Monday, September 15, 2008


I saw a pregnant woman walk by

her waddle could make a duck cry

and when she sat right next to me

she did it slowly to the count of three

her face held the knowledge of hidden joy

I could see her wondering - girl or boy?

her feet were swollen, tired and veined

the weight of two had them strained

she stroked her stomach like a lover

the subconscious act of an expecting mother

her breath was laboured, with none to spare

as if the baby was using up half her air

I asked her when she was due

in reply she turned a strange hue of blue

I looked more closely and my mouth opened wide

to reveal my foot that was stuck inside


Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

This was hilarious! Let me spell it out for you H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S!

I haven't laughed out loud like this in ages!

Ms Cris said...

Took a while to register :D
Bet its real-life!

V said...

I tip my hat to you.

I was going to sleep but now I can't stop laughing, so you're guilty of keeping me awake.

Preeti Sharma said...

B - Thanks you thank you.

Ms Cris - Ofcourse it's real-life my friend. Fact is stranger than fiction.

V - Hehe, sorry about that!

Che said...

hope you have tiny feet.

Mama - Mia said...

it was so so cute till foot in mouth happened!

and then it became downright funny!! :p

please to write very very often!!



Preeti Sharma said...

Che - I do have small feet but still a foot in the mouth is never comfortable!!!

Mama - mia - Go ahead, have a laugh at my expense. I'm still getting over being mortified...

Che said...

well thought i would tell ya that the post about family reunion forced me to blog roll you with the title:

"This is where Che goes to laugh."

So now there is a huge responsibility on you. Dont let me down.

Dez said...


Rukmani Ram said...


Preeti Sharma said...

Che - I'm suddenly racked by performance anxiety....

Dez - :) now looking back in hindsight

Rukmani Ram - Thanks

Abhi said...

awesome! as usual! :)

Che said...

arre its a male only thing no?
oh wait we are thinking of different kind of performances here...crap.

Rabin Stephen said...

lol....happened to me once!!! good one!

Vartika said...

was all carried away by the beauty of your narration till the unexpected happened!

Preeti Sharma said...

Abhi - Glad you liked.

Che - Best we stop this train of thought right's another foot in mouth waiting to happen!!

Vartika - I was laughing at your 'unexpected happened' because this situation literally went from 'expecting' to 'unexpecting' right in front of my eyes.

Che said...

Indeed. My foot is quite big. Wont be fun.

sawan said...

guezz ur obsession with "dental classes" have inspired u to use "wide open mouth" as the center of attraction :-)

Gauri said...

OMG !! Hillarious sure this time you needed to call the paramedics to get your foot out of your mouth ;)
Great post !!

Displaced Indian said...

Good one! My boss did it once to a colleague, two years later, she is still to get over it!


Preeti Sharma said...

Sawan - I think my obsession with faux paux did that!

Gauri - My immediate concern was - how do I get out of here right now...ofcourse I'd be figuratively fleeing on 1 foot....

DI - Luckily I don't know this woman and still it will take me a long while before I ask someone else (who really is pregnant) when the baby is due!!!

second look at life said...

brilliant! funny! u did it again!
ur the bright 'n' funny spot in my life :-)

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

You've been tagged! Get to it in your own sweet time!

Sathish said...

Thatz quite difficult isn't it?? putting foot in the mouth.. :-?

Roy said...

In one word: AWESOME!

it makes me feel: I’m reading a song written by Johnny Cash :D

fav expression: the baby was using up half her air

What a way to tell a story.


Preeti Sharma said...

Second look at life - Hiya california girl. Good to know that you're smiling.

Roy - Thanks a lot.

Sush said...

I love it! especially as it happened with me in Singapore. Asked a woman the same question and she ignored me forever whenever we met at parties!

Preeti Sharma said...

Sush - Am muchos thrilled to see you here!!