Saturday, February 02, 2008

Tell Tale 21 - And they lived happily ever after

Ramu was a mediocre student in school. He was not a very hard working student, and he had many reasons for being mediocre. He did not have a very good handwriting, and he was not particularly interested in Math either. Then, one of his teachers Mr. Ramayya found these two problems in Ramu and wanted to motivate him. Ramu was grateful for this new found help, and he took his teachers advice. He practiced cursive writing and his handwriting improved. He also started getting better with numbers.

He went to college and graduated with a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engineering. He graduated with a Masters degree from a prestigious University in the US. He got a job in a Fortune100 company with a fine starting salary. He met Sita in his work place and they started going out. Initially they liked each other's company and soon they fell in love. They talked to their parents, and within a year of their first meeting there were engaged to marry. They went on a Europe trip for their honeymoon. Soon after their second honeymoon in Australia, they had two kids, one boy and a girl. By this time, both Ramu and Sita had both progressed well in their careers and together were earning more than $300K. They had settled in the US, and had both their parents living with them. Ramu and Sita loved each other, were very happy.

Their son is a very naughty boy and their daughter was quite a princess. Their kids had lots of friends and each had a unique set of talents. They both had good grades and went to Ivy League schools. They were very happy to have such wonderful kids.

By this time, Ramu and Sita has retired, and had saved more than 3 million dollars over the years. They wanted to go back to India and spend time in their home town, Madras. They bought a spacious bungalow in the outskirts and found themselves in touch with their roots.

Sita played the veenai, however she was an amateur. So, after her retirement, she started re-learning it from a professional player. She found it to be very refreshing. Soon she also started playing the veenai semi professionally and she enjoyed the musical world. Ramu, enjoys listening to Sita play her instrument. However, he too drealized his childhood dream of playing soccer. He became a soccer coach for a local high school. They were very happy to have realized their childhood dreams.

They also indulged in some light social work and charity. They funded the education of a poor young girl. They participated in blood drives, helped the needy with some funds, helped the sick get medicines and helped the illiterate with evening classes. They were very happy to help others.

Suddenly, one day, their son brought a girl home and introduced her as his girlfriend. Ramu and Sita were very excited to meet her and they showered them with blessings. His son was married and soon, their daughter also married a guy she loved. Before they knew, Ramu and Sita were playing happily with three grandkids.

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Blogger Archana said...

Dream life 1.0?

Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 7:07:00 PM CST  
Blogger vishesh said...

ditto on what archana said :)

Saturday, February 2, 2008 at 11:05:00 PM CST  
Blogger DufusMaximus said...

I didn't realize until now that a totally straightforwardly happy story actually is so boring, depressing almost, to read :) (no offense)

Anyway, what was your intention of writing this?

Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 1:44:00 AM CST  
Blogger The Kid said...

@archana: you want to take it as a tag and write your version?

@vishesh: you too, wanna take it as tag?

@dufus: its boring huh! lol! that was exactly the intension :) I wanted to document my idea of living a happy life. Unfortunately, I ran out of it, after having grandkids. and I was not trying to make it interesting!

Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 1:56:00 AM CST  
Blogger DufusMaximus said...

Hmm, cool, so I didn't misunderstand it.

Sunday, February 3, 2008 at 2:43:00 AM CST  
Blogger Dushti said...

tell tale or tall-tale ??? ;-)
am glad you stopped with 2 err 3 generations :p

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 3:06:00 PM CST  
Blogger The Kid said...

@pushti: nobody, absolutely nobody makes fun of my tell tales. grrrr

Saturday, February 9, 2008 at 4:33:00 AM CST  

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