July 13, 2005

Timely humour

One of our English professors who taught us in first year left the college. He might have got a better job somewhere else. He always used to say that this was actually not what he wanted to do. I hope he is happy engaged in something else. His class used to be the best for us at that time, mainly because of his sense of humour. We always made sure not to miss his class. His puns used to be too good. We will definitely miss them.

Speaking of sense of humour, my friends feel that I am quite good at it. I don’t know if it is true but, one such incident gives me the same thought. A couple of months back I had to return home from college by bus. I was not exactly sure of the route the bus would take, so I got down at a stop which is a bit too far from mine. It was a long route and I felt that I won’t be able to walk such distance and moreover, I had no money left with me because I bought the bus ticket with whatever little money I had. I tried to take a lift but nobody seemed to be interested in stopping their vehicle at that odd hour. Meanwhile, I saw an auto-rickshaw coming my way. I signaled to him and he stopped near me. I asked him whether he was going in the same direction as my destination and he nodded. Then I asked him if he could give me a lift in his vehicle. Mouth agape, he stared at me for a second. Then he smiled for a while and asked me to sit inside.

It came with such spontaneity that I myself couldn’t believe it. I laugh whenever I think about that incident. Such incidents sometimes trigger my senses and I feel that maybe I am really humorous.

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