My boss’s girlfriend 06/06/2010

Tring, Tring, Tring, Tring, the phone rang. I let it ring for sometime before picking it up. “Rao here,” I said, and I was not surprised when there was no response at the other end. This was for the sixth time within three days it was happening .So I tried to play a trick to catch the culprit.

“Pramod here”, I said imitating my boss’s voice. “Hello Pramod, when did you return from Bombay?” It was a female voice who called herself Lakshmi.

“Only this morning,” I said and promised to call on her that evening.

“Ah, this was it, the boss’ girlfriend. I couldn’t help feeling for his poor wife and children. Calling his residence, I said, “Mrs Pramod, here’s a well-wisher to warn you to keep an eye on your husband’s movements,” and rang off as abruptly as I made the call.

The next day I found a visitor in my boss’s room sitting opposite him ,clad in a printed silk top and sporting a pony tail. The voice sounded familiar .

“Ah, he’s here” exclaimed my boss and said, “Rao, this is Lakshminarayan. He says he spoke to me yesterday. I’m trying to tell him I returned only today.” 

  Looking at the visitor’s clean shaven face  I gasped and felt tongue tied.  “Pramod, you have a very conscientious secretary, he was always there when I phoned” said the visitor.

“Oh! my!” I started sweating, “Sir your wife, Sir, please tell her Sir.” I stammered.

N Meera Raghavendra Rao

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2 thoughts on “My boss’s girlfriend 06/06/2010

  1. Prof.V.N.K.Kumar

    What created the suspicion in your mind was the feminization of the name from Lakshminarayan to Lakshmi and the feminine voice. Can’t blame yourself. Ofcourse your empathy for the boss’s wife and children made you give that anonymous call to his wife. But before you went into the boss’s cabin, the two friends must have had a tete-a-tete and unravelled the problem. The boss would have guessed the reason you impersonated him and the shrill effeminate voice of his friend was perhaps an old joke in his friend’s coterie. Hitchcock suspense till the end !

  2. meera rao

    Voices are really misleading sometimes. I am reminded of an incident years ago when a caller asked me how is that I was at home and not in my School. He thought I was his friend’s grand daughter !

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