Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Dutch Uncle

Of course, most people know Dutch Uncle (DU) is a person who gives unwelcome advice.
“Why are you looking sad?” asked DU.
In fact, I was in the best frame of mind as I have been reading The Power of Now, a good book. Anyway, I played along.
“A friend has lost job and needs money. I am not in a position to help.”
“Try to help him somehow,” he advised.
“Okay.”
“You have lots of time. Why don’t you try some part-time job? he asked.
“Am trying.”
“Do you know I always get up before sunrise.”
“But I do not go to bed before midnight,” I retorted.
“BTW, Could you talk to your doctor friend. I need a sickness certificate.”
“But you are quite fit. I cannot,” I replied.
“It is only for record. You can’t even help me with small favours,” he replied angrily.
“I know. I do not give unsolicited advice or seek unreasonable favours.”
He has been avoiding me for a week now.

21 comments:

  1. And it must be peaceful for you since I week! Good for you.

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  2. hahahah!

    such pple are really irritating, even if their basic intention is good!

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  3. Good straight forward response. I doubt if I was you, whether i could have done it :(

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  4. Thanks for ur comment & visit on my blog' Bikhare sitare".
    These r mainly memoirs....but sprinkling/mixing it with words is not possible, because thought process is in Hindi !
    When I wrote in English or Marathi, the thought process is in that particular language!
    I will give u a link, where a blogger named Shama has written in English as well..U might enjoy, what's been written..perhaps if u type "A ladder to the moon" or "A little girl & her dog"...it might lead you to these articles..they r simply beautiful!

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  5. Ha ha. Funny one. That's a perfect answer that u gave..
    Came across yours via Babli. Good blog u have... Do drop into mine sometime..
    My Travelogue, Thozhi-Mitr-Friend, Savoir-Faire

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  6. ha ha ha...u did what u should do and what he deserves...

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  7. hahahaha...too hilarious...

    but buddy, you should help other human being na, that is what we are taught...so bad of u...just joking buddy...good gave him an apt reply :D

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  8. :-) U have some sense of humor!!! But I liked the honest smart reply :)

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  9. POWER OF NOW....aahh,this book works!The best thing about your blog is that i always leave it with a smile on my face .(I had no idea that THEY are called Dutch-Uncles).Thanks for making all of us smile.

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  10. I did not know that such people were called Dutch uncle and aunties?

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  11. you have a razor sharp tongue to go with that wit of urs!! deadly combo! :) :)

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  12. lol...that was neat...but i have a question.
    why is it that u always ignore my current post and leave ur comments in my prev post...*raises brow*

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  13. whoa Ramesh, that was some marathi...I can't speak that much too, or i would have replied to u in marathi :D Mumbai is missing u buddy, when u coming here?

    n Dubai, dunno when we r coming...but whenever we do, u will be the first one to know :)

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  14. Lovely post. Very funny and hillarious.

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  15. PoN will help u not feeling guilty...haha

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