Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thought for the day:“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”
What would you say if a 30 something friend met you after quite some time and asked' Is there a vacancy in your company for my Baybee'? You'd wonder whether:
- You heard right.
- He adopted a teenager.
- He was kidding
Right? Well, it was none of the above. I asked him 'pardon me?', and he said,'you know, abhi mera shaadi ho gaya, ab mera baybee idhar hai'( you know,I got married and my baybee is here)..then, light dawned- he was referring to his 'Bibi'(Wife), in the inimitable style some of us Indians use. I was tempted to say 'Heyyy Baby', but decided against it,since we were sitting in my office meeting room.
I wish I could be as happy as :
The 40 something guy,suited-booted, whom I saw two days back in the late evening,probably returning from work, with a lollipop in his mouth and looking as contented as a five year old,happily sucking on it,without a care for the world or for the people smiling at him/passing snide remarks.
Finally joined the books library- it's a fantab place near our house. The first books I got is a mix(Austy,read,please):
- Perry Mason: The case of the golddigger's purse
- Soul Curry for you and me: Amitabh Bachchan(Didn't know he'd written this book)
- Selected works of Motilal Nehru
- Laughter: The secret of good health
From these, I read Perry Mason first(But,naturally,my favourite). This one was among the best courtroom dramas I've read from Gardner.
Also read the Laughter one, but, it wasn't too,err,hot,nothing to write home about,I mean. The only parts I liked:
Quote: Anything awful makes me laugh. I misbehaved once at a funeral....Charles Lamb
Joke: *see end joke below*
I was really shocked to read this story today,in the papers.How can such a thing happen?And,no action for 39 years?
A 'different' Top 10 list: The top 10 most dangerous toys to give to children:
Another letter in Weekend. They published it this week,which is pretty quick-usually it comes in the week after. For those interested,here it is:Link
And,whew...aisa bhi hota hai..(This also happens). I guess one has to respect the customs and rules of the country they are in,is all I can say.
I'm finally putting up a post for my 'best articles I've read' blog,today. Do check it out later in the day.It's a collection of 'must-share' info(At least,I feel thusly),which I've come across and clipped over the last few years.
On to the end joke:
Shed a tear for the unfortunate shoe salesman with a lisp, who got slapped when he asked an adequately proportioned female customer to sit down while 'I look up your thize'.
Till next time,keep smiling.