)

Raman Bhatia said...

Ha ha......poor he.
a more apt title to this post could have been "what an angry wife can do to her man" :)

ŋ|ħ|η said...

Hope Mrs.Ramesh starts packing the lunch for Mr.Ramesh with the same love and etc. etc. from now on...
I wish him speedy recovery :)

Shruti said...

@Raman:Hey! dat is a brilliant idea!!
@Dexter:Thanks on behalf of Ramesh uncle!!

Indo Can American said...

I dont believe that "Chole Bhature" have the power to make some one sick with jaundice. On the other hand, the unhigenic conditions at the HT cafeteria (I have been there and ate on a few ocassions as I have a close friend who works for HT) or in the kitchen where the food is prepared / dishes are done may have something to do with it. Well, I eat lunch out almost everyday at Taco Bell and I eat the same burritos (cheesey bean and rice) everyday and I am solid as a rock still. I can have them for any period of time no matter what but I am sure that I'm not going to get sick as I know that the place is hygenic.

divsi said...

chole bature seemed to be my fav too till i read this one;) jus kiddin!i shudder to think wat life wud be wid chole evryde!