In our life we come across moments when we face many humorous situations which become memorable. Such moments provide some spice in our life. Life without humour will be dull, drab and dreary. If we don’t have some humour every day in our life, then it becomes a lot more difficult to get through the day – stresses become more stressful, hardships more difficult to overcome, and grief more difficult to bear. Some times it happens that in a particular situation we may be embarrassed but with the passage of time ,when we think of those situations, they seem to be funny. The old saying 'humor is the spice of life' is true.
I am reminded of some humorous situations that we experienced in our day to day life. Once we went for a party and came home when it was past midnight. The house was locked before we left. After reaching home my husband took the key to open the main door. Lo!! the door refused to open. My son joking said that papa must be sleepy and must be applying the wrong key. He also tried , but the door also seemed to be stubborn and refused to oblige. We pushed and patted the door but failed. Now the situation became serious! What to do, how to go inside,were the questions which started troubling us. It was past midnight. It was bad manners to knock friends or relatives at that unearthly hour. There was no other alternative,except to spend the night in the car. At that hour we were feeling very upset.In the morning, a carpenter was called.The door lock had jammed. We thanked God that we could enter our own house.We were very much disturbed on that day, but now when we think of that day, we are amused.
Sometimes a little knowledge of a language is not only dangerous but also a reason for laughter. The incident that I am reminded of happened some days after our marriage( My husband is a Keralite and at that time had very poor knowledge of Hindi.Now he is an expert in speaking the language) Both of us went to a shoe shop. After the shoes were bought, my dear husband, trying to flaunt his knowledge of Hindi, asked the shopkeeper, 'ek spare chashma milega?' (Can we get a spare spectacles) I could not control my laughter. The shopkeeper also started laughing. Poor husband! He was shocked. He did not realise that shoe lace is called 'tasma' and not 'chasma'. I am smiling even now as I am writing this incident.
A similar sort of funny situation occurred with my son. He has only got a working knowledge of Malayalam.His marriage was performed at Guruvayur temple in Kerala. After the rituals were over, the Priest told the couple 'thozhu''. My son had a blank expression. The priest repeated the word again, but with no reaction from the groom. My daughter-in-law saved the situation. She whispered in my son's ear, 'pray'.How funny!
Recently my Dil went to Kerala with her brother. On the return journey, when they reached Cochin airport, the official who was on duty checked their tickets and started laughing. People all around wondered why the official was laughing . After ten minutes he controlled himself and said "Sorry madam, you are twenty four hours late". My Dil was under the impression that they were returning on that particular date. Neither she nor her brother had checked the tickets. There was no other alternative except to buy fresh tickets. (They were lucky they got fresh tickets.) Ha,ha ha,ha.
I was studying in M.A.. A friend of mine borrowed a book from me and said that she would return the book next day. She said that she was not coming to the college next day and she would send it back through her brother. The next day I looked for her brother, but could not find him. A friend of mine ,who was with me pointed towards a group of boys and said,"There he is". I went and asked whether he had brought my book. He looked lost and asked,"Which book?' I further questioned,"Your sister did not give you my book?" The reply that he gave made look very foolish and embarrassed.He said,"I don't have a sister. Will you mind being my sister?" I just said sorry and went back to my class, where I found the boy waiting for me.I cannot help laughing when I remember that day.
Every one comes across some hilarious and funny situations. Have you faced one which you would like to share?
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