Sunday, November 09, 2008

Masala Dosa and You

While I try to bring back my mood to write, how about munching,nibbling,enjoying this one. It's too hilarious not to share...tarot card and tea leaves readers,beware.Incidentally, I spent nearly 1/2 an hour correcting the spelling,etc errors in this message.But then,the result's worth it,na?

There are many ways to eat a masala dosa .But,did you know that  there is a very good reason for doing that. It shows some traits of the person:

Case 1:* *People who open the masala dosa and eat it*:

These are the people who are very open about their life. Their life is an open book. Everyone  would know all about him/her.  Some people think that it is a gross way of eating but in truth, these people are just portraying who they are and how their life is.

Case 2:* *People who start from both end and approach the masala later*:
These are the people who like to wait for exciting things to come to their life. Sadly when the times comes, they are not too interested or just do not know how to enjoy it to the fullest. These are the folks who just want life as either dry or exciting. They just do not know how to phase their life and enjoy it no matter what.

Case 2.1:* *People who do not finish all the masala*: 

These folks just do not care as much for the fun times as they are already bogged down under life's harsh realities.The dry periods in their life has left them with so many scars that they do not want to be really happy when the time is right. 
Case 2.2:* *People who finish all the masala with the little dosa they have*:
These are the folks who are the other extremes. They just go all out in life.No matter whether it's  dark or bright. They may not enjoy life to the fullest but they make sure that they get every single good and bad thing out of life. Sometimes these folks are really hard to get along with. They are either your best friends or your worst enemies. They do not have a middle path at all.
Case 3:* *People who start from the middle and proceed to both ends*: 

These are the people who like to get right to what they think is their best part of life. Usually these guys finish off the good portions in a hurry and get stuck with nothing but the worst parts of their life. The thing to note among these people is that they have a tendency to burn out very early in their life. Like the above case, there are two kinds of people in this group too.* 

Case 3.1:** People who do not finish the dosa*: 

These folks are really the saddest of people. They are the ones who tend to end their life as soon as it hits the bad patch. For them, they only need and want the best things in life and nothing more. Typically, they are not prepared or tuned to life as a whole. They just want to enjoy from first till last. Sadly, no one in the world can live without even an ounce of sadness in life. Not even the richest of the richest. But to self destruct at the mere sign of distress is
very bad. That is what these guys tend to do. Some learn to live life but most of them do not.*

Case 3.1:* *People who do finish the dosa*: These folks are the typical human beings. We all enjoy the greatest of times in life and feel sad at the sad parts, thinking about great times. Typically the plate is clean and nothing is left for fate or in life. Happiness and sadness are part of life and these guys know that and are kind of prepared for it. Life is not always happy but there are moments of happiness here and there.

Case 4*: People who eat the dosa making sure that the masala lasts for the whole dosa: 

These people are very rare. These are the people who like to attain balance in their life. It is hard to displease these people and it is hard to make them really happy. They like their balance and are very protective of it. Sadly these are the people who tend to be lonely as anyone else may upset the balance of their system. Perfectionists to the core and
are very careful. These guys do not make the best company but are needed in any group due to their level-headedness to prevent the group from going haywire.* 

Case 5:* *People who do not share and eat the dosa as if it is precious*:
These folks are very protective about their life. They do not want anyone to come and interfere in their life. They like to hide their true nature and intentions. Beware of such people as they are in every group for their own need and nothing else.

