Woke up bright and early yesterday, made reservations for upcoming trips, talked to amma and turned up at gym bright and early. Only to discover that well, what else, its the last weekend in March and I am an hour late for my usual class. The next available class was advanced spin which I wouldn't have attempted in my right mind but what can I say? I wasn't in my right mind. An hour and half later, a nearly dead moi knocked on door of flat.
"Hey. Can you get me some water?"
Bill starts coughing. Again.
"How come you start coughing like a TB patient everytime I ask for something?"
"Yeah, I am allergic to chores"
"I asked for water. Its not a chore"
"Thats how it starts. I know how this works"
"I don't care if you die of this silly cough. Can you get me water? And some orange juice while you are at it"
"Ya ya, here."
"What did you do while I was away?"
"I know. Other than that?"
"The guy downstairs woke me up. He was here"
"What guy downstairs?"
"The person who lives below"
"You know him?"
"How do you know he lives downstairs?"
"Because he told me"
"Some random person knocked on door and told you he lives downstairs?"
"Why would he lie?"
"Well, why was he here?"
"His picture fell down last night"
"How do I know what picture hangs in his living room?"
"Then why is he telling you his picture fell down?"
"He said the walls were bouncing which is why the picture fell down"
"Bouncing walls? What was he on?"
"Well, his picture fell down. His picture wasn't on crack"
"Oh ok, VSPC was jumping about na?"
"VSPC left three days ago. This was last night"
"What are you insinuating?"
"I am not insinuating anything. You just have to stop this thandavam you have been doing. The floor will give away soon if you keep doing this"
"So its me then?"
"What else could it be?"
"Well, it could be your screechy music"
"Yes, my violin causes walls to bounce and pictures to fall"
"Of course. Its totally possible"
"But I wasn't playing it last night"
"How does he know it was last night? Was he home then?"
"How do I know?"
"You could have asked. We might have had nothing to do with this. He might just be framing us"
"Framing us? Why don't you go down, knock on his door and conduct a proper investigation?"
"Yeah? And what are you going to do?"
"You just bloody woke up"
"This cough syrup makes me drowsy. Anyway I will only be a pain in your investigation. Wake me up once you are done"