Monday, September 03, 2007

Shopping Nuances

(Apologies to those who've already seen this pic- it is a repeat,for the benefit of those who missed it in an earlier post)

Thought for the day: To appreciate nonsense requires a serious interest in life.

You remember that lady downstairs at the supermarket? Yes, the one who’s nutty as a fruitcake where change is concerned, and would ask for change even for a fruitcake). Well, here’s two more incidents. Two days back: There were two counters open, so, I naturally went to the other one, even though there were two extra people in the line. Hearing an altercation at her counter, I looked there, and suddenly one guy(call him buyer) comes to our counter, thrusts a five dirham note, slightly torn at the corner and asks the guy at my counter’ Would you accept this?’ The guy nearly said yes, then, caught himself and kept mum. The buyer asked now’what is wrong with this note?’, at the same time, he glanced at me and noticed me grinning fiendishly, since I knew what must have happened. When he did not get a reply and the counter guy gestured about 'screw loose', he just left whatever he was buying right there and stalked out.

Next incident: Yesterday. Unluckily for me, there was only one counter open. So, I had to go there with my purchases. However, I was quite thrilled that I had 3 one dirham coins in my pocket. So, the bill came to AED 14.65/-, and I said to myself’ saved’. I handed over a 100 dirham note, and looked heavenwards, as cool as the cucumbers I’d purchased amongst other things when, voila- she says’ seventy five fils change, sir?( fils is the equivalent of our paisa). I handed over a dirham coin and she returns it, saying, ‘no, no-seventy five fils’, and I regretted(Was nearly going to say ‘keep the change’, but, didn’t) - and, when the cash register opens, I see a whole bundle of 25 fils coins. So, I get a coin and the balance money from the AED 100/-. Anyway, so, I get the notes back, and it’s my turn- I returned the AED 50 note, saying ‘not good’(It had cellotape on it)…her turn to look shocked. After a 2 minute hesitation, she changed it. Well, what do you say? A victory?

I might just go to there in 1-2 days with a whole bag of 25 fils coins and make the next payment thusly, but, I’m afraid she might faint or, worse, ask for notes.
Ooh la la…listen to this ad for a nursery out here:

We have: web enabled closed circuit TV for parent viewing if required, a mini amphitheatre, Swimming pool, sand pit, library, computer room…..send your kids today.

Whew- I can just imagine the anxious Mommies- glued to their computer screens from the start to the end. And, if the dahling baby cries or does potty or gets a scolding, et al, off they rush to the school.
On to the end jokes:
-There was this zealous actor who failed his audition for misreading his lines for the play ‘Romeo and Juliet’. One of the lines said’ Enter Juliet from the rear’.

-Two ladies having lunch:
Lady 1: "What's depressing you so?"
Lady 2: "I'm ashamed to admit it, but I caught my husband making love." "Why let that bother you?" laughed Lady 1. "I got mine the same way."

-In Baltimore Maryland a group of feminists were demonstrating at a topl*ss bar. One woman marched around on the sidewalk chanting, "Free women! Free women!" As a guy went into the bar, he asked her, "Do you deliver?"

-"Dad, I was away for a week. Yesterday I sent a fax to my wife I'd be home that night, and when I got into my room I found my wife in another man's arms. Why, Dad ? Tell me why!" Dad kept silent for afew minutes, then coolly said, "Maybe, Son, she didn't get the fax."

Till next time, keep smiling.


Keshi said...

** "Free women! Free women!" As a guy went into the bar, he asked her, "Do you deliver?"



austere said...

That is SOME victory!
Am waiting for a report on the bag full of 25 fils coins. Should be awesome, and is probably illegal not to accept currency, so they jolly well ought to take it.

Marlee said...

I had my dose of laughter for the day-Thank you


Lolly said...

What a day when your told your money is no good...jeezies ;)

Are you comming up on a long weekend, Amit?

ektaran said...

You & your kissas...interesting!!

fax nahin mila..ha ha ha ha

such hi-fi stuff for kiddos...kya zamanna aa gaya hai..

Arunima said...

From where do you get all these jokes and infos?

By the way, in which stage of the Dubai man evolution are you?

AVIANA said...

hey there!

hows u? i love the camel pic in your previous post! :)


Shreya said...

I came, I saw, I commended :)

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi..that was funny,na???

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy...will do that bag fulla coins thingy one of these days...have to collect all of them first..

AmitL said...

Hi,Marlee...that's what really matters..grin.:)Thank you.

AmitL said...

Hi,Lolly...beware,I might just take u up on that invite.

AmitL said...

Hi,Ektaran...grin yes to all ur comments.:)

AmitL said...

Hi, cache of jokes is ever-increasing.:)as for the evolution,let me just say,i'll move before i reach the camel stage.

AmitL said...

Hi,Aviana...I'm fine...:)tks for the comment.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Julius,err,Shreya...tks for the commendation.:)