Monday, January 14, 2008

Holiday,ad,et al

Thought for the day:Nowadays some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with a remote control....M. Charles Wheeler

Good ole Georgie...he got us an unexpected holiday. What happened is this-yesterday morning,I was in conversation with an office colleague,and said' Doesn't it feel funny,to have a full five day working week,after nearly 5 weeks?Every week,there's been at least one additional free day.' Not that I'm averse to work,but,it's always nice to have a break in between two-three tough work days,isn't it? Anyway, so, this topic was forgotten and we shifted over to our respective work routines, and time flew by as it always does on the first day of the week. By afternoon, came the first rumour- Is it a holiday tomorrow? I was astonished- Why, I asked? "Well,we heard that a number of roads will be closed in the city tomorrow,due to Georgie's visit.So, it might be declared a holiday", came the reply.To cut a long story,nee, apprehension short, by evening, it was official- owing to Georgie's visit, there will be a holiday for the public and private sectors.Thanks,Georgie!
Current favourite ad:(There's no words in the ad, only music)
Husband's reading his paper at dining table. Angry wife comes,and,just as he is about to pick up his cuppa tea,she pulls it away from him. He continues reading. She picks up a pillow and throws it on the ground next to his chair,to show her annoyance..he picks it up, gives it back. She throws it again,he picks it up, gives it back.She throws it again,he picks it up,gives it back....two more times(I think). Then,she gives up, pulls up the chair,sits down,pushes his teacup towards him.
Caption comes: A calm mind can overcome the worst storm....Art Of Living SMSes from Vodaphone.

My quip: That reminds me so much of me- there's no better way to stop an argument anywhere,than to remain calm,cool,collected. If you also shout back, it becomes a shouting match and no-one really wins! Even at work,if there's an argument brewing, I prefer to take a deep breath,keep quiet at that moment,and explain my point-of-view later.

On to the endjokes:
Snow White saw Pinocchio walking through the woods so she ran up behind him, knocked him flat on his back, and then sat on his face screaming, "Lie to me! Lie to me!"
An American girl was visiting England and was invited to a party. While dancing with a stuffy monocled Englishman, her necklace became unfastened and slipped down the back of her dress. She asked the Englishman to retrieve the jewelry piece for her. He was very embarrassed but wishing to comply with her request he reached cautiously down the back of her gown. "I'm terribly sorry," he said, "but I can't seem to reach it." Try further down," she said. At this
point he noticed that he was being watched by everyone in the room which made him feel most uncomfortable and he whispered to the girl, "I feel such a perfect ass." "Never mind that!" she cried. "Just get the necklace."
Till next time,keep smiling.


austere said...

I want W to visit Mumbai next.

KCS said...

I have read a few post of yours on Betweenusfriends and i dont regret following your link at all. You have a very refreshing blog.

Nowadays some people expect the door of opportunity to be opened with a remote control....M. Charles Wheeler***Totally agree, we are indeed in the age of short cuts.

Keshi said...

I agree...ppl look for short-cuts in almost everything these days. Somehow I dun mind havin a remote control to mute some ppl LOL!


Shreya said...

what? you guys get a day off for Georgie's visit? we never have a day off when Mr. Sheikh Muhammad visits here!! how unfair! :D

Shreya said...

and joke # 2 is a repeat haha...

Arunima said...

:-) Smiling!

rain gitl said...

i love that ad too.. its awesome!! :D

Sakhi said...

Hey old pal!! Long time indeed. But great to be back, yet again :D.
Congrats on the 'extra' holiday on the day of Georgie's visit *grin*.
I love that add too. Keep telling my hubby to learn from it! *:P*
Loved the end joked, as always.
Cheers...S m i l e

kaylee said...

good post how are you my friend?

Marlee said...

Amit, Happy New Yr!

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy-just send Georgie an invite,na.hehe
Hi,KCS..Thanks for the comment.It made me really smile.Do visit more often.And,yes,we are in the age of shortcuts,as you say.Cheers:)
Hi,Shreya-LOL...that's the problem with the,they valued his life more than the few millions of dirhams lost in an unexpected holiday.
Re. joke no. 2: You have a fantastic memory..I can't remember when I posted it.:)
Arunima::)*smiling right back*
Hi,Rain Gal- u2??Do you picture yourself as the lady?Or,serene as the guy?
Hi,Sakhi,ole pal-welcome back again.hehe.
U mean u want your hubby to be as peaceful as that?Whew.:)
glad u liked the end jokes.
Hi,Kaylee-thanks.I'm fine-how about u?
Hi,Marlee-great to see u here again...Happy New Year to u2.TC.