Thursday, June 11, 2009

Rice-roti conflict

As we shifted home in Chennai, I had bought a new cupboard. Two hefty guys agreed to lift the heavy cupboard to the second floor.
“Just give a helping hand,” suggested the heavier guy.
I did. And within seconds I realized the entire load was on me. The two guys were sweating as profusely as me, but at least they were getting paid for it.
After we managed to reach the second floor, the second one suggested that a cold drink would be great. The first one insisted that the amount negotiated was less and they needed extra money.
I agreed to both the demands out of sympathy.
But the worst was yet to come. Collecting the money, the hefty guy commented: “Sir, you should eat better. You sweat so much even after lifting a little weight. Stop rice and go for rotis.”
What audacity!
(Roti is a traditional bread in India and Pakistan)

22 comments:

  1. Unbelieveable! Imagine, R., you basically paid for the final insult! You are considerate though...what can you do? Sometimes people don't know how to return kindness. <3

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  2. Hilarious..very very funny....so now you are on a Roti diet....he heee.

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  3. ha ha ha !!! you need roti's for sure !!! ha ha

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  4. lol :D

    Roti's keep u energetic??? Ah! now I know the secret of my energy ;-)

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  5. Haha! Talk about a mouth-load!

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  6. This reminded me of a joke I read a few year back. I really don't remember the joke. But I remember the tag lines.
    "Roti Khao Thaqat aayegi"
    in retaliation
    "Chawal khao Akkal aayegi"

    No offence to anyone..I like both, so that makes me strong and intelligent????

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  7. that teaches us all a lesson....just trust them to do the job when we are paying for the services..

    why sweat.....why waste the time ..when you entrusted the job to some one else....just have it done and ..chill and pay for it..with the chilling drink perhaps.....

    what says my friend...sudha

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  8. Haha, u poor thing. Its strange how labourers also talk these days. But frankly, i m sure they didnt mean anything offending. Lol...

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  9. Hi R. Ramesh, You will found such type of people every where in life, so don't worry be happy.

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  10. poor you sire! I have no liking for either of the staple..both are good to me. While in Pune, I prefer rice and Roti at home. While in Rome, do as the romans do! And why did u sympathize with those guys???

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  11. It’s a funny post with humour ruling all the way :)

    Man, how could you possibly sympathize so much even after giving a helping hand? ha ha... really funny...

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  12. You are too kind. But that is OK, that is my favorite quality of yours. Hope you're having a wonderful day today. Peace.

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  13. GOOD articles.Keep up the Good work.
    K.Ragavan.

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  14. Hilarious post.. what guts..

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  15. No wonder I am losing all my strength these days... on a gluten free diet currently.

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  16. Firstly,
    Am so sorry!:P You must have been a real patient person. I have had similar experiences from house maids. What i learnt is that sometimes you just dont have to be nice... this is what i have learnt slowly from meeting wrong people. Offlate Iam seeing quite a few*
    How did u react to these stupid advices?

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  17. Quite hilarious. You have this gift of observing small things and turning your experiences into beautiful pieces.

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  18. hahahah...enjoyed the read...welcome back dude :)) It has bee a while since I got to blogging top gear ;)) Glad to read your post...shall stop by more often :))

    best
    -nivi

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  19. So are you following their suggestions ?

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  20. That was really funny :) So thats the secret - rotis!

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