Thursday, February 09, 2006

Kannaampoochi @ Alice Boys @ Hide and Seek

Who can forget the counting till 100 before every other player finds a safe hideout for himself? This was one of the most commonly played games during my "growing up" years.

In my neighbourhood, we had so many kids that it was almost impossible for the catcher (seeker) to find everyone before someone claims "All safe" at his base. Therefore we had a rule, if the same person is the catcher for three consecutive games, then he gets the option of relieving himself from the duty. This, he can franchise by licking the wall (his base) three times (roughly 3 inches each lick). Cruel? Yeah but if you think of it, you will find that it was a worthy bargain and almost everyone availed it.

I was a pain for most catchers because I was not easily traceable. Sometimes, I had this habit of going home and forgetting about the game totally. The poor catcher would wait hours in search of me.

Tonight, my customer called me at around 10:00 pm and said that he has "a code promotion that needs to be completed before tomorrow". I believed him and am still waiting (2:00 AM CST now) for his call. Do I have to lick the wall to get out of this situation? Show me the wall.

Atleast I got this post in!!!

19 comments:

Usha said...

Indha 'Murpagal seyyin..' kelvipatrukeengala enikkavadhu??

But this is bad, wait panradhellam. Cant you call him and ask him if he is gonna come?

vishy said...

eyes boys.. aah illa Alice boys nu kood innoru per undu idhukku..

Gilli.. 7 stones.. Mudugu Panchar..
.. Ponnugaloda "Paandi" kooda adi iruken..

athu ellam oru kalam..

"Kannamoochi en ada.. en kanna..."

R. Balaji said...

Timeplees or Waitees kaeka vaendiyathuthanae

Rajesh said...

Usha,
We have a process where the calls are routed by thr Operations group. Unfortunately, I didn't have the guy's number. He was deliberately avoiding the calls from Operations till his build was ready . It was 3:30 AM. My work after that was Click Next->Next->Finish. Idhukaaga I was waiting till 3:00 am. This does not happen regularly, so I didn't make a big deal.

Vish,
Nee enna Aishwarya Rai yaa?

Naanum Gilliya thavara meedhi ella game um vilayaadirukken. Pandi is the best.
"Paatha Paakamalaa Mel aa Kizhaa?"
Rightaa ?
Righta?...
:-)

Rajesh said...

Balaji,
Ellam ketu paathen. Game(Velai) a vittu thookiduvangalonnu bayam vandhuduthu.. So silentaa adakki vasichuten.

Usha said...

neenga ellam ennanamo vilayadirukeenga...all I have played are scrabble and carrom and Ludo and chess :( neenga solradhellam partha interesting-a irukum poliruku? Naan valarndha idathula pasanga ellam indha vilayattelam vilayadinadhilla except hide and seek.

Rajesh said...

enga valarntheenga?

kuttichuvaru said...

ha ha!! funny!! aana antha chinna vayasu maathiri oru kaalam thirumba kedaikkaathu!!!

Anonymous said...

Kidaikaadhu.
Now a days chinna pasangal don't seem to play those games.


Rajesh

ashok said...

very nostalgic...hmmm,played all those...now a days kids dont play most of these games i guess...

rajesh,btw, did u read
my days of innocence

vishy said...

Rajesh..
sadharnamve na ethavathu oru paata mumumuthukitti iruppen.. ippo Usha kittenthu.. situation ku etha mari oru pattu solra vyathi thothikichhu.

Usha..
naange ellam etho enga level ku..etha mari simple velayatta adi irukkom.. neenge Chess scrabble nu rombha molya ubayoga paduthara attama aduvinga pola...

any way Chess ellam velayadi rombha naal aachu.. vangalen oru game podalam..

online chess.. ne one ready..

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Indha game "Kallaa panna, anju nimizham wait" Nyabagam irukkaa?? :) Sarathy (thats my husband) tells me he used to play "Muthugu Puncture" !
I remember the outdoor games I used to play...Oru periya gang irundhom...Chain Cut, Help, eyes boys(hide and seek), Coco ellaam vilaiyaduvom...Appuram as we grew up, we used to play Trade, Chess, Carrom, Scrabble, Bluff, Rummy etc etc...

Even now we (friends in US) play UNO, Monopoly etc for fun :)

Rajesh said...

Anusha,
Welcome back from hibernation. Enna examsaaa?

Athellam naangalum vilaiyaadinom, vilaiyaadarom as you say. But next generation kku video games thaan. They will be playing mudhugu puncture in XBox.

Anusha Parthasarathy said...

Hello!

Hibernation ellaam onnumem illai...I keep reading blogs in my free time...Ippo ellaam Bangalore Torpedo, Suman ellariyum thaangitrukken!

Busy with assignments and an impending mid-term exams :( UCLA and Financial Planning ennai vaattudhu :(

Why dont you check your gmail ??

Anusha

Usha said...

Aama vishy,appadilam moolai selavazhichuttudhan oru negligible amount moolai-oda sutharen ninaikaren IT-la...

Chess? Anytime!!

vishy said...

annathe..enna rombha busy ahh.. ungaloda power laugh kooda kaanum???

tilotamma said...

not ice paise

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