July 14, 2005

Gibberish

Today I went to a VIP bags showroom, and looked for travel bags. Two bags that can carry 25 kilograms each. They looked so big on the outside. And had so little space on the inside. In two months, I am expected to pack my world into two (heavy) bags and leave for a land far far away to do something I’m no longer used to. Something that will cost me more than I will be able to repay in many years to come. I’ve been trying to come to terms with this fact with varying degrees of success for many months now, but the bags really scared me today.

I wish I had not promised someone that I would not worry about this.

Am talking to my DMAIC friend as I type this. DMAIC stands for Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control: the five step approach to improving the efficiency of processes (Six Sigma gyan). But with her, it refers to Don’t Marry An Indian Chap, a mistake she has made and is determined to stop me from making. Apparently Indian Chaps are all chauvinistic pigs, and will squash my individuality. They will expect me to be the perfect homemaker and the perfect professional at the same time. And their parents will suck my blood.

So I will pack my two VIP bags and go far far away and marry an illegal Uzbek immigrant and set up a dhaba in Notting Hill. Anyone who reads this blog gets a 10 percent discount.

17 comments:

Joker said...

do i get a better discount for being a loyal reader? *GRIN*

colours said...

You sound like you are going to get married - especially the "Something that will cost me more than I will be able to repay in many years to come." :)

Red Inked said...

Coming to US? Welcome...
About the men, very wrong to generalize... wonder how your friend can label half billion Indian men by only two words 'chauvinistic pigs'? Ridiculous...

Anonymous said...

How the hell are you going to bear living away from your lil sis??? You both are always blogging about your family.

Ash said...

Where are you off to ? Land of the angrez or the pseudo-angrez ?
Enjoy your time with your family :)

Squared said...

Though they look small, whatever you stuff in them would weigh more than 25KG in the end.

And some generalization you have there! :-(

shub said...

lemee guess, an MBA in the USof A?

Anonymous said...

why specifically an Uzbek? Wotever happened to Bosnian, Iranian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Nigerian....?

But good luck. You'll love the city. Hugs

and colours...i can't stop laughing. how apt!

rash

Heretic said...

1. I told you so! (abt the bags, kid, not the CP tag)
2. Uzbek not happening, but I'm not likely to be able to pay my bill after payin for the tikkits. Free lunch, dinner, and breakfast it is--and no vessels to wash, i hope.

Inky da Blue Ribbon Dhaba. :))

Kahini said...

Even if they were 50 kg bags, nothing will fit.

Which is okay, you'll figger out the many things you can live without.

And why do you want to marry?

Joker said...

:)

Handful Of Hell said...

Red Inked / Shub (People in general) --> The queen of incantation said "Notting Hill" and yall say "Coming to US of A?" ufffff... Don't you see movies or what? :-p

Congrats Inkspill for taking the step, for you may well be on your way to living up to the name of your bags, a VIP, at the queen's service? :)

I remember the post about your IELTS exam where you had trouble living up to your extremely high standards and now your decision to go fulfil your aspiration makes it one full blog-world cycle.

All the best!!

Leela said...

Congrats and all the best. About the luggage, I remember my own packing and worrying about HOW I was going to ensure all my stuff (remember, I am a collector!) was under 30 kgs.

Good luck to you.

Parmanu said...

Ink from a new land shall soon spill over here. A welcome prospect :-)

Anonymous said...

why 10% discount??!! delhi walon ko free mein mangta!!

but plsssssss dont marry so soon!

bips

junoesque said...

men are what you said they are. ask me.
that still hasnt stopped us women
:)
all the best.
and how do i claim my discount ?

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