Thursday, August 5, 2010

The Restaurant

I picked up the menu card. The first page said ‘For Gents’. A bit odd, but you never know with these upscale restaurants.
“Can I have My Youth Back?”
“A bit late for it, sir. We don’t serve it after 5 PM.”
“How about My Fair Lady?”
“Out of stock, sir. We don’t compromise on quality and all the good ones are taken.”
“Can I have It All?”
“I am afraid, you flipped over to ‘For Ladies’ page, sir.”
“Oh right. Well, I’ll have two of What He Is Having."
“We can’t serve two of that, sir; defeats the purpose.”
“To hell with this menu. Why don’t you being me any salad and we just get over with it.”
“The Food-section is upstairs, sir.”
“And what section is this?”
“Silly Desires”
“But why do you list the items as dishes?”
“Sir, it’s a clever signifier for wishes.”
“I wish I had never come here.”
“Sir, before you leave, here is something for you. It’s the most recommended dessert from our menu.”
“What is it called?”
“Sir, Be Careful What You Wish For


TinTin said...

out the league post hai ekdum !

jaandaar !

Ruchira said...

Nice Nice Nice !

soorya said...

That was simply good..
Many meanings hidden ..ahem....:)

S said...

Jhaakkkkaaaaaaassss !!!

Neha said...

Superb!!! How do you manage to bring out such gems??? Amazing!

V Rakesh said...

“Can I have It All?”

“I am afraid, you flipped over to ‘For Ladies’ page, sir.”

I'm roaring, laughing out more than I ever did, perhaps! :)))))))

Eveline said...

I can't help but chuckle at "Well, I’ll have two of What He Is Having.
- We can’t serve two of that, sir; defeats the purpose.".

I think this is the coolest thing I've ever read.

I am compeled to say that you have more exciting restaurant adventures, then I will ever have. :D

Vinnie said...

amazing read...u made my day!

u should get it posted at some contest too...

Atrisa said...

Kya matlab too much, first reading mein sar ke upar se nikal gaya.

Haha dude this was total lateral thinking, but then again, you've mastered it already! You take me (us actually by the other responses) by surprise each time and I don't know why that surprises me :P

Anonymous said...

Be Careful What You Wish For
-Pure genius.. Brown Phantom is thy name!

Ravia said...

very different and very creative... :)

BrownPhantom said...

Thank you All :).

Manik said...

Leaves an impression! :) Good one. May be I will read more from you.

Raveena said...

Desires. Wishes. Dreams.


Randomly came across your blog, this is a very cleaver post and your pieces seem really easy and fun to read! :)

Minu said...

Beautiiiiiiiful !! Rocking one! Mind sahring the directions tothe restaurant is? Will coax my hubby to go there so that, the importance of a wife is realised :):)

Must say - a unique piece, well articulated, narrated and not to mention the desert!

Siddhartha Joshi said...