Posts tagged ‘the funnies’

More mushrooms

“Dene waala jab bhi deta, deta chappar phaad ke” /
“When God/the giver gives, he gives much beyond one could imagine.”

From the last week I was craving to eat mushrooms. Then we had invited people over for dinner, so I cooked a lovely (even if I say so 😉 )mushroom sabji in huge quantities on Saturday. Which was not finished so we ate it on Sunday. Then Sunday night we went to an italian place whose mushroom ravioli I had loved the last time and ordered again. That makes two days of mushrooms.

Monday morning at lunch hour: I take my usual serving of the soup-of-the-day. While paying, I ask, which is today’s soup?

Mushroom soup!!

I was giggling away for the next 10 minutes.

PJ of the week

Maaf PJ of the week, actually.

Q. How do the dutch say ‘Vodafone’?

A. They say ‘Fodafone’.


For those to whom this doesn’t make sense, look up dutch phonetics.

Shut up or else…?

Read this.

I am not able to stop laughing.

In which the snows melted away.. (OR The mystery of the missing couch)

..due to the warmer weather, and so did the couch. You must believe me.

Our couch outlived its usefulness, and we decided it had to part ways with us. Due to the snow and cold weather, we moved it to the patio as the first stop before its final destination of the garbage dump. In time we forgot about it, ‘coz you see, blinds aren’t opened much during winter anyway. One month passed and the couch remained in situ, surrounded by little piles of snow. One fine day, i came home from work to find the room filled with light. Thought bubble went – Hurrah. The days are growing longer again. The snow is melting away. Yayayay.. Enter right – roommate. With a puzzled look – Did you ask anyone to move the couch when we weren’t home? The penny drops – Oh the couch is missing? That’s why there’s so much light!!!

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‘Appy ‘Alloween

I just realised that all my friends here will be in India in December. Well, maybe not all, but the ones that I’m in frequent touch with anyway. And i feel like an ass for having already taken my vacation last month. Oh that i had some foresight.
Or maybe a time machine.


My roomie just stepped out for gymming. Within seconds there was a knock at the door. Thinking she had forgotten something i opened the door.
Halloween sprites you think? No, just the neighbour’s kid come trick-or-treating. Why didn’t i see her? I opened the door expecting a five-feet-something. Instead there was a three-feet-nothing in front of me. No wonder my gaze met emptiness.
It’s still giving me a fit of the giggles.

Laughing the blues away

Was on the listening end of a funny phone conversation recently. I called up my med-care insurance helpline to report that i was still without an ID card from them. Reproduced here is the original unabridged version (fyi, FunnyGal is her, not me. 😛 )

FunnyGal : This is Carol from … How can i help you?

IrateGal : Hi, i have a small problem. i am an employee of … (Duh, i signed an NDA. You expect me to reveal the name??) i haven’t recived my ID card till date, though i  updated my address in your records a month back, and sent follow-up emails.

FunnyGal : Can you tell me your em-plllloy-eeeee id? (She sang out the last word in a lil tune.)

IrateGal : Yes, it is …

FunnyGal : Can you please confirm your primary address?

IrateGal : (Lil confused now) want my email address? (Oh man! Why do i have so many email IDs? Which one does she want??)

FunnyGal : Home address. Yes. Do you have a home? Uh hmm. (The last part was said with the quiet self-confidence of a person asking all the right questions)

LittleLessIrateGal : (Press ‘mute’, laugh hard, ‘unmute’) Yes, i do. (Do they think me a destitute living on the streets, but rich enough to invest in a medical plan? Damn!) Read more…