Say what?September 04, 2008
Preeti tagged me with the Quotes tag. I did something similar to it once but then again, you can never hear too many gems of absurdity...o...
Preeti tagged me with the Quotes tag. I did something similar to it once but then again, you can never hear too many gems of absurdity...or was it wisdom?
"Naanga idchcha morapeengo, neenga idchcha eshoosh me" -
(If we bump you, you stare, but if you bump us, 'eshoosh me')
Saadhu Shanmugham ponders upon the many ironies in life.
When my father was a teenager, the only timepass he had was to hang around in the street with an interesting assortment of small time trouble makers and wastrels. This included the Shanmugam in question who was either high on pot/ganja or sleeping. The wisdom (fuelled by marijuana) that he spouted was of course, one of a kind.
"There is no free lunch in life" -
Pattabhi Ram, my Financial Management teacher
Pattabhi, Pattu for us, his students is a seperate class of teacher. His casual tone, the way he goes "Use your calculator, yaar" are something unique to him. This is one thing that he keeps saying in class - nothing comes without effort. There are a million other proverbs/quotes which conveys the same thing but somehow, this just sounds cooller than the rest.
"When a normal man touches current, he will get a shock. I am Narasimma. If current touches me, current will get shock!"
Vijaykanth teaches us mortals what our physics teachers didn't.
"There is no charge for awesomeness...or attractiveness" - Po the Panda. In case you haven't watched Kung Fu Panda yet (the blasphemy!), smack yourself on the head and see it.
"Somberi Saavugraaki, navuththu ya vandi-ya!" - random auto guy
(Move your damn vehicle you lazy asshole!)
When i had just started driving, I was still getting used to gear shifts. This one time I had gone way too slow for second gear because the lane was tiny and I was nervous, which resulted in the car making an almighty halt. As I fumbled with the gears and keys, trying to make my car start again, the auto guy behind me decided to teach me some roadsense. I might not be a great driver but that auto fellow was talking as though he was Schumacher and was not used to going any slower than 100 km/hr. I started my car again alright, but extra slow, occupying the middle of the road, making sure he couldn't overtake too. I think that was when I first started enjoying driving in Chennai.