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Pulivaal

January 8, 2011

A friend, let me call him Mr. X, yesterday broke the unspoken “code” that we mallu bachelors generally swear by. The “code”, that we all learnt as mechanical engineering students in a government college.

A few salient features (as technical book writer Khurmi would have put it) of the code were:

  1. Find flaws in the “system” and use it to your advantage.
  2. Minimize effort and maximize results.
  3. Even if you are deep shit, there is always a way out; so chill.
  4. It can always get worse.

 As per the code, we never:

  1. Show weakness of any kind.
  2. Talk about “emosional” things. (utterly kalippu domain)
  3. Talk about heart-breaks, or anything remotely related to “feelings”.
  4. Talk about abstract things.
  5. Ask for advice on such things, especially over an ISD call.

The problem was that yesterday, my dear friend Mr. X, seemingly broke all the rules in the phone call that lasted 15 minutes. With trepidation, I listened on as he rambled on and on about his problem.

Njan thagarnnu poyi (I was flabbergasted); to say the very least.

To cut the long 15 minute story short, what happened was:

He was/is currently interested in a girl but that girl was in another relation which she did not like/want. So he “helped” her get out of that but ultimately found out that she was not interested in him either (as of now).

The wise say that everything is fair in “louve” and “var” but Mr. X ain’t no “warrior”!

Hell no, he ain’t no “warrier” either; he is just a paavam nasrani dude, who has hit 28.

So after the 15 minute “one way” discussion; he asked me for my advice.

I said, “Aliya, njan endharae parayaana? Pulivaal annu aliya” (Dude, what am I supposed to say? It is trouble, dude!)

Dai, I want your advice,” he said in all seriousness.

All I could say was, “Machu; nee avannu oru pani kudutthu; avan oo— thuppi, neeyum avasanam oo— thuppi; avallu happy! Alle? Ninnakku edhu venamada!

(Dude, you created problems for him; he lost; so did you finally; she is happy! Right? You deserve this!)

which was not exactly the kind of advice that Mr. X was looking for!

Avannu thagarnnu poyi (He was flabbergasted), to say the very least and I then had to listen to the “finest” in the Malayalam dictionary.

In a span of 5 seconds, we went from being Daasanum Vijayanum to Mangalessery Neelakandanum Mundakkal Shekaranum.

The one thing that I am not going to do in my life is catch the “Pulivaal” (Tiger’s tail)!

Listening to this now.

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. January 8, 2011 11:38 pm

    Che, if only there were more guys like you around, people will NEVER ask anyone else for advice.
    OG: haha!

  2. January 9, 2011 4:12 am

    Chathiyan Chandhu 😛
    OG: why?
    What are you? An entire Female Taming Bureau??? :mrgreen: I remember some other post of yours where your friend asked you for advice regarding his love life!!!
    OG: yeah, some people just dont get it!

    • January 10, 2011 3:09 pm

      I just don’t get it….why are all the almost-committed or committed guys asking the very-single-OG for advice????
      Hmmm maybe he is not so single after all? 🙄 :mrgreen:

  3. January 9, 2011 5:00 am

    hehehehe….kalakki maaaney…..a perfect advise for anybody who wants to fall in love ! 😀 😀 😀 innnngganathey venam……avanu innnngganathey venam (janardhanan style)
    OG: ROFL aliya!

  4. January 10, 2011 8:53 am

    U have such wonderful frnds around you…life seems to be total ROFL there for you with ppl like these. 🙂 😉

    LOL @ The wise say that everything is fair in “louve” and “var” but Mr. X ain’t no “warrior”!

  5. January 10, 2011 3:07 pm

    My God you are seriously terrible when giving advice to heartbroken friends!!! 😀 😀 😀
    No wonder he turned into Mundakkal Shekharan within 5 seconds….
    I suggest next time you keep silent…kettittille? mounam vidwana bhushanam 😛

    In a span of 5 seconds, we went from being Daasanum Vijayanum to Mangalessery Neelakandanum Mundakkal Shekaranum.
    I SO loved this comparison!! :mrgreen:

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