HI IM JAHNAVI AND IM AL OF TWELVE YEARS OLD!!1!11! TAHT SI QUIET OLD ANOUGH 2 LOK AFTAR MAH U COSIN MANASI WHO SI ONLEY 6YRS
MANASI!!1!1 LOL SI A FUN CHILD SH3 DOES CRY OF CR3AETS A FUS OTHER 6 Y3AR OLDS BUT SHE CAN B A P3ST!11!!!11 LIEK RIGHT NOW SH3 WANTS ME 2 TEL H3R A S2RY OF TEH FAUCET WUT SI CAL3D AS TAP IN TEH QUEN’S ANGLISH BUT I HAEV 2 LEARN UP DA W8R CYCLA
!!11111 OMG WTF I DON’T KNOW HER FASCINATION WIT TEH W8R
“3NOUGH OF CLOUDBRY COLECTNG”!!!11! O!1!!!!1! OMG WTF LOL I CUD MURDER WINEI TEH POH CLOUD BREIS INDED 3V3RYON3 AND HIS GRANDMOTH3R KNOW TAHT CLOUDBREIS R IEC BITS
“JAN—HAVI!!!1!! OMG WTF LOL TEL ME TEH S2RY OF TEH FAUCAT RIGHT AWAY”
“OKAY LISTAN LITLE LADY BUT NO INTERUPTIONS OKAY”
“OKAY TAL M3 WHO MAED DA FIRST AV3R FAUCET”
“O?!????? WTF LOL DA BRITS”
“WHO R DA BRITS” CHRIST LOKS LIEK THES PEST FORGOT OUR NO QU3STIONS DEAL!!!!1! OMG WTF LOL ON SECOND THOUGHTS IT SI EASEIR 2 JUST REPLEY 2 HER BUT I HAD WORK 2 FINISH
“OKAY!1!11 OMG QUESTION MARK BRITS R BRITISH K THY HAD WOD3N LOGS TH3Y STRUM 2GATH3R AND TH3N DA W8R CME UP!1111! OMG WTF LOL WH3N GROW OLD3R U WIL LEARN EXACTLEY HOW IT WORKS”
“WHICH!!!1!! OMG WTF TRE DID THEY UES”
“THE???!! OMG WTF LOL 3LM!!1!!! OMG LOL WUD U LIEK 2 HAAR TEH WHOLA S2RY AS HOW TEH W8R TRAEVLS”
“GR3AT??!!??!!! OMG WTF LAT MA GET CRABY WIT M3” NOW CRABY SI MANASI’S INVISIBLE FREIND!!!!111 LOL MAH GRANDMOTHAR WHO SI A PA3DIATRICIAN U KNOW CHILDRAN’S DOC2R TALS ME AL BABEIS DO HAEV AN IMAGINARY FREIND!1!1!1!11 OMG WTF LOL SO I GUAS TAHT MAEKS MANASI NORMAL
“HARE!1!1!1 OMG WTF W3 GO!!1!1!1 OMG WTF THEIR WAS THES POND BY DA MOUNTANE!!!11 LOL IT WAS FUL OF BLUA W8R TAHT WAS STIL!!!!!!11! OMG LOL IT HAD GREN GRAS AROUND IT AND BAUTIFUL TRES WIT FRUITS AND FLOW3RS”
“WHARA!1!!1 OMG LOL SI THIS”
“SOME??!??? OMG WTF WHARE IN LOST MOUNTANE!!!!1 OMG LOL BUT TEH W8R IN DA POND BGAN DRYNG UP!1!!!1 OMG LOL TEH FISH DEID TEH FROGS ON TEH BANK CROAEKD NO END”
“JEZ!!1!1!!11 OMG LOL IT MUST HAEV B3N NOISY”!!111!!!! WTF WE TREID CROAKNG IT SOUNDAD SO FUNY TAHT WE BURST OUT Y!!!!1!1! WTF DID DA LAEK DRY UP”
“WAL?!??!? WTF IT WAS TEH SUN IT LOKED AS THOUGH TEH SUN WAS FURIOS WIT WORLD SO IT DRANK UP AL DA W8R BUT AL DA W8R STAEYD BAK WIT THES BIG WHIET CLOUD!!111!11 OMG WTF LOL CAN U SE IT”
“NA??!!??!?? OMG WTF I CAN ONLEY SE A TINY ON3 THES TINY WIL HOLD TEH W8R FROM DA POND!!!1! WTF BUT DA CLOUD SI NOW HEAVY SO IT CAN’T FLOAT ANYMORE”
