“Hey Shuntoo! You’ve gotta listen to this,” I knew how Shuntoo disapproved of me posting his views on facebook, but I had to tell him about this comment. Mainly because I loved it.
He didn’t say anything but looked at me with the tiniest bit of interest.
“Listen to this comment on my last post.” I explained and he kept looking at me. “I want you to respond to it.”
“Ok!” was all he said.
“Can shuntoo start from himself by not smoking and not exposing himself and others and environment to harmful effects of smoke?” I repeated the comment and waited for a response.
“Start what?” he asked
“That’s what the comment says.”
“But start what?”
“I guess start the change. The reformation of the society, I think.”
“What makes you think I give a crap about the society or its reformation?”
I didn’t know how to respond to that statement. So I decided to continue reading the comment.
“Can intellectuals like Shuntoo ……”
He began to laugh. “Intellectuals like Shuntoo!” he repeated and laughed again.
“Let me complete it at least. It says Can intellectuals like Shuntoo start taking some positive actions instead of talking?” I finished and looked at him.
“I am no intellectual. I don’t like to talk, mostly you make me talk. And I don’t give a crap about change or the society or your views.”
“But the writer of this comment does have a point.” I said
“Hmmm!” he said. Then he lit a cigarette, took a puff and blew smoke into the air. I kept looking at him expecting something.
After a while, he just said, “What? I gave you my response, I don’t give a …..” I said. “I know!”