Debit and Credit- Tales of Gong and Ward

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Gong: Good Morning, Dude. You appear a little pensive. Wassup?

Ward: Yeah Guten tag, dude. I am a little piqued.

Gong: Nothing new. What are you hankering about?

Ward: I was wondering about getting Handkerchiefs banned in Prime Academy classes.

Gong: Get ‘The what’ banned??

Ward: Yeah, you got me right–The Handkerchief. They ought to be banned in Prime Academy.

Gong: You miserable slimy creature. Know you not what you speak.

Ward: Know you not Shakespearean parlance is out of vogue for centuries.

Gong: Why are you piqued by a handkerchief, the most essential requirement in personal hygiene? You slimy pig!! [Looks with disgust]

The Handkerchief is believed to be a progeny of French fashion. Have you not seen Nobel Prize winners to Hollywood actors George Clooney to Brad Pitt sporting a Handkerchief on the pocket squares of their Giorgio Armani suits? The possession of a handkerchief of a pretty lady was considered an achievement from Rajnikants to Aamir Khans. And you consider it to be banned. Have you not seen zealous parents attaching a handkerchief with a safety pin on the uniforms of their kids going to Nursery?

Ward: As far as I know I consider it to be a major hindrance for my professional pursuits.

Gong: And how is that a piece of fabric is hindering your professional pursuit?

Ward: You know how these teachers like Patty come up with cheesy thoughts like if one sits in the back of the row..

Gong: Ones’ mind would be divided between the teacher and students sitting in front of him.

Ward: Exactly!! With 200-400 students attending Prime Academy Classes, one finds it very difficult to have a mind connect with those celebrated teachers of Prime Acad.

Gong: Well I do not disagree. Imagine getting up so early in the morning one finds it very difficult to focus on the action and accounting standards.

Ward: And I tried once to get those Prime first row seats and you know what followed?? Hell bent loose. Who says becoming CA is tough? Getting a first row seat in Prime Academy is more challenging.

Gong: I agree.

Ward: A week back I had decided to get one of those seats. So the next day ‘Early to bed, early to shave, bathe take the 1st bus from MTC’s stable’ and reach the classes at 5:50 am. And lo here it is Horror of all horrors— Handkerchiefs of various sizes and color. The most intimidating sight you can expect at 6 in the morning. Some useless fellows reserve all the first row seats with this squared fabric for their friends. Such Friendship would make Jai and Veeru embarrassed.

Gong: Yes, Yes!! I know. Once I told them that I am coming from the other end of the city and the gentlemen and ladies occupying seats for their friend’s, remark that they are coming from other cities like Warangal, Vizag, Behrampore etc.

Ward: I do not care whether you and your friends come from Behrampore or Singapore or from the next street. Here I am, have sacrificed my sleep and deserve the prime seat in Prime academy. But no these feudal snobs seem to have bought the seats. To keep my cool, I relented and gave up as M.P. Vijaykumar came in. And there you could see these privileged friends coming after MPV’s standard dialogue, “I’m the only person who can come late to the class” and alighting in the first 3 rows.

Gong: Chill dude. Its not as if a first row seat guarantees a All India Rank or even clearing your exams in the first attempt.

Ward: Then stop writing about it in Road-map for CA students. Next time I would get a binocular for the classes.

Gong: Would you lend me when you bring those??

Ward: And watch birds. Now I get what Patty means by a student’s mind getting divided between the teacher and students sitting in front of him. [Grins]

[Prime Academy is one of the largest and popular coaching institutes for CA students in Chennai. It draws students not only from Tamil Nadu but also other states like Kerala, A.P., Orissa etc.] M.P. Vijaykumar and Patty (Pattabiram) are faculties of Prime Academy.

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