Astrology seems to be the guiding factor in Satellite’s
life these days. And the
closely orbiting Mars too seems to have had considerable influence on
the lady, who moved rooms recently on some fortune teller’s advice.
And she does not seem to only mind her fortunes, but is
concerned about her pack as well. Last week, she was busy telling the
lot not to move out of Colombo on September 9, 10 and 11 and the pack
thought she was ready to pull a few stunts, and hence the stay order.
Not so, a birdie whispers. With her fortunes constantly
floundering, the lady is simply acting on more astrological advice.
Boggles indeed is a lucky man. Though the man does not have
cupboard status, he does enjoy the perks and privileges accorded to
one and more.
The general rule is that ministering angels with comely
abodes in the big city are not eligible for an official home. That
may be the case where others are concerned, but the man moved
into a stately official mansion recently, that too just at the top end
of Longdon Place, just a few houses away from his private residence.
Lucky Boggles, a man with a keen business sense, has quickly
moved into the new house and is busy looking for potential candidates
for his own home that is up for rent. All the while other ministering
angels in the cupboard like Choksy and Ravi K still occupy their old
homes. Guess some are born to serve and others to be served. Talk
about rules that could be bent!!
Remember the document forging drama in Little Rome recently
which earned a handful of transfers for cops? But before the dust
could settle on the shameful saga, there was the man who Speaks at the
House by the Diyawanna hiring one Daya-nanda who was transferred from the same ill-famed police station as his personal
security officer. Shame no?!!
The Clown Prince was at his eloquent best last week when the
Es-El-Ef-Pee types gathered in Kuru-negala for their executive meet.
And the man, now heady with the feeling that power is well
within reach, of course with the Red capped brothers’ help, was
speaking about Ra-kneel’s jungee. Seeing the massive crowds,
the Clown Prince could not contain himself, and had to commit harakiri
by adding that despite all, they were also buddies from school
days. And that had the crowds jeering and hooting and unable to make a
fast retreat he tried to defuse the tension.
But one cheeky jeering type had a query: “You were there
once before and when are you going back?” And that had the Clown’s
big trap shut, momentarily at least.
Malefic stars seem to be affecting the Clown Prince too these
days. As if a jeering public was not bad enough, the man had Satellite
also trying to bite his ear off for saying the unforgivable — that
the Blues could never capture power without the help of the Red
A fuming Satellite pointing to the crowds that had gathered
in Kuru-negala for the Blues’ big do, ordered him to hold his
“Never say that again,” she chided, and showing the mass
of heads, Satellite added: “Who are they but the true Blue types?”
And this one is on Satellite. Hallucinating seems to be her
past-time these days and the lady was busy remarking recently that
the Tiger types were after her and that a recent discussion had
them housed at the Colombo Hilton, probably to do some target practice
to take her life.
But the phobiac statement had Pu-leedevan of Peace
Secretariat fame having fits of laughter. The man who reached the big
city once more, this time jokingly claiming that he was carrying his
RPG was so amused by Satellite’s antics, ended up quoting a Tamil
adage to a scribe about “never killing a lame duck.” Sin no!!