Saturday, January 17, 2009

Job Requirements

Do you know the latest in job requirements? I saw a few ads in the papers for this, and couldn't help feeling amused. The post? ' Bill Collector'. No wonder- in these times when there are instances of people leaving their bank-loaned vehicles at the airport, where people have purchased flats/villas and can't repay them, or where they've taken personal loans and not repaid, the requirement for a bill collector was bound to come up. Wonder whether the interview involves flexing muscles, speaking roughly,handling a stick, waving a gun, etc?

A miracle- a blooming miracle- I was astonished when I saw the news about the US Airways flight which landed in the Hudson river, and, all passengers and crew had a miraculous escape. If this isn't providence, what is? Hats off to the pilot for not losing his cool and getting all the passengers off. Wonder what they must've felt, standing on the wing/top of the plane, in freezing water, as they were being rescued? What is shocking is-the cause was bird hits...something which can happen in any country, any city, when the planes are flying at low level. Is there any solution to avoid such close shaves in the future?
Joke for the day:
Wife: You always carry my photo in your handbag to the office. Why? 
Husband: When there is a problem, no matter how impossible, I look at your picture and the problem disappears. 
Wife: You see, how miraculous and powerful I am for you? 
Husband: Yes, I see your picture and say to myself, "What other problem can there be greater than this one?"
Till next time,keep smiling!


Anonymous said...

Lol @ the joke :-D

rain girl said...

yaaa hats of to the pilot, really :)

austere said...

I don't buy the bird hits story.

Planes are not falling into the Mithi every now and then.

Even if the Mithi is an apology of a trickle.

Arunima said...

Thank God that all of them survived. If it was India, I somehow feel the recuers would not have reached on time even if the pilot did a good job. So much of trust in my country! Perhaps, I should be shot but I am conditioned this way.

yamini_meduri said...

ha ha ha.....the post really humorous...!!!

my papa also started reading your post after having seen the cartoon and he is still laughing on the joke of the day....!!!!

nice one...!!!

Aparna said...


i heard the joke before but it gets better everytime

u r really hillarious

Keshi said...

Im not surprised at the plane crash (it happens all the time) but I was surprised that everyone survived! Brilliance of the Captain ofcourse!



KJ said...


kem cho? am still alive and planning my next vacation...




AmitL said...

Hi,Dubai guy-good to see u here.:)
Hi,Rain Girl-I agree.
Hi,Austy-u might be right,at that!!But, I certainly hope it wasn't terrorism:)
Hi, keep visiting.:)
Hi,Keshi-indeedy!!Or,see what Austy has written!
Hi,KJ-LOL- Majaa maa chhe...aap kem chho?And,next vacation?Arghh!