Sunday, May 11, 2008

Anecdotes from my life

I would like to share with you an incident that took place about 4 years ago when I recruited a servant for my office and residence. Based on the company policy, he had to fill up the application form and I was surprised to see that he applied for the position of a “cooker”, now that really caught me by surprise. What am I going to do with a cooker? When I asked him what he meant by it, he told me that he wants to apply as a cook and since he knows how to cook, well that makes him a cooker. Anyway I employed him as my servant and I didn't want the “cooker” to cook.

Just a couple of days back on NDTV( a news channel in India) I was watching the newscasters from various states reading the newspaper highlights of the day. What caught my attention was about a man found dead in a park with his throat slit by the residences in the park bench. And the news caster was saying that (in the past tense) that a man's throat was “slut”, oops....a blunder here and she corrected herself gracefully. It made me laugh a little with the blunders you see on air.

Another incident that happened was when my eldest boy was traveling to his kindergarden by his kindergarden bus, and he told us that there is this girl who is staying in our neighbourhood and she is very 'touchy”. We as parents jumped out of our seats as we were wondering, such a young age for him to have girlfriends or to fall in love, and when he explained what he meant by “touchy” we had a good laugh. It so happened that the girl touches him when she speaks to him, what a relief!

One classic incident that I would like to share is about my second son, when he was in Standard one, he had dropped his twenty cents in the drain and it was quite deep and he didn't want to dirty himself. So what he did was he offered another boy ten cents to pick up his twenty cents from the drain. When he told us this at home, I thought to myself, like father like son, you see I think he would make a good manager.

I hope that you had enjoyed my anecdotes and I would be posting some more later when I have the time to write it down.



Sucharita Sarkar said...

Hi Sukku,

Read up all the posts after your delicious Rasam.

I love raita, esp. in summers. Instead of chat masala, we add a homemade masala of dry-roasted-and-ground jeera (cumin), saunf (aniseed) and red-chillies. We also add some sugar.

Since I'm completely clueless about rock music (being a Hindi-movie-song-listener), can't add to your top 10.

Men's hair fall out, women's hair turn grey. Whenever I visit the hairdresser (about 3 times a year), I'm reminded by them of the advancing old age which I try to hide otherwise.

English is, as Amitabh Bachchan said in Namak Halal, a very 'phunny' language. The cooker-episode was hilarious. Do post more anecdotes. Best of luck to your younger son, he'll surely go a long way in today's competitive world!

Aleta said...

Lol. I enjoyed your anecdotes as well and look forward to reading more.

English ~ a phunny language? Aww, it's not bad, really. It's certainly not as beautiful as other languages, but it's home to me.

Sukku said...

Hi Sucharita,

Thank you for the tip in making the masala powder and sprinkle it on the raita.
I listen to Hindi music too and I like title song from Silsila, I have an album by Rahul Sharma with Richard Clayderman on the rendition of the song by Santoor and piano is just mind blowing. I like Colonial Cousins and Bombay Vikings. Don is a good hindi album and my all time movie and album is "Guru" Do let me know what is the latest Hindi music now, maybe I can get the album.
Well my second guy is a school topper in his primary school and now in Secondary school, he is one the top and he is very active in public speaking and debates.

Thank you so much for your reply and you take care.

Sukku said...

Hi Aleta,
I am glad that you liked reading my anecdotes and now that I got some fans...I will write some more soon...I guess there are more people speaking English in India then anywhere in the world now...and it's called "Hinglish"...

Bye and take care