Thursday, May 16, 2013

Operation Karisma

It was a warm summer afternoon when I was just chilling in the bathroom. What? You guys don't? Thank your stars I'm not giving detailed description of what I was doing.

Anyway, so on a warm hot summer afternoon, through my peripheral vision I noticed something black and tiny run across the floor.  My instinct told me to panic and run out screaming.  But when I realised mom isn't home, better sense prevailed and I quietly left the bathroom and locked it from the outside so that the trespasser cannot leave the property.

When the mother came home, I told her the frightening truth.  I had locked a baby lizard in the bathroom.  What is a girl supposed to do anyway?

But mothers are superhumans and immediately she came to the room armed with a full baygon and a broom.  Baygon to help the lizard pass out so we can carry it and throw it away in the wilderness where it can live with it's own people.  We sprayed Baygon right where I had spotted the lizzie go, but it didn't come out.

After about half an hour, mom gave up and told me to keep an eye open.  "How will I sleep?" I thought.  Considering a baby lizard is somewhere in the bathroom, frolicking, probably running around on my soap, while I sleep.  And, and what if I've to pee in middle of the night? What if the lizzie is staring down at me from top of the commode? :(

That night, I didn't sleep well.  I dreamt that the lizard was actually an animagus. And that there is an actual human being wizard sitting somewhere in my bathroom in form of a lizard.  This was followed by a bizarre dream of me riding a giant cobra across the Pacific Ocean. Anyway, coming back, I woke up in middle of the night, imagining a wizard inside the bathroom.

Next morning, no lizard spotting happened.

I started wondering if I had imagined the whole thing.  Was it my mind playing tricks? Was it a tumour and I was having a dizzy/fainting spell? (Yes, I've been watching House M.D.)  But, but, I could never be wrong about spotting a lizard.

And then, around mid morning when I was again chilling in the bathroom, I saw it again.  This time, it was next to the mirror.  It was blackish and since the granite is greenish-black in colour, it takes a seasoned lizard spotter to notice it.

Within minutes the mother was summoned, armed with Baygon and broom.  This time, she was accompanied by a minion, the domestic help's 13 year old daughter, who follows my mother like a puppy. (seriously, sometimes the kind of adoration the mother gets, I get jealous of her, also, SHE IS MY MOMMY, STAY AWAY FROM HER)

Anyway, so, the lizard is spotted, sprayed at, and because it was still a baby, it died. I'm sorry. Not sorry.

Operation Karisma. E.K.I.A. Enemy Killed In Action.

Well, at least it died on Akshay Tritiya, it will probably go to heaven.


psvinay said...

Nice post. But Why is it named "karisma" ?

Mirchi Laddoo said...

Lizards are cute.. Baby Lizards are cuter!! Me no like killing baby lizard :(

In Pursuit said...

Did you watch "Ek thi Daayan" ?

Nirwa Mehta said...

@ PSVinay: Because she looked a bit like one.

@ Mirchi Laddoo: Ok, lizards are *not* cute. :| killed by mistake only. Would've let it live had it not been for overdose of baygon. :P

@ In Pursuit: no. :P but yes, I've heard interesting things about a lizard in the movie. :|