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Saturday, December 25, 2004

How to put that foot in your mouth, the G way!

I have this friend, G
I met her today.
She has a friend,
Who had a classmate in IIMK.
This classmate is South Indian.
We'll call the classmate
Also, an old virtual friend of G.
Virtual friend, as in Chat/E-mail friend.
But I think its pretty crass to say "chat friend"
Or, "mail friend" or any such friend.
I think, virtual friend is more decent.
But thats Immaterial.

So, G was speaking to U who gave her C's cell number.
Now... cell numbers are verrrrrry dangerous things.
So, G messages C
C called G, as a reply to the msg.
And this is what the conversation was like

G: Hey.... how're you doing?
C: Cool... what about you?
G: I'm fine... how's work?
C: Work is fine... taking a client out for dinner
etc etc etc

Now, Mr. C talks to G for an entire 10 minutes, getting all paly. G thought he probably recognised her cell number, as she has once given it to him, something like 3 or 4 years ago. But then Mr. C comes up with

C: Btw... who's this?
Totally taken aback, G answers

G: G******
C: You mean G**** K*** ???
G: Yup
C: Oh Hi G!! WHat a pleasant surprise. Actually I have your number stored on the other cell... This is so cool etc etc etc

Later the conversation drifted to "how's Bangalore" and "how's Pune" and stuff, when

G: I got a friend in Bangalore
C: Oh... cool. what's she doin' ?
G: She's studying at xyz
C: Hey! That's right next to my house
G: Oh cool.
C: So, is she good looking?

And now ladies and gentlemen, comes the punch

G: No.
Followed by a long, pregnant pause. (Will someone tell me, why is a pregnant pause called a pregnant pause)
G: She's South Indian

Now, what G wanted to convey was - She is not good looking. Period. And went on to further describe her as she's a South India, nice girl, good natured yada yada yada. But Mr. C goes like

C: This is not right. All South Indian's are not necessarily ugly!
G: Hey wait... lemme continue
C: No way... what are you trying to do? Stereotyping South Indians as ugly?

As he assumed that she implied, that the girl is not good looking... and the reason for her being on the wrong side of the looks scale was the fact that she was South Indian!

I believe total chaos followed, and finally G wriggled out of it by something as stupid as "Maybe not all, but South Indians with the surname C*** are definitely ugly" or something like that!

Its been over 6 hours since I heard the story, and I'm still rolling in the floor laughing!


  • At 1:31 PM, December 27, 2004, Blogger Sudhakar said…

    I pity C*. He shudn't have asked, "So, is she good looking?" Afterall Ms. General Knowledge will be just another gal who might not accept another gal to be beautiful. :)

  • At 1:52 PM, December 27, 2004, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Ms. General Knowledge had no intention of claiming that South Indians are not good looking... it was just Mr. C who made it out that way. Poor chap, must be highly frustrated!!

  • At 2:29 AM, December 28, 2004, Blogger Phal said…

    I have a G too. She's immensely wise. Mostly.

  • At 5:28 AM, December 28, 2004, Blogger S m i t h a said…

    Thats it. If I notice anyone stereo-typing south indians (especially the women) there is going to be Third World War. No shittin!


  • At 4:54 PM, December 28, 2004, Blogger Kathak - The Story Teller! said…

    Phal, lol!!

    Smitha, c'mon darling, where's that sense of humour? and no one here stereotyping anyone, honey!!!!

  • At 11:33 PM, December 29, 2004, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Yup People where is your sense of humour? After all, it was a South Indian who had to think G was stereotyping South Indians. When did poor G ever make the claim outright? But i just none of you are South Indians with the surname C!!!!! :D Cheers!


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