“O!1!11 OMG WTF POR THNG HOW WIL GO JANU”
“IT’S TEH STRONG WIND WHICH WIL PUSH DA CLOUD ON AND ON AND THAN CRASH!!1!11111 OMG BNG!111!1 WTF LOL BANG!1!1! OMG WTF WHOSH”
“WHETS TAHT “ASK3D MANASI AL WIED 3Y3D!!11! WTF IT FALT NIEC WHEN SH3 WAS SO CAUGHT UP WIT WUT I HAD 2 SAY
“TH3!11!!1!! CLOUD HIT DA MOUNTANE GU3S WUT!!!1! IT RANEED AND IT POURAD”
“ITS RANENG ITS POURNG TEH OLD MAN SI SNORNG” PIEPD MANASI!11!1 “IS THES TRUE
OF?!??! COURSE DOUBTNG THOMAS MAH SKOOL BOKS SAY SO 2!!!111
BUT”WHERE DID AL TEH W8R GO
“FROM??!?! LOL DA SKEIS FROM DA HILS FROM TEH ROADS IN2 DA EARTH IN2 DA RIEVRS IN2 TEH LAEKS AND ON2 2 DA SEA TEH W8R FLAW”
“JANU IT SOUNDS SO NIEC LIEK A SONG!1!!111!! SHAL WE SNG THES FOR A WHIEL”
“YEAH?!!!! I THINK U SHUD SNG THES WIT CRABY IT WUD KIND OF MAEK HIM HAPY”!1!!1!11 LOL MANASI WAS BUSY NARATNG DA W8R WORKS 2 HER DOLS!1!1!! WTF
“HEY JAANU WHAN DID THEY S2P USNG 3LM PIEPS”
“I!1111!1 DON’T RILLY KNOW BUT I KNOW TH3Y UES COP3R PIEPS OR IRON PIEPS NOW”
“AND!1!!! OMG TH3Y JUST FLOW IN2 DA FAUC3T”
“W8R??!?!? OMG SI COLECTAD IN A RASARVOIR IT SI CLEAEND UP AND S3NT THROUGH TEH PIEPS 2 TEH WUT A R3SAR…”
“RESERVOIR!!!111 OMG A PLAEC WHAR3 THNGS R COL3CTAD SO TAHT WE TAEK THAM OUT FROM THEIR WH3N WE NED THEM AND PUT THEM BAK”
“GRANDMA JANU TALS MA TAHT W3 G3T W8R FROM TAHT R3S3R.THNGY’!111!!1!!!111!! OMG WTF LOL WUT A R3LEIF GRANDMA SI BAK SH3 WUD KNOW HOW 2 ANSWER AL TEH QUESTIONS TEH BRAT DOLES OUT
“NOT!1!!1! LOL RESA.!!11!1!!11!!111 OMG WTH THNGY MANASI RESARVOIR Y3S JANHAVI SI WUT HAP3NS WHEN IT’S AL GONA”
“WE?!?!?!!!? OMG DON’T HAEV ANYMOR3 SO WE DON’T L3T IT B AL GONE!!!1!!! WTF MAY B U CAN HELP 2 SAEV ABOUT 25 LITRAS A DAY”
“I CAN”???!!! OMG LOL MANASI WAS ASKNG TEH KIDS EY3S RILLY OPEN UP LIEK BIG GOSABREIS
“HMM!11111111 OMG WTF DRIPNG FAUCET MEANS 25 LITRAS OF W8R WASTED IN A DAY”
“TAHT’S LIEK 900 LITR3S IN A Y3AR GRAN”
“SE!!1111! OMG WTF MANASI HOW U CAN SAEV SO MUCH TAHT WIL B A W8R GODS SMURA.E”!!11!!! OMG WTF O!1!111!1 TAHT’S MANABÍ’S HARO TEH NINJA’S AND DA SMURAE AND SHE ALWAYS WANTS 2 B ON3
“LUNCH!!!1! OMG LOL TIEM AL “TAHT WAS MOM
AS EVERYON3 SADE THERE GRAEC” TEH SMURA,E SAYS AL FAUCATS 2 B TIGHTAN3D” JEZ W3 HAEV CREAETD A MONST3R BUT SAYNG 900LIETRS OF W8R A Y3AR SI WORTH IT
Translated for adult understanding.
