Former Indian PM Morarji Desai was old when someone asked, “How do you pass time?” He shot back: “Why should I pass time, it will pass by itself.”
“Time pass” is a common word in Mumbai.
Ask someone what are you doing and the reply mostly will be “Time passing.”
“Why are going to that movie?” “Just like that. Time pass.”
I complained to a colleague: “Most of us forget that life is just not about time passing, but about passing time – fruitfully and pleasantly. Every now and then if we ask ourselves whether we are enjoying what we are doing, we get better answers.”
“Oh philosopher, what do suggest for me?” he asked.
“Do what you enjoy doing,” I lectured. “If you ask me, I enjoy writing. If I manage to do some exercise, I love it. If a caring friend drops in, I jump with joy. And if you give me a treat, I will go gaga over it.”
“Wait. Why are you giving this sermon?” he interrupted.
“Just time passing ya.”
** A woman was giving a speech, but realized she had gone on for too long.
“Sorry, I forgot my watch,” she apologized.
“But at least you could have seen the calendar next to you,” shouted someone.