Almost home

Hello all,

This is just a note from my Dad, Rummuser. He realises that his absence may have caused quite some worry so asked me to do a guest post.

Dad has been in hospital for a few days due to some health problems. Had a surgery on Saturday and is recovering at the moment. He should be home soon and up to mischief as soon as he’s recovered fully. :-) Will keep you posted.

The Walking Stick.

My readers know that I had been using a walking stick since the past four decades due to both hips having been replaced and revised. Since the past six months or so, I have had to move up to using elbow crutches with which I am more stable and confident of moving about.

I am not the man in the picture but I have inserted the image to show what elbow crutches are.

Many people who have known me for long however, do not know that I have upgraded to elbow crutches and must be under the impression that I still use a walking stick. This must be the only reason for me having been flooded since morning with this video clip in my WhatsApp application.

I have been responding with the following message.

“I admire you for your memory remembering me with a walking stick. I however assure you that I am not capable of the acrobatics shown in this video.”

You can imagine the responses that I have been getting for that comment.

What would your reaction be to my response?

Questions And Answers.


Nick has inspired me to write this blog post. His take is quite interesting and I hope that you will go to his blog and read his post.

What is your greatest fear? Being dependant on others for normal day to day living.

When were you happiest? I am by nature a happy person and am unable to point out when I was happiest.

What personal trait do you deplore? Inability to suffer parvenus.

And in others? Snobbery.

Your biggest embarrassment? Being arrested during our Emergency and having to fight a long drawn court battle to finally get acquitted and the case against me dismissed.

Describe yourself in three words: Friendly, Considerate and Generous.

What do you dislike about your appearance? Acne scars.

What would your Super Power be? Can’t think of any.

Apart from property what is your dearest purchase? I haven’t purchased anything extravagant ever.

Your most unappealing habit: Needing solitude.

What scares you about ageing? Being dependant on others for normal day to day living.

Your celebrity crush? Maharani Gayatri Devi of Jaipur.

Would you choose fame or anonymity? The latter thank you.

Who should you say sorry to? Can’t think of anyone as I have apologised whenever I was wrong.

Who would you most like to be? Myself.

When did you last cry? I suffer from Epiphora.

Any brushes with death? Two. One major accident averted during a drive with family in the car and one flight when one engine of the aircraft that I was flying in caught fire and had to be turned off. For about an hour till we landed safely, it was the hardest time I have ever experienced.

Would you prefer sex, money or fame? None. I am too old, have enough to see me through for the rest of my life and am in my own way quite famous.

An important life lesson? Don’t smoke.

Tell us a secret: I am a nut case!