Watch Out…Could Happen To You!

‘Doctor, please help my dad, his eyes have gotten like this over the past few months.’

Ailment

MD: ‘You must take him to a ophthalmologist.  He may need a scan. I know a good guy in Colaba with all the equipment…will give you a note. Do it asap before it gets worse.’

‘But, doctor, we live in Borivili and Colaba is land’s end on the other side…’

‘Look, if you’re serious about getting him treated…that’ll be 2000 rupees.’

In a few days, Uncle visiting from Thirupparaithurai: ‘Hey, whatever happened to him? He was perfectly normal when I saw him last.’

‘It’s a long story, Uncle – must have happened gradually that we didn’t notice it at all until one day…’

‘Has he been watching English movies on TV?’

‘How did you know? Lately, yes, a lots of them.’

‘Show him Hindi movies…this is what happens watching movies with subtitles.’

 

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Source: santabanta.com’

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Jottings From The US: If You’re Jaded For Fun and Surprise, Try This…

…You wont be disappointed! Of course you’ll need…

For us, talking to/engaging this eight year old was an endless source of fun and surprise.

It was family time for watching TV, after dinner and all school work duly completed for the following day. Usually it’s a movie or a serial picked in deference to our – visiting them – likes.  And sometimes it’s what the children wanted.

Today it was an English serial with a smattering of violence and romance.

It also let me witness the play of an unusual but purposeful parental ‘rule’:

‘Close your eyes,’ the dad said when one of those scenes came up.

This was easier done and less stressful for the adults, I thought, than remaining alert all the time and fast-forwarding past whenever it popped up.

Ne (the 8 yo) this time did something more. She got up from her seat with alacrity. Keeping her back to the TV, she quickly marched up to where I was seated, climbed up next to me and, considering me as equally ‘vulnerable’, shielded me by closing my eyes with her small hands!

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On another occasion her dad was talking to her on evils of procrastination and advising her against it. He summed up finally: ‘You know, Ne, time and tide waits for no man.’

She looked contemplative, nodding her head in agreement. However there was a solitary crease on her small forehead as she inquired tentatively: ‘Dad, but this time and tide…may not be such a difficult thing for us, girls?’

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Not Your Day, Pal :-(

The guest showed up at the front-desk to check out.

‘Hope you had a pleasant stay with us,’  the clerk inquired solicitously.      ,

“This hotel stinks!”

 

irate-guests thehotelman.net pic

“What’s wrong?” the clerk asked.

“I got no sleep. Every 15 minutes this loud banging sound woke me up!”

The clerk apologized for the noise and checked him out.

A few minutes later, a couple showed up.

Again, the clerk made the mistake of asking how their stay was.

“Terrible!” They said. “The guy in the next room was snoring so loudly that we had to bang on the wall every 15 minutes to wake him up!”

Hotel Clerk

 

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Source: facebook.com/mikeysfunnies and images from YouTube and thehotelman.net

Woebegone :-(

Vide: Gopalakrishna Sunderrajan

Poor Calvin is innocent yet of those after-school classes on dance, music, karate, swimming, french, advanced maths…

Calvin and Hobbes Comics Gopalakrishna Sunderrajan

 

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Wives, Laugh It Off, Please…

Here’s a picture-puzzle for you.Sorry, no clues.

Wife Rat

 

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Source: internet

Do We Or…

Do We

 

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Source: DumpADay.com

Making No Bones About The Break

bone bbc dot com

While leading a tour of kindergarten students through a hospital, a conversation overheard between one little girl and an x-ray technician:

“Have you ever broken a bone?” he asked.

“Yes,” the girl replied.

“Did it hurt?”

“No.”

“Really? Brave girl you’re. Which bone did you break?”

“My sister’s arm.”

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Source: funnies-owner@lists.MikeysFunnies.com and image from bbc.com