Monday, February 12, 2007

To Sir, With Love

Selection for sports meet..

Represent house on Sports Day
Scorching heat on a summer morning, MT and kids from other classes line up...

"7th B-MT?"

MT steps forward-
DK sir-" Too short, you wont be visible if you carry the flag, ye to dikhegi hi nahi, Negi sir, kya karein?"

Negi Sir- "Nikaal do, next"

Trials again...next morning
MT stands watching the proceedings...a not-so-silent-spectator..

Negi sir- "7th B?"
MT- "yes sir"
NS- "class monitor?"
MT-"yes sir"
NS- "unko aur koi nahi mila kya?"
MT-"no sir"
NS-"Bhaagna hai tumko?"
MT-"yes sir"
NS-" tum yes sir aur no sir ke alava kuch bolti ho?"
MT-"yes sir"
NS-" sports room se whistle leke aao, I will time you, 40 secs..."
MT-"yes sir"

MT never wears a watch, time is never in her hands..in nobody's hands, for that matter..
returns after 45 secs...

NS-"5 second late, hmmm, kya kare tumhare saath?"
MT-" Sir aapki whistle kho gayi thi, dustbin ke paas padi thi"
NS-"no excuses"
MT-"Yes sir"

Awkward silence follows as Sir plays with the idea of including MT in the relay team, hurdles team and 200 mtrs....

MT-"sir aur kuch lana hai sports room se?"
NS-"nahi, DK sir se poocho flag kahan hai"
MT-"sir sports room mein table pe pada hai, lekar aau, is baar 40 secs...
NS-"run"

MT runs, returns with flag in hand, dot 40 secs....

NS-"good, hurdles kiya hai kabhi?"
MT-"No sir"
NS-"hmmmm...."
MT-"Seekh lungi sir, flag uthane dijiye"
NS-"tum abhi aur kya uthakar laayi thi?"
MT smiles...does a triumphant dance on her way back to class...

Sports Day
Prahalad House
March Past...flag in hand, following Amit Bhaiya, Head boy and MT's mentor...
"eyes right...... left, right, left...."

Prahalad house loses to Eklavya....

200 mtrs
On your mark, get set, whistle....

MT runs....runs, runs, still running...
Shravan house wins
Eklavya house wins
MT comes Third...

break...

DK sir: "kaha tha na negi, isko kyun liya? she was reperesenting the house, mazaak nahi hai.."
NS-"Hurdles baaki hai, abhi bachche ko kuch mat bolo.."
DK-Nods in disagreement.." is baar bhi hum eklavya se haar jaayenge, itni choti si hai, khudegi kaise, phas jaayegi.."
NS-"dekhte hai"
NS to MT
"Tumko pata hai kya karna hai? DK doesnt like you much and you know that, all the best"
MT-extremely short of confidence, guilty of letting house down, walks towards the start line, takes stance, waits for the whistle that would decide her journey through hurdles.....

"On your mark, get set, whistle"

MT runs........First hurdle- success,position third

Second hurdle- success, position third

Third hurdle- lace open, falls, position negligible

removes shoe, runs like there is no tmrw...

Fourth hurdle- success, position second

finish line.............position one

MT falls, this time in happiness, in the joy of conquering the fourth hurdle...
Prahalad house beats Eklavya finally....

NS-"DK sir doesnt like you at all...."
MT-"Thank you sir"

Today is Negi Sir's birthday....

Moral of the story..."It doesn matter how many times you fell, what matters is how many times you got up"

Thank You Sir....

Abhi bachche ko kuch mat bolo....

17 comments:

moontalk said...

abhi bhi is bache se kuch nahi bolenge :P
u always liked letting ppl who dont like u down nah?:D

Me Thinks.. said...

@ moontalk Yes very much, which is why they dont like me...

Cosmos said...

Is bachche ko kuchh kahe bina raha bhi to nahi jaata.
I could visualise the track and two teachers.
nice one.
Who told you that it is weired?
Bina poochhe kuchh bhi mat man liya karo.

Anand Sarolkar said...

Hmmm..."Never-say-die-attitude" at its best.Keep it up!

Arcane Crapper said...

Is it fiction? :|

Me Thinks.. said...

@cosmos it is weird, I dont even know where my sir is...

@Anand Thanks;)

@AC I dont write fiction dude, every account of mine on my blog has happened, I cant write fiction...

mystupendoussalvation said...

u know wat! I can see watever u r telling. In my life I hv faced so many NO tht I m fed up off but never left doing things again again.....
still U got victory Tht I m sure u ll get anyhow & u ll make it every time U work hard & see watever we talk on tht day abt second sem wanna u to do it real ok!!
& I ll never left doing again again despite I know I m a failure
But All the best To u & it was amazing way to wish ur Sir who are always close to our hearts nice idea for me to new blog suneet sir bday is cumin!!
Good post I can understand fully wat do u wanna say & gel wid the same
Kudos & tere Post ke liye SALAAM!!!
love

pRicky said...

point proven.. yet again...
MY MT STRONGEST!!!

PritS said...

Nice one...

Prude said...

Bravo Team Prahalad!! :)
Happy Birthday Negi Sir!
Its teachers like this that we go to school for...
Its posts like this that we continuously scan through blogs for...! :)
Cheers.

Tsu said...

wow! really inspiring post man!!! the last message was puurfect!
tripping is only complete when u get up again!!!
cheers!

Me Thinks.. said...

@ Stup you know what, three of my gurus I hold in the highest regard...Negi sir, Naresh Sir and now Thatha...extraordinary ppl....

@ pricky Because of ADD ;)

@ prits thanks dude!

@ prude and tsu Inspired by life ;)!! Yeah prude, its teachers like this that we go to school for...very true..cheers to both of you..

Reema Banerjee said...

Mt, ur an adorable git, which is why it is so much fun throwing u outta the lab

Me Thinks.. said...

@reema Yeah, why would you throw someone out if they are adorable??

Arcane Crapper said...

:|

Vicky's world said...

Gr8 job!

It made me visualise the whole scene.

thokar kha kar baithne wale jeeta nahi karte,
apni har par hansne wale hara nahi karte.

carry this attitute of your throughout your life.

Vicky

nothin.. within said...

now i came to know why u were reading nanhi chiti jab dana lakar chalti hai... from the wall of my room ...

u proved it Dushman ...
lahro se darkar kabhi nouka par nahi hoti
koshish karne wale ki kabhi har nahi hoti