Saturday, July 19, 2008

Random: Life @ IIMB

I was brushing my teeth at the washbasin, when a foreigner come out from one of the toilets there. (We have quite a few exchange students on campus). He was in quite a rush, and the moment he saw me, he blurted out a frantic "Hi". I managed a "Hello" in response, through my frothing mouth. And there was a queer bout of silence when he was washing his hands. Wishing to break it, I asked him:
"Are you from this block?"
"No I am not"
"Hmm.. Was wondering.. I haven't seen you around here"
Seemingly stunned by what I had just said, he thought for a second and then said,
"I come here only if it's very urgent"
and rushed off to class.
I felt so bloody embarrassed!! I had half a mind to call him back and clarify that I had actually referred to the block and not the restroom. But he had vanished by then.
An open request to all my readers: If you come across any blog by a non-Indian that narrates the harrowing experience of being asked about restroom preferences by an Indian, do mail me the link. Would like to know the other side of the story.

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We have a section on our intranet portal for registering hostel complaints. A couple of days back, when I had a few minutes to kill, I went through the list of complaints that others had registered. Much of it was about broken locks and mosquitoes in the bathroom.
But there was this one complaint that kept surfacing time and again: "Getting hot water from all taps in the bathrooms and toilets. Very uncomfortable. Please set things right asap." It was the same guy who had registered the complaints many times over a few days. Apparently no action was taken for a while.
And this is what our guy put up next:

The taps were set right the next day :)

12 comments:

Karthick Prabu said...

1st section: LOL, that embarassed look on your face would have been priceless, cha, i missed it.

2nd section: I strongly believe the guy who posted that comment is none other than you. Nee adikadi 'do i look hot?' nu kekumpothe enaku slight ah doubt vandhadhu da... Vivek ku oru movie la ippadi thaan aagidum.. avan eppadi nadapaan na..... @%$^^&^#$$^^&^%$##

Raghavan said...

"My buttocks have burnt ..." ROFL !! IIMB ye indha gadhi ya.. superrr apu

hantan said...

at last... a blog bout things happening at B.. but just two stray incidences?? by now u shud've written a book.. hoping to read more like this..
p.s. blog bout the bday bash when u are free

subs said...

ha ha ha ha ha ha..One of the fellows really wrote that complain??!!..ha ha..serious??..cant belive it..

N ur embarrasment thing..he he..i have seen things like this happen only on screen..cant imagine happenin to u..

pl keep postin more incidents in the same blog..reading everything would be funny:)(but u get to be a part of all that;)..more embarrasment(directly prop tp)even funnier)

King Vishy said...

@karthick prabu..
idhu abaandamaana kutrachaatu!! Naan avan illa!

@raghavan..
:)

@hantan..
bday "bash" is the word alright.. will do that soon :)

@subs..
all in the game!!! :)

Ravi said...

Vishy, too funny and even funnier was the first comment here from Karthik imagining in Vivek's pose. Another character which comes to my mind is Vadivelu in another Prabhu movie where he runs out of water!!

Srinath said...

1st post:The poor foreigner must've had a similar experience. I bet he chose you to avenge his experience.:P

2nd post:ROTFLMAO

deepthi said...

hey.. cool blog.. WASHROOM CHRONICLES!!

have yu ever thot that the one who gave the hot-water-bum-burning-ouch complaint could be the exchange student?

And they shud have kept a tube of burnol in the toilets..poor guy!!

And imagine the foreign guy.. a frothing-at-the-mouth (read as rabid) guy asks him if he is from that block.. he would have thought we indians socialise at the toilets!! :D

samwriteups said...

Enjoyed the second one!!! :)

Autokaran abaaya sangu oodhinana?

King Vishy said...

@ravi..
Imaginations running overboard, I guess :D

@srinath..
:)

@deepthi..
LoL.. am sure that guy's not the exchange student.. the name is very very indian, very very cool :)
And burnol in toilets is so innovative!!! let me suggest that here..

@samwriteups..
thank u for the comment!! :)
BTW, dint get the abaaya sangu thing.. :( am i missin somethin??

Karthick Prabu said...

to comprehend 'abaya sangu thing', you got to watch more tamil movies boy.

Clue: comments by samwriteups & ravi talk the same ;-)

If you crack this, I will give you burnol :D

Ananthasubramanian said...

Isnt that foolish to think the restroom to be a block???? :P :P :P

Which block are you staying in now???