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mom im venkatesh ma........ remembered this after reading srinik's sahasranamam

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by sathya, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. sathya

    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    hello

    our neighbour was named dolly when he was a little kid...cute i guess...then he studied and went to college...one day his classmate comes home and calls venkatesh venkatesh...and his mom opens the door....its afternoon and she was sleeping...still sleepy when she attended the door........... who do you want?...mam is venkatesh there? we were to go studying and the venue got changed so i thought i will pick him up....those were the days of no telephone/cell....and mom looks confused...oh go away no venkatesh here...and the friend goes away ...the boy comes fuming ....mom i lost the special class all because of you....eh now why is that she asks....didnt sundar come asking for me? ....oh no someone came asking for venkatesh or someone....mMOM......!!!!!!....im venkatesh....mom looks surprised and a bit confused.............. oh but you are dolly ....!!!

    sathya
     
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  2. iyerviji

    iyerviji Finest Post Winner

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    Dear Sathya

    A good one. Its surprising how the mother forgot her child's name. Must be because she just got up from her sleep

    love
    viji
     
  3. Soldier

    Soldier Gold IL'ite

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    Oh So sad!!

    The pet name got so well established that the original name was forgotten (but this is a remote possibility).

    A different post. Calling by any name is OK but children / students / elders (whatever situation they are in) have to be careful while giving data / filling up forms becos these days even when everything is perfect some things take infinite time to get done)!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. Padmini

    Padmini IL Hall of Fame

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    Dear Sathya,
    On reading the title I thought it is an emotional story
    between mother and son. Oh dear! I found just the opposite. Mom forgetting her own son's real name. But when we are accustomed with the pet names we over look the real name.This happened in my cousin's case. When he was young we used to call him " Kuduvi"So when one of his friends called him over the phone " Is Thyagesan there"? ( his real name) I replied " there is no one by that name"> Due to this my cousin was not able to go to the movie. The scolds I got from him is another story!!!
    with love
    pad
     
  5. knot2share

    knot2share Gold IL'ite

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    Dear Sathya

    I could not help smiling reading it, but how unfortunate isn't it? Actually when I started reading your post, I thought dolly was going to be a pet name for a girl. Did not expect it for a boy. After reading Sriniketan's post I too feel powerful like the Devis and Devas!!
     
  6. Mindian

    Mindian IL Hall of Fame

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    hahha that was really funny Sathya....believe me, considering that i spend so much time in IL many times i sign off my personal mails as Mindi:biglaugh and i have actually begun to like that name.
     
  7. Meenupanicker

    Meenupanicker Senior IL'ite

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    That was funny Sathya....But this happens.Eventhough exactly not like this my DF would always think twice before any of my friends call for me by my official name.
     
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    Custard Gold IL'ite

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    Hi Sathya,
    Enjoyed your post very much !!! :rotfl
     
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    Tubelight Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi
    LOL ! That mother must have felt so embarrassed after such a :bonksituation !
    It may seem strange, but it does happen. Especially in families that have the custom of having a "Given name" ( usually a Kula Devata's or a Granparent's) and an "official Name" ( a shorter, more modern name). Its only the latter that is ever used in daily life and the former pops up only in a Lagnapatrika ( wedding invite).
     
  10. sathya

    sathya Gold IL'ite

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    dear viji

    this happened some thirty years back
    and the mom looked so embarrassed
    when the son related the incident to us
    thanks for stepping in

    sathya
     

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