Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Giving directions
a) Take right in second dead end :P
b) Take the next left, this is ‘No Way’ ! (one way sign)

Humor in anger
a) @ service station, incensed mechanic, giving it back to the car owner, when the owner didn’t buy his explanation. “Nanna Hajama andko bitya?” and then realizing that owner doesn’t understand Kannada, he translates, “Do you think I am a barber?”:P
b) @ a small hotel, as the customer screamed at the owner/cashier/waiter(all in one), that it’s 20 mins since his order etc, owner calmly retorts “Have you paid advance? Get lost”!
c) @ a studio, the girl scolds the owner/photographer “photo chennagi bandilla”, he screams “Nimma mukha estu chennagide?”!

Namma Bengaluru
Yeah, lakes are disappearing, only around 65 left out of around 400 at once
But as TOI says, from just 100 parks in 2000, there are 508 now and more coming up...

Random Thought
While doing International Finance assignment
What value is financial industry adding to society?

Friday, August 08, 2008

It Happened Again!

After this, nothing happened for some time now and I was about label the ‘books section in Landmark’ safe zone.
Terror struck again! & how!
I had forgotten the incident and peacefully browsing the magazines area, when I heard it…
One chap using the same pick up line ‘Do you like magazines’ and the other chap falling for it and they went on to discus, about work etc…
Slowly I moved out of that danger area and went to new arrivals books section.
As I was taking a deep breath, there he came…
“Do you like books? I like, I have read some of these”…
I was still recovering from the shock, when he went on with intro “I am so & so, I work with so & so…”
I had to shake hands and exchange pleasantries.
I was as uncomfortable as Dravid facing Mendis (:P) but he didn’t seem to care.
Then he went on to deliver the timeless/classic line “I have seen you somewhere, before, that’s why…”
Ouch! It did hurt.

I kept on walking slowly and when the distance was safe enough to make a dash to the door (just in case!) I waved bye to him and came out with my friend, who by now joined me.

I guess it’s one of those personality development camps, creating havoc @ Landmark in Forum Mall. (Or is it a pickup area? :P) They must be the people let loose by some personality development coach, to practice talking to strangers/make friends/network.

Since Landmark’s one of my favorite frequent hangouts, I will unravel this.
Watch this space.