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Different Strokes...

Different Strokes...
Different Strokes...
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GOSSIPING GOPAL STROKE: Age Range: 16 to 60. Announce their arrival with doltish, clumsy, all-pool-water-displacing splash. Struggle their tortuous way through one length. Next, collapse from exertion. Spend rest of the evening convalescing, spitting, blowing nose, their own trumpet, discussing own acquisitions, other people's acquisitions/lives. And, of course, the political situation. May/may not swim one grand finale last length before going home "tired" from "swimming"!

ANXIOUS AYAH STROKE: Not necessarily the ayah's province. Embraced by any anxious parent/sugardaddy/-uncle/aunty/moustachi-oed-legs-unwaxed-med-usa-underarm-hair-sporting-didiji type escorting some brat/brats from hell. Refrain invariably delivered at train whistle decibel levels: Pinky baba udhar naheeeeeeen! Eeeedhar shallow mein aao baba!

CELEB HUNTER STROKE: As ubiquitous as the monsoon mosquito. As irritating too. Mouth drools water, nose drools snot, manner drips cringing, craven obsequiousness as he ever-so-casually swims...

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