Me: Please, be good.
My Hair: No. I was good for two days.
Hair: Yes. I was good on Friday because Nowal was coming to town and your friends were throwing a dinner. I was good on Saturday because you were attending Desifest and meeting other bloggers and friends there ...
Me: Aren't you redefining 'good'? You were barely tolerable yesterday ...
Hair: Chup! I was GOOD yesterday, check your pictures. But three days in a row is too much to ask.
Me: No please, I beg you. I am meeting some bloggers today for lunch, I need you to be good.
Hair: Sorry, apparently there is a hadith somewhere that you can only expect hospitality to continue for three days only. I have already accommodated you.
Me: So? Today is the third day. And as for that hadith ...
Hair: Sorry. You are not counting Thursday.
Me: What? I was at work! That doesn't count. Please.... I beg you. Be good today! I am meeting Liya and Ahmed for the first time...
Hair: Sorry. No can do. I am going to look like you slept in a tub of Dabur Amla oil.
Me: You know what. I am gonna drive at 140 km per hour on the highway and let the wind through and completely mess you up.
20 min later: Hair 1. Mezba 0. Rain 2.
SO I had lunch with Ahmed, Samosa, Isheeta, Ruby and Liya.
Isheeta: So which way is Pickle Barrel?
Ruby: This way.
Me (under breath to Ahmed): And we follow directions from a woman ...
Ruby: I HEARD THAT.
Me: Uh oh.
Liya: You are taking a picture of your lunch?
Me: Um, ya.... sorry, it's for my blog.
[something only bloggers will understand]
My lunch a.k.a. 'simulated crap' according to the waitress!
So what can I tell you about those guys(and girls)? They are great. Exceptionally down to earth yet very good and kind hearted people - something that is very rare nowadays. For Liya, her students are lucky to have such a cool teacher. Samosa and Isheeta, you make a dynamic duo. Ahmed, I must say this, even as a straight guy, WHAT BICEPS yaar. And Ruby, you give very good directions.