Monday, September 10, 2007

Just Because....Doesn't Mean...

(Quip for the above pic: That explains your situation at your place of work?In the last word, I removed a 's' in the word 'assh*les* ,for those who didn't comprehend...grin)
Thought for the day: Someone Who thinks logically is a nice contrast to the real world.

Do you feel like giving someone a hug today? You’ve got the perfect excuse. Today is ‘Free Hugs Day’, as per a report in Xpress newspaper here. It’s described as a random act of kindness,a selfless act performed by a person for the sole purpose of making others feel better. Get more info on
So, to all of you great people out there, big hugs. Have a great, err, huggies day?
Reminds me of the ‘Jaadu ki Jhappi’ from Munnabhai. Amazing, na? As they say, the best things in life are free.
(Incidentally, today is also World Suicide Prevention Day- I guess it can be prevented by giving hugs…hehe)
English quiz question of the day:
Which is this famous phrase:
The person presenting the ultimate cachinnation possesses hereby the optimal cachinnation.
(Hint: What you do usually while reading my posts…(Nee, no dirty thoughts there) )

Do you remember having a silly dialogue(At least I do) from school days, which would be used whenever you were bugged with someone? It would begin with ‘Just Because’ mode, ending with ‘Doesn’t mean you have to’ ..for example:

Just because you have a mouth, doesn’t mean you have to talk.
Just because you have legs, doesn’t mean you have to run.
Just because you have a good body, doesn’t mean you have to run around half-n*de.(Well, that one wasn’t in school days. LOL).

That reminds me, I keep thinking of asking people out here in Dubai a similar question:
Just because you see a hole in the ground, doesn’t mean it’s a dustbin. I mean, whether it’s a nicely dug plot, where the Municipality’s planted a sapling, of, some underground works being done by the Municipality, or, even our company’s small landscaped garden outside, it seems like the sight of dirt attracts people, making them do all sorts of dumping and face washing.

Like, last week, I was waiting in our co vehicle outside, when suddenly, one guy drives up, stops near our garden, takes out a water bottle and proceeds to wash his face while standing in the grass. Then, suddenly conscious that I was about to get out and reprimand him, he hurriedly got into his car and drove off.

Or, take the small sapling plots I mentioned- during my morning walk, I see paper glasses(With their bit of tea still dripping out), coke/pepsi cans, nappies, newspapers, water bottles, etc. Many a times, there’ll be an empty municipality dustbin right next to the hole, but, still, the stuff will only go into the hole. Will someone please explain what mental thought processes go into doing this action?

Now, in India, I know, there are people who like to enter manholes and sing about Radio Mirchi, as also, people who can’t resist the urge to purge, as soon as they see a hole and no one about, but, then, there’s hardly any fines there, in our fine democracy, so, people tend to do what others do, who also do what others do, who also….

Today’s cartoon in Beetle Bailey gave me the first grin of the day.
Sarge is trying to convince Beetle to get up from his bed.
Beetle says:
Rip Van Winkle became famous for sleeping.
Hens produce eggs when they lay.
Laziness prevents tiredness.
Good ideas get better if we sleep on them.
The best bread is made from good load.
At the end, Sarge has fallen asleep. Beetle says’ I think I convinced him’.
Beetle’s friend says: You wore him out.
On to the end jokes:
Q: Why was John the most popular man and always sent to the refreshment stand at the nud*st colony?
A: He was the only one who could carry 2 cups of coffee and ten doughnuts.
LOLlable Shayari of the day: (Sorry, I can’t translate it correctly into English):

LOLlable shaayri of the day:
Chai ke cup se uthte dhuein mein teri shakl nazar aati hai,Tere khyalon mein kho kar aksar meri chai thandi ho jaati hai.
(Puhlease- I did not write it)
A blonde and her girlfriend went to the beach for the day. As they wandered up and down the horeline in their bikinis the girl-friend began to notice that the blonde seemed to be having some difficulty walking. The girlfriend finally said, "Did you hurt your leg orsomething? You're walking very strangely." The blonde replied, "Ihave a big date tonight and I've got curlers in my hair."
A blonde goes into a laundromat and asks to have her sweater cleaned.The Laundromat attendant doesn't hear her correctly and says, "Comeagain?" The blonde blushes slightly and giggles, "oh, no it's just mustard this time."


AVIANA said...

you've got something pretty clever ones here....did you catch up?

you better! have a nice day!

oh would you really want doughnuts from the nudist guy who can carry 10 of them! ewwww...

Lolly said...

Randoms Acts of Kindness...yes and pass it ON!

And, HEY...I resemble that half nekkid remark, bubs!

Keshi said...

FreeHugs video was done in Piit St Sydney, Austraaaalia! :) One of my fav streets in the city.

**Comeagain?" The blonde blushes slightly and giggles, "oh, no it's just mustard this time."

LOL haha!


Shreya said...

The blonde joke - "Come again" is a repeat. i remember because I did not understand it then, and I do not understand it now lol..Blame it on my ingenuousness :P...

btw, I have posted a new entry! :)

Sweetstickychewy said...

lol..i love ya post today. crack me up much.:D

As always the thought of the day rocks!

And love that thing on Juz because. Cause it happens for me too. lol! the hole cracked me da most!

Rock on!

KAYLEE said...


AmitL said...

Hi,Aviana..tks...grin..I did catch up...and,I had a nice day.

Re. donuts from the 10 guy,well,I'd first have to join a colony,u know..hehehe..:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Lolly..okies..passed it resembling the HNK,well,what kin I say??:)

AmitL said...

Hi,,LOL at ur LOL at the joke.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Shreya..whew-u have a good memory.Will check out the new post,now.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Amy..tks for that comment..had me smiling.:)

AmitL said...


Alka said...

Free Hugs Day? What are you suggesting? At least it will not work in India. :-) If I start doing this act of "kindness" bahi log roj ghar ka chakkar lage lagenge. :-)

AmitL said...

Hi,Alka...LOL..I didn't think of that...:)

Curious said...

Hi amitji..

Ur hole story made me sing the polo jingle... Where is the hooooole.. :)) :))

The poster very apt..Will send it across! :))

Jaadoo ki jhappi.. I actually wanna try this some time.. Write on a poster like that man..go to city center or MOE and say free hugs..either I will be arrested... or i'll be the most harassed person in Dubai at it's end!!! what say?

diyadear said...

hi amitl,
Thanks for visiting me.. N chao to a fello BUFer. loves the pic.. how truly said ;)

AmitL said...

LOL...Curious,that's one nice set of comments. Polo jingle?hehe..poster-okie-send it across to people(Not your boss,I hope),Jaadoo ki jhappi-can almost imagine you in City centre,doling out free hugs.hahaha...yes,u'd probably be arrested..grin,

AmitL said...

Hi,Diyadear...tks for your visit too...and,do be back.:)Cheers.Glad u liked the pic.

Arunima said...

nice cartoon! We are having play and I wanted to thank you for that. Remember, you had put up a cartoon for the best employee? Coffe Machine being awarded? Around that we are developing a ply. If my team wins,I'll let you know. I have written the script and added star employees like Rakhi, Shoiab, Laloo fighting for the title as to why they need to be the best employee of the month.Ultimately, the coffee machine is going to win. Thanks!

shooting star said...

your post made me recall my brother's ( who's a captain in the indian army) comment on army as an organization ... " army is a pyramid of monkeys..when you look down see smiling faces...but when you look only see assholes"....

austere said...

You have a nice topic for a thesis, should that take your fancy, the littering one across culture, nahin?