Sh: I am surprised. Surprised and shocked at what you have done
N: Why? What have I done now?
Sh: Rather, what you have not done. I did not expect this from you.
N: I can’t understand what you are talking about. What did you not expect from me?
Sh: Or rather, I expected you to do the square thing.
N: Are you talking some code language? It would help both of us if you talk in clear English language.
Sh: OK. You know what is the date today?
N: First of January, of course The new year starts off today. So?
Sh: So where is your blog? You write a blog everyday for New Year, no? So, why not for 2018?
N: Is that all?
Sh: You normally write it on 30th December or 31st December.
N: But I wrote my blog yesterday, on 31st December, no?
Sh: But you wrote something called ThatsApp. Last month you promised me you will write about TKS this new year.
N: Oh, that?
Sh: Now, don’t ‘Oh that’me. When I didn’t see the blog for last two days, I thought you wanted to wait till we finished our New Year Eve celebrations so that you could write about that. But I see that there is no blog today also.
N: Well, the blog is coming. Part of it is already written. I need a little more inspiration. That is why I came here so that you can make those yummy dosas which definitely inspire me.
Sh: Getting Dosas is not a problem. The chef is already on the job from the moment he saw you coming in. But don’t you want some tips on what happened last night?
N: Why? Did something extraordinary happen here last night?
Sh: No no. Nothing. Nothing extraordinary, surely. OK, a bit out of the ordinary in a party with drinks.
N: Look if you do not stop talking in that cryptic language, I will hit you with a brick. I know, I know . It is just an empty threat. If I hit you, who is going to give me these delicious dosas? But tell me what happened, no? As far I remember, nothing happened, unless some fight happened in your kitchen where entry for outsiders like me is barred. There were no loud shouts or screams even.
Sh: Yes, that is that out of the ordinary part. Where the drinks are flowing like nobody’s business, there should have been some excitement, some fights. At least there should have been some verbal altercations.
N: So do you want me to write about some imaginary excitement that is supposed to have happened? No, no. That is not done. I don’t want any extra readership.... Nor do you want any additional advertisement for TKS. Your dosas are the best advertisements.
Sh: How about some New Year resolutions? They are harmless.
N: Why do you want NYRs? They are usually forgotten within a day or two. Unless you want a contest, like who can remember their resolutions the longest.
Sh: But you know, most of them will bring last year’s list because they would still be valid.
N: But I am not going to write about the resolutions. You do one thing. Now, that eating dosas is done, you go in. Let me sit here and complete the blog. It will be about what did not happen in TKS on the New Year’s eve.
Sh: But it is a shame. If people think nothing happened on the New Year’ eve in TKS, they won’t be impressed.
N: Does not matter. You have to make a sales pitch with ‘a clean TKS’. You can also make up a few slogans.
(So, when Shish came back. I gave him this.)
Sh: (after reading) Hey, this is just our conversation, no?
N: Yes, of course. That is the New Year's Blog!!!