Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Laughing....... is a good thing! ;)

For this and this post alone I wish all who come here
do not keep abreast with all the desi news that runs around in the internet.
'cos i want to do the honors....... :)
This one tops it all, if you ignore the bit of cruelty that resides in this situation that is!

Well, sometime last month, a desi woman, a punjabi i think got arrested in Canada!
Actually got arrested twice!!!
She's been living there for 5 years now. A Ph.d holder et al. 
So what made the seemingly sane woman, look like a fool. What do you think...? the typical desi way, that's what....

She apparently wanted to impress the Premier (a political post in Canada) of Ontario Province. So when she heard the Premier say that he likes Gulab Jamun, our Ma'am sent a Gulab Jamun mix to the Premier. Since he wasn't available, she left it with his staff and later emailed the Premier asking/(checking up on his staff) if he'd received it? 

And then she did something more 
She wrote in the email "If she didn't give it to you, I'd kill her" 
("Main use maar daloongi" thing that we say 'innocently' at home!!!!!!!!)

Now obviously it is clear now that this is not something that the Canadians say 'innocebtly everyday at home! 
She gets arrested in the typical FBI fashion, gun men showing up arresting her without explanation!! he he heeeeee. Sorry but can't help it. 
She's one clueless desi woman i say. Well the drama doesn't end here.....
after 6 hrs of crying, her husband bails her out only for her to mail the 'Premier' again apologizing for her behavior and gets arrested once more for breaching the bail conditions!
And now the judge recommends a psychiatric help for our poor Neelam Vir.

Well what can i say, world sometimes conspires just to make us laugh and cringe a little bit


PS: So why this particular topic?? All that surrounds me now never tries to hide the fact that I'm from a different world living in a stranger's land.
And yes, it feels great to be back :) 

40 Comments:

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Cosmic Joy said...

"..from a different world living in a stranger's land .." hmm .. thought you were living in/near the city considered to be gateway to america for immigrants :)

 
At 6:26 PM, Blogger Rohit Jain (felon) said...

well well... i won't blame the women actually :) .. i'd rather blame the other side.. he he.. bt yes i think the lady's insane.. bt may be she didn't realiz wht she did, or wht she was doing :)

btw.. howz u doing???? long tim no see.. howz ur daughter doing???

 
At 8:09 PM, Blogger c e e d y said...

welcome kcab

if staying in joisey you feel you are in starnge land - i dunno wat to say.......poor gujjus will feel bad :(

 
At 12:36 AM, Blogger Guruprasad said...

poor woman... i guess she thought she could be a friendly neighbor and demonstrate some of the famed indian hospitality thing and all :P

about your last line... here's something on the same lines i'd written ages ago - http://guruprasad.blogspot.com/2007/02/im-englishman-in-new-york.html

 
At 5:17 AM, Blogger romila said...

Good to see you back.
Poor lady! She better come back and show her hospitality thing in India, that way, she won't be arrested plus someone will actually get to appreciate her yummy gulab jamuns:)

 
At 5:33 AM, Blogger romila said...

BTW, how's the professional & personal life balancing going on?

Keeping it up, I guess.

 
At 8:54 AM, Blogger KP! said...

Welcome back...hope u had great time off....:).

Poor lady....I guess we are in stranger's land!!

 
At 11:07 AM, Blogger Everyman said...

hehe..guess the two will be wiser now...read another bit of news in the Indian express a couple of days back..an Indian kalaripayattu artist, settled in Canada, modelled for an ad, in a lion's cage of all places..she was told the lion was tame..but the 3 year old cub was so impressed by her antics that it decided it would do some martial arts of its own..ended up mauling her..painful i am sure, but it sounded a lil funny to me, now that it wasnt fatal..

 
At 5:26 PM, Blogger Barath said...

Now...that's funny! :)

 
At 6:05 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ cosmic : Yeah right! It's all in the Perspective man, .....perspective......

@ Rohit: Agreed that she wasnt really a National threat and all but in this part of the world it is called 'stalking'. ;) as for me doing good. Tanya is good too.

