Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Kuch meetha ...

Figuratively speaking that is...

I was DEAD tired when I got home today. Slept for an hour straight and was still tired so we decided to just get pizza for dinner. So I ordered it, and went to pick it up...all groggy and basically dragging myself to the restaurant (It was one of those mom-n-pop ones, a bit far from home, so we are out of their home-delivery range).

I got there, and this girl behind the counter immediately brought out my box and said, "Kashmira?"

I nodded, she handed me the box, I handed her my credit card. She looked at it closely and said, "Kashmira, huh?"

I nodded again, and she said, "Like that place in India?". I was pleasantly surprised because no other American had made that connection before. They all said, "Oh, like in the sweater...cashmere?".

Then she said, "Its beautiful. You know, in Arabic..I know Arabic..so in Arabic, Mira means Princess. So you are the princess of Kashmir!"

I smiled and said, "Thanks, that's so sweet of you". And she insisted, "No, I am serious. You should give that explanation when someone asks. Tell them I am the princess of Kashmir"

I said I will, took my box and left with a big, happy smile. It was nothing big, didn't even mean much, but made my tired self feel like a princess :)

Thank you, stranger! (I was so full of myself, I forgot to ask her name, and now I am regretting that) But...stranger, you made me very happy!

20 comments:

D said...

That's so sweet. Sweeter since it comes from a stranger!

my space said...

Isn`t it wonderful ? a smile, a sweet gesture ,even a comment can brighten one`s day...
Pls chk my blog -for a smile...

Cinderella. said...

:P

Veens said...

nahh u should have told her that u r the princess of Gujju Land :D

but hey I like I like..mebbe goget a pizza again :) and see if she is there :)

small things like these are enuf to pep one's self innit!

Ria said...

Tht was such a sweet thing to say!!Mus hav made u feel good.Sometimes small gestures like this touch ur heart. :)

Ankur said...

hehe... princess of kashmir... :D

kewl... nice one!!
and no problems, go back and ask her name... :)

and btw.. why do u have to walk that much... kuch aur order karna tha na!!
i hope u know wat i m talkin abt!!!

how u doing??

Cheers!!!

~ ॐ ~ said...

sahi boli :)

Princess Mia said...

cho chweet......n high five yur a princess too....yuhuuuuuuuuuuuu

Cess said...

be happy to have a nice story that u could put behind ur name, mine means 'Blind' ;(

aneri_masi said...

@d, exactly :)

@my space, yep, just out of the blue, just like that...those are the best ones!

@ella, :P

@veena, kashmir is better na? I hope she's there if I go there again (We hardly ever eat pizza, and this place was a 20 minute drive from home..so..doubtful hai)

@ria, yeah, very sweet :)

aneri_masi said...

@ankur, walk nahi kiya, drove 20 minutes...kinda far. And am doing ok, will still need some more PT sessions, but I think its on the mend now. _hopefully_!

@prashant, ekdum :)

@mia, hehe :D

@cess, no way! no how! can't be!

Cess said...

i don t know, I guess my parents haven t think of checking what is the meaning of my name ;( We don t really do that in France I think, but when i ll have kids, i ll make sure i ll check before ;)

aneri_masi said...

@cess, or we can find a nicer meaning in a different language! Is "Cess" your name?

DeeplyDip said...

yes small things make such a world of difference in our lives!

Cess said...

no my real name is Cécile ;) but it still means 'blind' ;(
look: http://babynamesworld.parentsconnect.com/meaning_of_C%E9cile.html
not really popular either ;(

♥bμşγ-ŵŗϊŧēŕ♥ said...

now, that's sweet!

Anindita said...

I'm sure it totally made your day! :)

aneri_masi said...

@cess, you are named after the patron saint of music! http://www.blurtit.com/q336108.html

@bw, oh it was! love your new pic!

@anin, yep, totally :)

Cess said...

@ aneri_masi I KNOW, and that s not fair because i sing like a duck, and I don t know how to play any musical instruments!!! what a shame ;(

ceedy said...

Pachi jai ne naksho nahi to will hase ae lay aav...warna koi aur princess bani jase :P