When it’s summer in a desert, we better grin and bear it. As my friend says it looks as if our head is emitting smoke while we walk on the roads. Already a female colleague had blood oozing through her nose. The mercury almost touches 50 on many days.
“I entered a taxi and could not bear the smell of sweat from the driver. Got down before my destination,” said a friend. It’s another matter that he himself was bathing in sweat and I could not stand near him.
My Filipina friend wanted to buy a colourful umbrella. “Which colour your boyfriend likes?” asked a co-worker. “Which boyfriend?” she asked innocently.
One is forced to take bath many times a day. “I had to take bath five times yesterday,” lamented a comrade. “Oh, you are the culprit? I was wondering how the water bill shot up so high this month and soaps keep vanishing from the rest room!” his roommate pounced on him.
I have a cap with the words “Looking Great.” A Goan friend tried to boost my morale. “Buddy, that pretty girl who has joined recently was praising you. I think she feels your cap is cute.”
“Me or the cap?” I asked.
“Obviously stupid, it’s the cap. How can she mean you?”
My God, I did not know I was talking to an enemy.