It was just another normal day of my life when i first saw it. “Looks Interesting”, i told Tony(my then roommate). We tried to lay our hands on it. I’ve seen people playing with it….but it was my first time.

Somehow Harsha also joined us. Other members were karthik, lifford, jagadish, utham and konda deepti. Shaddan and Sania came a bit late. It was quite interesting playing around and in a short span of time both Tony and Harsha became experts in it.

It then became a regular habit during the breaks to play it. Everyone would fight for it. Was always afraid of Ubedh, he used to hit so hard that i guessed that one day surely it will wear out.

While on the other side if i get one, i used to blabber my line “One is Mine”….as time passed this particualar line was becoming so common that i had to change it to “Legendary Dialog” which later became “LD”, ofcourse each one having a number.

Time passed. People started becoming experts. Karthik and me were kinda best on the other side. It was somewhere around in June-July that a crack appeared. The whole system seemed to be bent on one side and a blocker used to block the ball, later the blocker was pulled-off. Now the ball passed easily, some frowned, still some were okay with it.

Bong joined the team. His everlasting desire to be on top was never achieved. Every time he used to beg karthik “Once more da… pleaseee Once more da….”.

Even after seeing the crack, no one bothered about it. People never gave a second thought about it. Others gangs used to be jealous about us. Ujwal and Deepti J, regularly commented on our acts, but all in vain.

It was the 7th of Feb, 2007, i was not there in the morning. The team came back with a sad face. Everyone was pointing towards Jagadish. He was trying to defend himself. “He did that…”, both Bong and Karthik enacted to me. I was wondering what happened?? Continuing with my work, i went to the first floor to call Harsha, it was then when i saw this dreaded scene. I couldn’t hold anymore. I wished i wasn’t that cold and had vented my emotions out, but i knew where i was and i had to keep up my dignity. I called up Harsha and Deepti konda and gave them the sad news. I told them “Guys a sad news, our FOOSEBALL TABLE is DEAD“.

The table almost broke from one side. Nothing more could be done about it. Still we try to play on it. But we can’t deny the fact that the table is dead. Bong is trying his level best to fix it..(The latest idea he had was to tie it up using a network cable….hmmm). Now who will wait for 10:30 in morning and 3:30 in evening? Who will say that his team is the best? Who? Who? People are trying to divert themselves to Caremboard, but who can forget the masti that we had while playing fooseball?

Now i would like all the readers of this post to observe a minute of silence in respect of our beloved Fooseball Table.

4 comments so far

  1. Deepti on

    *Sniff* Yep..Our truly beloved friend has departed leaving all of us sad,heavy-hearted and BORED!! Ah..those good ol days of watching (rather enjoying :P) Uttam lose..saying “Ayyo” every second time I (or even Tony) open my mouth.:P…Good times..

  2. rajanz on


  3. Hannah on

    Observed a moment of silence 😛

    I am so sorry about your beloved FooseBall Table.

  4. DON on

    Let its soul rest in peace.

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