Khan From The Epiglottis

Somebody with reference called me up for his furniture requirement.

Client: "Hey, need some furniture, Amit ji in Delhi gave me your reference. Can you send me the rate of the items, I shall share on WhatsApp."

Me: "Sure."

He wahstapped me. Saw the images they were quite costly designs. So I quoted accordingly. I had to save his number, so checked his name in Whatsapp. It was 'Rahul Khan', I was a tad surprised to see the name-surname combination. His reply came back as, 

Khan: "Dude, it's costly then I expected."

Me: "Khan sahab, design he aaisa hai, itti carving hai, kya kare."

He called me up immediately.

Khan: "Bro, this is 5th time someone referred me as khan, why so???"

Me: "Coz your name in Whatsapp is Rahul Khan, saved by you, sir."

Khan: "ok... thnx."

He disconnected the call. His text came after a while.

Khan: "Dude, I was writing Rahul Khandelwal, may a call came and it was restricted to Khan..."

Me: "Lol, doesn't make any difference to the rate."

Rahul: "No but I was confused at first 2-3 times, why is the guy talking about some Khan guy to me which have the same requirement as mine."

How Many In a Dozen???

So I was talking to a client regarding the seating capacity of his restaurant, at times when we are too deep into conversation and applying our brains, we tend to question the obvious.

Client: "I want to maximize the seating."

Me: "Yes, I guess here we can fit 3 seaters, here single-seater; standing tables will maximize the space in the balcony, smokers don't usually sit. What say you."

Client: "So, three-seaters... I guess 20 will come. So Shishir, how many people will a three-seater accommodate?"

Me: "A three-seater here usually accommodate three people. If we are talking about Mumbai local, then its a different issue altogether sir."

Client: "No no no no... I mean... am sucha silly guy... so done... we will have this."

Workaholic Papa!!!

Me and Papa were talking on whatsapp, about trademark of my friend, and he brought up  Tata Sky Recharge that was pending from my end.

Me : "Papa I need report for 2 trademark of my friend."

Papa : "Tata Sky's recharge??"

Me : "He is a friend, asking for discount, tell me good rates also."

Me "HBO and AXN???"

Papa : "HBO and AXN cant be taken, they are registered trademark beta, please ask him to find new names."

ME : "Wo tata sky ke liye poocha"

What Are Friends For???

There is no purpose of friendship, as the purpose will dissolve the friendship. I am lucky to have friends from all walk of life, who live in different geographical location and best part is that they all have very contrasting back stories. Some have taught me art forms, from some i've learned to enjoy; and few that have given me the best life lesson, willingly or unwillingly. With them, I've changed a lot in last 10 years, from a overly excited, impressionable, I don't care what they think, laughing at everything I saw; Now obviously I know more, now I talk less, am more confident, and even if I care, I don't wear my heart on sleeves and don't push anyone when I feel I should do it for their benefit. 

For people like me,  I guess we empathise a lot more than required. Putting ourself in their shoes, we mentally feel their pain and don't want to abandon. Personally i've been a guy who wanted to change the world bit by bit, stopping by every broken car, caring for small things with many times going out of the way; the universe respond with kindness and abundance that is for sure. 

It irks when someone is cynical and finds motives, next time I stop and guy asks my name, I don't answer; next time I see a flaw in friends theory that can give him loss, I keep mum for I don't want a tag of being judgemental; next time I see someone in despair, I give them a rain check so as they don't cal me a sadist. I have my own agenda in life, better stick to that. But but but... When I get a call from the person who helped me in my low, when I recall that ride when we were stuck and uncle helped us, when I remember how one day a trekker offered me bottle of water at 12000ft at a barren mountain top, where water was km away. I feel so small, I smile and try to become like that. What are friends for, if we cant take ridicule of that person we care. Watching Kabir Singh, I thought its not the movie about the love of the guy and the girl, it's about friendship; what are friends for?

Don't get disappointed by supposed shallowness of few, they have their own story, own upbringing and own way of life; if you have empathy, understand them.


I despatched showcases, somehow it got tagged with name of owner of the palace, instead of management. The Owner had no idea about it somehow, so he called the number on envelope. We are namesake btw.

Him : "Hello, this is Shishir from #### palace."

Me : "Hello, Shishir from Kernig Krafts."

Him (after a pause of 2 seconds) : "Ya Shishir... so you are from Kernig Krafts. I have a problem, I received a parcel from your company, I didn't order anything."

Me : "Yes, sir. We have sent it to you, it was ordered by Mr. Dhawal, for you."

Him : "Oooh Dhawal kya... No but I don't know who is Dhawal. And may I also know your name?"

Me : "Sir its for the jewellery display you wanted to set up for the palace. And my name is Shishir."

Him : "Shishir.. Now it all makes sense.. so I am also Shishir and you are also Shishir. Jewellery unit I ordered, kool. Nice talking to you Shishir; Nice name btw"

Its My Life

This is what that is going on my life, my happy/ sad memories... At times Its what my mind muses and purges out as poetry when its not thinking anything what it is forced to think!!!


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