@ ceedy: aree ceedy, I'm in a strange state of mind, quite not like me. Am sure its just another phase. This too shall pass and i'll be back to enjoying my sunrise :)...... and yes gujjus... love 'em for their food man... for that matter love Italians too gr8 gr8 veggie food. Yummy......

 
At 11:19 AM, Blogger Deepali said...

Man I was thinking about this a couple of months ago. I actually have a TBC post titled 'slang' or what about slang or something.
We say things that we think are so common because we believe everyone will understand us but when we are around 'new' people, we should be a little careful

 
At 3:26 PM, Blogger Sahasi said...

Interesting blog.

 
At 6:01 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

Ok, yesterday i wrote separate replies to

kp
romila
guru
everyman
and barath.......
and for some strange reason it just didn't show up
:( blogger screw up aaaaaaaargh!!

 
At 4:44 PM, Blogger Pavi!!!! said...

i donno if its rude to laugh at the story..but i can't help it.. LOL !!!

 
At 2:19 AM, Blogger Friendly nextdoor guy said...

gr8 post
laughing your heart out is EVEN BETTER

 
At 2:26 AM, Blogger rOhit said...

Phunny Enough!
Title says it all. :)

 
At 2:13 AM, Blogger Friendly nextdoor guy said...

i was wondering if you might be interested in Link exchange.
do lemme know

 
At 12:59 AM, Blogger Bins said...

Hi preethi, Though I have seen you on Nancy's (my SIL's) blogs, Hm compelled me to visit your page as I was struggling with the idea of getting back to work and how to go about it given the conditions around me. I liked the post - Me myself and I. All the best.

 
At 9:41 PM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ deepali: right on deepali.

@ pavi!!! oh! laugh it up gal... rude or not :)

@ rohit: yup...

@ friendly: Sure. You cud link this page up. But i've not linked anybody on my page. haven't added that section... I'm thinking about it though... So might take a while to add you on here. But you can go ahead add my link....

@ Bins: I empathise with you so much... it is really difficult initially, everything needs to fall into its place and then leaving your kids in the care of someone but i tell you if you are careful in all ur choices ... as in regarding the school they go to, the nanny if you plan to employ one.... there is no need to worry. Trust yourself and work diligently towards the one goal you want. that's what i did. I shut the whole world out until i found a job.... all the best to you and best wishes too ... :)

 
At 12:37 AM, Blogger Compassion Unlimitted said...

Global peculiarities..very nice brought out ma..Am i happy to have spent my lifetime here..with no FBI/CBI et al..lol
tc
cu

 
At 1:18 AM, Blogger Friendly nextdoor guy said...

blog more preethi!!
its been almost 2 weeks now!!

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger backpakker said...

lol...cracked up quite a bit, but did feel sorry for that poor couple ..

 
At 1:43 PM, Blogger Friendly nextdoor guy said...

more posts please!!

 
At 1:32 AM, Anonymous SBTVD said...

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At 5:16 AM, Blogger Suma said...

hey its been a long time...u've started work?

 
At 10:45 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

@ back pakker: he heeee
@ friendly: :) just posted one for you. Enjoy and thank you...

@sbtvd: thanks, will visit ya..

@suma: YOU BET!! yes working and very happy :) :)

 
At 10:48 AM, Blogger Deepali said...

where you working? and as what? a copywriter?

 
At 11:10 AM, Blogger Preethi said...

No NO read my post deepali, as a Recruiter, HR. :) The job you hate! he he heeeee

 
At 4:32 PM, Blogger Deepali said...

haha well im just saying - hr ppl arent the most loved people.

finally a new post on your blog - dont stop writing just can you are super busy. 2 - 3 lines every other day is good enough :)

 
At 4:38 AM, Blogger NiSh said...

Hello!
wow what a story.. perfect example of cultural differences... poor lady didnt know what was happening i can imagine...
i think from now on id end up thinking twice before i say 'kill her/him' even in a joking manner again! :)

 
At 4:38 AM, Blogger NiSh said...

Hello!
wow what a story.. perfect example of cultural differences... poor lady didnt know what was happening i can imagine...
i think from now on id end up thinking twice before i say 'kill her/him' even in a joking manner again! :)

 
At 11:48 AM, Blogger Sara said...

Ineteresting and funny story!!Great blog!

 
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