Monday, January 31, 2011

Child's request


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This happened in the Spencer’s store near my home. I was standing in the queue of the billing counter. A mom and her 3 yr old(approximately) daughter were ahead of me.

Kid – (Holding a lollipop in hand and seeing the mother) Amma, what are you thinking?
ಅಮ್ಮ, ಏನ್ ಯೋಚನೆ ಮಾಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೀಯ? 
Mom does not reply.
Kid – Are you thinking that I will ask for the lollipop?
ನಾನು ಲೋಲಿಪೋಪ್ ಕೇಳ್ತಿನಿ ಅಂಥಾನ? 
Mom does not reply.
Kid – No, I was actually just seeing the cover and shape.
ಇಲ್ಲ, ನಾನು ಸುಮ್ನೆ ಕವರ್ ನೋಡ್ತಾ ಇದ್ದೆ.
Mom still does not reply.
Kid – I know...Even if I ask you, you won’t get one for me.
ನನಗೆ ಗೊತ್ತು, ನಾನು ಕೇಳಿದರೂ ನೀನು ಕೊಡ್ಸಲ್ಲ. 

The kid turns to me and sees me smiling at her. She is shy and keeps back the lollipop in the box and covers her face with mother's dress.

I do not know why am I blogging this. This happened a few days ago and that kid's face is still in my mind...Do you call this implicit request or was it too explicit?

5 comments:

Ravi said...

Kruri mom..nice feeling..

Prakash Nyamagouda said...

Anna..neeve ondu kodsodalva?

Kshitij said...

Did she finally get it?

Lost in thoughts said...

@Prakash - That was not a bad idea...Dint strike me!

@Kshitij - No, her mom did not get her one.

chaos said...

Implicitly Explicit :)