Sunday, April 12, 2009

All of them - professionals

I have been on leave and just chilling out. Ensured that I kept away from posting on my blog, and it is today that I have posted comments on other blogs and also decided to write a post.

My niece narrated a happening in a party attended by her and her husband. All was joy and fun with whisky, beer and vodka flowing, and lot of good food with about ten friends and their families attending the party. Loud music, jokes, laughter and dance - everyone present had just let their heads down. Dinner was over and liqueur was served and it was just the right setting to go home and get up late on a Sunday morning. It was at this juncture that it was known that a child had gone into a room and mistakenly locked itself. As things often happen, the keys to this room had been misplaced, and the child unable to come out was squealing and literally throwing up. The child’s parents were concerned and also others present. Everyone tried their little bit to open the room – some tried using their physical strength and some their mental. I was told most of them were MBAs, and theoretical models just don’t work in such situations.

The neighbour was summoned since there was some carpentry work undertaken at his house. It was past midnight and the carpenter was summoned. The neighbor who was literally sozzled provided some comic relief to the otherwise tense situation. The neighbour tried all his mastery at opening the door with a screw driver, and was seen driving at everything except the keyhole. When others intervened to help, he felt that his prowess was being challenged. I guess those who drink believe booze provides the answer, but unfortunately they don’t remember the question. Such was the neighbour’s predicament. Alcohol has always been a misunderstood vitamin.

Since the child had to be rescued without causing danger or physical harm, the police and fire brigade were informed. The police could not do much except counselling the parents as to how children should be looked after. The carpenter arrived by then and opened the door and the child was back with his parents. The fire brigade personnel were informed over the phone that the drama had ended but they did not relent. Thus the ordeal was still not over The rules of the fire brigade state that once informed, it was their bounden duty to visit the place. They arrived and it was fun again. Five of them in uniforms arrived with torches and insisted on using heir torches even though the entire house was fully lit. They started inspecting the place with their torches on - much to the amusement of everyone. Despite being told that the child was safe, they insisted on seeing the child and did so in great √©lan by pointing their torches to the child’s face. This was the icing on the cake and a grand finale to the party.

Police, firemen , carpenter and the sozzled neighbour left, and the friends decided to have a final drink – one for the road, and to the child. The toast, of course, was raised for the neighbour , the police and firemen who ensured the friends and their families did not lose their sanity in such tense situation.

27 comments:

Hopeless Romantic said...

Iyer sir, welcome back to blogging...n that was indeed one hilarious incident...boozing do give u comic relief, most of the times:)

Kavi said...

Sir, so it appears, that the holiday was indeed a chilled recipe !

Such are the ways of professionals. The policemen. The MBAs. And firemen too !

Scorching. Perhaps i should say, torching !

:)

Sylvia K said...

Good to see you back! And this incident is right out of movie! Hilarious it was indeed -- to read about, at least. Glad all ended well, but this was definitely the best laugh of the day -- maybe the weekend!

DebraLSchubert said...

That's a night that poor kid will never forget! And if the parents are drinking now, just wait 'til the child becomes a teenager...!!!

Priya said...

That poor kid will never forget and glad it ended well. It was interesting read.

Dewdrop said...

:) scene straight out of a comedy flick... eventful evening!

Pearl said...

Alcohol IS a misunderstood vitamin and should be consumed carefully!

Pearl

Eskimo Bob said...

Ahh to imbibe without those pesky parents looming over you. Finally we can let loose and party!

What? I'm the parent? My kid is locked away? What did the kid do to get locked up? He's not a criminal!

Pandemonium.

Once my kid locked himself in the bathroom - I was sober though.

Happy Monday!

SGD said...

Hilarious!! Especially the firemen's role...
But the kid locked inside must have been petrified!!!!!

priya said...

Real fun post, Sir.

Those at the party would never forget the experience.

The firemen and their quirky ways kept me in splits :)

Hope you had a good break.

nsiyer said...

Thanks Hopeless Romantic. I have always enjoyed in parties when I see someone getting high on alcohol.

Thanks Kavi, yes the emphasis on MBAs.

Thanks Sylvia. I am happy that I provided some fodder to laugh and be merry.

Debrah, the child might say to the parent when it grows up 'I remember the day when you drank so much that you forgot all about me'.

nsiyer said...

Thanks for your nice comments, Priya. Yes, my empathy is with the child.Others had fun, and ended it well with one for the road.

My dear Dewdrop. Happy to see here.

Thanks Pearl. But people who drink alcohol feel they understand well.

Thanks Bob. The child might have wanted to party and have fun.

nsiyer said...

Hi SGD, all about the poor child who was initially forgotten. When once found, it called for a party again.

nsiyer said...

Hi Priya. Thanks for coming over with renewed zest and vigour. Yeah! I had a good break which is ending in the next two days. Shall visit you blog now.

Varunavi said...

Happy tamil new year to you and to your family.

Sridhar said...

What an experience.After all the tensions, one for the road is definitely required.
Best wishes for Vishu.

ugich konitari said...

Drunk parents, MBA's or not, are probably a boring sight for a bright kid, who must have wandered away from them and tried to explore on his own. After all the racket and noise with drunk neighbors, carpenters, police and firemen, it just amazes me that everyone wanted to drink more. Lots of lessons to be learnt, but learning stopped with the MBA.....

On a more cheery note, wishing you a happy new year....

Sucharita Sarkar said...

And that's a hilarious lesson to all sozzled dads and moms.

naperville mom said...

haha! This was so funny with the firemen lighting up the kid's face to check whether she's doing well and the police lecturing the parents about how to take care of kids:) Had fun!

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Lilly said...

Oh my if only you had pictures. how hysterical (well except for the poor child)! Loved the way you wrote this. Glad you are back.

nsiyer said...

Hi Varunavi. Thanks and wish you all that you wish for. Continue doling out your new dishes.

Thanks Ugich Konitari for the wishes an best wishes too. Yes, drunk parents!........

Hi Sucharita, thanks for your comments.

nsiyer said...

Naperville Mom, hey are so used to following protocol that they keep their common sense away.

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nsiyer said...

Hi Lily, it was great to see you on my blog. Hilarious incident but no photographs.

Aditi Mehta said...

The child will have a nice episode to narrate later on to his friends..

Roshni Mitra Chintalapati said...

what an ordeal for the child! Did anyone explain to him/her why adults were behaving so irrationally?!