There have been lots of times when I've noticed that when any particular idea, or event has a huuge built up hype before it actually occurs, it fails miserably.
Consider the case of shrek-3 , the movie.... for all of you who don't know, the shrek series has been HILARIOUS all along....so naturally, when news broke out that the 3rd is being made, the rate of anticipatory sweating was high all over the world (umm... figuratively !) ... everyone was eagerly awaiting their fav ogre to come on screen again....when the movie finally released, guess what.. it wasn't so funny !!!
So here's the scene:
A wee bit of general knowledge first tho....
You know which one's called the king of fruits??
yea u said it... the Mango .
That was easy.... Riddle me this : ( no, this ain't the Riddler, and I'm not sucking your brains out when you read this !)
What mango is called the King of Mangoes?
actually you must've read the title... I assume ur not dumb either.... its the Alphonso !!
I think the word 'Alphonso' means actually does mean king , in some language.
For so long, everyone's been going on and on about how the Alphonso has an AMAZING taste.... that its probably what heaven's made of ( mango plantations ? wtf !) ....how the Moghul emperors craved them .... how the Gods have sent it to earth themselves ( something like that, atleast )....and stuff along similar lines... you get the idea, no?
So yesterday, my mom asks ... " hey, its the summer , howcome we still haven't tasted this season's Alphonsos ??? "
yeah mom, I hope we don't get purgatory for our sin :P
That said, Dad went to the supermart and got the heavenly Alphonsos .... and they were fucking steep man... like 160 bucks a kg or sumthin ( 3 mangoes !)... I mean, its just a fruit !!
So anyway... we had a family gathering at the dining table for just that.....
You ever been in situations where everything seems to move in slow motion when you look back at it? This is one of them .... recalling mom slicing the Alphonsos ....
We waited for a reaction as she tasted the first slice .....
can you guess what happens next?
The fucking Alphonso was NOT sweet at all !!! Bland is the word.... wtf man, whoever said the freakin fruit was the gift of God must've been demented or sumthing..
All in all, the whole thing turned out to be huge dissappointment.... kinda like the concept of exams :P
I had this as my facebook status recently..... "Mangoes are over-rated" . They so are !
oh oh oh...... this reminds me of yet another hindi adage ...and it goes like this:
" Unchi dukaan, pheeka pakwaan"
literally translated, It says.... The better the shop , the lousier the product !
PS: I'm still at 1 on the mtvIndia bloggers Scroll ( yay me !) :P