Today a 50 something colleague had invited all of us in the office for a some kind of post-funeral 'traditional lunch' for her father's death. She had reserved a meeting room and laid out some food on the table -- bagels, muffins, croissants and some kind of pastry. I felt hesitant to eat anything so I just stood there waiting my turn go talk to her. Some of us were trying hard to feign sorrow while others were just channeling their hunger to their facial expression. I probably looked like I was really puzzled by the irony of life but I, too, was just 'channeling' my apprehension about something else. After a lot of insignificant details about her father's life she seemed to have hit the wall. She had to, her dad was no _____ (fill interesting Russian figure). I saw my chance and I walked up to her and said, "So you don't have any whole wheat bagels?"


hawkeye said...

if this were seinfeld episode - the father would have died as a result of eating high fat high carb bagels.

Suresh said...

All the while I was thinking of what to eat (because she kept insisting "please don't be shy, help yourself"), a random mix of scenes involving George kept playing in my head. :p

Anonymous said...

Hi Suresh,

I am having trouble downloading your podcasts. Is there any other links that you can provide?

*Sorry for posting my comments reg podcast here. :)

Nallavan said...

Hi Suresh,
I have been reading your blogs and find them imteresting. Had listened to some of your podcasts too. Will come back to you for a debate sometime later.
BTW whats your new year resolution ?

Anonymous said...

suresh, oru podcast podunga romba naal achu. roast the 3 idiots of tamil cinema - Shankar, Mani Rathnam and KSR for their most recent movies. Or even better Endhiran - Raavanan and Manmadhan Ambu roast.

-Unga podcast ode rasigan

Prasad Venkataramana said...

/* 3 idiots of tamil cinema - Shankar, Mani Rathnam and KSR */
1) I think both Shankar and Maniratnam will rathakanneer vadippanaga if they're to be compared with K.S.Ravikumar.
2)The 'elite' Maniratnam would be annoyed to be compared to 'mass' Shankar, but what the hell.
3) If Visu were an active director today, we can add him to the list.

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