Sunday, October 24, 2004

It's a Woman's world

Who say's its a Man's world, i sure don't think it that way. Last evening after having just finished my Mocha in Barista, i was leafing thro some maganizes. When the dude from the counter came over to me, and asked me to either order some other stuff or vanish from the place. And gave the explanation that there were some customers who are waiting to be seated. Then only i realized that the customers who were waiting were three PYT's and our ever obliging tongue-drooling dude readily obliged them and came over to me and asked me to vamoose. It was no fault of the girls, they all gave me a sorry face and even asked me to share the table with them, but then i had to graciously refuse the offer and left the place.

Imagine, if the roles were reversed, i don't think the dude would have asked the girl to move over, do you think so ?

Thinking about it, i realized it was no fault of the dude. Think about it, if the whole place was filled with guys like me, would i go there myself ?

Thinking in a different angle, i was just wondering do i have enough grounds to sue Barista on the basis of Sexual Harassment ?

I was also wondering if this would have happenned to me in Starbucks ?

Friday, October 22, 2004

First time n Delhi

Travelling from Ghaziabad to Mayur Vihar to meet my cousin, I caught a red-line bus. The bus stand where i was supposed to get down was fast approaching. There was this middle-aged dude who was standing before me in front of the door, i have to ask him to get down or move, but could not find the right hindi word for it. Bus stand came, all i could manage was "Ghiro baai-saab". You can imagine the look on his face.

Thursday, October 21, 2004


Who is this Ash ?
Where did Ash come from ?
Did Ash land straight into the laps of Gurinder ?
Who made Ash ?
Who designed Ash;s stunning outfits in the begining of her career ?
Or did Armani and Versace design all her outfits, from the begining of her career ?
Now that the Indian critics and designers have criticised her recent outfits and movies, she has started lashing at them, give them a break, will you Ash ?
She is now compared to Audrey Hepburn, jaysus, who are they kidding ?
Any time i would prefer Sush to Ash, dont you ?

Friday, October 15, 2004

Educated Doctor and Smart Auto-repair man

Consider an auto-repair man. He had a habit of telling the doc jokes whenever he saw the doc. One time he raised his head from under the automobile hood to say: "Doc, a deaf-and-mute guy went into a hardware store to ask for some nails. He put two fingers together on the counter and made hammering motions with the other hand. The clerk brought him a hammer. He shook his head and pointed to the two fingers he was hammering. The clerk brought him nails. He picked out the sizes he wanted, and left. Well, doc, the next guy who came in was a blind man. He wanted scissors. How do you suppose he asked for them?"

Indulgently, the doc lifted his right hand and made scissoring motions with his first two fingers. Whereupon my auto-repair man laughed raucously and said, "Why, you dumb jerk, He used his voice and asked for them." Then he said smugly, "I've been trying that on all my customers today." "Did you catch many?" doc asked. "Quite a few," he said, "but I knew for sure I'd catch you." "Why is that?" doc asked.

"Because you're so goddamned educated, doc, I knew you couldn't be very smart."

Friday, October 08, 2004

Friday Nights

Scene 1

A typical US company parking lot, time around 5:30 p.m.

Mostly empty, with handful of cars and bikes parked somewhere in the corners.

Scene 2

A typical Indian IT company, parking lot, time around 7:30 p.m.

Mostly full, still no parking space available.

What does it say ? Are the people in the Indian IT companies having any life ?

Quotable Quotes from Inscrutable Americans

I feel my American has improved but my English has deproved

One boy named Mike Smith is confessing "i am son of gun" so im asking "who is Smith"? He is replying in surprise "he is my father". Then im wondering if Mr Smith is step-father, or his mother is doing something wrong with Mr gub. Or some other deep reason. Im filling with deep thoughts.

Once im chatting with lady at college office and she is saying "get off ny back" now really brother how anyone can say I will leap on their back in middle of afternoon in office?

We are both needing

They are playing game which they are calling football in which they are beating each other without mercies for no reason

My clothes are washing whitest and finger licking good

My head is eating circles with all new things

Totally totally nuts, he is saying which is i feel is an American expression for someone fond of cashewnuts