Saturday, January 10, 2009

A gender bender

I had this conversation with a Punju colleague on Friday.

He: I like girls who swear!
Me: Really?
He: Yes!!! Girls who do not swear are so sissy and so so...(he fumbled for a suitable word)
Me (sarcastically): So girly?
He (triumphantly): Yes!!!!!
Me: OMG!!
He (smirking): heh heh
Me (piling on the sarcasm): I guess you would like a lil bit of mustache and a 5 'o' clock stubble on your girl too yeah?
He (thinking deeply): Hmmm...
Me (getting up hastily): err...never mind!

He tried calling me several times but rising nausea prevented me from taking the call. I am dreading Monday. Maybe I will wear a burqah to office to avoid detection.

Note to self: Never end a conversation with a rhetorical question. Some people do not know the meaning of a rhetorical question. Ditto with 'sarcasm.' Sigh!

23 comments:

SingularOne said...

What a lovely set of colleagues you have - absolute blogging fodder.
Thanks...you're wonderful.

Pratz said...

Hehe...wonder whether what u would call the entire episode now...funny, nauseating, watever.....

Pratz said...

oh..tht "whether" was no required

~==[[[ Abhi ]]]==~ said...

Awesome set of people whom you're working with. I simply had loved your old Foxy tales. But this one's too good :)

Janus said...

hmm..interesting..maybe you can give his GF / wife a bottle of Old Spice !

Manoj said...

ROFL! =))

damsel in distress said...

ha!! ask him to watch mtv roadies!!! or maybe he already did..:p

Karthik Sivaramakrishnan said...

LOL.
Do you think there might have been vocab trouble? You probably said 'must-ash' while he might know it as 'moose-tachch' and stubble he's probably never heard off!

BrownPhantom said...

I would take a few Punju colleagues in my team any day. They keep the atmosphere cheerful :). A few diffficult moments shouldn't be a huge price to pay. Is there a chance that he overheard u say a swearword within ur circle :). Maybe he liked that.

silverine said...

SingularOne: Thank you! Actually you find them everywhere. You gotta notice! :)

Pratz: I would call it frustarting! :p

Abhi: Thank you! I do work with a bunch of interesting people! :p

Janus: LOL!! That was a good one!

Manoj: :)

damsel in distress: hehe That was some good sarcasm. Perhaps he does watch it! ;)

Karthik: I did pronounce it properly! :p

BrownPhantom: :p There was this program on MTV about women and swearing and it was that discussion which lead to this conversation!

Thoorika said...

You have got weird colleagues!!

Sriram said...

hmm...

Nitram said...

"I am dreading Monday" ??
Guys in your workplace might put in their papers (inspite of the recession et al) once they are aware of this!!
ROTFL!!!

Still thinking said...

Lol!
I think 2009 will continue to work on my laugh lines.

Are you sure he was really talking about girls? :D

dsk said...

girls who swears, has a lil bit of mustache and a 5 'o' clock stubble........
bharatmatrimony mite not help this one

Bullshee said...

Just one word! Ewwww....

Have you seen the Russell Peters stand up on hairy Indians???

"All the Indian girls in the audience just rolled up their sleeves and said - You bastard!!!"

Hari said...

Lol! This is ROTFL stuff!!

I was reading a book by Michael Moore questioning the intelligence of Americans. After reading all your posts, I was wondering... Why don't you publish something about all these LMAO stuff? :P I'm serious. :d

Mind Curry said...

lol..this world is full of crazy people!!

p.s. i spent a lot of time trying to think of an irresponsible comment..will come back when i think of one! :) hope you are well.

MYSTERY OF MY SPIRIT said...

HI,
Add me to your long list of fans.I just stumbled upon your blog from Dhanya's Ruminations and must tell you that I am extremely impressed by your writings.They manage to shock,surprise and make you laugh at the same time..Awaiting more of these gems in the coming days....

Usha Pisharody said...

Takes all kinds, really!

And you found yourself in conversation with one of those!!!

Lol!

Pertinent observation at the end, reg. Sarcasm and rhetorical questions! On the dot there!:)

Mind Curry said...

love your new layout :)

silverine said...

Thoorika and Sriram: Wait till you start working! ;)

Nitram: LOL!!

Still Thinking: Thanks girl! And he was talking of gals but I guess he is not very good in putting things into words! :p

DSK: he he true! :p

Bulshee: ROFL! That was awesome and deserves a *thwack*! :))

Hari: Thank you! I guess when I retire I will write a book a la Dilbert! :)

MC: How I wish you had put in that irresponsible comment! ;)

Mystery of Spirit: Thank you! :) Your take on Gajini was very funny!

Usha: I know! I know! I guess I have all the luck! :p

MC: Thank you! :)

Jeseem said...

dear silverline..
better way than a burqah to escape such guys is a razor and shaving gel.. :P
now where do I hide..