Food fights are part of who we are

Posted: November 7, 2011 by Nitesh in Nitesh

How often have you been caught while eating food in the class? I’ve been caught a couple of times, but teachers seem to understand that it’s normal behavior for us students to be greedy pigs. It’s a rarity for any tiffin to survive till the break, and if one does so, we celebrate the occasion by looting the poor guy/girl.

The opening of a tiffin has a lot more meaning than it used to before. Now, some people smell the food before opening the box, and in the nano-seconds that it takes to lift the lid, a 10-man strong crowd would have gathered. I believe that it’s excellent training for anyone; just try to stand there jostling for a piece of the action, and you’ll understand what I’m rambling about. It’s excellent character building too- try to shout at the top of your voice while trying to get your hands on something, and you’ll have learnt the first basic truth of life—- nothing comes without hardwork, and you have to go into the fray blind at all times, and hope your hands get something. Yeah, your food fight somehow actually teaches you a moral lesson for life!

In my class, we have a set agenda. We open this guy’s tiffin in the 1st period, check this other guy’s tiffin the 3rd period, safely hide Vibhor’s tiffin whenever we get our hands on it, and somehow get the guts to sneak a peek inside our own food and have a bite. All this, while hiding from the circling vultures in our classmates, and the teachers who have a much sharper eye than most. I can honestly say that I haven’t had the distinction of being caught up for eating when someone’s teaching something. For the sake of this discussion/whatever you want to call it, let’s just say I’m too quick to be caught! 😉

Then, once you have somehow survived till break, comes the agonizing wait for the teacher to go out of the class, and the desperate anxiety for someone’s tiffin to have been spared.  I sometimes prowl in the other classes in that hope, but nah, I’m unlucky most of the time. For an instance, take Anurag. The poor idiot was so desperately hungry that he didn’t wait for Arpita maam to leave the class after the 4th period ended, and started eating right under her nose, hoping it would be concealed by the desk. Fortunately for us ecstatic onlookers, he was unlucky, and her shriek of ‘Bhukkadd!!’ reverberated across the class, along with our joyous laughter. Trust me, we never let Golu forget that!

Food fights are an excellent character-building method. You learn to skip lines, you learnt that the first bird always gets the grain, and you learn that this student’s mom is a great chef. Ahhh, I enjoyed that one…. 😉

Haha, anyway, it must have sounded like an idiotic post for you big people. But for gawaars like me, a food fight is the epitome of success, and it’s the one who comes out with half a burger in the end who’s the biggest victor.

by Nitesh

  1. Tushar Singh says:

    HAHA! Well written Nitesh 😀
    Usually I act too prim when you guys are having your food fights but I also remember one incedent when we had our subsi with Debashish Sir and I was famished after the coaching. I got my tiffin to your bench and started having it. We observed that Sir had seen us eating, he left his bench and started to come near us carrying an inquisitive look over his face. And at that very moment Yashwant Sir entered the class and called us all for pyramids. You hid my tiffin in your bag and we ran out of the class with other students.
    It was AWESOME 😀

  2. Tanmay Jha says:

    hahahahahaha !!!
    nycyyyyyyy ! 🙂

  3. hehehe….rightly said…food hunts have always been an important and entertaining aspect of the school….though you guys seem to have a better timing with the teachers. almost everyday we are seen by nidhi maam hogging our lunches…..and the best one being when we were supposed to leave for library and everyone was busy eating my tiffin and our great nutan mam enters! somehow trying to hide our faces from her we manage to escape out of the class when we see our dear director standing right in front of us staring at our ”food-filled” faces! :O 😀 😀

  4. ankiteshkumar says:

    how come arjun didnt comment on this one
    and from now on you officially have a fan!!! I’ll try and follow it regularly
    padhi can i too post something if i want to

    • Nitesh says:

      Yeah man, of course you can. Just contact me whenever you have any article which you would like published, and we’ll show it to the outside world ! 😀
      As to arjun, he’s seen the article, but i think that idiot’s still hesitant about commenting on the site and all. i don’t know what i can do to turn him around….

  5. very rightly said padhi……
    expecting more blogs like this frm u guys….keep it up…..

  6. nycc post 😀 😀 😀
    i m happy tht i m not in tht clss ………. warna mera tiffin ka bhi yahhi haal hota ………. once our clss ws eating tiffin before going for lib everyone had food either in their hnd or mouth full of food and suddenly our dear Vice-princi cme half went out and half hide there faces frm her …… but i missed d actuall action as i went out too early with pratha in my hnd

  7. lolmax! ds ws funn!!…ohkay yea i do pitty sm f u guys…vibhor @ tyms dsnt evn kno wt he hd brot…n anurag to v don say much…its bettr understud! 🙂 i ws sittin wd hm wn d phys scene tuk place 🙂
    ohkay as 4 u nitesh…nyc piece f work…srsly hd nt xpectd ds outa u… err dts supposd 2 b a compliment 🙂 gud job gd luk 🙂
    ill b followin nw on 🙂

    • Nitesh says:

      Thanks Varnika, for the compliment and the comment too 🙂
      Greatt then, i want the whole GBS on this site. I believe we can do well if students really take to the site and embrace it. we set it up to communicate on off-beat topics like these with GBSites, and so far we’ve got a great response. Hoping that you and others continue to follow us, and share your opinions too 😀

  8. Siddharth Gandotra says:

    So true man.. this happens everyday in our respective classes..
    In our classes, we save the best food for the last, when the ‘vultures’ have gone.. It’s a painstaking process, especially when you know that any second you just might be deprived of your morsel..
    Nevertheless, it is who we are 😛

  9. Nyc written..! 🙂 🙂 😀
    the post is not idiotic as it happenes with me too..:P
    i even eat my food when the teacher is there in the class and she dsnt even know abut it
    U wrote a very nyc and interesting post dat I read d whole ….:)..:P

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