Wednesday, April 1, 2009

A fish who does not eat meat

My Spanish class had a translation exercise the other day where the topic was sun-signs. It was a truly bizarre experience reading about zodiac signs in Spanish but that is not what this post is about. The teacher asked us to announce our sun-signs and then read the few lines given about each of them. My turn came. Pisces, I declared loudly and then proceeded to murder Espanol in my Meerut-meets-Mumbai accent.

Nobody said much in the class of course (nobody is really given to chatting) but in nearly every other setting, the conversation that followed would have been about how that was impossible, how I could not, gasp, be a piscean. No, no, no, I would have assured the crowds. I am truly a March born person. Perhaps a cusp, they would have queried hopefully. Naah, bang in the middle of March, I would have blown the last remnants of hope to smithereens. People would have shaken their heads in disbelief and gone home saying things to the effect of how truth can be stranger than fiction.

Right, so I exaggerate. Of course I do. It is one of the few things I do well.

But this whole you-could-not-be-a-piscean thing goes back to the time that Linda Goodman's Sun Signs first made an appearance in my peer group. Maybe a Leo, even an Aries but naah, I could not be a docile fish at all, has been the universal verdict. I have a feeling that it's not meant in a good way. Very saddening, if you know what I mean.

In fact, this whole 'she could not be a piscean' movement is right up there with the 'she could not be a vegetarian' drive. I always want to tell people who say that I do not look like a vegetarian that veggies, as a matter of fact do not wear floral wreaths on their heads. Just like non-vegetarians do not wear animal carcasses around their necks. But then you know me, polite to a fault.

Love to stay and elaborate on the topic but I have a feeling that the idea of a surprise test is firmly taking root in the teacher's head and one needs to be prepared. Also, I scored a 46/50 in my last test and the teacher wrote 'excelente' on my test-sheet. Being a mature woman of the world, I only mentioned this is passing to Mahesh.

Seventeen times.


Hobo ........ ........ ........ said...

March - The Best.

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

*gasps* A Piscean! And a non-veggie one at that! Will wonders never cease!

I guess not, considering the 46/50!

Hehehe! Good show, girl!

mindspace said...

I know u have just started learning the language but do u have an idea if it can be learnt without attending a class? like thru online sources n videos etc..

Cynic in Wonderland said...

excelente parul. the just rewards of mugguness?

i get that too. how it was impossible, how i could not, gasp, be a scorpio. ah well.

choxbox said...

you are also good at making folks laugh!

choxbox said...

oh and as a true sign of being brought up in a veggie khaandaan, my lil one remarked when she first saw fish in a supermarket - paani kahaa hai?

preetischronicle said...

46/50 maggu!

preetischronicle said...

46/50 muggu!

kbpm said...

girl you are fast becoming spanish expert par excellence. can you swim? yes? ok you must be piscean then. good. moving on.

s w a t said...

Rest assured you don't do anything for kicks. 46!??!?! :O

Quirky Quill said...

I didnt' know Pisceans/Veggies were supposed to be paavam! Maybe the North Indian in you just beats the less aggresive traits!!
Crack the test! :)

- A veggie with Taurus/Aries traits.

Viju said...

you write so well!! i cant help laguing at every one of ur posts!

Cornycopious said...

Well, it could be said in your defense that you ended up telling your score to Mahesh 17 times simply because you mentioned it in passing every time and hence, forgot that you had already mentioned it. Right?

Curry Pan said...

omg LOL!! "teacher wrote 'excelente' on my test sheet" :D lol :D did he also stick a few stars and give u an ice lolly? parul, looks like adi is rubbing off on you!!

buk vorm said...

I so agree with Viju :-) am a vegetarian too, btw.

Parul said...

Hobo - Whatever you say, boss!

M4 - Thanks.

mindspace - No clue but I can check with my teacher if you like.

cyn - What, you don't have the piercing gaze and the sexiness?

choxbox - I really hope so. So what did you say to that question?

preetischronicles - Hehehe.

kbpm - I can't! I need to learn. After the Spanish maybe.

swat - Yeah,I told you!

Quirky Quill - What are you saying? I am hazaar non-aggressive!

Viju - I am very happy to hear that.

Cornycopious - Guilty as charged.

Curry Pan - Then I am in good company.

buk vorm - I am very happy to hear that. Again.

Mama - Mia said...

ah well! i get gasp at Arien! not ambitious enough apparently! ;)

glad you mentioned the score only ONCE in the blog! pata chala har blogpost mein footnote is your marks! :p



Era said...

Hi, I came to this post from a comment left on Dipali's post about not looking vegetarian. I am Picean also - March 13. What's your date?

Era said...

Btw great blog you have here. I also really like your header image.