Friday, July 18, 2008

That's a warning!

Went a bit further down the dead-end I had written about in an earlier post. No, I wasn't looking for anything specific, it was just that there was no parking space near the building I wanted to go to. There wasn't much to do for it, but park the car further deep into the street. Didn't notice this board first; actually, I did see it, but dismissed it as one of those omni-present signs saying "Do Not Park in Front of the Gates". It was bit later that I realized the sign was - most probably - intended to warn children playing cricket in the street, to not hit the ball into the walls.

Despite what it says, I am sure the person who had this put up on her* gate must have a wry sense of humour. At least, she* seems to be playing along with all those childhood stories. If you remember, the rakshasan/ogre/troll never waits at the near end of the bridge/road/forest: the hero has to go to a point-of-no-return before the ground thunders. Bringing the ball back after hitting it into the grounds of a house is a dull task. Imagine how deliciously exciting it can be if the ball has to be retrieved when you know the house is inhabited by a fire-breathing demoness!* Don't you agree with me that this livens up the game quite a bit?


*There is a Tamil translation of this board, indicating the gender...

4 comments:

crazyBugga said...

tats an aweosoem find

Hilda said...

LOL! I should put one on our gate. Our Korean neighbor's kids keep hitting their badminton shuttle into our garden.

Vilas said...

That's a good picture!

Sometimes I don't, sometimes I do said...

>> CB>> Thanks!

>> Hilda>> Can't imagine you in the role.... hmm, maybe that's why you need the sign!

>> Vilas>> Hey, thanks for coming by - and for the comment. Hope to see you more often!