Wednesday, April 30, 2008


In buying everything from safety shoes to swimming pools and Jacuzzis, I tend to have and hear the most interesting conversations. The latest one went:

(After long technical discussion):
Frustrated supplier(His price was too high): Well, you must make an apple to apple comparison with my competitors.
My colleague: Well, have you seen two apples which are exactly alike?
Supplier(flustered) : Not really.
Colleague: There’s your answer.
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That reminded me of my first job. I was sitting, taking interviews of freshers, to be taken as GETs(Graduate Engineer Trainees), and one enthusiastic guy, trying to convince us of his skills, said:
Him: Sir, I can sell ice to an Eskimo.
Me: Really?
Him: Yes, Sir.
Me: Ok. Go ahead- I’m the Eskimo.Sell ice to me. (The Manager settled back in his chair, with a big smile on his face).
Him: (A bit flustered). Well, err..let’s see….(then, he kept trying for 15 minutes. And, was unable to convince me and our Manager)
Him: (Finally): Sir, I admit- I can’t sell ice to an Eskimo. My brother had advised me to use the statement to create a dazzling effect.
(Both of us smiled and bade him goodbye. We didn’t select him, but, not because of the ice, but, because of his lack of qualifications)
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Thoughtful quote for the day:

"Most of the shadows of this life are caused by our standing in our own sunshine." Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Another thoughtful quote for the day:
We meet to create memories, we part to preserve them.... Anonymous
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“ I wish” wish for the day:


That I could laugh as uproariously as Sidhu Paaji does as a judge in the Laughter Challenge competitions. Even though he is paid to laugh, it still brings a smile to my face, whenever I see him jumping about with laughter. Quite infectious. (Even though some of the jokes participants tell are not so funny). I'm sure it'd extend my life by a few more years than it's supposed to be.hehe.
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And, Sidhuji reminds me of his famous Sidhuisms as a commentator, some of which went:

- Eddie Nichols(The Umpire) is a man who cannot find his own buttocks with his two hands."
- Martin Crowe:Wickets are like wives - you never know which way they will turn!!!
- The third umpires should be changed as often as nappies and for the same reason.
- That ball went so high it could have got an air hostess down with it.
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What do you think of my caption?
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Cheers,till next time!!

8 comments:

AVIANA said...

love the emerson quote...

how are you?

Keshi said...

hahahahahahaha @first image!

Keshi.

Ritu said...

ha ha...cool post as always. Loved the caption too!!!!!!!

austere said...

Sidhu is completely avoidable.argh.

AmitL said...

Hi,Aviana..I'm fine.:)Nice to see u here.
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Hi,Keshi,haha.:)
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Hi,Ritu..glad u liked the caption.
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Hi,Austy..Sidhu's laughs are grt,though.

Shreya said...

wow, yikes for the interviewee! I like the quote about memories! Sidhhu is one funny man - and I am always surprised how he can laugh so much even though the jokes aren't funny :P

AmitL said...

Hi,Shreya..hehe to the yikes.:)

Siddu-yes,it's amazing,na?But,then,if I was being paid a hefty sum to laugh,I'd also follow suit.Wouldn't you?Can you think of a better job?

Arunima said...

liked the caption. Who won?