Thursday, July 17, 2008

Of Friendly People and friends

I was talking of friendly people last time, and I can’t help mentioning one of the major differences between being in India and abroad. When we reached Baroda at 6 AM in June, we immediately had the next door neighbours coming over with water bottles. The neighbour who lives below us came with tea. They also told us that they’d be bringing lunch for us, since we were returning home after one year. I was left feeling quite overwhelmed by all this attention, since I’m usually not expectant of such nice behaviour from people.

Contrast this with when I returned to Dubai. With the exception of the next door guy’s servant, no-one noticed that the house had been locked for a month, not even the watchman. And, no-one seemed surprised to see me back. (But, then, perhaps that’s the best thing, from the angle of safety. LOL).
In fact, the passage ways of these buildings are so empty, except when people are going to the elevator, that I wonder why so much space is wasted for them. They should make them just three feet wide.
Elevator reminds me- people here tend to become so lazy, that even to go from the first floor to the ground floor, they wait for the elevator for ten minutes if it’s busy. Ok, I agree, climbing stairs might be tiring for sedentary people, but, to go a level lower also?

I haven’t seen the print edition yet,so, I wonder whether my caption was good enough?? You tell me-here’s the link.

Since it’s the end of the week, how about some fun and answers to the previous innocent quiz questions:

Q: What's the blonde's cheer?
A: " I'm blonde, I'm blonde, I'm B.L.O.N....ah, oh well..
I'm blonde, I'm blonde, yea yea yea..."

The answer to last time’s ‘what am I’.
The question was:
A finger goes in me. You fiddle with me when you're bored. The best man always has me first. What Am I?

The answer, as the clever ones guessed, is’ A ring’. *claps*

How @ the previous one:

I get stuck with a piece of meat between the buns. When I get old I get limp. You're never satisfied with a little head. What am I?
(For all those who thought I was asking a dirty question, perish the thought..don’t you have any faith in me??LOL).
The answer is:

And, the one previous to the previous quiz was:

And, Keshi,the answer to the other one, namely:
I have the right tool for your crevice. You're dirty when you grab my hose. I'm a dirt bag that sucks. What am I?

Is: A Vacuum Cleaner

So, try your hand on this one(No pun):

You stick your poles inside me. You tie me down to get me up. I get
wet before you do. What am i?

And, this one:(You can't get any more innocent than this)

All day long, it's in and out. I discharge loads from my shaft. Both
men and women go down on me. What am I?

Till next time,keep pondering,and drop in the answers in the comments box.Cheerio!


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austere said...

That's Baroda for you.


Solitaire said...

Where do you get these from?
Is the first one a fishing net?

Kunjal said...

is it a tent?

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy-indeedy-that's Baroda for you..well said!!
Hi,Sol-oh,I just get them(*waves hand airily*) somewhere or the other..the first one is 'a tent'..nice guess,still.Try the second one's even more innocent.:)
Hi,Kunjal-bang on!! How about the second one,now??

SMM said...

Hey is the second one a washing machine?

shooting star said...

well..that's India for you!!....
all of my friends who have gone aborad always tell me that though their life has become more comfortable and luxurious, it hasnt become more happier...they miss the closeness and friendliness of India

Keshi said...

leaving ur motherland to live overseas does not guarantee happiness. Happiness come from within u...not from any external thing or place.

Friends..dun wanna talk abt them right now cos Im not gonna say nice things. LOL!


Curious said...

Hola Amitiji

Reader reminded me that ur bak to base :P

I actually miss the gossipy banter with my neighbours from cCennai a lot... Weirdly this seems to have even passed on to the dorms that's unsual for gals only dorms.. ppl are very secluded aloof and private... Weirdddddddd!

Hold on the peda's alright! Am down 10 kgs and i can afford to gorge on them soon! :D

Dreams said...

the first ones tent and second one a lift :):) hope i got that one right

you do come up with cute ones,

and am blessed, i got neighbours that can give our neighbours in india a run for their money any time.. In fact got a 6 year old --w ho stands there with her hands on her hips and giving me a look sayin -- where have u been? u need to tell us before you go on a trip, i worry about you a lot you know ??

god bless her.... !! they really make coming home in a stange land worth its while :):)

AmitL said...

Hi,all..first,the answers:
No. 1 is a tent,and the second one is an elevator(lift,as written by Dreams)

AmitL said...

Hi,Austy..indeed,that's Baroda.
Hi,Sol..the first one-a tent.
Kunjal: Right!
Hi,'s an elevator
Hi,SS..they're right.:)
Hi,Keshi-that was really nice..thanks for your view on happiness.
Re. friends-hehe.
Hi,Curious-you too miss the banter?Join the club.:)
Re. the pedas-they're finished-will ask the next person coming from Baroda,to get them.:)
Hi,Dreams..correct on both.Nice.

I must meet this six-year seems she doesn't know this is Dubai,yet.:)

Keshi said...

Some very DIRTY mind came up with those riddles. LOL!

I read that the ans to the fisrt one was a TENT. So I'll take a stab at the 2nd one.

**All day long, it's in and out. I discharge loads from my shaft. Both
men and women go down on me. What am I?

Penis, on first thoughts lol! But obviously thats not the ans. So,



Keshi said...

o I just read the ans to the 2nd @elevator!


AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi..ROFL...see,see..such innocent questions they all are,like the one in my latest post.:)