October 25 2011
When I was a little boy, I was a big time fan of the classic cartoon series "Tom and Jerry". Even now it never fails to make me smile. In the late 80s and the early 90s Tom and Jerry was screened in Doordarshan between 4pm to 4.30 pm. I and my cousin saravan would sit in front of the TV sets and we would cheer Jerry for his pranks against Tom. In fact no one liked Tom except my sister.
My cousin and I fought like cats and dogs when we were kids.
When it comes to sports I was a fan of Martina Navratilova, Gabriella Sabatini, Monica Seles, Sanchez Vicario. He was a fan of Steffi Graf.On the Men's draw I was a fan of Stefan Edberg, Agassi and he was fan of Becker and Pistol pete.
So Invariably if I like A, he would like B. That would make me to hate B and our egos were very strong on not liking the same thing.
I liked the Brazilian football team. Romario and Ronaldo were my favorite footballers. He liked the Argentinian football team even though he did not know anyone in the team.
I liked Sachin Tendulkar and he liked Vinod Kambli and he cried along with Kambli when India lost to Srilanka in the semifinals of the 1996 cricket world cup at Eden Gardens.
This must have been the case with those who have joint families. Many among you can relate to this. Now why did I name the post as "Curiosity!" ? Yeah! I remember it now. In Tom and Jerry cartoon, there was this lady of the house who used to spank Tom every now and then. Only her legs would be seen on TV.
Both my cousin and I had one common desire ~ To see the face of the lady. Many a times, we have gone closer to the TV and have tried to peek into the top corner of the TV to find how her face would look like. Have you done that too?
Posted by PRABHU N