May 10, 2011

The Story of the Nuptial Pimple


                          Or 
How Do I Make My Posts Look like Fiction!

It was the One Time Writer’s wedding the last week. I attended his wedding at his native place to convey them my wishes and greetings in person. My friend, who was introduced in this blog through ‘the Confessions of a One-time Writer’, was actually in a many months-long preparations prior to his marriage. Despite of his attempts to shed the weight as described in my previous tale on him, ‘the Fat Boy’s Dilemma’, on the marriage day, he looked exactly like the way how he looked sans exercises. 


As part of his preparations to make his marital day beautiful, he had been practicing many other things. To make himself appear graceful, he used to visit a beauty parlor to undergo facial massages and clean-up treatments. (Am I creating an instance for the women folk to mock the men?) In addition to explaining to me the benefits of the Orange Galvanic treatment, which he used to undergo, he suggested some other massages and treatments. It was true that he looked absolutely shiny till the day I met him before the marriage.

On the marriage day, I woke up in the early morning, and caught one of the first buses to his home place, located about a hundred kilometer away. Though my travel was hindered due to the traffic blocks, I made it there some minutes before the conclusion of the church proceedings. 

Though after marriage I met him with his partner for life, he was rushed by his relatives to the reception hall. Every man is a celebrity, on his wedding day; I thought about attributing one such quotation to my credit, since as a wannabe writer, I am really lacking credited quotes.

Anyway after the reception, I met him. He looked very bright. But, I shocked seeing a new pimple on his upper lip, tarnishing all his past months’ efforts. The pimple looked almost like as if it was germinated just on the previous night. So evident was the pimple’s majestic posture on his upper lip.

I asked him about the curious appearance of the pimple on the day just before his wedding day. 

He replied, “What to say buddy. These things are beyond our control!”

All right! So that was the story of the nuptial pimple. Now let me explain what I did to make a real life incident look like a fiction.

First of all, I didn’t ask him at the marriage venue about the sudden appearance of the pimple.

After congratulating him, I came back and remained involved in my works. Today, I thought about posting about his pimple. I felt that it was better if I had asked him about the pimple at the spot. It might have given him an embarrassment, but I would have been justified since friends have the freedom to tease.

If I write a post about it, it will be complete only with his reply. So, I just picked up my phone and dialed his number. Without any extensive how are yous, I asked him about his nuptial day pimple.

He replied in a pathetic tone, “What to say buddy. These things are beyond our control.” 

15 comments:

NRIGirl said...

Interesting write up Tomz!

baili said...

mostly such problems are faced by teen agers ,on such especial day it must be hard to have it,

but yes these thing are out of control
interesting sharing tomz
god bless

Britta said...

Dear Tomz,
Hahaha - so you know your friend quite well, being able to foretell his answer - poor chap, that just at his wedding day fiction and reality choose to overlap at such a prominent part as a pimple on the lip :-)
I think it is good to care about appearances - it is just polite. And why should a man take less care as a woman? I love beauty in every form.

Rachna said...

haha funny. Poor friend of yours saddled with the pimple on his special day. So, it causes as much angst to a man as it does to a woman :). And, you predicted his reply perfectly, so you must have known him pretty well.

Juxtaposition said...

Hmmm.. So you predict future too! :) Men do Orange Galvanic? No wonder men are more shiny and smiley these days. :) (I am mocking men) ;)

Rek said...

A pimple that day didn't scare his bride away...so there's a nice story and weeding to boot. :)

Meera Sundararajan said...

Wedding day nerves cause pimples I am told though this is the first time I have heard a groom having one. You know my friend who was prone to pimples suddenly developed a huge crop during the wedding. And guess what a wedding guest told her " hello, I am an oriflame agent. I will give you a good cream to rid your pimples" :-)

Babli said...

Very nice and interesting post. Just one pimple on the face makes a person nervous and its quite obvious when the day is something special.
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Tomz said...

@NRI Girl

Thank you very much

@Baili

hmm..I left teenage days years before, but still I have the problem of pimples. But my friend had no such prblems..It was destiny that he had one unexpected on his most memorable day..

Tomz said...

@Britta

Actually I didnt prophesy..I just asked him over the phone and I typed his reply as what I got from him on his wedding day

@Rachna

Haha..that was funny for all except him..

Tomz said...

@Juxtaposition

yes that's tru..at least some do orange galvanic..I also plan to try it once..:D

@Rek

Ah, so u liked the story?

@Meera

Haha..thats was a funny salesman..and thanks fr those information..

Jzt4me said...

Oh sadddd...atleast that was beyond his control...imagine my eyebrows being plucked off the wrong way just days before my marriage...grrrr...

R. Ramesh said...

so many things beyond control! sometimes makes me wonder r v just robots!

....Petty Witter said...

What a wonderful answer your friend gave - there are indeed many things beyond our control ...... even on our wedding day.

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