Saturday, July 22, 2006

Embarrassing Moments

Things like this has happened to each and every one of us

I moved to a new school when I was in fifth standard. Now this new School was supposed to be the best in Trivandrum, if not in anything else at least in the firang language called Angresi.

So there was this recitation competition. I was like over eager to prove myself in the new surrounding. So there I was waiting in the queue for my chance. Then suddenly I realized that all fellow kids were giving intros. I thought what would I say now. "I am going to sing this poem”?????

Being very intelligent even at that time I decided the best policy is to listen. I listen once. I listened twice. All of them were saying I am going to "DECIDE" the poem or better yet that’s what I heard them say. My chance came. And went on stage and said "I am going to DECIDE the poem “Shadow” by Robert Louis Stevenson" and the entire audience erupted into laughter. I had to live with pet name of "decide" for almost two months.

But it took me much lesser time to learn that u RECITE a poem and do not DECIDE it


sumod_talking said...

hey renjith, you could decide as to what u wanna recite... :-D ya these kinda things happen...

when i was in the 11th and moved to a new school, met a kid (mustave been in the 5th 0r 6th) at the school tailors' shop and he spoke such fluent "Angrezi" that i was left with my mouth wide open when he asked me sumthin i couldn't make head or tail out of... :-)

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