The Week That Wasn't

Havent been here for a while, so here are the highlights of my, ahem, most momentous week. What I did? Tried to wash to my coffee stai...

Havent been here for a while, so here are the highlights of my, ahem, most momentous week.

What I did?

Tried to wash to my coffee stained white kurta. It was a super pretty kurta, and I didn't trust my maid with it. So I took a brave decision to wash it myself.
Hey, I got 94% in my board exams, a rather decent IQ of 133, how hard could figuring out a washing machine be? Plus that coffee stain was really pissing me off.
I put the kurta in, turned the knob to a 90 degree celsius wash, put in two scoopfuls of Surf Excel and Vanish Shakti O2 (since I REALLY wanted that stain out).
15 minutes later, I come back to the place where the washing machine is only to be confronted with foam all over the place.
Glorious white foam. Glorious, steaming hot, white foam.

That is Why:
I had to use a bedsheet to clean up the whole mess. The mop wasn't enough. Plus I got a lecture on wasting water, electricity and another dozen of the planets resources. On the bright side, the stain isn't there anymore.

Good Question:
Who knew that 2 scoops of detergent were for a minimum 4 kg load?
Also, who knew that it was written on the back of detergent container?
They ought to write it where it can really be seen, like the detergent scoop.

What I did?:
Asked permission to go home from work. I had to talk to one of the partners, namely the scary-lady boss. I went into the room, with a bunch of meaningless papers in my hand and was beginning to open my mouth when she goes "It ees bayseec deeseeplinn to breeng paypers eenn a fayile."
When I tried to open my mouth to say that those papers didn't have any significance, she goes "Aye theenk you unndarstaand whaat deeseeplinn means?"

That is Why:
I had to go up and down and find a file and show it to her after which she gives me instructions like I'm one 3 year old, and delays me for about half an hour.

Good Question:
How do I get myself into these things?

What I did?
My mother's arthritis knee was giving her trouble, so she asked me to get my breakfast from my grandmother. Breakfast that day was dosa and I was feeling particularly enthusiastic that day so I decided I would help. My grandmother has nicely poured the batter and spread it properly. I went in to the kitchen, gave one look at the tawa and decided that dosa was ready to be flipped. I was wrong.

That is Why:
I went on digging at a partly cooked dosa, which was partly stuck on to the tawa. But I'm not someone who gives up easily, am I? So I went on digging, until the dosa wasnt a dosa anymore, it was just bits of uncooked batter. I had so much of enthu, that i still wanted to flip the horribly torn dosa. And I did. After which, 1/4th of the dosa was still stuck into the tawa. The other 3/4th was on the floor, in a variety of amusing shapes. And one small bit got stuck to the electric chimney that was on top of the stove.
No prizes for guessing who spent half an hour trying to take out the stubborn-burnt-not-coming-off-tawa dosa.

Good Question:
Why do Dosas hate me?

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  1. Hey, good to see a post, I was beginning to think work had buried you.

    - "I got 94% in my board exams, a rather decent IQ of 133" - showoff! vetti banda!

    - "It ees bayseec deeseeplinn to breeng paypers eenn a fayile." - LOL, for your career's sake, I hope she never discovers this blog.


  2. ROFL... Ha Ha... That's awesome... I enjoyed it....

  3. Wow! 94% is 470 correct? I ended up with 450 with a 81 in Sanskrit in 12th:).

    You should have just thrown the papers on the lady's fat (I am pretty sure) face;).

    And correct me if I am wrong but it was over a dosa that you saw a smart tall (am I describing myself;)) guy right?

  4. BPSK,
    No vetti bandha. Merely stating the facts.
    :P :P :P
    And yeah, not only for the sake of my career but also for my own personal safety.
    Boss ladies. Brrr.

    CM chap,
    =D thanks!

    I got 469. =)
    450, wow! (A bit late but even then)
    Thvam samskrutham jaanasi va?
    OK, thats all i remember, lol

    And yeah, she does have a fat face. And If i threw it at her face, I would have gotten a fatter lip [Wone Tayit Slaap, in her language].

    And I believe it was over a dosa I saw a God.
    Oh yes.

  5. Hey,

    94% is too good! Congrats! Anywayz! Seems, u've made quiet a mess of everything. Dat's life u noe...ha ha..

  6. Hi,
    Cooking dosa is always interesting....even I tried to do this many times and ended up with 'kothu dosa'...Sometimes there were successful attempts, but while trying to flip it in was in air...and down to the floor....wasted many...

    Now Im good at dosa...

    ps- chk out my blog too.. im new here..

  8. awesome score in ur boards!!! n my god...its just so so funny n nice... i really like ur style..of writing...washing machine...such a thollai i knw...i m a great fan of ur blog now !!

  9. I too had the same problem, but i later realized that in my efforts to reduce weight, i wasn't adding sufficient oil.

    Based on my experience, i have also concluded something else. After pouring the dosa batter in tava, spread it in anticlockwise direction to spread batter smoothly. Anyone agrees?


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