Thursday, August 11, 2005

The Morning news

He walked around the room, as if caged. and every minute, his anger grew.. for the third morning in a row, he had not got the newspapers. he had already called the vendor a couple of times, in the last two days. he had thought that at least today things would return to normal. but it didnt seem like it would. and it was no fun going down two floors of stairs to see if the paper had come, and discovering that it had not. he loved the view from the terrace, but living on the second floor had its own drawbacks. in irritation he called up the vendor again.
'Sir, we have already sent it" said the vendor
'well, i havent been getting the paper for 2 days now. tell the paperboy very clearly it is the second floor'.
'sir, it could be that the people on the ground floor have been taking your paper. dont worry, sir, i have given the boy special instructions.
'ok. i will wait.'
saying so, he ended the conversation. he decided he would resume his 'caged walk' on the terrace,with an occasional peep downstairs to see if the paper had come.
the boy had been getting a beating for no fault of his own, for the past couple of days. apparently some guy had not been getting the newspaper for two days now. he knew the house, and also knew what might be happening to the paper. he had told his boss, and today, his boss had given him some special instructions. he hoped it would work, he hated getting beaten. he reached the house, and took the special bundle, special, because the two newspapers were bound together with a cord. and with all his might, heaved it towards the second floor terrace.
at that exact moment, the man looked down... and hard hitting news got a whole new meaning!!
until next time, this is the lead story!!

29 comments:

Stone said...

hmm...breaking news and..... ;-)

Pleomorphous said...

So you hit the headlines today? :-))

blokes said...

that's what happens to US returned nri's when they tell their paper wala to drop the paper on the 2nd floor when they actual live on the 1st :D

Deez said...

hard hitting!! lol......so much for the long wait and caged walk.

the newspaper boy gave it back, somehow....

until next time, switch to TV news!

manuscrypts said...

stone: and many other things too :)

pleo: uhuh.. like 'the rising', based on reality, but with ample liberties taken..hehe

manuscrypts said...

blokes: very RI here :)

deez: no way!! morning tea and newsprint.. they havent made a better combo yet... and wheres the cake!!

shub said...

:)

Pixel8 said...

ooowwwwwuuuuuchh!

Pixel8 said...

ooowwwwwuuuuuchh!

aqua said...

haha and why am i a picturing a bald guy?? :)

garfy said...

LOL! My god... humorous stories now? :P

And thats why I would never ever walk in the balcony before the paper arrived...

manuscrypts said...

hey shub... :)

pixie: i guess so :)

manuscrypts said...

aqua: yes, why r u?? hehe

garfy: a poor guy getting hurt is funny?? hmmmph :p

garfy said...

:P Yup it is... poor guy???? *raised eyebrow*

Arunima said...

was it about me? I mean the breaking news. I broke a glass :-)

So, back to story telling?

manuscrypts said...

garfy: certainly :)

arunima: naah.. just once in a while :)

M a D a N said...

sabse tez...speed coupled with hard hitting news has greater impact. I am sure it gathered speed.

GratisGab said...

:)...YAY! Manu is back to the story-telling!

A Cynic in Wonderland said...

Breakin news a broken head?

Ash said...

LOL !

Price of impatience ...

Deez said...

the cake is up for grab.....check it out!!!

btw,i serve u chocolate cake all year long......;)

phatichar said...

Hmmm..the man sure hit the headlines! good one, manu :)

Nupur said...

:) well you know what Manu short n sweet is just as good for me!!

So much for instant news - online!!

Parna said...

good one Manu :)
but why in the world was the man not getting his paper the past 2 days?
*curious*

manuscrypts said...

madan: impact being a function of speed and mass 'n all..hehe

gabby: nope, sorta semi retired..lol :)

manuscrypts said...

cynic: thankfully not that bad :)

ash: but on the heavier side, dont ya think?? :)

manuscrypts said...

deez: definitely will..and that you do :)

phatichar: :)

manuscrypts said...

nupur: which is another feather in the cap for technology..:(

parna: the reasoning was right.. since the paper was left on the ground floor, the people who moved in there recently felt it was theirs...

Pallavi said...

hahahah must have got a helluva shock...