Thursday, April 17, 2008

Turn offs

Random list - as it comes - of things that turn me off

- People wearing sunglasses - Indoors
- Safari Suit (an old Indian concept of male dressing)
- 'Just married' desi babes, wearing kumkm/magal-sutra on a western outfit.
- Wet socks
- Squeaking noise of chalk on a black board (old times)
- Attention seekers (specially at office meetings)
- Loud mouths
- Bull Shiters and Buzz word users
- Vulgar display of riches
- Karan Johar and his sensibilities; not to mention his movies
- Orkut
- Rediff readers comments
- Parking in Chicago downtown
- Sean Hannity
- Larry King
- Air India
- The word "desi". I prefer "deshi", if at all
- Nehru-Gandhi family and related news
- Secular elites of India
- Loaded (and attempted) American accent of "deshis"
- Program Managers (whatever that means)
- NDTV
- Job Switching
- Relocation (trust me, it's a pain)
- Sunday evenings
- Unending Chicago winter
- Domestic flights (USA)
- Gas prices
- Infrastructure in India
- Simi Garewal
- Pink
- People calling the Indian movie "Black" a Classic
- Gadget zealots
- Socialism and Communism
- Lou Dobbs
- Starbucks
- Reservations (the Indian notion)
- Gaudy over decorated homes with lots of stuff
- Indian Restaurants in USA (90% of them at least)
- Devon street, Chicago
- Awkward silences
- Over friendly people
- People asking personal questions on first meeting
- Los Angeles
- Political ads on Television
- Over doze of liberalism (We get it, Thanks)
- Mayawati and color Blue
- Lalu
- Mandira Bedi commenting on cricket
- Medical system in USA
- INS
- The idea of Nanny state
- Office politics
- Lame Award speeches
- Hunting for deals on internet
- Long phone conversations
- Random forwarded emails
- No responses for emails
- Dogs
- Cats
- 23 year old, fresh out of college MBA Directors (ya i know, Sour grapes :( )
- Meaningless arguments
- Raj Thackrey
- Big movie stars dancing at rich private parties
- Mamta Banerjee
- Loss of Baggage at Airports
- Customer Service calls
....
...... and many more.

2 comments:

Blue Bike said...

reached here via greatbong ...
Kaunteya is an amazing name is it real or just just lifted it off Mahabharata ?

whichever case ... wondeful post :)

For my list ... 's/Chicago/Atlanta/g'

Rathchakra said...

Nice list...agree to all and more!