T: Tintin (2022 A-Z)
“Billions of blue blistering barnacles, @#$^%$%” I curse, quoting Captain Haddock from the famous adventurer/detective graphic-series Tintin.
“What happened, Sheel?” asks Ramya.
“They want everyone back at work. All 5 days, 9 hours a day, to be monitored by biometrics,” I growl.
“Nooo!!!” she gasps.
We’re a bunch of people pampered in our work ways, thanks to (unfortunately!) the Covid pandemic. Like many others, having tasted work from home for 2 years, we no longer desire travelling to work.
“That’s it, I quit,” I state.
“To be precise, she says, quoting Thomson and Thompson, from the same series, “we quit.”
Tintin – the European detective boy, with his enthusiastic dog Snowy, and his quests had the ability to whisk away kids on mesmerizing adventures. It was one of the first series that introduced foreign situations, cultures and even the dialect/slang to me – be it through East Asian or European or African locations of crimes/mysteries. I would look forward to my parents getting me these books every few days from the library. If not for the library, sometimes we would purchase second hand copies of Tintin from the second-hand book store near the corner, next to the Bata showroom at Chembur. Eventually, my copies ended up being well-worn, but oh so precious and full of memories!
6 thoughts on “T: Tintin (2022 A-Z)”
You are right Deepa, 👍👍👍The Tintin comic strip review done by you has just bought delightful memories from my childhood 🤩🤩🤩🤩.
Used to really enjoy reading them
Thanks Ranjana! Tintin is very much a favorite! Sometimes I’m so tempted to keep buying collectibles but I’d run out of space!
I just came home from a second hand book store and saw an old Tintin book there. It reminder me of my younger days. This is the first blog post I read after coming home and it’s about Tintin! How cool is that… Just like a Tintin adventure. Loved the post as always 😊👍♥️
Companies too don’t want us back . Just that the government regulations and local state economy. Apni company tah khuss hai unka real estate kharcha kam thaa ab tak 😉
True. Work from home pampered me too
Haha the situation and scenario can very well be of mine😜 as a kid i never read tintin…read at times from my uncle’s collection after growing up….fun post