Wednesday, January 6, 2010

They live amongst us...

If you have read the email chain, they live amongst us... I have 2 conversations today which fit into it.

On my way back from work with a friend, passing through Dadar.

A: So this area is named 5 gardens...huh but the garden is such bad shape... (its a cricket field)
Me: Dude, 5 gardens!! Look around... there are FIVE gardens

A lil closer home...
Me 2 cabbie: Aage se right lena...signal avoid hoga
Frnd: Hey why this road?
Me: This is a shortcut to our destination
Frnd: So why are we taking it?

Saturday, January 2, 2010


Scene 1:
At the local Shiva temple today, a 4-year old came face to face with a statue of Nandi (Bull). After staring at the statue for 5 minutes, he made some courage and touched the bull on the nose. He then ran back a few steps and stood scared looking at the bull, expecting it to follow him.

After 2 mins, he again approached the bull from the side, touched it and ran away. This continued for the next 10 mins, till his mother pulled him away. Evidently he was a little too slow to realize it was a statue :)

Scene 2:
On my way back home, saw my neighbors kid on the roof of a car. As I stared at him from a distance, he got down and stood silently at the side. The following conversation ensued:

Me: Kyun chade the upar? Gir jate to?
Kid: Bhaiya wo car aapki hai?
Me: Nahi
Kid: To aap kyun poochte ho

Me: Stunned :(

Scene 3:

On the way up the stairs, one 5-year old to another, “Hey kal chutti hai na. Thank God!!!”. And to say we grown ups are frustrated :D