Saturday, July 17, 2010

Love Story ??? - Part 8

Soo..where were we ? ..No..I have not forgotten ....Just due to some time delay in posting this part, a little stress to brain was needed ...

Yeah.. So, Vini has asked Vishal, if they can speak over phone?...
Our Vishal was overjoyed reading this... curiosity was extreme to both the sides.... both wanted to talk..both wanted to know each other..both wanted to....well....fall in love...

Vishal expresses his desire to meet in personal .. He also proposes to meet in some crowded place like hotel so that Vini should not get scared .. But, Vini declines his proposal politely saying , she thinks yet the right time has not come . ... ...
Right time...God knows when was it going to come.. Vini goes a step ahead & shares her number.. Today, for the first time in his life Vishal was going to call the girl to whom he had never ever met & he didn't want to sound stupid & blabber.... He thinks for a minute what can they talk about .. and he didn't find more than 3-4 things .. 'ohh...first time call & just 2 -3 minutes of talk.. what after that?? ..what will she feel if in mails I write about soo many things but when it comes to talk, I have nothing? '

He sits on sofa..with his both palms on his eyes & head bent down ..... How about writing things down on paper.. just points..........silly idea......???.........or lets go with the flow of communication ?......... but how...? He thinks, 'I am sure, I won't remember anything at that time ..Now only, bit nervous I am' ... 'Yeah..I should note down.. It's must to impress her ..'. He mumbles.. He stretches his hand to take a pen & paper from shelf and starts notting down... 1. (Vishal keeps first point blank...He thinks he can manage first half minute by talking about her voice :D ) 2. College 3. Group 4. Ask her what else... 5. Interests 6. siblings

Suddenly he tears down the paper... 'bullshit'.... He mumbles..

..Again 2 minutes pause...

No option.. Vishal thinks ...He quickly writes down points all over again ..takes some coins & rush to nearby PCO ...

Yeah ..PCO ...He didn't want to share a number with Vini yet...reason? ..he was having his own reasons....
He inserts a coin & dials the number quickly...

His heartbeats was running faster .. excitement was at the peak..
"Hello.." .. He could hear some girl has picked up the phone.. "Hello...ummm...Vini ...Vinita.."

"No..I am her friend..who is this?"

"Can you please give phone to her? " (Vishal counts the remaining coins...1,2,3..just 8.. He had brought 9 coins ...After all, he was expecting nor more than 5 minutes of talk..)

He could hear , the friend was calling Vini loudly.. 'Viniiiii..someone is calling you..come fast'

Vini comes.. (By the time Vini comes 2 more coin goes find their place in coin box...)




( With that 'yes' a quick thought runs through Vishal's mind with a lightning speed....'god..! she is not surely a kind of girl anyone can mess up with .' )

"Can you recognize me?"


"Just guess .." (Vishal tries to be smarty.....If she has given number to some other guy, she will surely get caught..)

" I don't know... Is this Vishal ??"

(Sigh of relief from Vishal's side)

"Yes..Hiii.." ( Vishal's hand reaches to find the note in his pocket while he concentrates at what Vini is going to say next )


" did you recognize me?"

"Obviously yaar..I was knowing you will call me "

"hmm.... you sound good.. "
(Vishal was hoping she won't ask what does that mean)

"Good ..means?.. " (Oh..shit !)

"umm...... Someone lively ..enthusiastic..&.. " (He somehow manages the moment..but Vini cuts his sentence..)

"..So is this your landline number?"

"Nope.. just take down.."

"No..give me miscall"

"Ok.. I will give afterwards.."

"Noo..No..tell me now ..I will note down.."

"No..I will give afterwards ..don't worry.."


Vishal can't control laugh.. Vini also giggles... Vishal gives the number to Vini.

"by the way, where were you?? ..Your friend picked up the call I guess.."

"I was having dance practice.. We are having college function in next week"

"Oh.. cool.."

Before Vishal says anything, Vini interrupts..
"You know, I would like to know more about you..where do you live?.. You know soo much about me..tell me about yourself"..

Vishal takes a glimpse at remaining coins...just 4..

"Vini.. I will talk to you later...anyways you are having dance practice"

"Nooo..don't mind.. Are you in a hurry?"

"umm..Nothing like that..what's that sound behind you?"

"I told you naa.... today is final practice day.... you know , since last night I had not gone home.. I stayed with ne to phone kar kar ke pareshan kar diya.. but I'm enjjjoyiiiing .. I liked the dress I am wearing..I wish you could see me ..oops.. I should shut up say.."

Vishal gets amazed with the way she expresses herself ...

"I stay in Mulund.."

"oh..quite far.."


"what else?.."

" say.."

Both , don't get what to talk..

By the time Vishal is left with just one & the last coin..'No option but to tell her about he is running short of coins.. ' Vishal thinks..

"Vini.. umm..Actually... I am running short of coins.. just last coin is remaining.."

"What???...Oh my god...You are calling from coin vala phone?... heheheehehe..sorry...but I can't control laughing.." ..Vishal gets a bit embarrassed ...

"Yeah.. I will call again in couple of days..but don't forget to mail.."

Vini giggles again..

"..Sure..take care...
I had a good time..hope.. "

"Yeah..even me.."

"Chal..cyaz...and next time no coins & all ..ok??"

Vishal giggles..



