Friday, May 25, 2007

Embaressed !

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I was really embarrassed the other day.
The place my travel agent arranged for me to stay previously was Casino Malabar in Cochin, India.
When I was received in Cochin he asked me if I would like to stay in serene location. I readily agreed as I had three more days for the wedding which was the event I was supposed to be there for.
He used his mobile phone for a moment while I placed my small backpack in the car. It was almost 16 kilometers away from the airport through teak forest. I like d it instantly as it was beside the river Periyar and there was ample space in the lawn to lie down and rest in the night if I wanted to.
I slept early as I had to visit the city in the morning to buy some presents. Morning was so nice with the resort.
As it was not open officially, very few people were staying there.

I have asked the reception not to call me early, but I was up at six looking at the slow flowing river. The place and river were isolated as the resort was inside the Government forest area.
By seven I strolling the river bank with my camera to take pot shots of the small robins that go around in the morning for their honey breakfast.
Now I thought it good idea to have dip in the cold water and so moved towards the river with my camera in hand.
I tested the water to see if it was cold, surprisingly finding it warm.
Then I noticed the lone man standing in knee deep water looking around down in the water.
I was suspicious as it was quite an odd time for a man to loiter around, dressed in khaki shirt and lungi (a piece of coloured cloth worn around the waste).
I waited as I suspected that the fella was trying to move towards the deeper side of the river for a suicide attempt. I brushed off the idea because he must have seen me standing on the bank taking pictures.

Suddenly I wanted to take a pic of the man over there in case he is on to some wickedness.
He was not facing me.

So I started the focusing sequence and suddenly, a grisly figure appeared near the man from the water.
Black and gruesome, I thought it was crocodile coming up to eat the standing man. I shouted at him to warn him as he was looking the other way and stopped short.

The man turned in surprise at my shout with a look of puzzlement or surprise.
He saw the creature and started to talk to it loudly.
I looked again embarrassed totally as the man started laughing and mocking at me.

I wanted to hide in the water until he is gone because of the total shame.

I have never seen a tame crocodile out side any zoo.

Want to see a tame crocodile? Try here.


david santos said...

Day 25 of May. World-wide day of the disappeared children.



Earth is a place where love cannot endure,
Where death and evil roam, at each lane,
Neither kindness nor children can live secure,
Where those who cause suffering reign.

David Santos

Kai C. said...

that's funny!

Geets said...

Hey, that was a pretty cool one.
My guess was that it would turn out to be a buffalo.

Bottomline: look at the label first (trunked crocodile)

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I love the stories that you tell us. I felt that I was there - the photo brought it to life. Thanks!

Jac said...

Sad !

You wrote it all

"Our earth is not anymore a place that love can endure"


Jac said...

kai c

But I was so embaressed !!!


Jac said...


Delighted to know you liked it.

The bottom line got me thinking and now you see :))
I must be careful next time.

Jac said...


Am honoured !!

Rose said...

:D :D :D


Jac said...



All Blog Spots said...

Great blog, keep the good work going :)

Jawahara Saidullah said...

Is it just me or is that the cutest elephant baby face in the world? Sorry...I am a sucker for baby animals. Hi Jac...interesting blog.

Jac said...

all blog spots

No, thanks...not when I am not sure of myself.

Thanks again.

Jac said...

It is not just you. LOL

I spent the whole day with the baby who is just one and half months and its caretaker.
I took pics of her cuddling & playing with her caretaker just like any human baby does.

Babies are babies and who doesn't love them ?

Welcome abraod the window to my soul.

Endevourme said...

first time here, i was disturbed by that song which keeps playing so instead of reading ur post i came here :D

Jac said...


I am sorry about the song but if u don't like the song you could always stop it from the player by double clicking it on the starter.

It is for people to stop it if they dont like it. I am sorry about that.
Thanks for coming here.

Mizrepresent said...

Wow! But it doesn't look like a it really? Great pic and always Jac. Thanks for exposing me to your is always a delightful and interesting experience.

Mindinside said...

nice post :)

you are so advanturous

Jac said...


Thts is not my world but it is the free world.

Thank you for the visit.

Jac said...


Adventure with out risks.

Janice Thomson said...

Ah Jac...such good stories you tell! Love how you do this and keep us in suspense. Knew it wasn't a crock but didn't know it was the cutest little elephant I've ever seen. Priceless Jac!

Anali said...

A baby elephant!! What a wonderful picture and story!

Jac said...


That is why I am called jac.
Thanks for the compliment janice.

Jac said...


See, I gave you another one of my stories.


CapCity said...

That was SUCH a cool story (i know that sounds cliche...). Thanx to Miz for "showing" me your world & thanx Jac for "taking" us on your travels...i pray to be so blessed to travel on my own;-)

Jac said...

Saw your blog and realized that you are blessed.

Welcome here cap.

kat said...

A wonderful picture. :-)

Jac said...