October 7, 2008

The laughter monster

This incident happened earlier today while I was at someone’s house. I had gone there with my mom and my cousin to call them for the marriage of my niece. There was a baby in that house. He must be about 6 months old. He was playing while we went there. His mother told us that he is not usually so jovial. The baby had GOD written all over it (to deviate slightly from the theme).

The baby came to all of us without being shy. He was really enjoying his time. Till something happened... I started laughing! Yes, I got a call and what I heard made me laugh. What was told over the phone is irrelevant here, how I reacted is.

The merrily playing baby was too shocked to hear me laugh. And as one could expect, he started to cry. Cry very very badly. He got scared. We had to leave a little earlier than our plans so that the boy could be pacified saying ‘see, that monster is gone… cheer up’ :) Poor kid.

Two things here. Firstly, my laughter can be scary if I go full on. Secondly, the baby did not get scared because he was a baby. Even men get scared! Two incidents I can think of straight away.

FIRST

This one happened about 5 years back. I was returning home from classes. It was about 11pm if I am not wrong. I was the lone passenger in the rick. As we (me and the rick driver) were passing a cemetery that falls on the way, I remembered something and started laughing (I do laugh remembering things too). The driver got a stunner and he almost lost control of the rick. Thankfully, it ended well. I had to hear few comments from him though – some not so friendly comments!

SECOND

This happened again about 4-5 years back. We were having a boys’ night out at a friend’s place. After dinner, we were just whiling away time discussing ‘worldly issues’. I guess we were 8 of us. All except me was sitting in the bedroom. I was watching TV in the living room. After some time, one of my friends came to check on me. By that time I had switched off the TV and was blankly looking at the ceiling lying down. He came and asked me to come in. He started to pull my legs saying few things. Others from the bedroom were calling us there to be together. So my brave friend was with me and others inside. Suddenly, the laughter bhoot came into me and I started laughing thinking about something. At first, normally. Then gradually geared up and soon it was a full on laughter (Again, I can laugh for an hour at a stretch). My brave friend kept teasing me and was smiling for some time. My roar of laughter reached the bedroom and they were all shouting at me.. Yeh fir se shuru ho gaya, hey bhagwaan.. I could hear them saying. All of a sudden the power went off and it was dark. That made me laugh more (I am reeeeally mad). The guys inside closed the bedroom door leaving my brave friend with me! After few seconds, may be sensing something is seriously wrong in me, my brave friend ran towards the bedroom and started banging on the door to be opened so that he could be ‘safe’!

These incidents are extremely nostalgic for me. What fun! At others’ cost. :)

9 comments:

vishal said...

After reading this one I have to say, Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu, you better beware........ Your Sidhuism is under serious threat!!

Eagerly awaiting the next post!!

Nikita..... said...

hehehehehhe :) :)
"HC.. the laughing monster" :) :)

avani said...

hey...

I cud mk use of ur monstrous laughter for our halloween party:))

priyanka vaidya said...

it was really funny.why no such incident happened at classes.would have enjoyed it.

take care (of others i mean)
keep smiling or shall i say laughing or keep threatening others.lol

Nilima said...

My GOD, sir u r really so funny. I can't stop laughing while reading this post.
Actually even i have this freaky quirk of laughing, usually when i m walking on roads all alone, thinking about something funny happened, I can see pepl wondering that m i gone MAD or what?, I got an idea. Now a days i cover my mouth with my hanky so that i can enjoy myself and b safe, or else u donno when pepl can make an effort to call to AGRA for u. No no... not 4 making u see Tajmahal but the tour to PAGALKHANA
;) but i love laughing & enjoying myself likethis

KEEP SMILING :) thanks 4 being so honest about urself

Unknown said...

This one is right there on top like the night walk that we had with ghostly stories. These times will never come back.

Snehal said...

Sir u know that ur d very good laughter. I donno u remember or not d incident of jenellea happen in our batch. U r smiling continuously & with u whole batch was smiling. U become totally redish. I am also smiling while reading these post & remembering that incident. Becoz i like ur that smile veryyyyyy much. People become scared if u keep silent, u don't talk, don't smile & not by ur such laughter. I donno by mentioning these incident here I am doing right or wrong but just want to give compliment to u that ur very good laughter. If u don't like it just don't approve comment. But keep smiling like that & whenever u feel angry / upset just remember that incident & it is converted into smile on ur face. Just keep smiling ................:) Be happy Laughter monsterji......................

Komal Bansal said...

sir.... dnt wry there are many peoples like you. Evn i do the same many times and my office staff use to say me that " you really need a treatment and we all will contibute for you ". After reading ur incidnts i am feeling proud that ma teacher is also crazy smtimes like me...
and i am sry if i said much or sumthng wrng :-)

saurabh chitlange said...

Sir I like to laugh watching people laugh..! So I guess vl have to come and watch you laugh for a great laugh..! Anyways I laughed a great laughter after reading this post..! ;) :) Keep laughing and posting such incidents which will make us laugh..!