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January 23, 2006

Conversationally speaking...

Ever been in a situation where you say something slightly out of the ordinary, hoping that people will join in, nod their heads wisely in consent and say, "Ah, yes! I always felt that"?

But then what actually happens is that they first look at you blankly as if you just spoke in bits of Chinese to them. And then they exchange the exact same look with each other, as if everyone in the room spoke bits of Chinese but everyone only understood Latin.

And then, just when you are sufficiently embarassed, one of them tries to make you feel better by offering you a response, along the lines of,

"Err...No, not really" and then looking embarassed themselves.

"Really? Is that what you felt? Have you been eating properly?", with a look of concern.

"Am sorry, did you say something?" and coughing.

Fun!

Especially, when you are not the one who spoke the initial bits of Chinese.

Someone else did. You just get to watch it and blog about it :)

And if this feels like Chinese to you. Let me try to explain with an example. Remember that scene in Friends where Ross and Chandler decide to "confide" to each other just like the girls? And then Chandler says something totally inappropriate, thinking Ross is going to jump in and agree and Ross goes, "Dude! you are weird!"

Exactly that.

11 comments:

sb said...

so who is this poor guy?!?!?!?!

RS said...

The poor guy? :))

Do you really want to be asking this question here?

Anyway, I updated the blog. The poor guy's identity has been revealed :)

dinesh said...

"Ever been in a situation where you say something slightly out of the ordinary, hoping that people will join in, nod their heads wisely in consent and say, "Ah, yes! I always felt that"?

But then what actually happens is that they first look at you blankly as if you just spoke in bits of Chinese to them. "

Remember the automatic slapping ? :)..Thanks you guys ! I can count on you to be sweet !!

s0ulasylum said...

large foot in a larger than ever mouth disease? :D

Subha said...

@RS,
so what exactly did SB say that was Chinese? Do enlighten..:))

@Dins,
I do remember the automatic slapping thing..and it is one thing that still cracks me and k...LOL

Saranya Kishore said...

LOL!
I am still laughing, imagining Ross saying that short statement.
"Dude! You are weird!"
His expression, is soo awesome!

dinesh said...

RS,

You've been tagged !

RS said...

dinesh - ha haaa! Some day, I will also write a post about that! :))

soulasylum - :))

subha - err...if I do that I wont survive the weekend :)

saranya - exactly :))

IBH said...

:))) enakum joey solluradhu than nyabgaam varudhu !

IBH said...

oops! Ross sonnadhu....


see now i said something out of the ordinary and thot u wuld nod for it :))))

RS said...

ibh - :)))

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