Posted by Elithraniel Arawion on Thursday, January 22, 2009
Today i was bamboozled by a tiny tot (Rashmi) to write a verrrry diiirty post (hahaha).. she wanted me to include her name and so i take this as a means of teasing her thru my blog..She threw me very comical (scary, according to her) looks when i teased her in class today.... and this is my revenge (muhahahahahaha.. you don't know what i am capable of, rashmi)
We were in Event Management class (UPDATE: I CHANGED FROM MATHS TO EVENT MANAGEMENT.. BEST DECISION I'VE EVER TAKEN IN MY LIFE) and one of our classmates was called to read out a case study... Rashmi and i were sitting together, lost in thought (as usual, when you co-relate this with me) when she started reading out the case... i will include our conversation along with the study...
An event planner was asked to plan a woman's 40th b'day
(Me: why would a woman want to celebrate her 40th b'day.. she's not getting any younger Rash: You are right.. maybe her hubby is doing it..
Me: even then, the only way the party would be remotely interesting was if it were a skinny dipping or nude party! Rash: Pervert!
Me: You watch no.. that's what it's gonna be)
The woman's husband (Me and rash: Ah!) wanted a party that would be unique (Me: I told you) and memorable not only for his wife but also for all who attended it
(Me: Confirmed.. nude party only.. how else would it be memorable? Rash: Yup.. you are right! Nude party it is)
He was thrilled with the idea of a luncheon harbour cruise
(Me: Skinny dipping! Hahaha
Rash: I swear.. imagine forty year olds skinny dipping.. yuck!)
Me: That man is very thrilled also.. what a pervert he must be.. poor wife.. he's just using her birthday as an excuse to look at other old women
Rash: Like that's any consolation
Me: I don't think he has better options)
The planner was to arrange for the boat rental and catering and decorate the boat on the morning of the party.
(Rash: What theme would he choose? Me: The 70's?
Rash: But nude/skinny dipping and the 70's?
Me: Yeah.. that was the time when Saroja Devi's one piece swimming suit was popular in tamil cinema..
Rash: They had swimming suits then?
Me: Of course.. but wait, I forgot.. they don't need swimming suits here..
Rash: Whaaaa? Oh yeah....)
As it turned out, there were three complications. The weather. It rained and so they could not use the top deck
(Me: My economics teacher in school used to tell us that weather affects.. uh.. you know.. apparently there is a lot of 'slip between the cup and the lip' during tropical weather
Rash: You mean?
Me:I mean what you are trying to mean
Rash: Top deck?
Me: Are you thinking what i'm thinking?
Rash: Oh man!)
of the boat (Rash and i : oooooooohhh!) which was wonderful (Rash and i: ROTFL) but only on a sunny day (Rash and i: Oooooh again!)
The limitation meant that the downstairs area became quite crowded. (Rash and i: Ahhhh! Crowded?How crowded? *giggles*).
The harbour was also quite choppy and a few felt sea sick because of the swell
(Rash: Swell? Sick? Ahh.. early stages...
Me: Ahaaaa! Rash.. i thought u were a kid
Rash: I know all this ok...
Me: Ok, really? Then, quiz. Why do crickets do it at night?
Me:Thought so. Useless
Rash: Ok, tell me why?
Me:Because there is a night watchman to help with their privacy (haw haw haw!) :D
Me: Thank you thank you
Lecturer: Why are you both laughing?
Us: Uhh... *flashing smiles* nothing ma'am)
The thing that the planner really hadn't thought through carefully enough was the needs of the children who accompanied their parents.
(Rash: Oh my... kids! I wonder what they went through
Me: Would have learnt biology at an early age
Rash: How funny!
Me: They should've hung a board outside the boat saying 'Above 18 only'
Rash: Maybe they got it wrong and hung the 'PG' board.
The older ones were just bored (Rash and i: Obviously.. why would they be interested in 40 yr olds?) and not difficult to manage. The toddlers were a disaster. Mothers were on the run all afternoon keeping up with their toddlers who wanted nothing more than to climb over the rails (Rash and i: Probably plotting escape routes from the boat. Poor kids!)
By the end of the afternoon it was the mothers who were ready to throw themselves over (Rash and i : I wonder what they saw!)
Finally, the cruise lasted too long - long enough for some of the party to drink too much and long enough for others to get desperate for dry land
(Rash: Any comments?
Me: None at all!)