SleepWalkers – Leaky Leaks!!!
( NA Files declassified)
As this is my first leak ( introductory leak I mean, not professional ), so I feel I should introduce myself a bit to you. I am sure you also understand, as highly intelligent and professional men and women of business and trade that a complete /detailed, formal introduction is practically impossible in such tricky and leaky matters. I think you know what I mean.
Still, we have to do what has to be done. I mean rules are rules! So here we are : My name is Mr. Moonlight Flippflopp. I am a teacher by profession. Let me also mention here that in my professional circles, I am regarded as ‘fairly successful’ owing to one very fruitful ‘disagreement’ between the management ( for which I am working ) and the students ( for whom I am practically ‘not working’, you know what I mean ) – the management thinks I am a great teacher and the students think I am not ! (they think I am a harmless little creature). Needless to say that this ‘difference’ in ‘perceptions’ is working very well for everyone concerned.
So , to cut a long story short, let me say that my ’bread and butter ’ comes from this noble profession – teaching- or to be more precise, I should say it used to. Why past tense? Well it’s a long story. There are, as we say, wheels within wheels. It so happened that once my wife got a bit suspicious of my daily calorie-intake and you know once wives have ideas your goose is as good as cooked. So next thing I knew I was sitting in front of our family dietician Mr. Stout Mota Bhai –thoroughly professional and very strict as you know. And one thing led to another and suffice it to say that a consensus was reached among all the parties concerned that by eating “bread and butter” not only I was harming myself ( B&B not being a “balanced diet” ) but also the posterity and the motherland.
In the end this problem, like all my problems, was referred to my “friend, philosopher and guide”, my religious guru Shri, Shri ( and one more ‘Shri’ for the road and respect ) Shri Swami DailyEnjoy, who in turn scolded me and then advised me to have a “balanced diet” and divert from the misleading path of B&B. As Swamiji’s word is always the final word for me, so I started looking for other alternatives. Eventually I landed up in another ( additional ) job in the moonlight domain, of a custodian, librarian and the historian ( writer of the history I mean ) in the famous Sleep Walkers Club ( again with the help of my great Shri, Shri & Shri who himself is a member ). In this club, as you all know, we have two Houses –SWL ( Sleep Walkers Lower ) and SWA ( Sleep Walkers Abyss ).
I do many jobs for the members but mainly my job is to ‘keep’ the top secret files and also to keep them ‘secret’ (as these files contain almost every minute and therefore shocking details of their lives ), I hope you get me and of course I sometimes write their speeches and generally provide them with literary help, they read them ( my help and my literary contributions ) while on duty i.e. ‘sleep – walking’ you know !! So in a way, we can safely say that my job calls for utmost Secrecy.
As one poet said, “if secrecy comes, can Leaks be far behind ?”, so in order to make my calorie-intake further “balanced”, I have, on this auspicious day, started this moon-lit business of these tricky, sticky and by nature & genre – Leaky, Leaks. Please fasten your seat-belts, ladies and gentlemen- our great Intelligentsia – here I come !!
Mr. Moonlight. PhD.
(Custodian-historian-writer. Sleep-Walkers Club)
To be Continued —–if I get at least 5 good business proposals.
.( A work of fiction and so called ‘ flippant creative imagination’- having no connection to any real person, place or incident. Such things, as we all know, can happen and did happen indeed, at – Sleep Walking!)