Thursday, November 12, 2009

Escapism

A couple of years ago, we bought a beautiful house in a beautiful locality. However, like all things that get old, we're now bored of it. The structure is one of the things we plan to change. A couple of walls in the house are unnecessary and make the space look small. So we want to bring them down.

But there's a problem. The house cost us a bomb, and we don't have money to do much else. So what did we do? We hired really cheap labor, who would do the job for us. No architects, no engineers, no masons required. All these guys need is food and a place to poo and pee. They're awfully slow, but steadily doing their job. And we all know that slow and steady wins the race, right? Right.

So here's what they've accomplished in the past couple of weeks. That's 400 mms long and about 60 mms wide. Impressive, huh?!

They believe in doing a thorough job, peeling down layer after layer of their target. So, of course, the color and putty comes off first. It does look like we're renovating, doesn't it?

All that back breaking work tires the crap out of them. They don't even have a decent bed, so they sleep in whatever little space they can find.

Oh, and while they were at it, they realized that the mattresses were no good. They were too fluffy and gave them backaches. So off came all the stuffing. If you don't provide us laborers with good living conditions, we'll make things comfortable for ourselves, thankyouverymuch.

4 comments:

Peeves said...

Naughty labourers, indeed! :)

@p@rn@ said...

:D I've never seen "laborers" shower so much of love n affection on ANYONE :D

the mad momma said...

damn. and to think I was about to suggest you hire me to do the interiors ;) I see you have better help already. and really? kathak? i did NOT know. btw - the aaja nach le song is one of my faves. if you hunt on youtube you find this video of madhuri and the choreographer vaibhavi - mads is better than Vaibhavi!

simplypallu said...

Ooh, MM! Glad to see you here ;)

Well, they're just masons, you see. You're the Goddess of good home rearrangement/decoration ideas.

The Kathak learning is on since just 9 months now. And a dancer is nowhere to be delivered yet. Although, I do have my very first theory exam coming up next month.

Vaibhavi Merchant, right? Yep, Madhuri is DA BEST! She mentioned in an interview long back that when she asked Birju Maharaj to teach her, he said he would, only if she taught him those backwards steps in Ek, Do, Teen... How cool is that?!