People got to be clear with their questions...

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It was the last day of internship. Oh, those good old last days of internship in June.
I'm delighted, everything looks rosy, I'm grinning from ear to ear. I walk to the bus stop at 7 40 am, for the last time in months to come, to be an organization's employee.
An Indian guy comes to the bus stop, someone I don't know. Postgrad student, I tell myself.
I'm smiling away to glory anyway. I sit in the bus stop, waiting for my friend to join me, munching on my toast.
Some minutes later, the guy looks at me, and asks,
'So how long have you been here?'
I stare at him, totally puzzled. What a weird thing to ask when you're speaking to someone for the first time in your life? Nevertheless, I decide to answer.
'3 years?' I say, throwing him a quizzical look, wondering why on earth he wants to know.
'What?!' He looks damn surprised.
'Oh, oh,' he says, after a moment's understanding. 'I meant in the bus stop?'
I burst out laughing, but I want to bash him hard for his amazing question at the same time.
'3 minutes,' I say, and both of us aren't embarrassed, as we are convinced the other is dumb :)

P.S.: It's study time again! I'm sitting in the library and blogging instead of studying :) Feels great!

7 comments:

rsubras said...

From http://someindianguywrites.blogspot.com

People got to think when they answer...

It was the last day of my exam. Oh, those good old last days of internship in June.

I'm delighted, everything looks rosy, I'm grinning from ear to ear. I walk to the bus stop at 7 43 am, for the last time in months to come, to be an exam writing student.

An Indian girl was waiting at the bus stop, someone I don't know. Undergrad student, I tell myself.
I'm smiling away to glory anyway. I sit in the bus stop, waiting for my friend to join me, munching on my chips.

Some minutes later, I thought of something and looked at the girl, asking her,
'So how long have you been here?'

She stared at me, totally puzzled. What a weird thing look she gave me?...Did she understand English or should I talk in chinese or Malay?

Nevertheless, Looks like atleast she decided to answer.
'3 years?' she said, throwing me a quizzical look.

'What?!' I was damn surprised.
'Oh, oh,' I said, after a moment's understanding. 'I meant in the bus stop?'

She burst out laughing, but I wanted to bash her hard for her amazing answer at the same time.

'3 minutes,' she said, and both of us aren't embarrassed, as we are convinced the other is dumb :)

P.S.: It may not be a spoof at all Vani :p just look out

rsubras said...

hehe no intention to offend u vani... jus a random thought, what if that guy also decided to blog on that topic :D

Raj said...

a nice n short funny incident, as usual...beautifully written! :) While people sure need to be clear with their questions, it is also important that in case the question is not clear, it is better to get it clarified first, before attempting to answer, or else it might lead to funny or sometimes, embarrassing situations! :)

dante said...

happy deepavali, gal .....

Aravind said...

lol!! :)

luvved the ending a lot - "both of us aren't embarrassed, as we are convinced the other is dumb :)"


Happy diwali :D

iamyuva said...

people got to be clear.. with answers as well..!))

trust you had good diwali

Bond said...

So what do you think is the right question to ask a girl on the first acquaintance?