Hi I am Jahnavi and I am all of twelve years old. That is quite old enough to look after my young cousin Manasi who is only 6yrs.
Manasi is a fun child she does cry of creates a fuss other 6 year olds but she can be a pest. Like right now she wants me to tell, her a story of the faucet what is called as tap in the Queen’s English, but I have to learn up the water cycle.
I don’t know her fascination with the water,
“Enough of cloudberry collecting.” Oh! I could murder Winnie the Pooh cloud berries indeed everyone and his grandmother know that cloudberries are ice bits!
“Jaan—havi, tell me the story of the faucet right away”
“Okay listen little lady, but no interruptions okay”
“Okay tell me who made the first ever faucet?”
“Oh! The brits,”
“Who are the Brits” Christ looks like this pest forgot our no questions deal. On second thoughts it is easier to just reply to her but I had work to finish.
“Okay, question mark, Brits are British okay thy had wooden logs they strum together and then the water came up. When grow older you will learn exactly how it works.”
“Which tree did they use?”
“The elm. Would you like to hear the whole story as how the water travels?”
“Great, let me get crabby with me” now Crabby is Manasi’s invisible friend. My grandmother who is a paediatrician you know children’s doctor tells me all babies do have an imaginary friend. So I guess that makes manasi normal.
“Here we, go. There was this pond, by the mountain. It was full of blue water that was still. It had green grass around it, and beautiful trees with fruits and flowers.”
“Where is this?”
“Some where in lost mountain. But the water in the pond began drying up. The fish died, the frogs on the bank croaked, no end.”
“Jeez it must have been noisy.” We tried croaking it sounded so funny that we burst out laughing.
“Why did the lake dry up?”
“Well it was the sun; it looked as though the sun was furious with world so it drank up all the water, but all the water stayed back with this big white cloud. Can you see it?”
“Naa, I can only see a tiny one this tiny will hold the water from the pond. But the cloud is now heavy so it can’t float anymore.”
“Oh! Poor thing how will go Jaanu”
“It’s the strong wind, which will push the cloud on and on, and then crash! Bing! Bang! Whoosh”
“Whets that “asked Manasi all wide eyed. It felt nice when she was so caught up with what I had to say!
“The cloud hit the mountain, guess what! It rained and it poured”
“its raining its pouring the old man is snoring” piped Manasi. “Is this true?
Of course doubting Thomas, my school books say so too.
But”where did all the water go?
“From, the skies, from the hills, from the roads, into the earth, into the rivers, into the lakes and onto to the sea the water flew”
“Jaanu it sounds so nice like a song. Shall we sing this for a while?”
“Yeah, I think you should sing this with Crabby, it would kind of make him happy.” Manasi was busy narrating the water works to her dolls.
“Hey Jaaanu when did they stop using Elm pipes.”
“I don’t really know but I know they use copper pipes or iron pipes now.”
“And they just flow into the faucet?”
“Water is collected in a reservoir; it is cleaned up, and sent through the pipes, to the houses,”
“What’s a reser….”
“Reservoir a place where things are collected so that we take them out from there when we need them and put them back”
“Grandma, jaanu tells me that we get water from that reser..thingy’ what a relief Grandma, is back, she would know how to answer all the questions the brat doles out.
“Not rese… thingy Manasi, reservoir, yes Janhavi is right”
“What happens when it’s all gone?”
“We don’t have anymore, so we don’t let it be all gone. May be you can help to save about 25 litres a day”
“I can?” Manasi was asking, the kids eyes really open up like big gooseberries.
“Hmmm dripping faucet means, 25 litres of water wasted in a day”
“That’s like 9000 litres in a year Gran!”
“See Manasi, how you can save so much that will be a water gods Samurai.” Oh! That’s Manabí’s hero the Ninja’s and the Samurai and she always wants to be one.
“Lunch time all “that was mom,
As everyone said their grace,” the samurai, says all faucets to be tightened” jeez we have created a monster but saying 9000liters of water a year is worth it.