Friday, July 3, 2009

He knows better than Google

Why do some people show off? We cannot avoid them, we better learn to endure and enjoy their company.
I was walking on Al Wahda Street when a friend joined in. He started off. “This walk-in-leisure will not take you anywhere, buddy. Take exercise seriously. I get up in the morning and complete my yoga and meditation. I cannot imagine an evening without the gym. During weekends I manage cycling.”
“OK Bruce Lee,” I replied and started jogging to escape him. But he managed to chase me. Look at his famished look and you will realize my plight.
My other boasting friend was smart. He told a colleague, “I can finish off six burgers at a go.” The innocent fellow fell for the bait. They reached the canteen. The first burger got digested in no time. During the second, there was a struggle. When the third came, the guy threw in the towel. “Sorry, I lost. Thanks for the burgers.”
A friend asked me details about a Malaysian minister. I did not know so I suggested him to “Google it.” Another colleague who claimed to be an expert on Malaysian affairs wanted to help. When I insisted “Googling” was better, he got annoyed and replied: “Does Google know better than me?”
Well, over to you, Google.


  1. ha!!!i can very well name atleast 10 people i know who fall under this category(now dont think of me that way), ok not 10, i know 2-3 people.

    My boss for instance, he is ultimate showoff.i have not come across a person of his level.Nice post..

  2. Lol your friend knows better than google,great man ;)

    OMG 8 bugers,he is mike Tyson??

    Ur post always gets a smile on my face :)

  3. nice one ramesh.....i shouldremember ....any probs ...well google it . lol!

  4. Ramesh....i will miss your posts but will catch up soon...another thing....i can eat no no 8 no no no 12 idlis at a time....Malaysian govt.must honour this friend of yours.

  5. Thank you Ramesh ......idlis...yummmmm

  6. looooooooool, of course he knows better than Google, hhahah
    "Thanks for the burger!!" he got you

  7. In any cases, Google knows better than anyone :).

  8. lol!!! Your friend certainly sounds confident!!!

  9. some times I feel like I am a google...but vl soon understand it was just another over impression of me on myself..!!

  10. Bhai, beautiful piece of writing with not one but three funny examples of people boasting.

    Reading this post made my morning more pleasant; yes, starting the day with laughs and to carry those smiles all along the day. Thank you so much.

    "Global Madrasi" is one good place which fills our hearts with bright smiles everyday.

    Say cheese 24/7, say laughs 24/7 :)

    Cheers Brother... You Rock...

  11. Man I need google for everything. My memory is going for a six and I think I shall even need a query Who Am I soon.

  12. What a coincidence! I was just reading this on Old Lady Lincoln's blog

    Way To Go, Einstein...

    When Albert Einstein was making the rounds of the speaker's circuit, he usually found himself eagerly longing to get back to his laboratory work. One night as they were driving to yet another rubber-chicken dinner, Einstein mentioned to his chauffeur (a man who somewhat resembled Einstein in looks & manner) that he was tired of speechmaking.

    "I have an idea, boss," his chauffeur said. "I've heard you give this speech so many times. I'll bet I could give it for you." Einstein laughed loudly and said, "Why not? Let's do it!" When they arrive at the dinner, Einstein donned the chauffeur's cap and jacket and sat in the back of the room. The chauffeur gave a beautiful rendition of Einstein's speech and even answered a few questions expertly.

    Then a supremely pompous professor asked an extremely esoteric question about anti-matter formation, digressing here and there to let everyone in the audience know that he was nobody's fool. Without missing a beat, the chauffeur fixed the professor with a steely stare and said:

    "Sir, the answer to that question is so simple that I will let my chauffeur, who is sitting in the back, answer it for me."


  13. Umm..there would be no need to show off if one is really knowledgeable , it would show in every action of theirs.
    But sometimes pride is misunderstood as show off. If somebody is wholly confident of their ability in certain there a harm in being proud of that ?
    Well-reasoned pride should not be taken to be show off.

  14. Google is God personified, its his latest avatar! I worship google.