Case 6:* *People who offer their first bite to others*:

 These guys are overly friendly. They do anything to be part of a group and make everyone feel like the group is important than the individuals. They are the glue that holds any group together. They are very friendly and bring the best of all the others in the group. They go out of their way to help other friends.Most groups should have a person like this and they are the ones who plan the group outings and other group activities. Once this person is out of the
group, typically the group slowly falls apart.*

Case 7:* *People who take one or two bites and then offer the dosa to others*:

 These guys care about friends and friendship but they take their time to get into the group. They take their time in making friends and they typically are very commited once into the friendship. These guys like to always be on the side lines and typically do not jump into anything in life. They always take their time to analyze the situation and then make a decision. They take the better safe than sorry approach.*

Case 8:* *People who wait for others to make the offer first*: 

Typical people I must say. They are unsure about everything. Even if they wanted to offer, they will wait till the other person offers the food first. If the other person is silent, so are these people. They are the followers. If they get a 
terrific idea, they will pitch it to someone else and get their advice before proceeding. Sadly, most of the elderly world like these types of  people.*

Case 9:* *People who offer dosa only when they cannot finish it on their own *:

 You all may be familiar with these kinds of people. People who are very generous only when all their needs are fulfilled. These folks are selfish but at the same time not misers or greedy. They just want to satisfy themselves before they give it to the world. They typically do not stuff themselves nor do they tend to starve. They are very good people who would give you the best of advices in life. They would make sure that you are not sad following their advice.*

Case 10:* *People who offer the whole dosa and eat from others plates*:
These folks are other extreme. They know what they want, they get what they want but they cannot enjoy what they want. Instead they tend to settle for other things in life which satisfy their needs but does not satisfy them completely. These guys are termed as born losers because even when they have what they wanted, they can't stop others from stealing it from them.*

So next time you sit with a person eating a masala dosa, look closely and see if he falls into one of the above categories. You may be surprised as to how much it reveals about the person.

And, yes, which category do you fall into? And,if not the MD, what about some other food item which is similar?:)

And,any guesses about my category?

Cheerio, till next time...probably till tomorrow!


Soham Shah said...

I never order Masala dosa.. I just cant eat it ..

I always order Paper Sada or Mysore Sada or Rava Sada ..

Keshi said...

to each his own :) thats all I can say Amit. Everyone has their own way of living life and coping with difficulties and good things. It is not for us to judge.

But I love Dosas! yummmmmm!


Keshi said...

wut I meant by that first comment is that different ppl handle their dosas long as they dun try to handle our dosa, its all ok. LOL!


AmitL said...

Hi,Soham..haha..well,let's hear how you 'cut'the alternate dosas.:)

AmitL said...

Hi,Keshi-I was just about to reply to your first comment and say that the post is meant to be a humorous one..and,I saw the second comment.:)
ROFL-I couldn't have put it more succinctly-'different people handle their dosas differently'. And, dosas could be equated to lives..haha.:)

Curious said...

I seriously wonder why northies brag so much about Masala Dosa? Though originally from the south I can actually count the number of people that loves this dish so much!

Anyways.... me thinks u'd be one of each according to your present mood.. :D :D I would surely be a Case6! :D

santoshi said...

iam case 3(people who start from the middle and proceed to both ends). this is really interesting post.

Keshi said...

tnxx Amit! :)

and o I forgot to guess ur category...hmmm I'd say ur someone who lives life to the fullest and in style. So it wud be #3?


Arunima said...

ha ha, I normally like paper dosas and seldom order masala dosas. If it is a masala dosa, I'd be the one who eats the masala at last.

:-) ha ha ha, good one. I am thinking if I can predict people based on how they drink coffee or tea or how they read newspaer, those that browse only the headlines, those that start from page 3, those that read online. any idea?

austere said...

Which one is your way, Amit?

I guess I'll take the balanced one. from next time, of course.

Spot said...

I am a Paper Dosa fan...

But when I tried a Masala Dosa, I did like Case 4... The analysis is quite accurate except for 2 facts: Primo - it is easy to make me happy and Secundo - I am good company!!!

I came across all these cases and yes they are quite true! Case no. 5turned out to be scarily accurate and yes these people are dangerous. They pretend to care but in fact that's exactly how they are. Most of the times Case 5 and Case 3.1 are entertwined with each other.

Are you Case 3.1 Mister? :o)