Wednesday, June 30, 2010

How to Ring a Bell??

when you don't have a bell with you?

Punch has a solution..

ask your father to remove his necklace(she means chain)

take the necklace and go near a steel dustbin

keep thrashing the necklace on to the bin so that you hear sounds continuously

and then sing

ding dong bell...ding dong bell

Monday, June 21, 2010

So What's my age?

I came across an article featuring my college classmate (who is now supposed to be a small celebrity) in a reputed magazine. We are not in touch since a decade but once upon a time we shared the same bench in Business Management classes.

The article mentioned her age..exactly five years below my current age....I am sure my dob is correct, so obviously her parents had admitted her to school when she was born? or did my parents admit me in school with a false age (surely not possible)?? I am confused, pls help..

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The Red Marker Blogathon

I am jotting down some of my experiences in response to Sue's post..I have come across many people throughout the country who insist on speaking English their way and not the correct way. Irrespective of the language in which they are spoken to, some people insist on answering in English but unfortunately are not able to convey correctly what they want to say..whereas some people directly translate sentences from a vernacular language to English resulting in this confusion..

1. A funny incident that happened when I was in college- A professor was taking his first class after recently joining the college. He recollected his experience at the administrative section. It seems he did not have a pen and he asked a peon " If you don't mind, can I have your pen please?" to get a reply " Have it, I have no mind"..

2. When we visited Chennai and southern Tamil Nadu as part of our vacations (before I settled down here), I would hear kids and people coming to a shop and asking for " 1 colour"..I often used to wonder what is that colour only to realise that it is the local pen name for Cool Drinks such as Limca, Coke etc..

3. I worked in the customer service cell of a share transfer agent/registrar some time back. My job was to reply to letters and answer incoming phone calls from customers. I had trouble understanding the content of some letters in broken English. One of my colleagues could not speak English fluently but he would insist on speaking it the way he wished..Once he answered a call for a query that he was not in charge of..he replied " THE Miss XYZ is there, you talk to HIM afterwards" instead of saying "Miss XYZ is in charge of this section, please call later and speak to her".

Monday, June 7, 2010


Its night 10.30 PM and Punch is chatting with her father on the bed ( lights off so that she slowly drifts off to sleep)

Punch: Abba, Babba (uncle) phone

Mr. calls Babba

Punch speaks to Babba, then Babba speaks to Abba (abba forgets to put off the speaker)

Babba: I am going to ***(name) Sports Bar tomorrow

Mr: what? bar? Sports Bar?

Punch: Milky Bar...( she loves Milky Bar chocolates)

This is a sneak trailor of the eavesdropping Punch does..

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

She's got Mail..

The Mr. is busy working on his laptop when Punch interrupts him

Punch: Abba, papa computer

Mr: Abba is busy, Abba has to check mail, not now dear

Punch: Abba, papa computer

Mr: Punch, don't disturb Abba, I am checking mail

After few seconds..

Punch: Abba, Papa mail check

wonder who has mailed her..