Saturday, February 06, 2010

What if...

This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 7; the seventh edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

Usually, it’s always the male half of the human species which has to do all the chasing and flirting and “first-moving”. Just, for once, let’s speculate a parallel universe, where the situation is exactly the opposite. Let us consider the life of a MBA student in such a world.



The guy wakes up early in the morning and dutifully brushes his teeth using the new toothpaste that was dutifully advertised to him in the newspaper.Then he gets ready for his classes and reaches his classes on time and ready to listen to his teacher and dutifully take down all the notes for his “ladki” (read as LADY) friend, who just gazes at him admiring his clean-shaven face. But hey, this boy is not an ordinary “bali ka bakra” here, he demands more. So the poor girl has to make sure that she keeps him well fed with a regular dose of chocolates, pastries, porn and what not :D

After class, as they are taking a long walk in the campus, the guy suddenly sees a black cat cross his path. He is instantly frightened and catches hold of the girl’s hand and begs her to take him ASAP to the mandir, because he has to do darshan immediately to avoid the spell that the cat had cast on both of them. The girl reluctantly takes him to the mandir. There she prays for the same thing as always – “Hey bhagwaan, is weekend pe is naalayak ke haaton mera purse khaali mat karwana”.

At night, the girl insists that the guy stay over, but the guy gives the usual excuses of "I have to work hard for my exams, I suggets you do the same" or some Bollywood-ish excuses like "Log Kya Sochenge". In the end, the guy wins and the dejected girl goees back to her hostel, thinking whether this is all worth it.

In the weekend, they go shopping as the guy insists. The fella buys all kinds of stuff for himself, like a new pair of Reeboks (Hey, guys will remain guys no matter what the universe may be like!) and Levi's. The poor girl worries on how she will pay for all this stuff.



Suddenly she sees a stall for something new – A new credit card by a leading bank, in association with Nike! Why the hell has that bank come up with such an crazy combo, she wonders. But then she remembers – her boyfriend is absolutely crazy about Nike. The card is too good to be true! Interest-free for one whole year! She applies for one card immediately and is given the card in 30 min flat (It’s a fast world!). When the dreaded time for the bill payment came, she proudly flashed her Nike-branded credit-card and the guy went absolutely nuts about her! Then they shopped happily (or heavily, whichever way you look at it) ever after!

When you think of this very hypothetical situation, some of you may think "Impossible, Blasphemy, This is Madness!!". But when I think about it, all that comes in my mind is the question "What if this were true?" Who knows, in a land far far away, perhaps the guys have all the fun :)

(adapted from an earlier post on a similar topic)

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23 comments:

Tavish Chadha said...

lolzzz
loved it... specially the reebok shoes wala part... awesome!

--Tavish
Latest Blog Pot: What If...

Sureindran said...

good job mate!

MADHU RAO | (INDImag.COM) said...

Reddy garu, I'm smiling. My first instinct was to pen a comic piece on these lines -- what if men were forced to bear kids :-)

It was a fun read with liberal dose of laughter sprinkled in ..

Siddhesh 'Ravan' Kabe said...

dude nice one....:P

Meenakshi said...

hehehe..nice post..
now I know you still on our "hate-girl" campaign..


you make it appear as if guys are eternal sufferers in our part of the universe.. Not up for a debate, but check around -you'll surely find a loooootttt of exceptions..

awesome post though..
had to laugh at the new paste- new ad part and the note writing part.. :)

All the best for the Blog-a-ton.

IIM ka Sarkari Babu said...

@TC: Yeah, we will remain guys (although I do not prefer branded items solely because I am a Sarkari Babu who cannot afford them)

@Sureindran: Thanks a lot man!

@MR: If we were forced to bear kids, then I am sure women would lose the one point that makes them sacred (for many religions the world over) - I think it would make for a good post (will think hard about it and write a serious post hopefully)

@SRK: Thanks a lot man!

@Meenakshi: Exceptions are everywhere. Besides, girls do have all the fun, and I won't debate that as there are exceptions to that too :D (and I an not hinting in any way that you are one). That note-writing part was from a real-life observation of a college couple @ engineering...

@All: Thanks for visiting :) And extra thanks for these lovely comments! BAT Rocks!!!

Psych Babbler said...

Lol! Good one! Good luck with your first entry into BAT!

IIM ka Sarkari Babu said...

@Psych Babbler: Thanks for the appreciation, especially from a psychologist :) Means a lot... Good luck to you too, your post was fantastic!

Yemiledu said...

Haha A story with a happy ending!!!
Nice one Sarakari babu!!

dmanji said...

Well yours is not a wishful thinking... it will really nice if it comes true ;)

Megha said...

LOL...this world sounds interesting to me...kash aisa hota ;)

Good one :)

Shruti said...

Whatt an imagination sirjee!!

IIM ka Sarkari Babu said...

@SivArchana Thank you very much!

@Dmanji: Yes, and I am sure it happens in some parallel universe for sure :) I love your Social commentary boss.

@Megha The concepts of a "Parallel Universe" and of a society that I mentioned are both quite interesting. Thanks for the comment. You must start writing thrillers more often :)

@Shruti Thank you madamji, but your imagination still beats mine :)

Mural! said...

Haha!! I was thinking, is this guy for real!!! untill the end when things were put back in perspective........

dream on!! :D

The West Wind said...

Funny guy. The grass is always greener on the other side, aint it? I would love to be this girl if the guy would take all my 'I dont have time now, I am with frnds', my EGO and all such crap from me..
*Peace*

Shilpa Garg said...

LOL!! Good one!! :D
Reading the first light hearted, fun BAT entry of the day!! Cool thought, how many girls would subscribe to this, that would be interesting too! :)
Cheers :)

Karthik said...

Hahahaha.. lol... :D
Sooopar imagination. I liked that buying a pair of Reebok shoes and boys will be boys thingy very much. Perfecto! ;)
All the best for batom!

IIM ka Sarkari Babu said...

@Murali: Dreams keep us all running man - they are the fuel that remind us that better days lie ahead. Btw, when I compared your story to that of Sidney Sheldon, I wasn't joking (I rarely joke while making a compliment) - I really felt that the ending was as good as(if not better than) any SS Novel I have read)

@TheWestWind/Annyesha: Peace :) Well, guys like that do exist, in this universe or the next :)

@Shilpa Garg: I think you can ask all the girls that you know and tell me what they think about this concept :) Cheers!!!

@Karthik: Was waiting to hear from you Sir. Strangely, everyone seemed to like that Reebok wala part - I must ask them to pay me some royalty for that :D Thanks man! Btw, it was Tavish who recommended me to your blog :)

@All: This is the most commented post of mine (removing my own comments of course) - Thanks a lot guys & girls (just making sure I don't sound sexist) for this! I just hope my next BAT post comes even remotely close to this one :)

Harsha Chittar said...

enjoyed reading this post a lot, very funny,
well if only we lived in such a world...

Mahesh Kalaal said...

Imagination loaded ...
creativity crafted...
innovation streamed...
Humour topped with pinch of sarcasm ....
cock tail of all flavours..
liked it :)
a pseudo Avatar ...

Varun said...

@Harsha Chittar "If Only" happens to be the original title of the post I adapted to write this post :) Thanks for reading!

@Mahesh Kalaal <> Avatar is the heights of creativity - and I can topple it only in the "sarcasm" parameter perhaps :) Thanks for reading!

dilontherocks said...

LOL That was funny. Good idea huh? :)

IIM ka Sarkari Babu said...

@dilontherocks Yep...