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Old 5th November 2008, 17:28   #61
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We're sitting at Cafe Mocambo, near Flora Fountain.

My parents courted here. They ate here.

The old man is playing some 60's song on his keyboard. Nobody is really paying any attention to him. He reminds me of the people at the stations in germany.

Does he have something to put any money in?
She looks behind me. No.
How about a hat or a cap or something we can slip something into?
No.


I turn to look at him. He smiles in a kindly way and continues to play.

We order our steaks. French fries to go with that too. Pepper sauce on the side please, we're German, we don't want our steak smothered in liquid.

While we wait, I'm looking at her beautiful face and talking fun, silly things. I can see that she is down, really low.
Suddenly the floodgates open. there's no stopping her this time. I hold her hand, try to talk to her, cheer her up.
I am making my best jokes. She's even laughing in between the tears.

The food arrives. I attack my steak with relish. I am hungry and I find it comforting to eat as I am a bit upset that she is leaving. She considers her steak for a little while and takes a bite.
I do not look up, I don't want to see her eyes like this. I don't need to look up to see that her steak is getting saltier every second.

I try to make her smile. Nothing works.

Jenny, please stop.
.....
Eat a little bit.
.....
Jenny just imagine what the people in this restaurant must be thinking. You're crying and refusing to eat and I am making jokes and laughing and enjoying my steak. Have some shame.


She laughs. It always works. She still doesn't eat, but hey at least she's smiling. I can survive on her smile alone.

We don't sleep much, she needs to be at the Airport at 5am.

The Airport is a mess. It's Haj time and there are people everywhere.
Excuse me, excuse me I yell to a sea of Burkhas, nobody is listening or moving.
Old bearded men saying goodbye to their families, people sitting and sleeping on the ground, it is almost impossible to get a baggage trolley.

She's pulling her bag out of the boot and saying goodbye to the driver as I arrive my the pushcart and put her 2 bags on.

As I begin to push the cart I realise I cannot go up to the gate. It is a huge mess, there are hundreds of people clamouring to get in and security and police doing their worst to control the crowd.
Suddenly I cannot feel her by my side.

She has had to push her cart ahead of me.

Ticket?
nahi main passenger nahi....
Chaliye side pe aaiya!


I'm stuck. I quickly turn around and run back to the front, pushing my way through people, each one straining to get a last glimpse of their loved ones.

JENNY!

She turns, realising I cannot come to the door.
I point frantically to the payphone I can see inside.
She shakes her head pointing to her pocket.
I nod quickly, asking her to take the change from me.
I fish out a few coins and stretch myself as far as my hand will go.
She walks out quickly, grabs the coins. Our hands meet and then she has to go.

This is awful.

I turn back and walk towards my car. That's it. There will be no goodbyes anymore.

The next time I'm going to Germany to get her.

THE END.

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Old 5th November 2008, 17:33   #62
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Funny, Jenny and I seem to always find a way to miss each other. I leave for a week she comes for a week. I arrive in Germany and that very week Jenny is someplace else.
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Thank you for reading this little Diwali Story.
As I mentioned before, I really had no great travel or adventure to write about. It was just a simple story of a couple at Diwali.

Often it appears that TheOne® AND I have a perfect and flawless life, this is not true. Nothing is perfect, no relationship is flawless.

The trick, I think is to enjoy the perfect parts of your relationship.

I love telling you little stories and clearly you like reading them.
Thank you for indulging me yet again and thank you for enjoying this simple YetiBlog®.

Bye!
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Like my mother says "Nazar na Lage". You are blessed man.
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Wow a simple but beautiful story.A great read.Thank you for sharing your life with us Sam.

And yes waiting for your blog on you getting her finally to india as your wife.Even if the blog comes after your honeymoon is over.
We wouldn't want you to take any trouble during the start of the best times of your life.
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Hey Sam, went tru this thread, enjoyed it and was in splits.
Neat narration, great job and I think I like 'Rudra'
Keep it going.
All the best!
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Amazing work sam sir.
Love reading your blogs. Simply mind blowing.
Keep the good work coming.

and btw
i like the last line
No goodbyes , the next time i'm going to get her.
CUTE

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It was a pleasure reading the story, thank you for sharing and 4 words (obama shtyle) "go get her tiger".

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Thank you for sharing your experience, Sam. The End was almost like a movie.

Go get 'er!
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Sam: Excellent narration, thanks for sharing this short but sweet little Diwali experience.

I pray that the end of the year comes earlier than expected so that Jenny and You are together ASAP.
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Jenny just imagine what the people in this restaurant must be thinking. You're crying and refusing to eat and I am making jokes and laughing and enjoying my steak. Have some shame.


She laughs. It always works.
It always does Sam! Don't understand the logic behind it, but every single time I have tried too it works...

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The next time I'm going to Germany to get her.
The wait must be so hard on you both. Cant wait for the sequel of "Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge". Hats off to your love.
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Simple but warm, so goddamn heart touching. But it's some what like a hindi movie script, but simply one Hell of a Yetiblog
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We're sitting at Cafe Mocambo, near Flora Fountain.
My parents courted here. They ate here.
That place is a classic ! memories add a lot more to it.

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The next time I'm going to Germany to get her.
Haha.. thats the way ! As rahul says, DDLJ part-II ! Now where's that mandolin and cap ?

Thanks sam for this one. Too good ! Somehow i find simplest of your blogs very interesting.
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Magnificent! Thank you for taking us through that Sam. Rarely does one have the opportunity to read narratives that come alive in the minutest detail. You have managed to create that in a simple, endearing manner and we have been lucky enough that you even consider sharing it with us.

To you and Jenny I raise a toast and wish you a lifetime of happiness and joy. No goodbye's, no teary eyed farewells, only an perennial stream of moments to cherish

cheers:
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Hey Sam, went tru this thread, enjoyed it and was in splits.
Neat narration, great job and I think I like 'Rudra'
Keep it going.
All the best!
Until Sam explained, I am sure the handbag was 'Rudra'.

Classic narration, Sam. Certainly enjoyed it.
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