Random Rumblings

Sunday, February 08, 2009

RandomRanting 2

  • I'm standin' by, enjoyin' my lot needed solitude, and this person gushes, "(my name), I couldn't recognize you! What's with this beard? & why are you lookin' so down? Are you gonna become a saint or somethin'?". His eyes mischievous.I gave him a smile (polite, fake, almost forced) tryin' to place him, & more importantly tryin' to recall his name. "Not seen you for a long time, where had you been?", I finally managed (banalities). "Was in Kolkata for such-and such thing", relocatin' stuff to Pune". That was a lead, he was probably a friend's friend, he was probably a beggar & was gonna ask me for alms. He was probably mistakin' me for someone else...but then, he knew my name, he knew what I looked like without beard & he had seen me in better times... "You seem to be goin' somewhere, don't let me stop you", I managed, again (these banalities are a boon). "Will see you around, best of luck!" he chirped, probably doped. Luck? For what? I thought while I still tried to put a name to it.
  • I like drivin' as much I detest it. For once there is splurge of woman drivers which make me extra-cautious when I spot one. They drive like they are doped (everyone else seems to be doped these days), will not do anythin' sane (drivin' or otherwise) & you have no chance against them even if they bang their shitbox into yours (with all the men-turned-hero against the now poor-guy-turned-villain).
  • And then are these phone booths, who have mastered the art of talkin' while drivin', the phone stuck between their shoulder & head... it doesn't matter if their vehicles are outta control, wobblin' or even gonna fall. The conversation should stay intact. That's more important! Its okay to hit those cow-buffalo people who don't stick to side & cross the road as if they are aimin' to get hit...they probably deserve it anyway. And me like an idiot I gave up even smokin' while drivin' because I thought even if I could handle it safely, it wasn't safe enough. I am plain incompetent.
  • I ran into a cop the other day when I was not wearin' a helmet with Propane. I like the full face helmets & I didn't have one that time. WCS, I thought, they'd fine me. I've my license, vehicle registration papers, insurance. Cool! Wait I didn't have money. So I made a sorry face, told them that I had the helmet, I had just forgotten to put it on & we were students (this excuse could work either way). He said the fine (or rather a paid voucher which entitled to drive without a helmet for one day) would help me remember it next time. Touché I thought & I asked him the directions for the nearest ATM. Comin' back he wrote out a receipt (I wouldn't have it other way), asked for my name & politely "Mr.(my name again) please sign here". No court-appearance. No confiscation of vehicle. No abuses. Neat.
  • Mahindra Xylo was a disappointment. It seemed like a mash up of Scorpio & SX4. Seemed bulky & was powered with m-Eagle. They had m-Hawk in Scorpio, why couldn't they continue it? Eagle? Why not m-Pigeon or m-Crow or somethin'? Are we not neglectin' the other birds of the ecosystem. Don't they know how it must feel. They should protest by shittin' all over the car. I would do that if I was a birdie. NGOs should demand that all bird's name to be put on the car to make it truly eco-friendly.
  • I can't afford a broadband connection & there is this chap who has a wireless router, close enough so my laptop (Liz) catches its signals. I curse him him everyday. I've not seen him. I dunno who he is. But he comes online for a very short time, probably once a day. Why can't he just leave it ON the whole goddamn time. Doesn't he realize that other people, especially me, a very inconvenienced by this. He's probably too dumb to realize it, just like he's too dumb not to encrypt the connection. Even if I'm away, I have Gigs of torrents which leech whatever & whenever possible. Jugaad (Improvisation) you see...
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  • Never knew you cared for cars, and that too with engine et al!
    The Xylo really is a piece of shit('xcept the engine)and what more my dad is thinking of gettin' one for himself!!

    By Blogger Prateek, at February 19, 2009 7:18 PM  

  • I like cars but 'dnt pay much attention to specs unless 'm buyin' one for myself. Xylo is not bad. It was disappointing from what I knew 'bout it before its launch. It's okay lookin' & has got flight recliner seats which are quite rare...
    If your dad's lookin' for an SUV, Xylo is quite good.

    By Blogger Prax, at March 19, 2009 2:35 PM  

  • Stop stereotyping women drivers for heaven's sake! If they can not perfect the only thing men are good at .. what's the big deal?

    And the phone booths .. are probably desperate lovers .. who don't get a chance to talk when they're at home/work. But I thought bluetooth headsets were a lot in fashion lately .. isnt it?

    I didnt knw a fine could mean a court appearance!!

    By Blogger Łóòň Ġãĺ, at April 12, 2009 5:23 AM  

  • I really try hard not to generalize, but when all my experience with woman drivers are same without an exception, I find it hard not take it as a fact. Beside, admit it, even you know that a woman's drivin' pattern is 'different'.

    Maybe, got no experience with the love thin' so I wonder if they can be so desperate to risk their lives & other people's lives.
    Heard love is blind. They sure act like one.

    The fine 'd not, but then if I wouldn't look a decent chap who wasn't willin' to pay a bribe, it's a feasible threat.

    Thanks for droppin' by. It's been ages since you last came ;-)

    By Blogger Prax, at April 12, 2009 1:11 PM  

  • decent chap .. wasn't willing to pay a bribe ... how ironical! ;p

    sorry I didn't realise until ysday I hadn't been for that long!
    Reading through ur posts is always fun :-)

    By Blogger Łóòň Ġãĺ, at April 12, 2009 7:12 PM  

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