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"Are you a Malayalam?"


I was rushing to the cafeteria this afternoon, while this guy stopped me, probably to update his personal data base.

About this guy: He is the one whom I have been noticing since almost 2 years. He sits next to the ladies’ rest room on my floor and I am not sure if he takes count of the number of times girls pass his aisle! :P Going by his gray strands, I assume he is a fairly senior employee; maybe even a manager. I cannot be wrong cos I see him giving gyan (free advice) to others and often I see e-newspapers open on his monitor. What else do managers have to do?! :P :P I don’t know his name; so let me call him ‘thatha’ (grand-pa).

Thatha: Are you a Malayalam?
Me: Huh?! No…
Thatha: Then, Tamil?
Me: No…
Thatha: Confused.
Me: I am a Malayalee who speaks Malayalam.
Thatha: Isn’t that what I asked?
Me: Nope!  
Thatha: Hahahaa…!!! Burping at my face the daal-chaval what he had for lunch, South Indians are so funny!

15 comments:

Haddock said...

He looks like a Malayalam, I mean a Malayalee who has not been out of Malayalam, I mean Kerala for long.
Poor guy, must be trying to establish a cord some where.

dr.antony said...

I don't like people burping at my face.They fart too!
where have you been?

Prathima said...

May be give him a gyan saying , it is like asking an Indian if he is hindi:)But not if he continued to burp .. yeek!

Varsha said...

yeah give back some gyaan....and a few words about how burping in the face is rude.

Thatha must be gujarati/marathi....
people can be gujarati/marathi AND speak gujarati/marathi

D.Nambiar said...

What was he? A Hindi? :D?

$$ said...

@ Haddock - heheee... could be! :)

@ dr.antony - too busy at work; not able to find time to spend on my blog :( :(

@ Prathima - exactly... yeeeeeek!!!!!

@ Varsha - smartie... that is a possibility!

@ D.Nambiar - Mr. Hindi! :)

The wild said...

I think the best answer is in your your profile picture -thats the best reply for him :)

I have seen many such characters lurking around in our company as well

Btw i have only one answer which you can share with your manager friend as well -lol -satyabhama

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eq02OOzo1YE

Anita :) said...

:D I know people who think 'Malayali' is the language spoken in Kerala !
Once SRK asked Sreeshant, 'How do u say howzzaat in 'Malayali' ?
Poor thatha !

Deepak said...

Damn.. I was looking for the like button.. for wild's comment!!! :)

Shiva said...

That was a cute encounter, Thatha with his pethi :D

Just Words said...

You crucified the poor guy for his slip of tongue :-))

Tan said...

The burp might have irritated me..
but, probably he did not know the word "Malayalee" or "Keralite".

Pythoroshan said...

haha..I agree with him.. You Malayalams are soooo the funnys. Not at aal like the Naaarrrth Indies people...no zens of whomour I tell you...

Rachit said...

What about saying.. no I'm not a Malyalee nor a Tamil.. even not a Punjabi.. just a true Indian in making :)

Aparna said...

Poor thatha just tried for line valikkal :P

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