Abbas Antics

03 Jan

In Bulu:

We are still unfamiliar with the routes in Bangalore. Before we leave home, we make sure to check Google maps to know what route to follow to reach our destination. I try to memorize the landmarks we will encounter on the way.

Once we hit the roads, I sort of try to guide Abbas with the help of my memory! When it fails, we seek help from auto drivers. Abbas can not read signboards when he is driving. He can see that there is a board ahead and he mutters on spotting: “Aye Seemu Seemu, there is a board there. Read what’s written”. And I go “Oh ya… We need to take a left to pass through XYZ. I had seen XYZ on Google Map” As we reach the diversion, this guy forgets to take the left. When I sense that, I scream “Arey, this left, this left, this left”. Immediately he says, “Yeah right!” and takes a right turn!!!

If I ask him to take a right, he will never fail to take the left turn.

In the kitchen:

Abbas makes awesome tea. (Or so I tell him to get him brew it when I’m lazy!) This guy once put tea leaves in the milk vessel which was filled with milk instead of the tea vessel. Sigh L

He is still not used to waste segregation and keeps messing it up. I keep shouting instructions and each time, he manages to do the opposite of what I ask him to do… Whenever I find a plastic wrapper or a paper in my wet waste bin, I know who the culprit is…

Few other instances of forgetfulness:

  • He calls one of relatives on Bakri-id to wish them. Later when speaking to Ma, he tells her about the call. Ma asks “Oh you called them? What did you speak?” Abbas “Ya Ma, I wished them Happy Birthday”!!!
  • We were planning of a trip to Kolkata this year. Abbas: “Seemu, I have decided that we’ll hire a vehicle and go to visit Bandipur” Me:”Bandipur???” Abbas: “What Bandipur? Where is Bandipur in West Bengal?”
  • Mannu doesn’t like to eat oranges. Abbas tries to make her eat it by explaining her about its health benefits. “You know Mannu, it was Calcium C!!”
  • I made Pulao one day. Ma called and asked her son casually what he had for lunch. This guy says “I had Polio today”. Ma being his mom, didn’t notice what he said and continued to chat as usual…
  • Abbas and I both end up bringing home a loaf of bread each on the same day. Inorder to finish both loaves before expiry date, we consume bread on 3 days for breakfast continuously. On the third day, Abbas calls me before leaving office in the evening to check if he needs to get something home. I list out a few things and then exclusively specify – “Please don’t bring bread”. No prices for guessing, he gets a big loaf of bread! Why?? Coz he thought I asked him to get one…
  • Do you know of a person who doesn’t remember his own signature? Here’s Abbas for you. He is capable of scribbling a unique signature each time and has managed to get all most of his cheques bounced.
  • I recently heard about this online grocery stores doing rounds in Bangalore. I wanted to check it out, so ordered veggies from there. They delivered efficiently and I was impressed with the quality of the items delivered. Abbas came for inspection and remarks: “Hey look at this papaya. Why have they given a cut slice of the fruit and see, it’s so hard” He was right about the attributes but then he was pointing to a slice of pumpkin.

If his memory is at his level in his thirties, I wonder what’s in store for me in the next decade of his life!!!


Posted by on January 3, 2013 in Uncategorized


20 responses to “Abbas Antics

  1. R's Mom

    January 3, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    hahahahah! he is so so cute 🙂

    LOL on the bread…he reminds me so much of my Appa 🙂

    Calcium C nahi hota???*gasp* I always thought it was calcium C 😉

    I remember the way we tried to reach RS’s house..bechare Abbas bhai, he wondered who was worse, his wife or his wife’s blogger friend 😉


    • Seema

      January 18, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      Calcium C nahi hota? Now you have confused me too 🙄 Vitamin C to hota hai lemon mein, itna I know. But Calcium C hota hai kya???

      Hahaha… I remember!


  2. ashreyamom

    January 3, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    he he he.. super seema.. i just laughed aloud at office.. ppl started asking me wat is this about.. sorry, i had to share it with them.. u hav got a super hubby.. mine is same too.. when i ask him nt to buy, he brings tat home surely.. he has confusion with movie names and heroines like ur hubby has with vegetables.. still he is cute.. by the way dont u get angry when he does these??


    • Seema

      January 31, 2013 at 10:55 pm

      Hehe np. Do post about your hubby’s goof ups with movie and heroine names na?

      I do get angry at times but then his antics crack me up most of the times. 🙂


  3. lifeslittletwists

    January 3, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Hehe. Wrote a long comment. Did u get that?


    • Seema

      January 31, 2013 at 10:56 pm

      No re RS. I didn’t get any comment on this one from you. (I’m sorry, I’m so late in approving this comment that you would’ve forgotten having read this post in the first place :P)


  4. anisnest

    January 3, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    the same is the case at our home on the waste segregation.. so now I told the daddy and daughter duo to leave the waste at its place if they even have a slight doubt that its paper or plastic.. Sigghhh..
    on the direction its me.. I am very famous for giving perfectly wrong directions to M and the auto walas.. I will say turn left, turn left and show my hand on the right side every single time.. No, I never ever missed it.. every single time.. so, at one point we got into a deal that M should always follow my hand signs than listening to what I say as my hand signs have proved to be correct all the time..


    • Seema

      January 31, 2013 at 10:58 pm

      Lol on the saying left and pointing right bit. One of my colleagues also has this habit and it’s funny only when you’re not witnessing it from the driver’s seat. 😀


  5. Anonymously Disguised

    January 4, 2013 at 3:56 am

    😆 don’t will only get better! I mean his antics which you can jot down to delightful posts as this 😛 btw happy new year to all of you.


    • Seema

      January 31, 2013 at 11:02 pm

      Haha… if you say so, I have to prepare to put up with his screw ups 😀

      Happy new year to you too babe… And yeah, I read about your affinity towards January in FB. Eagerly waiting for Oct 😛


  6. summerscript

    January 4, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Cute post 😀
    I am very bad at remembering routes/maps. And hey,Right and left are always confusing ok! 😛
    hehe Abbas is very cute 😀


    • Seema

      January 31, 2013 at 11:05 pm

      My road sense would rather be not spoken about 😦

      Left and right are confusing eh??? Yeah, left!!! (Or should it be right?) 🙄


  7. Sumana

    January 4, 2013 at 10:11 am

    LOL you had me laughing. Now we need to ask you to post mantam and Abbas’ antics.


    • Seema

      January 31, 2013 at 11:06 pm

      Arey yaar, the dude is watching his words and actions carefully after he read this post. Hmmmphhhh!


  8. Zephyr

    January 5, 2013 at 6:03 am

    A true L&M! Welcome to the club and ENJOY 🙂


    • Seema

      January 31, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      L&M series are my fav in your blog. If Abbas turns out to be atleast 1/3 of what L&M is, I would thank my stars. I am a fan of his 🙂


  9. Sreetama

    January 8, 2013 at 2:33 pm

    ROFL! This is awesome! My regards to Abbas Bhai & belated happy birthday to him! 🙂


    • Seema

      February 21, 2013 at 8:24 am

      Hehe… Will pass on your wishes Sreetama.


  10. manasaprasad

    October 24, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    Polio?!?!? He he he… 🙂



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