Thursday, August 30, 2007

One of Those Days

(Quip for the above pic: She's referring to his art of swinging on trees, of course.*most innocent smile*)

Thought for the day: We the willing, following the unknowing are doing the impossible. We have done so much for so long with so little that we are now able to do anything with nothing.

Oops…this seems like one of THOSE days, when callers are out to get,nee, bug me. Why else would there be five calls already, in 45 minutes, all of the idiotic kind. Like, the most recent one:
My cellphone flashes(I’ve kept it on silent mode since 3 months now):
Me: Hello
Him: (Breathing heavily) (I thought he’d just climbed up a set of stairs, or down them?)
Me: Hello(Slightly Irritated)
Him: Yaaaas?Who you?
Me: You called, not me.
Him: (Disconnects)

Thankfully, today’s Thursday, so many people have a half-day, so, it’ll probably go on only till afternoon. (We work full day, with Fri-Sat off).
At last: Mehak sent me the true story of the evolution of the topiwaala Resham-iya. Here it is:
Is ‘shop-keeper’ a synonym for ‘make-a-fast-buck’? At least, that’s what it seems- like, for example, when the price of gold drops, shopkeepers suddenly run out of the auric(aural) stuff, especially the coins. When it goes up again, even if it’s the next day, the stocks reappear.

Or, take an example of going shopping for clothes, in a bargain zone…the shopkeeper has to give you a price which is three times the real price of the product. If you buy it, he laughs and laughs. If you bargain and get it at half price, you laugh, thinking ‘ There’s one (sucker) born every minute’. But, he laughs harder, probably saying ‘There’s one (bigger sucker) born every minute.’

I observed this when we went to purchase a dining table set some months back. After hard bargaining and bringing the price down to less than half of what he said, and, what seemed reasonable compared to the dozen odd shops we had been to, we had taken the bill and were leaving, when I remembered seeing another piece of furniture which looked nice- so, I went back, and I see the guy in his Pathani suit, dancing a jig, waving the money about. LOL….well, I usually pass such events off as ‘my good deed for the day.’ Though, I did wonder what his actual cost was?

Tell me, bloggers, can you remember any incident where you feel you made a monkey out of someone who felt he/she made a monkey of you? (No, not by being mean to a trusting person, but, monkey as in, something which made you smile afterwards).
End jokes:

Old Aunt Cora went to her doctor to see what could be done about her troublesome constipation. "It's terrible," she said to the doctor. "I haven't moved my bowels in more than a week." "I see. Have you done anything about it?" asked the doctor. "Oh, yes," Aunt Cora replied, "I sit in the bathroom for a good half of an hour in the morning and then again at night." "No," the doctor said, "I mean do you takeanything?" "Of course I do." she answered, "I take a magazine!"
Man at supermarket: Give me a deodorant
Supermarket guy: Aerosol?
Man: No, for under-arms.

(Please don’t ask me to explain took me a few minutes and reading it twice to comprehend…grin grin)
And, now, the favourite blonde jokes:
Q: What is the difference between blondes and traffic signs?

A: Some traffic signs say stop.
Good girls say "no".
Bad girls say "when?"
Naughty girls don't say anything, they just moan and scream a lot.
Till next time, keep smiling.


ektaran said...

Aapne post kara....aur hum chale aae...comments ko bhi saath le aae :p...sorry a sad n bad joke.

Naughty Amit...bada naughty monkey business post hai yeh toh...the end jokes are superb....

well shopkeeper ko shendi lagana....hmm...can't recall any such incident as of now....

Standbymind said...

I am laughing!

KAYLEE said...

nice blog:) thanks for visiting mine

Marlee said...

LMAO at the Himesh Story!!!!!!!!!!!! Have to ask Mehak for it! :-)))))))

Don't rem any specific incident where I thot id made a monkey out of someone n I turned out to be the bigger monkey, no I dont!

The Aerosol joke with ur comment was phunny but I didnt get the last one. ('?')

Keshi said...

LMAO @naughty girls!

**Tell me, bloggers, can you remember any incident where you feel you made a monkey out of someone who felt he/she made a monkey of you?

yes just now...a mean woman saw me coming to the lifts n yet she didnt stop the lift for me (she easily cud hv). As the doors closed, I hurried n put my right leg between em..and it stopped with a jolt..she shook like a jelly bean. She was pissed too.


austere said...

Not, not really.

But what goes aroud always comes around. or so I remind myself.

shooting star said...

** you only want to do it now that people are watching** ignited my dirty mind to much and completely in laughter!!! rolling over rather.....
monkey out of me...not much i think....

Sweetstickychewy said...

hahah.. those type of phone calls. There was a time i was on busy schedule and someone called asking me to guess who he is. He kept insisting to the point i asked if his face is printed on my phone for me to know who exactly he is.Hehe:P my folly.:P

And yeah abt the shop keeper. i have to agree with that. esp when you are a tourist overseas. They sure do try to bite you bad.

Nice comic. and my mind did rolled the yellow way out. glad to know its just!

Have a good weekend Amit. Cheeries:D

Sakhi said...

Hey. Long time! But I've been a true patron again and read all the ones I missed out on...
-> A Walk Down The Memory lane:
Congrats on completing 4yrs in the blog world!! *:)*
Great fun goind down the memory lane with you.
*ROF* @ 'condominium is not the smallest size they make'
-> Happy Days are Here Again:
Congrats again!! *:D* As sad as it is, the lobbying and playing favourites is present in all places!! *sigh*
*lol* @ 'people confusing you with Southies'
*ROF* @ 'myth that all women dress that way when they sit down at the computer'
-> Irritants:
Agree cent per cent. It's so annoying sometimes, while you are already having a hard day, when people come up with such inane questions/comments!!
-> Interesting Tidbits:
*grin* @ 'a troop of monkeys' & 'Alba has the sexiest wiggle'
The URL's are INSANE. What were the owners thinking, I wonder. *lol*
-> One Of Those Days:
My sympathies @ 'such calls'
@ the 'dining table purchase incident' Due to possibilities like this one, I always make it a point to ONLY go to stores where there is fixed price for everything. *:D*
-> *cracking up* @ all the end jokes!!
Till next time...S m i l e

AmitL said...

Hi,Ektaran...tks for the nice twist to the song.LOL..and,the bal. comments too.

AmitL said...

Hi,Standbymind..tks for that comment.:)

AmitL said...

Hi, ur comment on the last joke...I'm sure u're pulling my leg.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi...tks..and,tks for that incident...hehe.

AmitL said...


AmitL said...

Hi,Shooting Star..tks for that naughty comment.hehe.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,SweetSc....LOL...I'll use that line next time.:)And,glad u liked the comic..hehe...yes,just swinging.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Sakhi...that's soo sweet..I should put the compiled comments together and make a new post..:)Just shows how much in detail you read..:)