Saturday, March 22, 2014

the old men i know

I realised that my grandfather and his friends ALWAYS call each other by their last names. 

You would think this would sound like Khanna or Soni or Verma. You know, how boys do it. Of course you know it.

Except with these old men, it's not like this. It's always,  Khanna Sahab, or Mr. Soni or Verma ji.

Like, "Namaste Verma ji." Or "Good morning Khanna Sahab" or "Yesterday I met my friend Mr. Soni." All the time. Yes, ALL the time.

They're great friends, all of them, and I'm wondering how they keep a straight face through this all.

Old men are a fascinating species.


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