Vishal could not believe his luck... He had just spoke with Vini..the girl he was having mail conversation for almost a month..... His nervousness had disappeared in some amazon jungle.. he even did not refer to the note he had brought...He choosed to go with the flow..

There, Vini jumps with a joy... The coin box incident lingers in her mind... "stupid.." she says..

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Laptop to Police Station...

Last two weeks were just horrible.. I had to go through something I had never gone before..

I was searching for laptop dealers on net, when I came across dealer called IT** Computers ..I called him & decided to go there on Sunday . Me & my Gujju friend ( Gujjus are good in bargaining and he is no I purposely took him:D) after traveling for almost 1 hours finally reached to the dealer.. He was having small office (means just 2 chairs, tables, & blah He first asked us what is our requirement & showed us price list, discount .. then how come we feel in Chennai , being outsiders blah blah..We decided to buy Dell Inspiron 15 R
He said, the laptop will be delivered within 2 days & additional accessories which he is giving for free will be delivered on next day itself.. We gave him full money that too in cash ...He gave us proper bill ... By the way, he said his name is Raj Kumar ..What an irony ! :)

My gujju friend was very happy knowing the deal we settled was way too good..And how he fooled the dealer giving him promise to recommend this shop to several of our friends..:) Like, innocent kids we were anxiously waiting till Wednesday..:)

Here, the real drama started..

On Monday, when by evening noone came to deliver speakers & headphone, I called the dealer.. He was surprised to know how come none of his "So- called" men called me .. He promised to deliver by Monday night itself..Waited ...waited.. Till 9 no call.. When I called again, this guy cut the call.. I got surprised to see his sales after service ... Till that time, I was not knowing , once you give him money, you should not expect NEITHER SALE NOR SERVICE :))

After 5-10 minutes, I got a call from him - "sir, I have committed you.. So, I will provide by any cost.. Tomorrow before 9 am , I myself will come sir.." There was no limit to my joy.. I forgave all his sins :) ...

Again anxious wait started on Tuesday .. By the time you must have guessed, no one came...If I have to name my last 2 weeks I will name as - WAIT ..Because , this is what I was doing ..& this is what he used to tell me when I used to call... Then comes, series of lies .. SOo many lies, I will mention in short..

Tuesday afternoon : I myself will come by evening 5
Tuesday evening : I will leave in half hour
Tuesday night : I am at my customer's place..

By this time I got suspicious & the first thing I did after reaching to office is search whether anyone has posted complaint against him.. & to my surprise, I found 2 complaints claiming he is fraud & never delivers product.. GODDDD ......That was shock.. I had given money to fraud person.. In my dream also I could not think that I will come across any such person...My gujju friend was even more shocked-after all how call anyone ever fool him ...hehehee

The very first thing I did is opened the website of Tamilanadu police.. There is option to register online complaint & you can get to know what action police has taken .. That gave me some relief.. I could not even tell this to my parents in Mumbai as they could do nothing from there other than worrying.. I was bombarded with opinions from friends...All mixed opinions...some were directly-indirectly saying I am big fool :D , some were giving ideas to nab the fraud person..

Then came Wednesday ..He was supposed to deliver laptop .. Again lies .. I guess , this person's day must be going in what next reason to tell for not delivering the product to different customers :) .. Being outsiders ( Me & my friend , both are from Mumbai) , he was underestimating us toooo much..

Wednesday morning: I am going to DELL office to inquire ... This is the reason this guy was telling me..

Wednesday afternoon: My guys are on the way , they will reach to your place withing 2 hours with speakers .
.. No marks for guess, no one came.

On Thursday : You yourself come & collect the speakers

Finally , I went on Sunday ..His shop was closed ..He was not picking up the phone.. ( How can he pick? Otherwise, he would have to come & give me speakers which he was not having at all )

I inquired to nearby shop about this person & got to know , his shop is there since last 2 years ( How come no one dared to lodge a complaint against him I wonder)

I asked where is nearby police station ...I had recorded his conversation & also carried printouts of complaints people had posted against him .. Inspector smiled after reading the complaints.. No..he was not going to take it lightly.. He told me not to worry .. He called the fraud.. To my surprise, the fraud was silly person.. At least, by this time he should have realized that he can't escape.. He promised to deliver the product after 4 more days.. Even inspector got convinced with this & told me to wait for for more days....Again wait..Again opinions.. Police can be bribed..beware are outsider & what not..

This guy , the fraud, got very angry that I went to police..He was not expecting that I will go to police.. That's why I said he was underestimating too much.. Next day he calls me & says, 'Prasad what have you done? You went to police?? I too have contacts in police...lets now fight legally..' I said Ok.. After 2 minutes he calls & says, I will deliver next day ....Haa Ha Ha! :D

Are bhai - Cheating karna he to akal se kam lo :) ..

On his last deadline also, he calls me & says laptop will be delivered in 2 hours.. As usual, one more lie... I called police.. I shouted on the inspector that tell this guy to give my money back.. Then I realized what I have done :)

The inspector called me next day to police station ..this guy was also there..sitting quitely in corner.. The inspector ( I still don't know his name..He was angel :) ) slapped this guy, gave full money to me ..:) .. He did not ask for even 1 rupee bribe.. I bought sweet & gave him ..hehe..sounds funny ? ..

So these 14 days gave me a big big lesson in life ......:) .. I only know what I went through :)

By the way, due to this stupid Raj kumar Our love story was pending.. let's continue it from next couple of days :))